These actresses were some of the most stunning women out there, but since then, they’ve changed drastically. If you saw what they looked like today, you’d be left with no words.
At 75 years old, Welch shows us she’s the definition of timeless beauty. The actress and singer was born Jo-Raquel Tejada to a Bolivian father and American mother. Welch won an acting scholarship to San Diego State College and started acting on stage in local productions. Welch worked as weather forecaster for a local Television station and later as a model for Neiman Marcus. Her first major film role came in 1966 in the science fiction film Fantastic Voyage.
Susan Dey started as a model before transitioning into acting for television. Her first major role is by far the most definitive of her career. Dey starred as Laurie Partridge on The Partridge Family from 1970- 1974. After the sitcom she tried her hand at film acting and worked alongside Charlton Heston in a 1972 film, Skyjacked. Dey won an award for her work on the show L.A. Law but since that time has taken an obvious step back from show business.
Marisa Tomei started her acting career on As The World Turns, although she is most well known for her role in My Cousin Vinny. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in My Cousin Vinny. Tomei has been busy acting throughout her entire career. In more recent years she has been in multiple superhero films including, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: Civil War.
Bo Derek is an American film and television actress who had her breakthrough role in the 1979 film 10. The image of her running on the beach cemented her as a symbol of seduction. Her then husband, John Derek, directed her in 4 separate films in the 80’s including Tarzan and The Ape Man. While none of these films were critically well received, Derek still garnered attention for her risky skin baring costumes. Today she only makes occasional TV appearances and has asserted her political opinions strongly. Bo helped campaign for former President Bush as well as endorsed Mitt Romney.
Cheryl Ladd is best known for her iconic role in Charlie’s Angels. After she made her mark in Charlie’s Angels, Ladd moved on to Broadway. She starred as Bernadette Peters in Annie Get Your Gun. After that, she took on some smaller film roles in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Anger Management, and Ray Donovan.
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Kelly Le Brock was brought up in London. Her acting debut was in the movie ‘The Woman In Red’, where she co-starred with Gene Wilder. Le Brock’s looks have helped to cast her in a specific type of role, as an ideal or fantasy woman in movies like ‘The Woman In Red’ and ‘Weird Science’.
Morgan Fairchild starred in TV shows such as Dallas, Flamingo Road and Falcon Crest. Most recently, she guest-starred on the series Friends as Chandler’s super dramatic mother, once again turned heads (at 67!). Morgan was once held against her will in NYC and decided after the occurrence to learn kung-fu.
Sofia Vergara is a Colombian actress who first became famous for working as a co-host on two shows on the Univision TV network. She gained prominence for her English-speaking role in the film Chasing Papi and later appeared in more English-language roles in films such as Four Brothers, Meet the Browns, and also Madea Goes To Jail. However, she is certainly best known for her role on Modern Family as the hilarious Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, which has earned her four Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards.
Six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Farah Fawcett passed away in 2009 after a battle with cancer. She was 62 and still looked stunning. She left such an impact on us we had to include her in this list. Fawcett began her acting career in commercials and appeared in The Six Million Dollar Man, where she met her first husband Lee Majors. Indisputably, Farrah became the face of the late 70’s with her trademark blonde locks, easy smile, and her on-screen Charlie’s Angels persona.
Catherine Bach was born in Ohio and studied arts at UCLA where she made clothing for theater groups on the side to bring in extra money. Bach is known for her role as Daisy Duke on the TV show The Dukes Of Hazzard. While filming the show, her famously shaped legs were insured for $1,000,00 – talk about a prized possession! Her first film role was in the murder mystery, The Midnight Man, in 1973. In 2012 Bach joined The Young and the Restless as the character Anita Lawson.
Katey Sagal is an American actress and singer songwriter best known for her role as Peggy Bundy on the series Married …with Children. Sagal has been steadily employed since the series wrapped and involved in a variety of projects. From providing her voice to the animated series Futurama to starring on the family comedy 8 Simple Rules. From 2008-2014, Sagal took on the part of tough talking mama Gemma Teller Morrow on The Sons of Anarchy, a show her husband Kurt Setter created.
Molly Ringwald is the face of a generation of angsty teenage girls who just wanted to have fun and look good doing it. Her breakout role in Sixteen Candles followed closely by The Breakfast Club made her larger than life. Ringwald turned down the lead roles in Pretty Woman and Ghost and between 2008 and 2013 she had a supporting role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Ringwald writes an advice column for The Guardian about love, life and family issues. She is also a talented Jazz musician.
Sissy is definitely best remembered for her leading role in Carrie, the film adaptation of the Stephen King classic horror novel. Born to a humble family in Texas, young Sissy was deeply affected by the death of her older brother in her youth and credits the event for pushing her to follow her dreams. Sissy is still a highly recognized actress and currently starring in the Netflix original series Bloodline. Throughout her career she has managed to keep a low profile and safe guards her private life.
Jane Fonda is a two -time academy award winner and in 2014 was a recipient of the American Film Institute AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. This actress rose to fame in the 1960’s with her role in Barbarella. In the 80’s Fonda released a series of workout videos and inspired countless women to break a sweat with her. These days you can find her on the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie or pushing for change in one of her political endeavors.
Born in Queens, Barbara Bach is an international lady. She speaks Italian, French, and Spanish. After a successful modeling career, she was a highly sought-after talent and landed several small roles in Italian cinema. This experience led to her casting as the spy Anya Amasova in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. Barbara married former Beatle Ringo Starr in 1981 and spends most of her time today managing the charity they founded together, The Lotus Foundation.
Ally Sheedy made her film debut in Bad Boys alongside Sean Penn in 1983 and soon became known for the 80’s classics The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire and WarGames. Sheedy grew up in New York and started dancing with the American Ballet Theater at just 6 years old but gave it up in favor of pursuing acting. Since the 80s she’s had small parts in film and television but has also established herself as a writer with two published books.
Pamela Suzette “Pam” Grier, is an American actress. Pam Grier became most known during the 70’s for her movies like “The Big Bird Cage”, “Foxy Brown” and “Sheba Baby”. She even starred in Quentin Tarantino’s movie Jackie Brown, which got her a Golden Globe award for best actress. In addition, she had many other roles in shows like ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’, ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Fort Apache, The Bronx’ and ‘Above The Law’, where she played the partner of Steven Seagal.
Lisa Whelchel started her television career in The Facts Of Life, a beloved sitcom from the 80’s. Aside from an acting career, Lisa proved herself talented as a musician and in 1984 was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance for her Christian music album. Whelchel is a regular inspirational speaker and speaks nationwide at faith conferences. She has basically abandoned acting in favor of writing, with a total of ten books to her name so far. In 2012 she appeared on Survivor: Philippines and came in second place.
Jodie Foster started her career in her early teens and is often compared to other film legends and ranked as one of the best actresses of our time. Foster’s breakthrough came in the Scorsese film, Taxi Driver, alongside Robert DeNiro. Jodie Foster won an academy award for the film The Accused in 1988 and again for her role as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs a few years later. Foster currently focuses on hr behind the camera work as a director and raising her two children with partner Alexandra Hedison.
Daryl Hannah made her film debut in the supernatural horror movie The Fury in 1978. Known for her wispy voice and statuesque beauty, Hannah stole the show as the mermaid in Ron Howard’s fantasy film Splash in 1984. More recently, Darryl Hannah took on the role of assassin in the Tarantino flick Kill Bill, for which she won a Saturn Award. Hannah likes to dabble in other areas and is known for her environmental activism as well as for creating two separate board games. Romantically she has been linked to John f. Kennedy Junior and musician Neil Young.
Star of the hit BBC series Downtown Abbey, Smith, has been an actress in the industry for over 60 years and climbed her way to the top. With over 50 films to her name, Dame Maggie Smith, as she is now known, is one of the most recognizable faces in the British Film industry. Smith began her career on the stage like most prominent stars and even received the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival Legacy Award in 2012. From 2001- 2011 Smith played the ever so wise wizard Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter Film series.
This super woman is a force to be reckoned with! She has an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and is also heavily involved in social and political activism for many progressive causes. Sarandon began her acting career in the 1970’s and many remember her for her role in the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As a film, television and Broadway actress, there isn’t much Sarandon can’t do. Both her husband, Tim Robbins, and daughter Eva Amuri, are popular actors as well.
Diane Keaton is known as an accomplished actress, director and producer. She first gained notoriety after her starring role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar in 1977. Her partnership with quirky director Woody Allen shaped her early career. Keaton received Academy Award nominations for her work in Reds, Marvin’s Room and Something’s Gotta Give. If that wasn’t enough, Diana is also a talented photographer, real estate developer, and author. She has two children and has never married although has famously been linked with Woody Allen, Al Pacino and Warren Beatty.
Loletha Elayne Falana is more known by her stage name Lola Falana, she’s an American singer, dancer, and actress. Lola Falana’s first dancing gig was in “Small’s Paradise” in Harlem. In 1970 Lola Falana made her film debut in ‘The Liberation L.B Jones’, that year was also the year she modeled for Playboy. Falana also had multiple appearances on TV shows like “The Joey Bishop Show” and “The Hollywood Palace”. Lola was also the first supporting actor hired for “The New Bill Cosby Show”.
We can see that even back in the day the The Devil Wears Prada star was one of Hollywood’s most attractive women and full of spirit. Meryl Streep has been dubbed one of the finest actresses of all time and her professional awards prove that point. Streep began acting in college and demonstrated an early affinity for accents and transforming herself to suit characters. She received an MFA from Yale in 1975 an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Dartmouth College in 1981. Some of Streep’s popular films include The Bridges of Madison Country, Out of Africa, and Mamma Mia.
Betty White is credited with having the longest television career of a female performer in history! Not only is she a hilarious actress, she was also the first woman to produce her own sitcom. Her career has spanned more than 75 years and at 95 years old White is still acting. Her most notable roles include work on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls. Most recently the sitcom Hot in Cleveland. Betty lost her husband to cancer in 1981 and never remarried because in her words, “Once you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?”
Angela Bassett is best known for her roles in biopic films. She is best known for portraying Tina Turner in the film What’s Love Got to Do With It. The role that earned her many accolades including a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for an Academy Awards for Best Actress. She later went on to portray Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, and also Coretta Scott King in Betty and Coretta.
Best known for her roles in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday, Hepburn is considered the epitome of classic beauty, style and grace. Regarded as the third greatest female film star according to the American Film Institute, she received countless awards. Hepburn passed too soon and died of cancer a the age of 63 in her home in Switzerland.e
Now known as Olenna Tyrell on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, actress Diana Rigg spent a lot of time in front of the camera. As Emma Peel in the 1960’s TV series, The Avengers, she gained popular recognition for her acting ability. Rigg has starred on Broadway and won a Tony award in 1994 for the title role in Medea. Her father was a railway engineer and Rigg spent a large part of her childhood in India where he was employed. She still speaks a little Hindi!
Halle Berry became the first and only African American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress when she won the award in 2002 for her role in the romantic drama film Monster’s Ball. Before she pursued acting, Berry was a model and beauty pageant contestant, and even placed as first runner up in the Miss USA contest in 1986. She also had a successful modeling career, and was the longtime spokeswoman for Revlon cosmetics. Can you believe this beauty is fifty years old?
Nominated for seven British Academy Television Awards, Dawn French is a popular and talented comedian. This hilarious actress wrote and starred in the sketch comedy show French and Saunders with her partner Jennifer Saunders. Following the success of the show, she played the lead, Geraldine Granger, on the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French played The Fat Lady in the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while her husband gave his voice to The Shrunken Head character.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, or as you might know her, Donna Summer was a singer, songwriter, performer and artist. Donna was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and was one of seven siblings. Donna Summer started performing at the age of 8, when she replaced a vocalist in her church, who didn’t how up. She continued her musical education throughout high school, and weeks before graduating, she left for New York to tour with Crow. Back in 2012, Summer passed away from lung cancer.
Janet Jackson first rose to fame as a part of The Jackson Five and as a cast member of the variety show The Jacksons, and was the youngest of the Jackson siblings to perform. She is an accomplished singer, actress, dancer, and songwriter. She is known for her provocative and sensual performing style and the content of her music always seemed to push the envelope. She recently married her third husband, businessman Wissam Al Mana, with whom she had a son with him in January 2017.
Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress who first rose to prominence when she landed a role in the thriller film Dead Calm. She later went on to appear in films such as Day of Thunder, Far and Away, and Batman Forever. She earned a household name and also a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Satine in the music movie Moulin Rouge. This role also earned her the first Academy Award nomination of her career, this time for Best Actress. Kidman has been married to country star Keith Urban since 2006.
Oprah Winfrey is the “Queen of all Media” who became famous for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was syndicated on TV between the years 1986 and 2011, and was the highest-rated talk show in the history of television. She is generally regarded as one of the most influential women and people in the world and she is the richest African American person in the world. She has been awarded with many awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2013.
Now 51, former child star Brooke Shields is still working in small TV productions. Her controversial role at 12 years old in the film Pretty Baby launched her career and led to countless big screen offers for the rising star. In 1983, however, Shields paused her career to attend Princeton University where she graduated with a degree in Romance Languages. Shields has had a number of guest television appearances in recent years as well as became a mother to two daughters.
Salma Hayek is a Mexican actress who had a successful acting career in Mexico when she starred on the telenovela named Teresa as well as the film El Callejon de los Milagros, before moving to Hollywood and making it big in the American film industry. She became known to American audiences when she starred in films such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Dogma, and Wild Wild West. Her biggest role was playing Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida.
Sally Margaret Field starred as the free-spirited surfer girl on the popular 1960’s series Gidget and then put on her habit to play The Flying Nun. A celebrated actress and Academy Award Winner, Sally Field has shown she is just as talented behind the camera. She became a director later in her career and was responsible for the HBO mini-series From The Earth to the Moon. Beauty and brains, Field received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.
It is really difficult to believe that the gorgeous Stacey Dash is fifty years old. She first became known for her role as Dionne Davenport in the film Clueless and then for reprising this role in the television adaptation series, which is of the same name. She appeared in several films such as Moving, Mo’ Money, Renaissance Man, and also View from the Top. She has recently turned to a career in politics, and was a co-host on the talk show Outnumbered, which was broadcast Fox News Channel.
Vanessa Williams first became well known for becoming the first African American winner of the Miss America competition in 1984. Williams was embroiled in controversy when Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her that were unauthorized, leading her to lose her title as Miss America. She moved on to a musical career that was a bit short-lived, and later moved on to acting. She appeared in TV show Ugly Betty as Wilhelmina Slater and also as Renee Perry in drama Desperate Housewives.
Julianne Moore is an actress who has starred in many films throughout her career, beginning with her roles in many films in the 90’s. Her first film was 1990’s Tales from the Darkside: The Movie. Her breakout role was in the film Short Cuts and then she also appeared in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. She has appeared in other films such as The Kids Are Alright, Game Change, and she received much critical acclaim for her role in Still Alice for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Samantha Fox can rock! This English singer, songwriter and actress has been working hard since she was 16 years old. She first appeared as topless model in the British tabloid The Sun and became one of the most photographed women of her era. Fox has appeared on television a few times and has occasionally worked as a presenter as well. Fox’s personal life has been touched with scandal. She accused her father of mismanagement of her personal accounts and at his death the pair had not spoken for over a decade.
This southern born beauty is a wildly talented triple threat. She made her name as both a model, singer, and actress after launching her career in 1970. Cybil is famous for starring in major films like The Heartbreak Kid, Betsy, and Taxi Driver. Shepherd had a series of less than popular roles and took a break from the big screen to return to regional theater in her hometown of Memphis. In recent years Cybill has appeared on Broadway and guest starred on several popular TV series including Criminal Minds and No Ordinary Family.
Tina Louise started her acting career at the early age of two years. When she was 17 Tina Louise started her official acting training, with schooling for acting, dancing, and singing. During the first years of her career, Tina Louise was offered many modeling jobs as a pinup model for several Gentleman’s magazines. Tina Louise’s most known role was as Ginger on the show ‘Gilligan’s Island’, and despite the fact she had many more roles after this one, this is still her most memorable performance.
Born in 1931, Barbara Eden started performing unofficially as a child in the church choir. Where she sang all the solos. As a teenager, Barbara would sing with local bands in night clubs. For $10 a night. By the age of 16 she began to study acting on a larger scale. To this day, Barbara Eden’s most prominent role was as Jeannie, in ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’. In the show, she played a genie who was released by a US air-force Captain.
An iconic French model, Bardot was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the world for most of the 1960’s and 70’s. Her beauty defined a generation and set the bar for fashion models today. Bardot started acting in 1952 and appeared in several comedy films and was even the topic of a controversial essay by Simone de Beauvoir. Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973 and now focuses more on animal rights activism. At 82 she is still an outspoken woman and has drawn criticism in recent years for her views on immigration.
The Academy Award-winning Italian actress and pinup is still considered one of the most prominent women in Hollywood history. Her exotic looks and true talent is what distinguished her from other bombshells of her era. Loren started acting at the tender age of 15 but it was her five movie contract with Paramount Pictures that successfully launched her into mega stardom. Sophia paused her acting career when she started her family and returned briefly for roles in the films Grumpier Old Men and Nine.
This stunning New Zealand native is best known for her fantastic portrayal of Xena Warrior Princess from the series of the same name from 1995-2001. Lucy Lawless appeared in her first musical at the age of 10 and by 21 had been crowned Miss New Zealand. In 1994 she appeared in a made for TV movie about Hercules and was spotted by producers for Xena. She has appeared on Broadway and the popular series Spartacus as the conniving Lucretia.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen
Tiffani Amber Thiessen is only 43 and probably doesn’t exactly belong on this list but we love her and couldn’t resist! This beautiful actress got her first role on television in Saved By The Bell as Kelly Kapowski. She followed up on the success of the series by landing a role on Beverly Hills 90210. Tiffani has had a few minor roles in various TV shows, and more recently she played in the show White Collar and started hosting her own show on the Cooking Channel.
Michelle Pfeiffer got her first big role in the film industry in the gangster film Scarface playing alongside Al Pacino but it wasn’t her first big role. Pfeiffer starred in Grease 2 which bombed at the box office and could have derailed her career. Luckily for her, the next few films she worked on were massive hits! Michelle was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988 for her part in Dangerous Liaisons. After a period of semi retirement, Pfeiffer returned to film with a bang in 2007 in the musical Hairspray and the fantasy Stardust.
Can you believe Phoebe Cates is in her 50’s, and how does she still look so amazing? Cates was born into a stage family in New York city so it isn’t much of a surprise that she became an actress herself. She broke the hearts of teenage boys in the 80’s when she appeared in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and followed its success with her role in Gremlins. Today she is a stay at home mom and married to fellow actor Kevin Kline since 1989.
Heather Deen Locklear is another actress almost a bit too young to make our list but we have little doubt that she’ll maintain her flawless figure and gorgeous style well into old age! Known primarily for her role on Melrose Place, her other notable TV roles include Dynasty and Spin City. Today you can see Locklear guest starring on various television programs and taking care of her teenage daughter, Ava Sambora.
Acclaimed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, the two-time Academy Award winner has graced the screen with over thirty credits to her name. Lange was discovered while working as a model and had her first big break in the 1976 remake of King Kong. Lange is a published photographer and has shown in recent years the depth of her acting ability. In 2010 she won her first Emmy award for her role in the HBO special Grey Gardens.
Before she was a lifestyle queen and mega-mogul, Martha Stewart was an extremely sought after fashion model. Stewart started babysitting for celebrities, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra as a teenager. She then began modeling and even had a few commercial projects. To pay for her college tuition, Stewart modeled for Chanel until she graduated from Barnard with a double major in History and Architectural History. In 1976 Martha started a small catering business and her first lifestyle book, Entertaining was published in 1982.
Ursula Andress attained worldwide fame after landing the role as the first ever Bond Girl, Honey Ryder. Starting her career at a young age, 18 year old Ursula left her native Switzerland for Rome where she had film roles, but she was shortly discovered by American agents and signed to Paramount Pictures. In 1995, Andress was chosen as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history. Andress was involved with several celebrities over the course of her life including James Dean, director John Derek and Harry Hamlin, with whom she has a son.
Chaka Khan was born Yvette Marie Stevens, in an artistic bohemian family in 1953. She was raised in the area of Hyde Park, which she called “an island in the middle of madness”. In 1978 Chaka Khan began her solo career and released her debut album with Warner Bros. In 1984 Chaka Khan already released her sixth studio album titled “I Feel For You”. In 1998 Chaka Khan signed with Prince’s label, and went on to tour with him. Chaka Khan was married twice and she has two children.
Dorothy Faye Dunaway, also known as Faye Dunaway was the first ever to receive the prestigious award of the Leopard Club that honors actors whose work left a significant mark on society. Dunaway’s first ever movie appearance was in the movie ‘The Happening’ which got her noticed by critics. Dunaway truly gained fame after her role in ‘Bonnie And Clyde’. The movie was considered very controversial at the time, as they deemed it “glorifying murderers”, but it garnered world fame regardless.
Lesley Lawson, also known as ‘Twiggy’ is an English model. Most famous during the 60’s and 70’s for her small frame and huge eyes. Her look, with huge eyes, an androgynous hair cut and long eyelashes really defined the swinging sixties. After her modeling days, Twiggy went on to be an actress, on screen and in the theaters. One memorable appearance she had on screen was a cameo in ‘Blues Brothers’. Nowadays Twiggy is still in the fashion business, but rather than being in the front, she stays backstage.
Julie Newmar as born in Los Angeles in 1933. Julie Newmar won the Tony Award For Best Featured Actress for her role as Katrig Sveg in the Broadway show ‘The Marriage Go Round’. She is also very well known for her role as Catwoman in the classic ‘Batman’ TV show from the 60’s. In the 1970’s Julie Newmar branched out of acting to different business endeavors and received two different patents. One for Pantyhose and one more for a brasier.
Erin Moran is best known as her character Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days and its spinoff series, Joanie Loves Chachi. She hasn’t worked as an actress since 2012, but did appear as contestant on VH1’s reality show Celebrity Fit Club in 2008. The biggest news in Moran’s life in recent years revolves around the lawsuit her and three other cast mates filed against CBS. The group claimed to have lost out on merchandising profits owed to them and were denied retribution by the judge on the case. A settlement was reached outside of court. Sadly, Moran’s fans learnt of the star’s passing early April 22nd 2017.
Lori Singer was born in Corpus Cristi in Texas and was part of a very musical family. Singer was first noticed when she was playing a dancer in the TV show ‘Fame’ between 1982 and 1983, the part was actually created especially for her. Lori Singer also played the role of Ariel Moore, the lead character in ‘Footloose’. Singer also played in many other movies like ‘The Falcon’ and ‘The Snowman’. She also played in ‘The Man With One Red Shoe’ along with Tom Hanks.
Helen Mirren began her fantastic acting career in the National Youth Theatre. After which she was subsequently invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the Royal Shakespeare Company, Helen Mirren played the part of Diana in ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ among other prominent roles. In 1970 the director John Goldschmidt made a documentary,titled ‘Doing Her Own Thing’ about Helen Mirren’s time with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Later in her career Helen Mirren also participated in movies. Some of her prominent works include ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Age Of Consent’.
Jennifer Beals became famous with her movie ‘Flashdance’, which was the third highest grossing film in the U.S in 1983. Flashdance is about an 18 year old named Alex, whose a welder by day, and exotic dancer by night. Beals accepted this role as Alex while she was still a student in Yale. Sadly, the dance moves that everyone loved in the movie were not performed by Jennifer Beals, but by her stunt double, Marine Jahan.After ‘Flashdance’ Beals returned to school.
Joanna Lumley is an English actress, throughout her career, she specialized in upper class roles. Her voice and accent really helped her in this. Also, Joanna Lumley’s first big role was in ‘The New Avengers’ as Purdey. In 1979 Joanna Lumley took part in another spectacular show, ‘Sapphire & Steel’. ‘Sapphire & Steel’ was ITV’s version of a show like ‘Doctor Who’, in which Lumley was Sapphire, a mysterious elemental being. A decade later Joanna Lumley gained even more fame in her show ‘Absolutely Fabulous’.
In 1961 Ann Margret began her career with 20th Century Fox, when they signed her for a seven year contract. Ann Margret’s film debut was in a loan out to United Artists in ‘Pocketful of Miracles’ along with Bette Davis. ‘Pocketful Of Miracles’ was a remake of the 1933 movies ‘Lady For A Day’. In 1962 Ann Margret played the role of ‘Bad Girl’ in the musical ‘State Fair’. She originally auditioned for the role ‘Good Girl’ but was deemed too seductive by the studio executives.
Olivia Newton-John was born in England. Other than being an actress, Olivia Newton-John is also a famous and beloved singer. Her first solo album, ‘If Not For You’ was released in 1971. The title track was written by Bob Dylan. The album ‘All Things Must Pass’ was the first time she reached international fame. Olivia Newton John was voted best female vocalist for two years in a row in the UK. In 1978 Olivia Newton John played the role of Sandy in the film adaptation of ‘Grease’. After ‘Grease’, her career soared even more afterwards.
Young Jacqueline Bisset grew up speaking French and was educated at the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle in London. She studied ballet and acting in her youth and turned to modeling contracts to pay for her lessons. Her film debut came in Roman Polanski’s Cul-de-sac in 1966. However, most people might recognize her from the slapstick comedy Airplane, where she played a pregnant stewardess carrying Dean Martin’s lovechild. Jacqueline is still acting at the age of 72 and received the Legion d’honneur award from French president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2010 for her work in cinema.
Victoria Principal was born in Japan, as Viki Ree Principal, daughter of a United States Air Force Sergeant. Due to her father’s profession, they moved around a lot and Victoria actually grew up in London, Florida, and Puerto Rico, switching schools all the time. Victoria Principal started her acting career at the early age of 5 in TV commercials. In 1970 Victoria Principal moved to Hollywood, with no money, car or connections. Later on, she became one of our most beloved actresses.
Tonya Harding is best known in the world of competitive ice skating for her rivalry with Nancy Kerrigan. Nancy Kerrigan is also a competitive ice skater. She came in sixth in the United States Figure Skating Competition. In 1991 Tonya Harding has had her big breakthrough when she performed the triple axel. This was the first time a woman completed the triple axel in the short program. Nowadays Tonya Harding is most known for the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, her biggest competitor at the time.
Lynda Carter, or as you might know her, Wonder Woman, was the face of the superhero for four years. Not just an actress, Lynda started as a beauty pageant contestant and was crowned Miss World America in 1972. Carter dropped out of Arizona State University after being voted “Most Talented” to pursue her dreams of performing. Lynda retired from the limelight in the 90s and today enjoys a more private life after admitting in 2008 to have suffered from, and received treatment for, alcoholism.
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore is best known for her role in the show ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’. In the show, she played the role of Mary Richards, a single woman working in a news production. Another role Mary Tyler Moore Is famous for is her role on the ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’. In addition to her successful television career, Mary Tyler Moore also had a great theater career, taking part in plays like “Whose Life Is It Anyway” and the musical adaptation of “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”.
Elizabeth Taylor is an undisputed film legend and one of the most significant characters in pop culture. Recognized for her beauty, talent and her eight different marriages, Taylor will forever be a Hollywood legend and household name. She began her career as a child actress and easily segued into film and stage productions. She is best known for the films Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In the later stages of her career, Taylor took on a heavy role in AIDS activism and received the Presidential Citizens Medal for her efforts.
In 1989 Erika Eleniak started modeling for Playboy, her first gig being a nautical theme. Later that year Erika got a recalling role on ‘Charles In Charge’ as Charles’s girlfriend. 1989 was also the year Erika Eleniak joined the cast of ‘Baywatch’. In 2005 Erika appeared in reality show “The Real Gilligan’s Island”.
Nancy McKeon is best known for her role on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life. She got the role after a casting director saw her in a Hallmark commercial where she could cry on cue. After her time on the series it was thought she would go on to play in a TV adaptation of the film Working Girl but the role was given to Sandra Bullock instead. Mckeon hasn’t worked in show business much in recent years and resides in Austin Texas with her husband and kids.
Mia Farrow first gained popular recognition for her role on the soap opera Peyton Place followed closely by her work in Rosemary’s Baby in 1968. Her career and her private life have crossed over on more than one occasion. She has been linked to director Woody Allen, and at the tender age of 21 married 51-year-old Frank Sinatra. Still active at 71, Mia Farrow looks amazing and is heavily involved with activism and politics. In the most recent election she endorsed Bernie Sanders in his bid for presidency.
Goldie Hawn began her acting career on the comedy Good Morning, World and trademarked her TV persona of the ditzy blonde. The peak of Goldie Hawn’s early career was in the 60’s and 70’s with movies like There’s a Girl In My Soup and Cactus Flower. The 80’s saw more box office success with her film Private Benjamin, which also garnered her an Academy Award nomination. Hawn has been in a relationship with fellow actor Kurt Russell since 1983 and the couple have a son together in addition to Hawn’s two other children with ex husband Bill Hudson.