Mike Myers starred on Saturday Night Live and in the Wayne's World movies, but then wasn't heard from in a while. But that changed with 1997's Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery. Myers wrote the screenplay, and starred as the title character and his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil.
Seth Green started as a child actor, with a career that began in 1984. He worked steadily ever since, but caught a big break at age 23 when he was cast as Dr. Evil's son, Scott. Later in 1997, he began playing Oz on the series Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
These days, Seth spends a lot of his time behind the scenes. Not only did he create Robot Chicken on Adult Swim, but he's also one of the show's producers, writers, and voice actors. In addition, for years he's also been the voice of Chris on Family Guy.
In 1997, Elizabeth Hurley won over audiences in the first Austin Powers movie as secret agent Vanessa Kensington. Her job was to get Austin acclimated to living in the '90s, and by the end of the film the two were married. However, in the beginning, it was revealed that Kensington was actually a fembot the whole time.
Prior to 1997, York already had a long and successful career. This included starring in the 1976 sci-fi classic Logan's Run. But at age 55, he found a new audience in Austin Powers by playing one of the best-named characters ever, Basil Exposition.
Robert Wagner was known for playing suave leading men, such as the charming thief Mundy on the It Takes A Thief (1968-1970), and as detective Jonathan Hart on Hart To Hart (1979-1984). But in 1997 he got to show off his sillier side as Number Two, Dr. Evil's right-hand man who tried (and failed) to convince him to set aside evil enjoy the money earned after investing in Starbucks.
Heather Graham starred in 1997's Boogie Nights as Rollergirl. And yet, somehow, she later found a role that's even more shagadelic. That was when she appeared in the second Austin Powers movie as '60s CIA agent Felicity Shagwell.
In 2002, Beyonce played Foxy Cleopatra in the third Austin Powers movie. She would later appear in movies such as Dreamgirls and Obsessed. And she left her group Destiny's Child to see if she could make it as a solo artist.
Want to know what Beyonce looks like now, or what she's up to? In that case, we should first congratulate you on no longer living underneath a rock. And second of all, we should encourage you to visit her Instagram and listen to (or watch) Lemonade.