Donna Martin Still Beautiful as Tori Spelling Turns 50

Milestone birthdays like turning 50 only happen once in a lifetime; well, come to think of it, every birthday happens once in a lifetime. But 50 is a special one.

Those 50 years have been memorable for the actress who is best known for her role as Donna Martin in Beverly Hills, 90210 during the 1990s.

Donna was a member of the hottest young cast on television during the era, and everyone cheered for her character to finally date the younger guy, David Silver (Brian Austin Green).

As we grew to love Donna through the run of the show, we could only expect a crazy and sweet proposal for the perfect match of a couple.

Tori Spelling’s career started at a young age, as she had a number of guest-starring roles in memorable classics including Vega$, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat and T.J. Hooker. While part of the cast of 90210, she popped over to Saved by the Bell, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and, of course, Melrose Place. She also starred in several TV movies; who could forget Lifetime’s cult classic A Friend to Die For? If it was popular with youth in the 1990s, Spelling was there.

She was a member of the hot young cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 for 292 episodes from 1990-2000. Only Spelling, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering appeared in the entire run of the show. Spelling admitted at the ’90s Con reunion panel that she was extra nervous to impress, because she was the producer’s daughter.

BEVERLY HILLS, 90210, clockwise, from left: Gabrielle Carteris, Ian Ziering, James Eckhouse, Carol Potter, Brian Austin Green, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth (red), Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, 1993, 1990-2000.

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We grew with her during True Tori and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.

I guess being born to a television family (with Aaron and Candy Spelling as parents) meant a lifetime of TV for the actress.

Tori has five children with her husband, actor Dean McDermott: Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn and Beau round out the full house.


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Here’s hoping Tori’s kids throw her an amazing party to celebrate!

Our birthday wish? A little of that Donna Martin sweetness for the future. Welcome to 50, Tori Spelling!

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