Here's What Larisa Oleynik From 'The Secret World of Alex Mack' Looks Like Today

The talented actress gets wet and dirty in these candid photos.
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The talented actress gets wet and dirty in these candid photos.
Larisa Oleynick in her Secret World of Alex Mack days. (Photo: Everett Collection)

Larisa Oleynick in her Secret World of Alex Mack days. (Photo: Everett Collection)

Of all the TV actresses we crushed on during the 80s and 90s, few captured our attention like Larisa Oleynik, the super-powered star of Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack. Once dubbed "the proverbial girl next door," Oleynik starred as the titular Mack, a teenage girl who gained the power to move objects with her mind and shoot lighting bolts.

Those powers were pretty cool, but we'll always remember how Oleynik could, uh, melt into a sentient puddle, like this: 

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Since The Secret World of Alex Mack ended in 1998, the now-34-year-old Oleynik has enjoyed a robust career, with major roles in movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and TV shows like Hawaii Five-O and Pretty Little Liars. While we proud of her continued success, we'll always think of her as the mega-talented Mack, every adolescent boy's Nickelodeon crush.

To that end, we've put together a few candid photos of Oleynik living her best life today. Enjoy:

Oleynik commissioned this stunning portrait from acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson for an undisclosed sum. (Flickr) 

Oleynik commissioned this stunning portrait from acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson for an undisclosed sum. (Flickr) 

Oleynik exits a bar in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood. (Flickr)

Oleynik exits a bar in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood. (Flickr)

Oleynik takes in some sun in Malibu, California. (Flickr)

Oleynik takes in some sun in Malibu, California. (Flickr)

Oleynik steps out for a late lunch in Brooklyn's Park Slope. (Flickr)

Oleynik steps out for a late lunch in Brooklyn's Park Slope. (Flickr)

Oleynik's having a ball at Coachella. (Flickr)

Oleynik's having a ball at Coachella. (Flickr)

Oleynik on vacation in Utah. (Wikimedia Commons)

Oleynik on vacation in Utah. (Wikimedia Commons)

Oleynik chats with a Secret World of Alex Mack fan. (Flickr)

Oleynik chats with a Secret World of Alex Mack fan. (Flickr)

Oleynik practices her lines before an audition for The Wizard of Oz. (Flickr)

Oleynik practices her lines before an audition for The Wizard of Oz. (Flickr)

Oleynik takes a moment to reflect at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Flickr)

Oleynik takes a moment to reflect at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Flickr)

Wow. Just beautiful.