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Glam 90s It Girls now – from career U-turn, cocaine blowouts and tragic death

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They were the It girls of the 1990s – the glamorous party-loving socialites who drank champagne, travelled on private jets and were famous simply for being famous.

Now one of the best known, Sophie Anderton, has been back in the headlines after marrying multi-millionaire Count Kaz Balinski-Jundzill last weekend at a lavish ceremony in Ireland.

But what happened to Sophie and the other It girls after they found fame? Daily Star investigates…

Sophie Anderton

Sophie shot to fame in 1996 aged just 19 as the face – and body – of Gossard’s Wonderbra.

But the ex-public schoolgirl from Bristol fell victim to both drugs and unsuitable boyfriends, including former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich – who was a cocaine addict.

At the height of her addiction, Sophie blew £400 on cocaine every day and downed a bottle of vodka.

She admits to not remembering chunks of her 20s and estimates her 15-year addiction cost her £10million.

But after hitting rock bottom, Sophie went cold turkey and sorted out her life, getting into fitness and healthy living.

The model, who appeared on Love Island, I’m A Celebrity and Celebrity Big Brother, has now found happiness with Polish toff Kaz, who works in the oil business and was previously married to TV chef Lorraine Pascale.

Sophie, 44, describes Kaz, 52, as her “best friend, soulmate and lifetime partner in crime”.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

When society magazine Tatler put Tara and American model Normandie Keith on its front cover in 1996 and dubbed them the “It girls”, a new breed of celebrity was born.

TPT found fame after penning details of her party girl lifestyle and was regularly pictured at London nightspots, once turning up at her 27th birthday in a white bikini, fur coat and snorkel.

But she was battling a drug addiction which saw her spend £400 a day on cocaine at its height. It took its toll on her nose, leaving it on the brink of collapse.

In 2006, she had a £6,000 op to rebuild her septum. As a close friend of the royals, she had further work done on it to attend Prince William’s 2012 Royal Wedding.

Tara – who was runner-up to Tony Blackburn in the first series of I’m A Celeb – had several stints in rehab to beat her demons.

But in 2017 she was discovered dead at her flat, aged 45. She had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and was also fighting an auto-immune condition which had left her living as a recluse.

But the coroner ruled that TPT, who never married but had a number of high-profile relationships including with Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, died from a perforated ulcer in her stomach.

Tamara Beckwith

London-born Tamara went to posh Cheltenham Ladies’ College but left after she became pregnant at 16, having daughter Anouska.

She presented on The Big Breakfast and MTV, dated actors Sylvester Stallone and Charlie Sheen after moving to Los Angeles and later forged a career as a reality TV star, appearing on Dancing On Ice and The Jump.

Previously engaged to Sharon Stone’s brother, Tamara married Italian property heir Giorgio Veroni in 2007 and the couple have two children of their own, daughter Violet, 11, and son Vero, six.

Now 51, she co-owns a photography gallery and has a jewellery range for QVC.

Amanda de Cadenet

The original 90s wild child, she was a regular at London’s nightclubs by the age of 14, dancing in PVC leotards and rubber mini dresses, knocking back cocktails and hoovering up drugs.

At 17, she dated actor Jack Nicholson, a year later she became a co-presenter on late-night Channel 4 show The Word and, at 19, married Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, then 32, before later divorcing.

In 2006 she married Nick Valensi, the guitarist from The Strokes, and the pair have 14-year-old twins.

Now 49 and living in America, she became a photographer and the host of US TV series The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet in 2011 – interviewing Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jane Fonda.

Most impressively she landed an hour-long interview with Hillary Clinton in 2016 before her campaign to become US president.

Lady Victoria Hervey and Lady Isabella Hervey

The sisters, daughters of the Marquess of Bristol, were well known socialites on the party scene.

Lady Victoria boarded at Benenden girls’ school in Kent and after turning down a place at university, became a model before opening a fashion boutique.

She had a small part in Absolutely Fabulous before appearing on Love Island in 2006 and Channel 4’s The Jump in 2015.

She also penned a 2016 book about a girls’ boarding school.

Lady Victoria, 44, went into business supplying PPE at the start of the pandemic – although has said she doesn’t agree with wearing a mask and won’t have the vaccine. Single, she froze her eggs to have children with a sperm donor.

Meanwhile Lady Isabella, 39, appeared on Channel 4’s The Games in 2004 and 2005’s Love Island, Inspired by her stint on The Games, she qualified as a personal trainer and has run her own PT business since 2007. In 2014 she married a Belgian millionaire and the couple have a five-year-old son.

Caprice Bourret

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A 90s supermodel, the Californian appeared on more than 250 magazine covers and dated Arsenal legend Tony Adams, cricketer Kevin Pietersen and rocker Fred Durst.

But the blonde, 49, reinvented herself as a businesswoman and has had enormous success with her By Caprice homeware range.

Caprice has dabbled in acting, appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, The Jump and Dancing On Ice. She recently advised women to regularly have sex with their husbands and “take one for the team”.

Caprice is married to financier Ty Comfort and the pair have two sons Jax and Jett – one born naturally and one to a surrogate.

Normandie Keith

After gracing Tatler’s cover opposite TPT, the model and American oil heiress was at the forefront of London’s party scene.

She married millionaire Lucas White in 2000 and the pair had son Finn. After they split, the 48-year-old moved back Stateside and trained as a yoga teacher.

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