She had style, she had flair, and she was there, that's how she became the nanny. There was nothing better than turning on CBS and seeing that catchy animated opening for, The Nanny. The series centered around Jewish fashionista, Fran Fine, who became the nanny of three children in the New York-British high society. In fact, the show took much inspiration from Fran Drescher\u2019s real life. The actress grew up in Queens, was a Jewish woman, and of course, always the star.\u00a0 https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vPTDultqMRXc The hit comedy brought in 12 Emmy nominations, mostly honoring Fran and the amazing costumes created by Brenda Cooper, who took home the only Emmy Win in 1995. This show was all things the '90s and was anchored by quirky characters with their own long-running gags. Today, let's head back to Flushing, Queens to see what led the cast to this hit '90s show, and what they\u2019ve been up to since.\u00a0 1. Fran Drescher (Fran Fine) Everett Collection\/ImageCollect Fran Fine is hired as a nanny for Maxwell Sheffield\u2019s three kids after she shows Sheffield her references\u2026 which are written in lipstick. Shocking? Not for this stylish queen. Fran Drescher's own company produced the show, and she hired friends and relatives to be regulars and production staff. Additionally, it helped keep the core together, six years without a major change in casting. RELATED: Fran Drescher Surprises Fans By Wearing A Classic Outfit From \u2018The Nanny\u2019 Drescher began acting in 1977 with a small dancer role in a groovy flick, Saturday Night Fever. Then, in \u201878 she gained attention in the Linda Blair-led & Wes Craven directed, tv movie, Stranger in Our House. In 1984 she was hysterical as Spinal Tap\u2019s publicist, trying to explain why the band\u2019s \u201cSmell the Glove\u201d album cover just wouldn\u2019t fly.\u00a0 THE NANNY, Fran Drescher, 1993-1999. ph: Caroline Mardon \/\u00a9 CBS \/Courtesy Everett Collection She even reprised her publicist Bobbi Flekman as a look-alike for Fran Fine in Season 5 of The Nanny.\u00a0In \u201885 she guest-starred on two episodes of Who\u2019s The Boss, which is ironic because Fran modeled The Nanny after Who's the Boss.\u00a0 Drescher appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed, Jack in 1996. Then it was time to return to TV, creating and starring in 2011\u2019s TV Land show, Happily Divorced.\u00a0 HAPPILY DIVORCED, l-r: Fran Drescher, Rita Moreno, John Michael Higgins, Robert Walden in 'Love Thy Neighbor' (Season 2, Episode 18, airs January 2, 2013), 2011-, ph: Greg Gayne\/\u00a9TV Land\/courtesy Everett Collection Fran revealed troubling news while she was filming The Nanny. The show required the production to hire professional laughers rather than willing strangers, because, back in 1985. The reason for this lies in Drescher's experience of a traumatic home invasion where two armed robbers assaulted her and her friend at gunpoint. Her now ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, was beaten and tied up and forced to watch the horrific scene. She said in interviews that she managed to turn the traumatic, negative experience into something positive, noting that her rapist was in prison and given two life sentences. Fran is a major advocate for healthcare as she was diagnosed with uterine cancer after several misdiagnoses. Drescher underwent an immediate radical hysterectomy and was given a clean bill of health, she documented the entire ordeal in her book Cancer Shmancer.\u00a0 Hotel Transylvania 2, Fran Drescher in studio recording voice for character Eunice, 2015. ph: Bret Hartman\/\u00a9Sony Pictures\/courtesy Everett Collection Today, Fran is 63 years old and her next project will be her voice work in the animated film Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Fran Drescher, a brave woman, and a fantastic entertainer.\u00a0 2. Charles Shaughnessy (Maxwell Sheffield) Everett Collection\/ImageCollect Broadway Producer Maxwell Sheffield hires Fran Fine for the in-house job. At first, he isn\u2019t too sure of her, but the nanny grew on him, so much so that an eventual romance blossomed. Shaughnessy began acting in 1983 and quickly catapulted to fame in his breakout role on Days of Our Lives, part of a super couple with Patsy Pease's character from 1984 to 1992, and he\u2019d reprise his Shane Donovan again in the 2000s, in total he was in more than 1,100 episodes.\u00a0 THE NANNY, Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Season 5, #512, Call Me Fran. 1993-1999. Everett Collection After The Nanny, Shaughnessy got a lot of voice gigs, like 33 episodes on the Animated Disney show, Stanley as Dennis the Goldfish, for which he won a Daytime Emmy. He then reunited with Drescher in her short-lived 2005 show, Living with Fran for 7 Episodes. We last saw Charles co-star with Lou Ferrigno Jr. in the 2021 film Final Frequency and today, he\u2019s 66 years old and has two children with his wife of nearly 40 years, former actress, Susan Fallender. 3. Nicholle Tom (Margaret Sheffield) Everett Collection\/ImageCollect Margaret Sheffield, also known as Maggie, is Maxwell\u2019s eldest daughter. She began as a shy and awkward teenager, as Fran puts it in the pilot, \u201cYou don\u2019t need a personality when you\u2019re an Heiress."\u00a0 However, Fran helped her blossom into a beautiful and confident young woman.\u00a0 Nicholle Tom began acting in 1990 was quickly thrown a bone, playing adorable Ryce Newton in 1992\u2019s Beethoven, continuing with Beethoven\u2019s 2nd in \u201893, and voicing her character for the animated series in '94. Not a bad start.\u00a0 THE NANNY, Fran Drescher, Madeline Zima, Nicholle Tom, Benjamin Salisbury, 1993-99. Everett Collection In 1998 she joined Superman: The Animated Series, voicing Supergirl, for which she continued to the justice league animated series in 2004. In 2013 she played Maureen in 2 Episodes of the Showtime series, Masters of Sex.\u00a0 Today she is 43 years old, and is still acting, and enjoys posting photos of her family on Instagram for fans to see.\u00a0 4. Daniel Davis (Niles) Everett Collection\/ImageCollect Niles is the family butler, nothing could top his loyalty to the family, besides his piercing dry wit that landed every one-liner. The best quips delivered to C. C. Babcock, even though the two later marry in the final season! Daniel Davis stepped onto the scene in 1970 and catapulted to fame a decade later in the Another World soap-spinoff, Texas. And the funny thing is, Shaunnessey is a native Englishman, but many British folks wrote letters telling Charles to study his accent better, more like Daniel Davis for instance, who was actually born in Arkansas. THE NANNY, from left: Charles Shaughnessy, Fran Drescher, Daniel Davis, 1993-1999. ph: Cliff Lipson \/\u00a9 CBS\/ Courtesy Everett Collection Davis continued to perfect his English Accent as Professor Moriarty on Star Trek: The Next Generation.\u00a0 At 75 years old, we last saw him on the AMC series Dispatches from Elsewhere in 2020. And if you miss seeing ole\u2019 Niles, you can purchase a personalized message from him on Cameo, for only $40 too. I\u2019ll be seeing you soon, Niles.\u00a0 5. Lauren Lane (C.C. Babcock) Everett Collection\/YouTube Screenshot C.C. Babcock is Maxwell\u2019s business partner, a wealthy socialite. She has strong feelings for Maxwell and sees Fran as her rival. She can deliver wonderfully catty remarks to both Fran and Niles, she was brilliant. Lauren Lane hit the limelight in 1991 as the female lead on the detective drama, Hunter in its final season. Then 5 episodes of L.A. Law took her straight to her C.C. Babcock.\u00a0 THE NANNY, Lauren Lane, Fran Drescher, 'The Finale, Pt. I', (Season 6), 1993-99, \u00a9 CBS \/ Courtesy: Everett Collection After the success of The Nanny, she said she didn\u2019t feel comfortable in Hollywood anymore, since she was 40 and a single mom at the time. So she moved back to where she grew up, Texas. Today she\u2019s 60 years old and acts in regional theater and teaches at Texas State University. 6. Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield) Everett Collection\/YouTube Screenshot Brighton Sheffield is the only boy and often feels left out. As a result, he gets into squabbles with his sisters, especially Maggie. An accomplished dancer, he\u2019d often treat The Nanny studio audiences to dance routines when the cameras weren\u2019t rolling.\u00a0 Other notable roles include Martin Short\u2019s son in the great comedy, Captain Ron, and as \u2018Josh\u2019 the announcer, in D3: The Mighty Ducks. THE NANNY, Benjamin Salisbury, Madeline Zima, 1993-99, (c)CBS Television\/courtesy Everett Collection In 2006 he quit acting, married his wife Kelly, and as of 2017, is the Universal Studios Hollywood Director of Operations. He\u2019s 40 years old and has three children. I hope he found a fashionista nanny for them too. 7. Madeline Zima (Grace Sheffield) Everett Collection Grace Sheffield is the youngest of the bunch, a tough cookie though, in therapy already when she meets Fran. And Fran took on a real motherly role for young Grace, as she could not remember her own deceased mother. Madeline Zima began acting in 1992 with a Hulking Start, along with a great role in 1992\u2019s thriller, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. She somehow got an even more unique Nanny experience, having Hulk Hogan as Mr. Nanny. She did extremely well adjusting to acting as she aged, in 2004, part of the Hillary Duff-led spiritual romance, A Cinderella Story. And in 2007 she got a little risque in the David Duchovny Showtime show, Californication as Mia Lewis, she and Duchovny get hot and heavy and a little violent.\u00a0 THE NANNY, (clockwise): Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Nicholle Tom, Madeline Zima, Benjamin Sailsbury, 1993-99, (c)CBS Television\/courtesy Everett Collection We last saw in the 2021 Amazon Movie starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hyack, called Bliss. Today She\u2019s 35 years old now and has two younger sisters, Vanessa and Yvonne, both of whom are also actresses. A talented and adorable bunch. There you have it\u2014 an incredibly talented cast, with chemistry that was palpable. It\u2019s no surprise that the show turned up with several foreign adaptations due to its renowned success in addition to the reunion special. So, tell us, who was your favorite character from The Nanny? Is there another series that you think we should delve into next?