This Week in PEOPLE History

Five years ago, Carrie Underwood walked down the aisle; 25 years ago, Tom Cruise was named the Sexiest Man Alive and more from the PEOPLE archives

1990: TOM CRUISE IS NAMED 'SEXIEST MAN ALIVE'

Thanks to the success of films like Top Gun, Risky Business and Days of Thunder, there was no movie star on the planet hotter than Cruise in 1990. "He's protective and strong and still innocent," Curise's Rain Man co-star, Valeria Golino told PEOPLE, adding that his most attractive feature was "his eyes. Not their color. His regard – the way he looks with them. They're very alive."
Also in This Issue: Roller-skating? That's so 1979! In 1990, all the cool kids were lacing up their Rollerblades and hitting the rink