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Then and Now: What Happened to Your Favorite 80s Actresses?

1. Loni Anderson

Throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Loni Anderson was one of the most stunning women in Hollywood. Now she has still got it going on at age 72 and is keeping up with Hollywood lifestyle by participating in the red carpet at various different galas, premieres, and charity events.

2. Linda Kozlowski

Who would forget the gorgeous reporter and her relationship with Mick Dundee? Hogan, the actor who played Mick even left his wife to have a relationship with Kozlowski off-screen. But their marriage didn't last. They divorced in 2003 after 13 years.

3. Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields found her fame thanks to films including Endless Love and The Blue Lagoon in the 80s. For these days, Shields is still very active in TV shows. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she is going to play a major role in the upcoming season of Law & Order: SVU.

4. Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates’ most famous film in the 80s is Paradise, in which she played Sarah. Cates has stopped acting since 2001. Her last movie is The Anniversary Party, which was written by her best friend in real life Jennifer Jason Leigh.


5. Elizabeth McGovern

Mcgovern is an outstanding actress. She got an Academy Award nomination in 1981 for her performance in Ragtime. Her most famous role in recent years is Cora (Countess of Grantham) in Downton Abbey, which makes her be nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.


6. Demi Moore

Demi Moore’s acting career was a brave one. She dropped out of high school when she was 16, and got cast in St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night. Later, she played roles in films like Ghost and G.I. Jane. Recently, she has made some headlines for her actress daughter - Rumer Willis’ 29th birthday.


7. Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey is famous for her role of Baby Houseman in Dirty Dancing. In real life, her dancing practice in Dirty Dancing has proven to be not wasted. She won the 2010 season of Dancing With The Stars.


8. Lori Singer

Lori Singer found her fame in Footloose alongside Kevin Bacon. She also starred in the TV series Fame.  But later Singer was not active on screen. In 2012, she worked as the executive producer of a documentary - Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. And this movie won 3 Emmy Awards.


9. Haviland Morris

The first film that made Morris famous is Sixteen Candles. Then she played in Who’s The Girl and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Nowadays, Morris works as a real estate salesman and she actually does a great job. Due to her remarkable customer service with the Halstead Real Estate, she won the "Rookie of the Year" for once.


10. Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly started her career as a child model. After she made her debut in the film - Once upon a Time in America, she transferred her role as an actress. She was famous for her performance in the 80s movies, such as Phenomena and Labyrinth. Now, Connelly continues to be active in the film and TV industry. She provides the voice for Karen in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and she has already gotten two film shooting plans in 2018. In addition, her age-defying figure and sculpted abs are are highly complimented by the press recently.


11. Glenn Close

Glenn Close found her fame in two blockbusters of 80s: The World According to Garp and Fatal Attraction. Close has always been an outstanding actress, winning three Emmy and one Tony awards.  In recent years, Close played Nova Prime Rael in the science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and Dr. Caldwell in  in the British zombie horror drama The Girl with All the Gifts (2016). She also gets several film upcoming in 2017, look forward for them!


12. Elizabeth Shue

As the girl next door everyone loved in the 1980s, Elizabeth Shue appeared in a bunch of iconic movies like Adventures in Babysitting, The Karate Kid. The actress seems absent from the Hollywood scene, with fans not getting a glimpse of Elisabeth today. Elisabeth Shue decided to step away from the limelight as she wants to spend more time with her kids.

13. Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis was famous for a series of films like Top Gun, Witness, and The Accused during the 80s. In Top Gun, McGillis was Tom Cruise’s on-screen love interest. And her leather jacket style attracted many admirers. As for now, McGillis devotes most of her time into charity work. She also teaches acting at The New York Studio for Stage and Screen.

14. Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest is a talented actress. Her outstanding performance in  Hannah and Her Sisters, which is directed by Woody Allen, helped her winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She participated in Allen’s films a lot, including The Purple Rose of Cairo and September. If you are not familiar with these movies, you must have seen her in Edward Scissorhands, portraying Peg Boggs. Wiest still works as an actress now, in both TV and films. Her most recent work is portraying Joan Short in the TV series Life in Pieces.


15. Karen Allen

Allen found her fame in Raiders of the Lost Ark portraying Marion Ravenwood. Her performance in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull brought her more achievements. Allen married to actor Kale Browne but divorced 10 years later. As for now, Allen continues to appearing on screen playing some small roles. In 2009, she got and honored master's degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology. She also teaches acting and soya for many years.


16. Mia Sara

Mia Sara found her fame in Ferris Bueller's Day Off acting as Sloane Peterson. After that, she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance in Timecop.  As for now, Sara has no further works. But her two marriages are famous. His first husband was Jason Connery, the son of Sean Connery. They divorced in 2002. Her current husband is Brian Henson, the son of Jim Henson, who is the creator of Muppets.


17. Bo Derek

Derek wasn’t on the list of best actress at 80s, but her beauty made up for it. You might have seen her in films like Tarzan, the Ape Man or Ghosts Can't Do It, which were directed by her then husband John Derek. As for now, Bo Derek is not active on screen. She has been a widow since 1998. Now she lives with an actor  John Corbett.


18. Sean Young

Young found her fame in a series of 80s films, including Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out, Wall Street, and Cousins. As for now, Young still has some film works, but they are not well received by audience.


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