Biggest Stars Of The 80s: Where Are They Today?
It’s time to go back to the ‘80s, an era filled with dance music and gigantic computers while funky pants and scrunchies were at the top of the fashion scene. This was an iconic decade when legendary films and historical television shows were born.
After many years have passed, it’s time to look back and catch up with our favorite stars from the 80s. We could go on for hours discussing what they are up to, but we saved your time and compiled them here for your convenience. Let’s get started!
Elisabeth Shue is a stunning actress who landed roles in the movies The Karate Kid, the second and third installment of the Back to the Future franchise, and the romantic-drama Cocktail. She started her career more than 40 years ago, from commercial advertising to film and television. Her talent led her to be credited as one of the most consistent entertainers who received multiple awards in the ‘80s and the following decade.
In the 1990s, Elizabeth starred in the dark drama “Leaving Las Vegas”, trying to get rid of the image of a young queen, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children. She is said to be one of the mainstays in the TNT television pilot Constance. She will also be appearing in the upcoming movie Greyhound with Tom Hanks.
Melissa Gilbert started her acting career as a child star in the ’60s. Back then, she was one of the go-to-actress for numerous commercials and television shows. She got her big break when she landed a role in the hit NBC series Little House on the Prairie. While doing this project, she also worked on other shows such as The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker. Her career was going great and was moving in the right direction, but then she got in an accident back in 2012.
Luckily, she had medical insurance and quickly recovered. Unfortunately, she slowed down a bit in the entertainment scene. In addition, the 56-year-old woman had dealt with her spinal issues for a decade. In November 2020, she expressed gratitude on social platforms that her neck surgery has changed her life. We wish this strong woman a speedy recovery.
Pam Dawber gained popularity in the Hollywood industry after she landed the role of Mindy McConnell in the hit comedy series Mork & Mindy, which ran from 1978 to 1982. Subsequently, she got the part of Samantha Russell in the 1986 sitcom My Sister Sam until the show went off-air in 1988. Before acting, Dawber used to work as a fashion model and did small brand commercials until she got her first big project.
After wearing her wedding dress in 1987, she decided to slow down and focused more on her family. She still got some projects from time to time, but it looks like she’s putting her family first, which is always good. She spent her life with the actor Mark Harmon and their two sons Sean Harmon and Ty Christian Harmon. Now, she just wants to be an ordinary mother.
American singer, film and stage actress Barbara Jean Morehead, also known as Barbara Eden, became famous after playing the role of Jeannie in the hit sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Although the comedy series aired during the ‘70s, her popularity carried over until the next decade. During the ‘80s, Eden started to work on the film production The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick as a co-producer and actress.
After working tirelessly for years in the Hollywood industry, we’re glad to see she was credited with her name and given a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Last year, Barbara completed her latest project, My Adventures with Santa. To this day, she is still very friendly and loves her fans. In addition to her outstanding career, Barbara has always tried to be a role model for loyal fans.
Loretta Swit became one of Hollywood’s most sensational actresses after portraying Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in CBS’s award-winning comedy-drama show, M*A*S*H. The show ran from the mid-70s until the early ‘80s, and during that timespan, they earned multiple nominations and even brought home two Emmy Awards. She got everything sorted out in her professional life.
For her personal life, she experienced an unfortunate event in 1995 when she needed a divorce attorney to finalize her separation from her husband, Dennis Holahan. They were married in 1983, divorced in 1995 and have no children. Now, she’s happily supporting and advocating animal rights and charities. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the 82-year-old Emmy Award winner has been spending her time in the residence in New York, which is the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States, but she never wanted to leave Here.
Jeanne Tripplehorn or Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn in real life is a famous theater actress that successfully shifted from Broadway to the silver screen. She initially performed in local shows such as Creature Feature and Night Shift back in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Her name became more familiar after these small projects, which is why she was able to join the mainstream entertainment scene a few years later.
She first appeared in the 1992 film Basic Instinct, which was immediately followed by The Firm (1993), Waterworld (1995), and Sliding Doors (1998). She recently worked on the hit television series Criminal Minds and landed a role in the HBO movie Grey Gardens as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis where she was credited with a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. She has interpreted so many characters on the screen that it is hard not to be remembered by the public.
Lindsay Wagner is a famous actress and acting coach who also works in a plethora of industries such as dance, media, and publications. Her name became a household name when she landed a role as Jaime Sommers in the television series The Bionic Woman. She began her career back in 1971 which was a few years after she dropped out from the University of Oregon and Mt. Hood Community College.
Too bad she wasn’t able to get her degree, but either way, she became very successful with three books under her name and multiple films and series under her acting credentials. Recently, she appeared on the show Grey’s Anatomy. Wagner is 70 years old and is still participating in fan conventions. She also organized a series of seminars called “Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart” to encourage people to face and overcome struggles by changing their perspectives.
Lee Majors was a famous voice, television and film actor back in the day. He’s probably best known for his portrayal of Heath Barkley in the television series The Big Valley, which ran from 1965 to 1969. He also played Colonel Steve Austin in the hit science fiction and action television series, The Six Million Dollar Man. During the ‘80s, he achieved his second wave of fame after landing the role of Colt Seavers in the action series The Fall Guy.
For his personal life, it was unfortunate that he needed to hire a divorce attorney for four times. In 2002, the 62-year-old actor married the 27-year-old model Faith Cross, which caused people to talk about the age difference, but they didn’t care. Recently, he voice-acted a Six Million Dollar Man action figure in an endorsement for a car manufacturing company.
Catherine Bachman, professionally known as Catherine Bach, is a famous actress who rose to fame after landing the role of Daisy Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. Bach also appeared in the Canadian television show African Skies as Margo Dutton. A few years before her rise to prominence, she used to be part of an acting class at the University of California, Los Angeles and earned money by making clothes for the members of her theater group. She was probably able to pay all her student loans by now.
Recently, she worked on the soap opera show The Young and the Restless. She is still active in the entertainment industry. Not only that, it is reported that she is busy managing her Catherine Bachman series of jewelry. Today, Catherine Bachman enjoys the life with her two daughters and spends all her spare time with the new partner Peter Repovich.
Nancy McKeon is an award-winning actress who worked on one of the longest-running sitcoms in the ‘80s, The Facts of Life. She played the role of Jo Polniaczek, who made quite an entrance when she appeared on the show. Instead of wearing something fancy like a wedding dress, she arrived on a motorcycle on her first day at Eastland Academy. For McKeon’s accolades, she won the award for Best Young Actress in a comedy series back in 1983 and earned a nomination the following year.
Nancy McKeon married Marc Andrus in 2003 and they have two daughters, Aurora and Harlow. She said she wanted to spend quality time with her family. She is still active in the entertainment industry and even demonstrated her dancing skills on TV. She became a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
Lauren Tewes is a famous actress who began her career in the late ‘70s. However, her talent for acting already appeared when she was in high school. She studied Drama and won Best Actress for three years in a row. As many of us know, a lot of celebrities started their love for acting at a young age. Sometimes, they discovered their passion to become a part of the movie industry while they were in school.
Tewes continued acting when she was getting an associate degree at Rio Hondo College, where she even won “The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Theatre.” Lauren got her big break after landing the role of Julie McCoy on the hit comedy television series The Love Boat, which ran from 1977 until 1986. Nowadays, Lauren plays Maxine Murdoch in the radio series Murder and the Murdochs. She also attended culinary school and works as a sous-chef for a catering company in Seattle.
Debbie Gibson is a talented, well-rounded actress who became a singer, songwriter, and producer. In 1987, she launched her debut album Out of the Blue which earned her a triple-platinum certification from the RIAA. Two years later, she released her second album, Electric Youth, which included the chart-topping single “Lost in Your Eyes”. ASCAP credited her Songwriter of the Year back in 1989 along with Bruce Springsteen, which proved she was amazing at both singing and songwriting.
In 2018, she starred in the Hallmark Channel film Wedding of Dreams and hosted a program in a radio station. She starred in Katy Perry’s music video for Perry’s huge hit “Last Friday Night” where she played Perry’s mother. Gibson didn’t look a day older over 30 when she appeared in that star-studded music video. Recently, she was a judge on America’s Most Musical Family on Nickelodeon. Debbie Gibson represented music in the 90s and how will always be known as one of the musicians who defined that decade.
With a pair of Screen Actors Guild Awards and half a dozen Golden Globe nominations, Rob Lowe is surely a talented actor that belongs in the upper echelon of entertainers. He was 15 years old when he first started working in the entertainment industry, landing a role in the sitcom A New Kind of Family. He got his big break when he portrayed Sam Alden in Thursday’s Child, where he earned his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
He’s also a philanthropist and the first male spokesman for the 2000 Lee National Denim Day, a fundraiser for research and education on breast cancer treatment. He was able to help a lot of people battling the disease with their medical insurance expenses. Lowe is not only a talented actor and a gorgeous face; he is also a man with a big heart. After the 80’s which was obviously his decade, he didn’t give up on his career – well, at least not totally – he invested his time on matters that are quite different from show business but at the same time still sort of the same when it comes to spreading positivity.
Credited as one of the most naturally stunning celebrities in Hollywood, Lisa Bonet started her career as a commercial model and endorser when she was just 11 years old. She later rose to stardom after landing the role of Denise Huxtable in the hit television show The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984 to 1992. She also starred in Angel Heart, where she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Female Superstar in Motion Pictures for her performance.
Bonet earned more award nominations from the Young Artist Awards. Lisa is now 53 years old and happily married to Jason Momoa, with whom she shares two children. From her previous marriage to rock star Lenny Kravitz, she has a daughter, Zoë Kravitz, who is also an actress. She last appeared in the TV show Ray Donovan as a recurring character in season 4.
As she became a star and entered the 1990s, Janet became a music icon in her own right. She was no longer simply known as the youngest Jackson or Michael’s sister as she dropped hit album after hit album. Janet made her film debut in the 1993 romantic film Poetic Justice and sang a ballad for the film, “Again”, which received nominations for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. She has written many original songs throughout her career.
Janet is probably one of the most famous Jackson siblings, and, she is without a doubt one of the most iconic female performers of all time. Her style is not too far off from her brother MJ’s. The ways they deliver their groove onstage are similar. Most especially, they both have the same electricity when performing. In recent years, Janet released her eleventh studio album, Unbreakable, and went on two tours, State of the World Tour and Janet Jackson: A Special 30th Anniversary Celebration of Rhythm Nation. She also had a 2019 residency in Las Vegas entitled Janet Jackson: Metamorphosis.
Joe Pesci is an award-winning actor, singer, and comedian who is best known for his roles in the movies Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Once Upon a Time in America, and The Casino. He’s been in the industry since 1961, and he probably earned a lot from his past projects over the course of his career. Two years ago, Pesci confirmed that he will work with Robert De Niro on the film The Irishman, which will be available in a streamable media format.
He probably has enough investment money to retire by now. Joe’s biggest exposure of all time is without a doubt his role in the Home Alone movies where he played the funny antagonist opposite 90’s child superstar Macaulay Culkin. Aside from the films being blockbuster hits at their times, the world will never miss it every year since it is always played during Christmas season. Every year we get a glimpse of Joe Pesci.
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper, professionally known as Cyndi Lauper, was one of the biggest stars in the music industry back in the ‘80s. Her hit singles such as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time” reached the Billboard Hot 100 a couple of times and she has sold over 50 million albums throughout her career. Imagine how much income she earned just from her album sales.
We hope she placed some of it in an investment account. Lauper is easily compared to the Queen of Pop, Madonna. Their voices are similar and their personalities are not too far apart. Currently, she is busy advocating for LGBT rights through her foundation, True Colors United. Her humanitarian work is often praised by many young people, especially since the LGBTQ community is growing in number every year. We can appreciate Lauper for her dedication and investing her time on this one.
Brooke Shields was a child endorser and commercial model even before she learned how to speak. In fact, she earned her first paycheck before turning one year old as a model for Ivory Soap. Her paycheck back then was probably enough to cover a reasonable roof repair for her family home. Her career progressed and eventually, she gained critical acclaim at the young age of 12 for her performance as the leading role in Louis Malle’s film Pretty Baby. She’s still active in Hollywood today and recently appeared in the television shows Jane the Virgin and Murphy Brown.
Brooke will always be considered as one of the most beautiful actresses of all time, during and after her time. She brought the thick eyebrows hype back into the market after the time of thin brows inspired by Liz Taylor and many others. During her time, beauty salons all over America were swarmed with women wanting their eyebrows to look exactly like Brooke’s. Her brows were also the inspiration and logo to many beauty products. She made quite an impact in the world of show business.
Antonio Salvatore Ladanza, professionally known as Tony Danza, is an award-winning actor, boxer, and singer. He also has a knack for dancing and physical sports such as boxing where he had a record of nine knockouts, nine wins, and three losses. Seven out of his nine wins were a first-round KO. He was recently seen on a Netflix series called The Good Cop, and he’s also working as a teacher. Danza’s present life is quite interesting.
He not only invested his time on what he loves to do most under the spotlight but at the same time, he made sure to secure his future by teaching classes. Maybe being a teacher is one of Danza’s many skills and he’s really passionate about and good at. He just didn’t know it at the time when his other career was still at its peak. Danza is a jack of all trades; there is seriously nothing that he can’t do.
Jennifer Grey was one of the most notable stars of the ‘80s, and she even appeared in two of the most iconic films during this decade. The low-budget film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! had a high return of investment since it became one of the top-grossing films of 1986. The other movie, Dirty Dancing, earned Grey a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
She’s not as active in the industry anymore, but she appears in several films and TV shows every once in a while. Besides, no matter how inactive Grey could be and no matter how she withdraws her appearances publicly, she will not be forgotten that easily anymore. Her dance film Dirty Dancing alongside the one and only Patrick Swayze is considered one of the best films of all time. Every year, thousands of people stream the movie and its scenes are being recreated on TV shows, school productions, weddings, parties, stage plays, and musicals everywhere. She is truly an icon, credits to her effort in making her character truly unforgettable.
Phoebe Cates is one of the most recognizable figures in the early 80s thanks to the movies Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She first started modeling when she was 10 years old and then shifted to dancing a few years later. Cates qualified for a scholarship at the School of American Ballet, so that covered her student loans. Unfortunately, she had to give it up because of an injury. Her career was short-lived since she decided to retire in 1994 to raise her children.
Currently, she owns a boutique. Cates can’t seem to escape her love for the arts. From ballet to acting to music to now, fashion, arts will always be a big part of her life. It is also inevitable that she an eye for design and that she is natural born gifted artist. Cates will always be dubbed as an 80’s icon, thanks to her beauty, charm, and acting skills. Now, she might even be a fashion icon as well.
Kirk Thomas Cameron rose to fame after landing the role of Mike Seaver on the hit sitcom Growing Pains, which ran from 1985 until 1992. He was also credited with two Golden Globe nominations for his performance. During his acting career, Cameron found his new calling, which was preaching alongside Ray Comfort. They co-founded a ministry called The Way of the Master. There are a ton of celebrities, famous and not so famous, who are connected to the church in one way or another.
For some, they confidently express a certain level of faith and are not ashamed to show it on a regular basis. Justin Bieber is one of the many gifted artists who brags about his belief and faith all the time on social media. Just like Kirk Cameron, celebrities who found their calling to be closer to God invest most of their time dedicated to the service. In the last couple of years, this actor also starred in a few Christian dramas such as Fireproof.
English actress and model Kelly LeBrock started her career as a model when she was just 16 years old. She then shifted her career to acting and was able to make her film debut in the 1984 movie The Woman in Red. Most celebrities go from models to actors, but for some, it’s the other way around. Either way, they get some exposure to the limelight before their big break.
It was immediately followed by a role in John Hughes’ film Weird Science. She continued to star in numerous films the following years. However, LeBrock had a supermodel status and focused more on modeling rather than acting. We can’t blame her; she modeled different outfits, from casual jeans to gorgeous wedding dresses, and had a contract with Christian Dior. Credits to LeBrock’s choice she has become a more successful model than she ever was before.
Kelly McGillis rose to fame back in 1985 after appearing on the hit crime thriller Witness. She landed the leading role along with Harrison Ford, and their film was credited with numerous awards and recognition. McGillis also portrayed Charlie in Top Gun and Kathryn Murphy in The Accused. Being a part of a movie as huge as Top Gun and acting alongside actors as big as Tom Cruise is an opportunity that not many celebrities can have, especially not aspiring and new celebrities.
After a few years of working in the mainstream entertainment scene, she decided to take a break. After her hiatus, she eventually returned in 2006 to act in a television series. We can see by the way she portrays the role that she hasn’t lost a single touch of her shine. Recently, the actress appeared in the 2017 Hallmark film An Uncommon Grace.
Lisa Whelchel is a famous child actress, singer, songwriter, author, and public speaker. She got her big break during the 80s when she was nominated for multiple awards for her performance as Blair Warner in the hit sitcom The Facts of Life. Whelchel also earned a nomination from Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actress in a Television Special after landing a role in Twirl. A few years later, she became a celebrity contestant on competitive reality series Survivor and came in second place.
Whelchel is also an inspirational speaker and author, with ten published books under her belt. Recently, Whelchel hosted the reality show Collector’s Call and starred in the TV movie You Light Up My Christmas, reuniting with her The Facts of Life co-stars. She’s certainly kept herself busy all these years! We hope she has a financial advisor to help with her finances.
Claudia Wells rose to fame after landing the role of Jennifer Parker in one of the most epic movies of the ’80s, Back to the Future. She worked alongside Michael J. Fox and portrayed the protagonist Marty McFly’s girlfriend. Her career was going great but she had to retire early due to personal reasons. Unfortunately, Wells wasn’t able to reprise her role in the succeeding films in the franchise.
After almost two decades, she returned to show business and is slowly trying to regain her fame. She may not be as famous now as she was before, but at least she gets a second chance in winning people’s hearts through acting. We don’t know a celebrity who couldn’t use a single one of those. Besides, the millennial generation is known to be loyal to the ones they like, whatever it is or whoever that might be. Who knows, she may be one of the lucky ones to earn this kind of reputation today, credits to her undying beauty and passion for acting.
Stage and television actor Jason Patric was one of the biggest names in Hollywood in the late 80s. He was an icon and considered a jack of all trades. He had many talents and skills which he all selflessly shared to the world. He was born to a family of actors; his parents are Jason and Linda Miller, which explains where he got his talent. After he graduated from high school, he saw no need for a college degree and immediately pursued acting.
He starred in multiple films, namely The Lost Boys, Geronimo: An American Legend, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Losers, The Alamo, and Speed 2: Cruise Control. He won Best Actor at the Stockholm International Film Festival for his performance in Expired. Recently, Patric starred in the films The Vanished, Runt, and Becoming. He also made television appearances in the TV shows Wayward Pines and The Girl in the Bathtub.
Julia Roberts possesses one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. She entered the mainstream entertainment scene back in 1987, and in just a few years, she starred in the film Pretty Woman opposite Richard Gere. She’s a well-rounded actress who can excel in different genres. With her talents, no wonder she was credited with three Golden Globes and an Academy Award.
Roberts was not only hailed as the highest-paid actress of her time; she was also named as the most beautiful actress during her time in the 80s to 90s. Roberts basically owned those decades. Now, she is still, and always will be one of the most successful and one of the most popular actresses in the world. We credit her versatility in adapting to any role, her slim and tall perfect physique, her infectious smile, her curly red hair, and her firmly positive attitude. Her last film appearance was in the 2018 film Ben Is Back.
Rebecca De Mornay
Rebecca Jane Pearch, professionally known as Rebecca De Mornay, is an American actress and producer. She got her big break after landing the role of Lana in the 1983 film Risky Business. Rebecca portrayed the role quite perfectly; credits to her long blonde hair which made it more convincing that the character of Tom Cruise would certainly be addicted to her. She was tailor made for the role and we can speak for everyone when we say that no one else can portray that role aside from her.
It suited her personality very well and was a great opportunity for her, since being a part of something as big of a project as Risky Business means an undying name. A few years later, she became more successful after portraying Sara in Runaway Train and appearing in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Now that Rebecca is 61 years old, we hope she has amazing health insurance while she is still active in the industry.
Justine Bateman became famous after landing the role of Mallory Keaton in the hit television sitcom Family Ties, which ran from 1982 until 1989. If you think Bateman’s only strong suit is acting, you’d be surprised to know she’s also competent behind the scenes. Her portfolio includes directing gigs, as well as writing and producing projects. In 2000, she took a quick break and invested in her very own clothing design company.
She made fancy dresses and other designer clothes until the business closed in 2003. We guess it’s safe to say that Bateman is a jane of all trades. She loves the arts and she continues to invest her time and assets into pursuing exciting new projects. From acting to fashion, she never failed to share her artistic gifts to the world. It is somewhat natural for someone as active and iconic as Bateman to be involved in all corners of Hollywood. She is still making a name for herself to this day.
Vicky Ree Principal, professionally known as Victoria Principal, is a famous actress, author, and producer. Her first notable role was in the hit primetime television series Dallas. Eventually, she decided to start her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions. She also started a business called Principal Secret Skincare, a company that sells skincare products, which became an instant hit.
We doubt she needed any cash loans for that! Principal is not just an actor, author, and entrepreneur; she is a philanthropist as well, and a very generous one at that. Her many projects include her reaching out to the victims of the Louisiana floods. She also provided help for sustaining the needs of the victims of the California wildfires. She actively contributes to the marine conservation foundation called Oceana. She is truly an asset to the world, credits to her intelligence, beauty, and kind heart.
Nicole Eggert started her acting career when she was still young. She landed the role of eight-year-old Debbie in the 1981 movie Rich and Famous. This project gave Eggert her big break, which led her career to skyrocket with multiple projects rushing in. She joined the cast of Charles in Charge and portrayed Summer Quinn on the television series Baywatch.
Back in 2015, the former Baywatch actress appeared in season 2 of the show Botched because she wanted to rectify a surgery that went wrong. They were able to fix the issue and made sure she was back in shape after going through multiple breast augmentations over the last couple of years. She did not need it, but if a little enhancement could boost her self-esteem, she has the love and support of her solid fan base. One thing’s for sure– Eggert will not lose her beauty inside and out!
Australian-British actress and singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue started her career when she was 10 years old. She appeared in various Australian soap operas such as The Sullivans and Skyways back in 1985. She later got her big break after landing one of the lead roles in The Henderson Kids. Minogue also appeared in Neighbours as Charlene Robinson, which led her to be credited with multiple awards from an Australian award-winning body.
Eventually, she shifted to a career in the music industry and found more success in it. Today, she’s one of the most notable figures in the music scene. In fact, she seems more radiant and beautiful than ever before. This blonde beauty with luscious lips and a gorgeous tall physique is not only a talent in singing and acting, she is also a talented businesswoman with her own line of fragrances and furniture. Nowadays, she still continues to release music and recently dropped her fifteenth studio album, Disco.
Sara Gilbert made a name in the mainstream entertainment scene after landing the role of Darlene Conner in the hit sitcom Roseanne. The show lasted for almost a decade, running from 1988 until 1997. This project earned Gilbert two Emmy Award nominations. She also became the co-host and was the creator of The Talk and had a recurring role in the television series The Big Bang Theory. Recently, the actress was able to again play the role that brought her fame in an eight-episode revival of Roseanne.
This brunette beauty is also active in supporting the LGBT community; she is often photographed and seen n LGBT events. On her earlier days, she graduated at Yale University in 1997 with a degree in arts. She graduated with honors and a ton of other extracurricular achievements. Gilbert is living her best life and is unapologetically herself. Props to her for choosing to keep her private life private!
Lola Falana impressed the world with her talent in acting, dancing, and singing for three and a half decades. She first started her career as a stage performer and then eventually joined the cast of the Broadway musical Golden Boy. Later that year, she shifted her career to singing, and the rest is history. Lola is a one-of-a-kind artist with all sorts of talents imaginable.
Acting on screen and acting on stage are two different things and timing, but she showed that she can have the best of both worlds. At the height of her career, she made guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Muppet Show. She also performed at sold-out shows in Las Vegas, eventually becoming the “Queen of Las Vegas”. Now, she continues to live in Las Vegas and even founded a ministry called The Lambs of God. She must have made the right investments early on in her career for her to be able to retire early.
Melanie Griffith is a famous stage and film actress, as well as a respected producer in the film industry. She started her career back in the early ‘70s and got her big break in 1984 when she appeared in Body Double. Her performance in this film earned her a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her journey to success wasn’t a smooth ride since she had to go through all kinds of troubles before reaching the pinnacle of her career.
A prime example of this was the incident that happened during the taping of the film Roar. The actress needed reconstructive and plastic surgery after being mauled by a lion. Hopefully, she had good insurance to cover the expenses. This movie is now considered as one of the most dangerous film productions of all time. She is the mother of one of the most famous and beautiful actresses in the world today, Dakota Johnson. We credit her mom for her perfect face and body, which she passed down to her daughter.
Alyssa Milano is a producer, actress, singer, and activist who is known for her roles in multiple hit series such as Charmed, Melrose Place and My Name is Earl. Milano started her acting career by appearing in musical shows when she was just seven years old. At a very young age, Milano started acting, and she was dubbed as one of Hollywood’s most fashionable kids in the world.
In her teenage years, Milano continued acting. During her Charmed days, she achieved maximum worldwide popularity playing the beautiful and goofy Phoebe. She’s also active in the community as she supports different kinds of charities and groups such as PETA and other health-related groups. One time, the actress even appeared in an advertisement supporting PETA and wearing an outfit made out of vegetables that was as beautiful as a wedding dress. She has showcased her charm and beauty throughout her career, credits as well to her amazing acting skills.
Demi Gene Guynes, professionally known as Demi Moore, is one of the elite performers in Hollywood. She dropped out of high school when she was 16 years old to focus on modeling and acting. She landed roles in films like Blame It on Rio, St. Elmo’s Fire, and About Last Night. She also appeared in the highest-grossing film of 1990, Ghost, along with Patrick Swayze.
Aside from her career, her private life also became the subject of significant media coverage. She was in relationships with famous men such as Emilio Estevez, Bruce Willis, and Ashton Kutcher. To this day, Demi is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She also has a gorgeous body that has never changed over time. Recently, she starred in the film Songbird and published her memoir, Inside Out, which quickly became a bestseller.
Jennifer Beals’ is an actress whose name appears in the credits of more than fifty films. However, Jessica’s most notable performances are her debut role in My Bodyguard and the romantic drama film Flashdance. Her portrayal of Alex Owens earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, which started her journey to success in her Hollywood career. Recently, she landed one of the leading roles in Swamp Thing, and it looks like the list of projects under her name will get longer and continue to pile up.
It is impressive how Beals manages to get back up on her feet and continue to invest her time in acting once more. Not many celebrities from the 80s and 90s can get a chance to grace the screen today. The millennial generation is proven to be the type who adores something or someone, and they do it all out or nothing. Beals is just about to prove to the world that it is never too late to start being famous again.
Lea Katherine Thompson is an American actress, television producer, and director. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the classic adventure flick Back to the Future. People also loved her title character in the 1990’s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. From 2011 until 2017, she played the role of Kathryn Kennish in the show Switched at Birth. Thompson also worked as a director during her Hollywood career.
Today, Lea is a devoted mother to her two beautiful daughters named Zoey Deutch and Madelyn Deutch, and her net worth is roughly around $14 million. With that amount of money, she and her family won’t ever need to worry about future loans and mortgages. Even though she does not have a very long filmography list, her works are still impressive and worth every watch. This redhead blonde beauty stays young-looking even today during her more advanced years. Aside from acting, Thompson often attends activities outside of the movie industry, such as the Collectormania 13 Convention in Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom in 2008.
Diane Lane is an American actress who was born and raised in New York City. She first started acting in 1971 and eventually made her screen debut in George Roy Hill’s 1979 film A Little Romance. Other performances that made her famous were in A Perfect Storm, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, The Outsiders, Unfaithful, and Under The Tuscan Sun. She is currently 54 years old and is still acting. She has a daughter named Eleanor Lambert, who was born on September 5, 1993.
Although she had two marriages that failed, it did not distract her as she continues to land decent and good roles in movies and television shows. She also helps others and donates to charities. Credits to her film shot in Tuscany, Diane will forever be the actress who portrayed an iconic role. If anything, her performance made every woman want to jump on the next flight and go to Italy. Thanks to her younger-looking skin and fair beauty as well, she can still take part in romantic movies alongside charming heartthrobs like Richard Gere and more.
Of course, this list will not be complete without the Queen of Pop. Madonna or Madonna Louise Ciccone in real life is an icon in the music scene and our society in general. She is not just a singer but also a successful songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. The Queen of Pop became very popular in the ‘80s and became notable for her signature lace tops, fishnet stockings, and skirts above capri pants. She got tagged as the most prominent female fashion icon of the decade.
With multiple investments, a net worth of $590 million, and a legendary career, it’s safe to say that Madonna sits on Hollywood’s circle of entertainment royalty. Up to date, no female artist in history has ever beaten Madonna’s best selling record and chart-topping hits. She also had quite a love life and a long list of boy lovers. Madonna once had his eye on basketball superstar Dennis Rodman. After a show, Rodman unexpectedly received a surprise call from the queen of pop with an invitation to her house. Since that meet up, the two began romantically dating.
Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall is an actor who starred in different teen-oriented films and was part of the “Brat Pack” in the 1980s. The Brat Pack was a group composed of talented young actors and actresses. He started his acting career when he was just a child and got featured in different commercials. Anthony had a serious run-in outside of his acting career that caused a severe bodily injury in November 2016.
It happened on September 13, when he confronted his neighbor at the Playa del Rey condominium complex. He and his lawyers eventually settled the situation. With an estimated net worth of around $8 million, dealing with legal issues and fees will not be a problem. Even though Hall didn’t seem to have the exposure compared to every other celebrity on this list, he had a history that seems to be unforgettable, even in Hollywood – well, especially in Hollywood. After a few setbacks, Hall decided to invest his time more wisely and focus on a better path for a better future.
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen is an American actress and model. She portrayed Kelly Kapowski in NBC’s Saved by the Bell, which ran from 1989 to1993 and landed Valerie Malone’s role in Fox’s Beverly Hills 90210, which aired from 1994 until 1998. Her career was very successful, and she was even tagged as “Model of the Year” by Cover Girl. Saved by the Bell is even considered one of the most successful and famous TV shows of all time, cementing Tiffani’s place in the industry.
On July 9, 2005, she married actor Brady Smith with whom she has two children with. Today, her net worth has a value of around $10 million, which continues to grow since she is still acting. All the credit goes to her charm and love for acting. Because of that, the name Thiessen will never be boring. The actress may be keeping a more low profile these days, but we’re sure her fans can expect more from her in the next few years.
Ally Sheedy is an American actress and author who is an alumna of the famous “Brat Pack.” She joined the Brat Pack group of actors and actresses after appearing in St. Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club, which followed her film debut in 1983’s Bad Boys. She’s a known advocate of LGBTQ rights and also pushes for equal treatment in our society. Lately, Sheedy is more focused on her writing career than her acting gigs.
Her net worth is around $6 million, and with the time she has left, she can probably double or triple her wealth. She still has all of her life’s bliss ahead of her. Indeed, Ally is one of the celebrities who proved to us that age is just a number and that one should continue doing today what they loved doing when they were younger. Sheedy has tried various art platforms, and whichever one she takes on at the moment, she seems to excel. It looks like she invested her time, assets, and efforts into doing things she is best at.
Tom Cruise is one of the most iconic actors and film producers in Hollywood. He was credited with three Golden Globe Awards and earned three Academy Awards nominations. He rose to fame in the ‘80s when he got his big break after landing leading roles in movies like Risky Business in 1983 and the action drama film Top Gun in 1986. Cruise earned a lot during his career’s peak years, and since then, all the movies he starred in became trendy.
At one point, he became one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and the second richest actor worldwide with a net worth of $570 million. Tom Cruise will forever be one of the biggest names in the movie industry, but despite his fame and fortune, he also had a target behind his back since fans aren’t always happy about him practicing Scientology. Cruise is said to be the group leader and that his dedication to his beliefs is even more important than his love for family life.
Erika Eleniak is a former model and actress best known for her appearance in Baywatch, where she played Shuni McClain’s role. Eleniak made her screen debut landing a small part in the 1982 film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Fast forward to 2005, she had a challenging pregnancy, so her doctor required her to get emergency surgery. Unfortunately, her first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but that didn’t discourage her as she became pregnant again and successfully gave birth to her daughter, Indyanna.
Miscarriages are always one of the most challenging things that a woman can experience in life. It is like having a child taken away from them even before they can hold it. Not to mention all the self-blame, guilt, questions, and depression. Credits to this blonde beauty’s strength, she got over that particularly rough patch in her life and invested her time on more positive things such as second chances of motherhood.
Barbara Lynn Kleinface, professionally known as Barbi Benton, was only 16 years old when she started her modeling career. Two years later, she got featured on the cover of a popular magazine. Aside from being a model, she also became an actress and singer. In December 1979, she was finally able to wear a wedding dress and married George Gradow. After a few years of marriage, she decided to retire from show business and focus more on her husband and two children.
Back in her younger days, Barbi graduated from UCLA, and aside from her having music albums, owning a pretty face, and living a positive life with her family, she is also an animal lover with a veterinary degree. It clearly shows Benton’s passion for animals. She not only gains more respect from people around the world, but she also enjoys the benefit of a no-meat diet hence maintaining her beautiful figure even at an advanced age.
Jeff Cohen was a famous child actor back in the ‘80s who became known for his chubby cheeks and fun personality. One of the roles he landed was Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen in Steven Spielberg’s The Goonies. After a short stint in Hollywood, Cohen finished his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and then pursued a degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. He is currently an attorney-at-law and a partner at Cohen & Gardner, LLP.
Not every celebrity in the world has the privilege of starring in a Spielberg film; also, not every celebrity in the world can be famous on-screen and at the same time practice law. This 46-year-old talented actor might not have a long list of films in his record as a celebrity, but he sure invested his time on impressive things that can make himself, his family, and his fans proud of him. He is not only a handsome face; he has intelligence beyond compare as well!
Emilio Estevez is a well-respected director, writer, and actor who came from a family with a similar profession. Estevez rose to fame after starring in films such as The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire, and The Outsiders. He already knows his industry well enough that he shifted his career. Currently, Emilio is focusing on directing, producing, and screenwriting. He has a net worth of $18 million, which is undeniably impressive on so many levels.
Many people might not know that this handsome actor is the ex-husband of singer-songwriter Paula Abdul. Abdul made quite an intriguing first years of her being a judge on American Idol since many speculated her to be having an affair with co-judge Simon Cowell. It’s unclear if this was one of the reasons that led to the divorce between Adbul and Estevez or that the flirting of the two judges was not real, but it still sparked rumors that made the show even more famous. Credits to Estevez for handling his career well and was still able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Kim Basinger is not just an actress but also a singer and former model. She had a very successful career in New York during the 1970s and 1980s, and then she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Basinger got her big break after landing a role in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again. After that, she starred in the movie The Natural, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Kim Basinger was recently part of the film Fifty Shades Darker, a production that made roughly $400 million. With this figure, we can only imagine how much income she could get from her role. We hope she uses some of it as investment money so she can grow her net worth. Today, at 67, Kim is probably enjoying her retirement season together with her family and her one and only daughter, Ireland Baldwin, while indulging herself with the touch of music. It seems fitting, after working so hard in the industry.
Mia Sarapochiello, professionally known as Mia Sara, was a famous actress back in the ‘80s. After playing Sloane Peterson’s role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mia quickly rose to Hollywood prominence. Sara also appeared in other movies such as the 1985 film Legend and the 1984 film Timecop. In 1996, she was finally able to wear her wedding dress and exchanged vows with Jason Connery, son of Sean Connery.
A few years later, the couple hired a divorce attorney and finalized their separation in 2002. Currently, she’s married to Brian Henson. After her roller coaster life between her career and her private relationship, she decided to live her semi-retirement in 2010. Since Mia Sara wants to stay away from the spotlight, she recently admitted that she turned all her creative thoughts and emotions by writing poems and vlogs. According to Mia, she considered it to be her real passion and found authentic happiness in doing it.
I bet all the 90’s fans today would never forget Mark Richard Hamill with his phenomenal talent. Not only is he a known actor, but also a voice actor and writer. Mark Hamill is best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, which wouldn’t have reached its current fame if he hadn’t played Luke. Because of his character, Hamill won the Saturn Award for Best Actor three times.
He has also done voice acting for animation shows and video games. Hamill has a net worth of $18 million, so the actor probably won’t experience a significant financial crisis or ever need to worry about loans. Recently, he explained to his fans that he would no longer play the Luke Skywalker role. Eventually, people just respect his decision, and regardless of his plan for himself, we could only be sure that he will excel in anything.
Lori Singer is best known for her role as Ariel Moore in Footloose and appearing in the television series Fame back in the 1980s. She started her professional career as a Juilliard-trained cellist and then debuted as a soloist alongside the Oregon Symphony when she was just thirteen years old. She later shifted to a career in acting and is still working in show business today but as a producer. If you’ve seen the documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, you’ll find her name beside executive producer in the credits.
Today, Lori is currently 63 years old and enjoying playing her cello while reminiscing her glorious life in the industry. Since this was also one of her professions when she was just a little younger, Lori is already quite good. After living in the limelight most of her life, she has probably acquired a lot of investment.
Elizabeth Berkley is not just an American actress but also a reality television personality. She is known for her roles as Jessie Spano in the beloved TV series Saved By The Bell and as Nomi Malone in the 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls. Recently, she appeared in multiple television series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Melissa & Joey, and New Girl.
Besides being an actress, Berkley is also a well-known animal rights activist. Over the past couple of years, she did proper money management and has grown her net worth to $6 million. It’s an excellent sign of good financial freedom. With the set of skills she has, it’s not surprising that she achieved such a goal. During her younger years, Elizabeth also decided to do modeling and saw her potential in this job. Elizabeth Berkley is now 48 years old and seems she is still unstoppable. Thus, we could expect that there is still so much to her that is left undiscovered.
Molly Kathleen Ringwald is not just a talented actress, but she is also a singer and author. She was one of the most famous stars in the ’80s who rose to fame after appearing in the hit sitcom The Facts of Life. After the show ended, Ringwald made her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest back in 1982, where Molly earned a nomination for the Golden Globe New Star of the Year.
Throughout her career, she managed her finances as if she had a financial advisor and accumulated a net worth of millions of dollars. Her popularity did not stop in her 19’s generation. Instead, you would see that she is now part of a prestigious project in the modern era. She always made herself known, regardless of her age. It goes to show the power and influence Molly has in the industry. Despite every success she had, she and her family are still living a humble and down-to-earth lifestyle.
Do you know the hit song Kids in America, which reached number two in the UK charts? The singer behind this hit single is Kim Wilde. She is also an author, DJ, and television presenter. After her successful hit single, Wilde was able to sell over 10 million copies of her albums and 20 million singles worldwide. She has a net worth of $20 million, which mostly came from her singing career. We hope Kim finds a financial advisor to help her grow her net worth. Aside from having beauty and brain characteristics, her success is also based on her strength to communicate and connect.
Today, she is now 60 years old and manages her multitasking skills while enjoying her life with her two children. We’re guessing that Kim is currently busy working on her multiple investments and writing a compelling book about her life in and out of the spotlight. We’re sure her fans can’t wait to read it!
Who would not know the veteran Bo Derek in the industry? Not only is she a well-known film and television actress, but she is also a successful film producer and model. Bo Derek first rose to fame after joining the cast of the romantic comedy film 10. Her name also appeared in the post-credit roll of the movie Ghosts Can’t Do It as a producer.
After a few projects, her career slowed down, and she received fewer projects over the years. However, she recently appeared in shows such as 5 Weddings and The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time. Outside of acting, Bo Derek did a couple of charity work in her community. In fact, she is an animal activist and did some fund-raising job for President George W. Bush back in the 2000 election. Thus, with her purest heart, there is no doubt why Bo is living a blessed life today regardless of her age. Not only that, but she is also a member of a California Horse Racing Board.
Nicolas Cage is an American actor and filmmaker. He started his acting career back in 1981 and eventually landed roles in movies such as Valley Girl, Birdy, and Moonstruck. After these projects, Nicolas rose to fame and was able to win multiple awards for acting as well as for producing. It’s also not surprising that he received a Major Cinematic Awards, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Awards during the peak of his professional career because of his undying talent.
Along with these prestigious achievements, the actor also garnered a net worth that reached a staggering $150 million. Although his current net worth went down to $25 million, he still has enough for the rest of his life because we are pretty sure that he made some wise investments during his career. At 56, we could still expect Nicolas Cage to do some projects in the future together with veteran actors just like him. Clearly, he has no plan on retiring yet.
Sheena Easton was one of the most famous British artists back in the 1980s. She received credit for awards during the peak of her career. Easton earned multiple nominations, and Sheena also won a pair of Grammy awards for Best New Artist in 1982. Overall, she has recorded 16 studio albums, released 45 singles worldwide, and had 20 consecutive US singles. It equates to 20 million records and singles worldwide, which undoubtedly increased her net worth. We just know that her credit score is flawless!
In 2015, she announced a symphony concert tour called Spy Who Loved Me. Sheena did not stop there, though. She continued to perform regularly in some American mini-concert until 2019. Clearly, Sheena Easton is one of the most unstoppable and enthusiastic singers who still performs despites being a 61-years-old. Thus, we could now expect that she will be more successful and continue to strive better.
Judd Nelson was one of the actors in the hit 1980’s comedy-drama film The Breakfast Club. He also appeared in St. Elmo’s Fire, Billionaire Boys Club, and Suddenly Susan. However, the major performance that would make him even more famous is when Judd won the best actor for his role in The Breakfast Club. Currently, he’s still active in the entertainment scene and consistently appears in multiple television shows and movies.
Outside of achieving all the success in Hollywood, you would probably see Judd Nelson in his free time to play golf, read some books, write, and of course, riding his favorite motorbike. Now that he’s 61, we sincerely hope that he still engages himself in this activity, especially now that he is trying to keep a private life. His avid fans have missed him doing some acting like the good old days, but at the same time, they all respect his decision.
Linda Ronstadt – Author
Retired pop musician and singer Linda Ronstadt became one of the first entertainers in history that crossed genres in the middle of a career. Her style of music varies from rock, country, opera, and Latin. She received many accolades, such as ten Grammy Awards, a couple of Academy of Country Music Awards, and three American Music Awards, thanks to her versatility.
Credits to her singing prowess, almost all of her albums got awarded gold, platinum, or multi-platinum recognition in the United States and international countries. Even when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, she delivered a memoir about her professional and personal journey called Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir. Indeed, Linda Ronstadt became a veteran in her craft, which would make her one of the music industry’s respectful artists because of her phenomenal talent. Moreover, after her ups and downs in her career, Linda Ronstadt sure deserves everything she has today.
Goldie Hawn – Human Rights Advocate
One of the best Hollywood actresses in the industry is none other than Goldie Hawn. Not only is she an accomplished actress, but she is also a producer, dancer, and singer. Later on, she became a household name right after she appeared on NBC’s Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In in the late ‘60s. She also won a couple of Golden Globe and Academy Awards for her performance in the critically acclaimed movie Cactus Flower.
After a successful career, she quickly broke from acting in the early 2000s and reap her investments’ fruits. Seventeen years later, she went back to the silver screen for the film Snatched. Aside from her work in Hollywood, Goldie is also busy helping underprivileged children through The Hawn Foundation. Despite Goldie Hawn’s age, she still manages to prioritize other people’s health than herself, which is why she was loved by many. She is indeed a force to be reckoned with!
Pam Grier – Video Game Voice Actress
Pam Grier was one of the most respected celebrities back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. She starred in films such as The Big Bird Cage, Foxy Brown, and Coffy. Though Pam had a consistent and steady career, it was only in the late ‘90s when the actress got her big break after working with the critically-acclaimed writer and director Quentin Tarantino in the movie Jackie Brown. She received numerous awards and nominations for her performance in this film.
Recently, Pam mentioned that her biopic, mainly based on her memoir, is currently in the pipeline and will become available soon on the big screen. Besides working as a Hollywood actress, you will also see her name in video game credits as a voice talent for popular games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It was a significant break shift of her career, but regardless, she could still shine in whatever she planned to do with her life.
Linda Gray – Acting
Linda Gray has been around the industry for almost six decades now. Thus, it is not a surprise that she already created a legacy that only she could achieve. Just a back story, Linda started with small and uncredited roles in films and movies. In fact, one of her legs appeared on the promotional poster of a 1963 movie, and she earned $25 for this work. Linda also performed in several television commercials as an endorser.
Slowly but surely, she worked her way up until she landed Sue Ellen Ewing’s role in the 1978 CBS’ soap opera Dallas. She’s still active in the entertainment scene and recently landed a lead role in Prescience. Also, she looks stunning for a woman in her late 70s. Linda Gray is one example that every little step and investment we make are beneficial for our future, just like what she is enjoying now. She is already retired in the industry yet still had a chance to enjoy her life.
Barbara Streisand – Actress, Director, and Producer
Who wouldn’t know the name Barbara Streisand? Whether you’re young or old, we bet you have already heard at least one of her famous songs since most of them are considered all-time greats in the music scene. She took home multiple awards such as a pair of Academy Awards, ten Grammys, and five Emmy Awards. Her career took flight in the late ‘60s, and she also ventured into the film industry to work as a writer, director, and producer.
That’s no small feat for one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She is also good with her finances and has excellent money management skills because her bank account is still growing. Today, at her 78, if you are one of her fans who would miss hearing her music every day, you could now just check her social media, Spotify and Youtube then you would be able to see her past performance.
Linda Evans – Retired Actress
Linda Evans’ career started in the 1960s when she received small and minor roles in several films and television shows. Her first decent acting role was in The Big Valley, a series that ran from 1965 until 1969. The young actress also starred as Krystle Carrington in the famous soap opera Dynasty back in 1981, where she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series.
Diagnosed with idiopathic edema, she turned to alternative medicine and eastern philosophies for a cure. With a little help from her medical insurance, she was able to control her condition. She’s currently 76 years old and has been enjoying life ever since she retired from acting back in 1997. Even though she was already retired in the industry, she still coped with investing in some profitable business and would probably live her best life. After all, she did deserve it.
Billie Jean King – Retired Tennis Player
Former world’s number one tennis player Billie Jean King brought home numerous titles during her reign and won 39 Grand Slam tournaments. After her match with Bobby Riggs, she rose to international fame known as “The Battle of Sexes” back in 1973. A few years later, Billie Jean got inducted as one of the best that ever played the sport.
Credits to her contributions, she was given a place in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. During that time in her career, she received the title “King,” breaking gender stereotypes within the sport. In her late 70s, she enjoys her time as a retired tennis player and doing personal stuff in her free time. The reigning day of Billie Jean in the industry would inspire other people to follow their dreams and to be persistent regardless of what kind of dream it is. Just look at how far she became right now.
Ann-Margret – Actress
Ann-Margret is a famous actress and singer who rose to prominence after her breakout role as Kim MacAfee in the musical-comedy film Bye Bye Birdie. After this successful production, she got multiple offers and contracts from films such as Viva Las Vegas and The Cincinnati Kid in the ‘60s. The young actress probably never needed to get a personal loan because of her success over the past few years.
Overall, she amassed five Golden Globe Awards and earned an Academy Award, Grammy Award, and six Emmy Awards nominations during her career. Recently, Ann-Margret was spotted working on a new project called Welcome to Pine Grove! Clearly, at her 79, she is still unstoppable and would continue to motivate other people that when you have your talent just like ann. The world should be able to notice that. We sincerely hope that she is now indulging herself in less work and maintain her stable health.
Alison Arngrim – Author and Human Rights Advocate
Canadian American actress Alison Arngrim started her career in Hollywood at a very young age. After landing Nellie Oleson’s role in NBC’s Little House on the Prairie, she rose to prominence. She was given numerous credits for this role, and Alison received an honorary award for her hard work and dedication. After this successful series, she didn’t find any similar parts to lift her name in the Hollywood echelon.
Recently, she’s busy doing charitable works and raising awareness for people with AIDS. Alison’s advocacy also tackles other issues, such as child abuse and other human-rights related affairs. She’s also a successful author who published an autobiography. Being in the industry at a very young age helped her gain her perspective, allowing her to begin fighting for her right as a human. Despite being successful, she will always remember for taking care of the younger generation. We can genuinely say that she’s creating a great legacy for herself.
Maureen McCormick – Acting
Maureen Denise McCormick rose to stardom after portraying Marcia Brady’s role in the hit sitcom The Brady Bunch, which ran on ABC from 1969 to 1974. Thanks to the series’s commercial success, she worked on a few spinoffs during the ‘80s, such as The Brady Kids, The Brady Bunch Hour, and A Very Brady Christmas. Maureen was also a competent singer who released four albums during her entire singing career.
She is still active in her craft and earning a lot of income from her projects and investments. Maureen is already in her early 60s, but her body and beauty always look youthful and glowing. I bet her only daughter is proud of her to be their mom not because of her physical appearance alone but with how dedicated she is to succeed. Maureen fans would surely want to see her in the industry again, but the decision is still in her.
Teri Garr – Health Advocate
Even if Teri Garr has already retired from show business, her legacy in the industry continues. She’s a multi-talented actress with a great sense of humor and the moves of a competent dancer. Her name was included in almost 140 credit scenes throughout her career, both in movies and television shows. However, the role that gave her a big career break was probably Igna in Young Frankenstein.
Everything was going great until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After she announced her condition to the public, she received an offer to become the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s National Ambassador. It was indeed a roller coaster journey that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. After deciding to stay away from the limelight for a while, another unexpected journey met her. Today, at her 76, we genuinely hope that being a health advocate could also benefit both her physical and mental health.
Cicely Tyson – Actress
Cicely Tyson was a former fashion model and actress known for portraying African American characters that exhibited strong and fierce personalities. Several award-giving bodies recognized her talents and awarded her multiple accolades, including four Black Reel Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, one Screen Actor Guild, and a Tony Award. She is currently 94 years old, but you will still see her name in some movie and television credits.
In fact, her guest appearance on the hit series How to Get Away with Murder earned her a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series from various award-giving bodies. Now that’s what you call ageless talent! Despite her age, Cicely still manages to blend with the modern generation, proving that her talent is truly unique. After being popular in the industry, there is no surprise that she has become one of the most respected women in the Hollywood industry today.
Charlene Tilton – Health Advocate
Charlene Tilton is an American actress and singer who became famous after landing Lucy Ewing’s role on the hit television series Dallas. Her role became a headline and even earned her the iconic nickname “poisonous dwarf.” During the height of Dallas’ fame, her income reportedly went up to around $50,000 per episode! That’s an insane amount of income that requires practical money management skills to sort out properly. Charlene is still active in the film and television industry.
However, she is mostly busy doing charity work and advocating for autism awareness on social media and other platforms. That would just prove that Charlene Tilton, regardless of how successful she became, still does not forget to give back to the community. That might just be the main reason why she still has everything. At her 62, there is still so much more to expect from this amazing woman. We’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds for her!
Paula Prentiss – Actress
Paula Prentiss is a very talented actress best known for her comedic films such as Where the Boys Are, Man’s Favorite Sports, What’s New Pussycat?, and The Black Marble. However, Paula Prentiss proved that she’s not a one-trick pony when she ventured into the horror flick The Stepford Wives back in 1975. Paula’s career was underrated since she got deprived of many chances to work on lead roles. She worked on numerous projects but usually as a supporting cast. She didn’t need any help from divorce lawyers for her personal life, unlike some of her peers, because she’s happily married to her spouse, Richard Benjamin.
Now that she is already 82, she might not get the chance to lead her own project. She instead focused on planning her life carefully. She was wise enough to invest her acting income for her future, and more importantly, she is indeed winning in life.
Barbara Mandrell – Retired
Barbara Mandrell is a famous singer and actress during the ‘70s and ‘80s. She made history by winning the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year twice in a row. Barbara Mandrell also brought home the gold for the Female Vocalist of the Year in 1979 and 1981. The singer made her singing career look easy since she produced a few number-one hits during that decade.
She even ran her own prime-time variety show, which helped her reached further success, even at the peak of her career. Barbara was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 2009. Critics and fans gave her credit for her dedication and contributions to country music. Even if she was already retired in the music industry today, Barbara still maintains an active influence in the industry she ruled over decades ago. Now that’s how you establish a lasting legacy. We’re sure countless artists still look up to her.
Jane Seymour started her professional acting career with small and uncredited roles until she landed a more significant role in the war drama film The Only Way back in 1970. The movie helped her make a name for herself, and in 1973, she landed the role of Solitaire in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die. Jane also earned a nomination for best actress for her performance in the 1980’s film Somewhere in Time, which solidified her place in the acting industry.
She was continuously succeeding in her professional life. However, her married life is not that spectacular since Jane needed to hire a divorce lawyer multiple times. Aside from acting, she’s also a very competent author. Thus, we could now expect that all the lessons she learned in the industry and her relationship will be precisely elaborated in her books. It will surely be an exciting read for all her fans.
Ali MacGraw – Animal Rights Advocate
Similar to other celebrities, Ali MacGraw started her professional career working on commercials and small-time modeling gigs. After working tirelessly, talent agents noticed her potential and signed her for a role as Jenny in the movie Love Story. She only appeared in three movies during the ‘70s, but all of her films achieved massive commercial success. These popular movies were Convoy, The Gateway, and Players.
She can be considered a retired actress since she hasn’t appeared in any films or series for years since she is busy working as an animal rights advocate. She also needed to hire lawyers for her divorce proceedings, once during the ‘60s and twice during the ‘70s. Clearly, despite everything that has been happened in her life, she always looks on the bright side. Instead, she focuses her time on providing awareness to animals’ rights initiatives and being their voice. Ali sure lived an exciting life, but we’re glad she’s found her purpose.
Debbie Harry – Health Advocate
New wave band Blondie’s lead singer Debbie Harry was not only a famous singer and songwriter, but she was also an actress and model. Many of their singles ranked number one in the United States and United Kingdom charts during the late ‘70s until the early ‘80s. Her name also appeared around 60 times in movies and television credits.
Her talents also reached other media such as gaming since she worked on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as a voice talent for the character named Dolores. She’s still active in the entertainment scene, but she uses her spare time working for charitable institutions that fight cancer and endometriosis. Nowadays, we could all expect to see her in her house, peacefully listening to her music and writing in her free time. At the age of 75, Debbie does not need to prove herself to the public because she is a living legend.
Diane Keaton – Photographer, Producer, and Director
Diane Keaton is the complete package in the show business industry. She’s a capable actress and singer who also works behind the scenes as a producer, director, and photographer. She got her big break in acting during the 70s after landing Kay Adams-Corleone’s role in The Godfather franchise. Up to this day, Diane still appears in films. The actress is also a firm believer that face and body should be 100 percent authentic, and she doesn’t plan on getting plastic surgery.
Despite having a busy schedule, Diane manages to find time restoring investments such as old and historic buildings around the Los Angeles area. With her incredible talent and breath-taking physical appearance, everyone is looking forward to knowing what more she can offer to the public. Despite her age, her career does not experience any signs of aging and continues to thrive and progress. No wonder Diane maintains her place as an icon in the industry.
Sissy Spacek – Actress and Singer
Sissy Spacek is a talented actress and singer who earned multiple accolades throughout her career. She is a recipient of three Golden Globe Awards, two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, one Academy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She started with minor roles and rose to stardom after appearing in the 1973 film Badlands. Sissy earned her first nomination after playing the role of Carrie White in Carrie.
Sissy’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 million, which shows that she’s excellent at managing her investment money. Her bank account will probably continue to grow since she’s still active in acting. At her 71, she indeed created a legacy in the industry that only she could achieve. And would continue to be. However, just how much we are eager to know what more she could offer, we genuinely want her to maintain her health and enjoy life with her two children.
Faye Dunaway – Stage actress
Faye Dunaway has a well-decorated career where she earned three Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award, and an Emmy Award. Her career started in Broadway, and then she slowly made her way to the silver screen. The actress gained a lot of public attention after her debut movie The Happening. She cemented her name on the top of the Hollywood echelon after playing Bonnie Parker’s role in Bonnie and Clyde, which earned her an Oscar nomination for her performance.
Her tremendous success journey continued through the ‘70s, but it started to slow down in the ‘80s. Faye appeared in fewer and fewer films, but it could be because of her divorce issues during this decade, which took up much of her time. She probably needed to hire lawyers to help sort it out. Today, you’ll still see her acting in a few television programs and theater shows. She may have had her ups and downs, but at least she’s still carving her name in the industry.
Julie Andrews – Voice talent
Julie Andrews is a well-rounded singer and actress who started her professional career working on Broadway shows. Her career took off when she was still a child after making her musical debut in The Boy Friend in West End Theater. Julie earned her way to the motion picture industry when she worked on the American musical fantasy film Mary Poppins where she won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Actress.
A year later, the movie The Sound of Music followed, where she played the iconic Maria Von Trapp. She bagged the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her fantastic performance in this production. She continued her success in the coming decades and even worked as a voice talent in animated shows such as Shrek and the 2010 movie Despicable Me. She’s also a recipient of many honorary degrees because of her several contributions to the film and theater industry.
Beverly Johnson – Entrepreneur
Beverly Johnson is not just your typical model who appeared on several magazine covers. She also made history by being the first African-American model featured on the famous Vogue magazine’s front page back in 1974. One year later, she landed another spot on the cover of the French edition of Elle magazine. Critics later recognized Beverly Johnson’s contributions to the fashion industry. OIn 2008, the New York Times named her one of the most influential people in the fashion industry during the 20th century. With all of the achievements she has under her name, Beverly probably doesn’t have any issues with her credit scores.
Today, Beverly Johnson is enjoying a luxurious life thanks to the wise career and financial choices during her heydays. We don’t doubt for a minute that Beverly deserves all the luxuries she has today. If you want to live like Beverly someday, then better start sorting out your finances as early as now.
Karen Lynn Gorney – Actress
Karen Lynn Gorney became famous after landing Tara Martin’s role in one of the longest-running soap operas, All My Children. However, her most prominent role was probably in the movie Saturday Night Fever, where she starred alongside John Travolta. Eventually, Karen decided that she needed a break from acting and switched careers. She started managing an art gallery in New York, which was great since she could use what she learned during college.
Karen got a degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. After a few years living outside the limelight, she couldn’t forget her passion for acting, so she returned to the entertainment scene in the ‘90s, playing minor roles in films and TV shows that continue up to this date. Karen Lynn’s persistence continues today as the actress is still expressing her talent is incredible even at 75. She still wants to make the new generation to witness her talent.
Lorraine Gary – Producer and Human Rights Advocate
Lorraine Gary is best known for her work in the Jaws movie franchise, which got released during the ‘70s and ‘80s. Her name did not appear in a lot of movie roles because she decided to retire early. Lorraine had a few investments in mind since acting was only a side job for her. She mainly focused on her production company known as New Hope Productions. Lorraine’s also an avid supporter of human and women’s rights.
She even received the prestigious Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Humanitarian Award for her contributions and efforts. She is currently 82 years old, but she still has a strong passion for pushing her advocacies and doing charitable works. It is a clear testament to her pure and genuine heart. It’s safe to say that we can all learn a thing or two from Lorraine’s book about doing our part for society. She sure is making an excellent legacy for herself.
Ellen Burstyn – Executive Producer
Ellen Burstyn made a massive ripple during the ‘70s and ‘80s with her roles in films such as the dramatic film The Last Picture Show and the supernatural horror adaptation of the novel The Exorcist. However, her most significant movie during this time was the 1974 movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, where she won her first Academy Award. The film helped her reach the peak of her career and continue her success for two decades.
She is currently in her mid-80s, but she is still working in the entertainment industry as a respected actress and working behind the scenes as an executive producer. Her work ethic reflects her career management skills, and her current net worth is a massive $20 million. She must have several investments with that much money under her name. There is no age gap when we are talking about real talents here. That’s what Ellen Burstyn probably wanted her fans to remember her for.
Meryl Streep – Education and Human Rights Advocate
Meryl Streep initially worked in Broadway during the start of her professional career. Her hard work later paid off after she landed a role in the hit 1977 film Deadliest Season. Shortly after breaking into the industry, a series of award-winning movies and mini-series such as Holocaust and The Deer Hunter made it into Meryl’s acting portfolio. Before the ‘80s, she accepted the film Kramer vs. Kramer project, where she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Meryl Streep is currently one of the most well-decorated actresses of all-time as she holds a total record of 21 Academy Award nominations and 31 Golden Globe nominations. She is not only famous for her work in Hollywood. People also recognize her for her charitable works, including two scholarship programs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, which helped students with their expenses to avoid student loans. That must be the reason why even at her 71, her bank account would never dry up.
Marilu Henner – Podcaster and Actress
I bet that her fans and everyone in the entertainment industry would love to meet the amazing Marilu Henner. The talented actress started her professional acting career working on a role in the famous 1971 musical Grease. She then appeared on the big screen when she landed a role in the 1977 comedy-drama film Between the Lines. But it was her breakthrough role as Elaine in the critically acclaimed sitcom Taxi which brought her fame and recognition. She earned five Golden Globe Award nominations from this series and made her a household name during the early ‘80s.
Her money management skills were also recognized as she was invited to take part in the first season of Celebrity Apprentice back in 2008. Unfortunately, she was removed from the show after the eighth episode. Today at 68 years old, there is no glimpse of aging in her career. While everyone is planning to retire, Marilu Henner still enjoys working.
Carol Kane – Actress
People from the ‘70s and ‘80 would easily recognize Carol Kane’s name. She rose to prominence after working in the 1975 movie Hester Street, which earned her an Oscar nomination. She’s also part of the famous series Taxi which helped her accumulate two Emmys. Carol made an appearance in classic films such as Annie Hall, Addams Family Values, and The Princess Bride. Recently, she appeared on the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
She is currently in her late 60s but she is still getting projects in several shows and movies. It looks like she wouldn’t need to hire a bankruptcy lawyer anytime soon. Because with her cleverness in handling her finance account and together with her passion and talent for acting, there should be more of Carol Kane to expect in the future. Whether she wants to proceed in her career or plan to live a private life, it is still her decision. But either way, we could expect that she will always shine.
Talia Shire – Actress
Talia belongs to a family composed of esteemed Hollywood figures, including her brother Francis Ford Coppola. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Talia would eventually make her way into the industry as well. Talia Shire made a name for herself during the ‘70s and ‘80 when she appeared in films such as The Godfather and the Rocky movie series. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Godfather Part II.
Although that is already quite an achievement on its own, Talia received more recognition for her role as Adriane Pennino in the first Rocky film. During the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, she had a steady career and was able to work on a couple of movies and TV series up to this date. Through the years, other titles Talia worked on include Kiss the Bride, I Heart Huckabees and Dreamland. With all the investments she has made throughout her career, the actress has already accumulated a net worth of $25 million.