Everything seemed larger than life in the 80s. It was the time of big hair, big jewelry, and big drama. And, of course, big stars. Here are some of the biggest and most beautiful stars from the 80s, and what they’ve been up to since their heyday 40 years ago.


Molly Ringwald

Arguably, Molly Ringwald was THE 80’s “It Girl”. She won the hearts both directors and actors alike. Her girl-next-door persona and appearances in several blockbuster films really catapulted her to superstardom. She doesn’t appear in as many films nowadays, but she’s not exactly retired quite yet.

Brooke Shields

The absolutely beautiful Brooke Shields rose to fame due to her iconic “Love my Calvins” line while modeling for the jean brand. She went on to have a successful career in acting, modeling, and entrepreneurship. Despite being in her 50s now, she looks like she’s barely aged.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer proved that she was more than just a pretty face in the 80s. Her appearances in various films proved that she was also a skilled actress. She’s since taken her acting career to new heights and is still appearing in blockbuster films today.


Heather Locklear

With Heather Locklear’s appearances in several dramas, she ended up becoming a villain that everyone loved to hate. And a pretty attractive seductress at that. She later would also marry two different rock n’ roll stars, Tommy Lee and Richie Sambora. Although, she has since been divorced from both of them.

Betsy Russell

She’s well-known for having one of the starring roles in the Saw franchise, but they certainly weren’t her first appearance. She appeared in several television shows and movies, most notably the comedy, Private School".

Christie Brinkley

She must have been on every cover of every magazine in 80s. The song “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel was even about her. Christie Brinkley would go on to have a successful acting career.

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger’s first film appearance was as Vicky Vale in the 80s Batman . Since then, she went on to star in other movies, such as Cool World". She even was once married to Alex Baldwin, although they divorced in 2002.