Friends is undeniably one of the biggest shows in the history of television. Similar shows came before and would come after with almost the exact same premise, but something about Friends in particular worked so well. Something about the chemistry between the actors helped the show attain the Oh, it also may have helped that the three female leads are total knockouts.
After episodes on NBC and several Golden Globes and Emmy awards to boot, Friends will forever be remembered and the three hot leading ladies of the show will be remembered as well. You're welcome. Some people would argue that Jennifer Aniston is one of the most beautiful women in the world. In the above photo, she looks just as good as ever, rocking a tiny, red bodysuit. Her skin is glowing and tanned, just as it always is. In fact, Aniston is so well known for her beautiful skin that it helped her score a gig as Aveeno Skin Care's spokesperson.
Between her glowing skin and honey streaked hair, she always looks like a true California girl. Growing up in Sherman Oaks, she really is a California girl. Though, it is funny that the role for which she became most known was a girl who was raised in Long Island and lived in Manhattan - about as anti-California as you can get.
Well, we never said she was Rachel Green. In particular, Jennifer Aniston is even rocking the whole Marky Mark underwear-peeking-outside-of-the-jeans thing. Watching the show can also reveal some laughable 90s outfits, but the women always looked beautiful… even when they were so very '90s.
Weird, right? Ah, and we all thought that the rise of MySpace and selfies started the duck face. Apparently, the women of Friends were making the duck face long before social media. The role of Phoebe was originally offered to Janeane Garofalo but she turned it down, as Phoebe was originally written to be gothic.
Obviously, the gothic character was morphed into a free-spirited hippie. As for Monica, Leah Remini auditioned for the role but it went to Courteney Cox, who was first offered the role of Rachel but convinced the casting directors that she was more of a Monica.
Don't feel too bad for Remini, as she went on to star in The King of Queens. Of the three stars, Kudrow has probably done the least sultry photo shoots. Imagine trying to strike a sexy pose for the cameras. That being said though, she looks like a natural here. For example, Kudrow is a vegetarian just like her character Pheebs.
She convinced the producers to do this storyline so she could continue filming through her pregnancy. High school photos of the ladies, how adorable! The ladies look beautiful in their youth. Of course, we can see how some of them have grown into their looks. Jennifer Aniston, most noticeably, had a nose job since that photo. This nose job ended up being a joke throughout the course of the series, as Rachel Green would often mention her own nose job. Also, Lisa Kudrow, amazingly, looks exactly the same. Looking at their younger photos, one has to admit that they are all aging gracefully.
When the show started in , Kudrow was 31, Cox 30 and Aniston just Dealing with forever being compared to their younger selves, which are preserved via episodes of Friends playing over and over again on TBS, must be difficult.
Now the women are 53, 52 and 47, respectively. Courteney Cox is the epitome of a fresh faced '90s beauty in this photo. Many times, you never notice that Cox has freckles because she has too much makeup on. Despite her amazing performance as the controlling, high-energy Monica, Cox was the only cast member to never receive an Emmy nomination, which is a huge oversight. We still love you, Court. However, while filming the final episodes, Cox was actually pregnant. This was covered up with baggy clothing. This Polaroid photo of a young Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston should show you just what natural beauties they both are.
That aside, the two look remarkably fresh-faced and youthful here. Their friendship translated to real life too. Sticking together is what the Friends cast did time and time again.
When asking for a raise, they banded together and would only accept a raise for all six of them, despite the fact that some of their stars had risen more than others. From the '90s to present day, Jennifer Aniston has literally always looked good. In case you needed proof, feel free to look at the above photo.
At the SAG awards, she showed up rocking this low-cut number. Oh, and in case your eyes were not immediately drawn to her ample chest, she wore a body chain to draw your eyes right there.
Oddly enough, Aniston was the very last person cast in her role on Friends. Being that she's such a perfect Rachel, this is a true surprise. She even went as far as to say that it was the ugliest haircut she had ever seen. I needed [my hairstylist] Chris [McMillan] attached to my hip. Left to my own devices, I am not skilled with a hairbrush and blow dryer. In the previous photo, we saw the younger, fresh faces of the ladies. In this photo, they are clearly a bit older but just as hot — maybe even hotter in some cases.
Lisa Kudrow also won an individual award for her performance in Well, we know that bit of info because in "The One with the Cop," Ross states that he and Rachel slept together for times. Hearing that, Rachel is shocked that he kept track but, uh, she's mega hot so we don't blame Ross for keeping track. After that episode, Ross and Rachel sleep together two more times: the time she gets pregnant and the time before she leaves for Paris. Boom, times. Remember when Jennifer Aniston posed with just a tie? On the cover of GQ , she posed with a very strategically placed tie and the whole world took notice because, well, look at the damn photo.
She also had a smaller role in Horrible Bosses , which helped further separate her from her character Rachel Green. Continuing with the roles in R-rated comedies, she is set to appear in Office Christmas Party , which comes out this December.
The show ran for six season, releasing episodes in that time. The above photo is a still from this episode. Both ladies look lovely as ever, with beautiful skin and long, healthy hair. Even though they look amazing, the hottest part about the photo is that Jennifer Aniston's appearance was in support of her friend. Women supporting women is the hottest thing of all if we're being honest.
In this still from the show, the cast is playing poker and the women are in their lingerie. The still of them playing poker makes sense, as the group did play poker. They also played an iconic game of trivia in which Monica and Rachel lost their apartment to Joey and Chandler. Later in the series, they also played a game of catch that went on for an entire day. The group apparently loved playing games with one another. The fact that these six characters fit together so well may lead you to be surprised in hearing that it was originally supposed to be just four.
Phoebe and Chandler were meant to be supporting characters, while the show focused on Joey, Ross, Rachel and Monica. We're glad they changed that. The show would not be the same with Chandler and Phoebe just supporting.
In this still for the show, all the women are wearing short shorts, high heels, midriff bearing tops and are playing tug of war. They now have some of the most recognizable faces in the world but it was not always that way. He was obviously right. Upon being told that, the cast took a trip to Vegas together, where they enjoyed their last moments of the autonomy.
They stayed at Caesar's Palace, which would pop up later in the series. Their faces are recognizable around the world today, but we should also mention that they are just as beautiful in as they were when the show premiere in Sources: Imdb. Leave A Comment. The most LOL-worthy things the Internet has to offer. A fresh take on sports: the biggest news and most entertaining lists.