Blast From The Past: Women From Popular TV Shows & Movies Part 2

For as long as we can remember, these strong women made it big, and we are here to celebrate them. If you liked our previous article, you will love this!
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From stars like Betty White and Marilyn Monroe to Pamela Anderson and Winona Ryder, you’ll see lovely ladies who have graced our screens with their talents!

Christina Ricci

America’s favorite wide-eyed goth girl rose to prominence as Wednesday Addams in 1991’s ” The Addams Family .”

 

But, since then, she’s diversified her resume with such films as ” Now and Then,” ” The Ice Storm,” ” Sleepy Hollow,” ” Prozac Nation,”  and more. In June 2020, Ricci filed for divorce from her husband, James Heerdegen, they have a son together named Freddie.

Selma Blair

Perpetual villainess Blair starred opposite some of Hollywood’s hottest stars in the ’90s and early 2000s, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Stiles.

 

Selma revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in October 2018 and continues to publicly battle the disease. She shares her son Arthur with ex Jason Bleick.

Alicia Silverstone

Silverstone cemented herself as a Hollywood staple with the 1995 role of Cher in ” Clueless.” The actress has continued to stay relevant with roles on ” Braceface ,” ” Miss Match ,” ” American Woman ,” and more.

 

Off-screen, Silverstone has been vocal about parenting and a vegan lifestyle, writing “The Kind Diet” and “The Kind Mama,” and talking about her son Bear Blu.

Rachel Leigh Cook

Perhaps the quintessential 90s film star, Rachel attained peak popularity with “She’s All That” and “Josie and the Pussycats,” which became a cult classic.

 

Rachel still acts, but mostly in smaller films and straight to DVD movies nowadays. Her career took a back seat after she got married and started a family in 2004.

Liv Tyler

Liv is strikingly beautiful, and she’s worked as a model and effortlessly transitioned into acting in the mid-90s. She has remained a household name ever since.

 

Liv is the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, but she didn’t always know that. Once informed, she soon struck up a great relationship with her dad.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst was thrust into the spotlight at 12 years old for her lauded performance as a ghoul in “Interview with the Vampire.”

 

She later starred in “Wimbledon,” the Spiderman series, “Mona Lisa Smile,” and more. She’s engaged to Jesse Plemons, and their son was born in 2018.

Julia Stiles

It was “10 Things I Hate About You” that really launched Julia into the stratosphere. Julia has been working non-stop ever since.

 

Now married with a child, Julia describes herself as a ‘former vegan,’ having given the diet a go before finding that it gave her anemia.

Claire Danes

In her decades-long career, Danes won a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Angela Chase, and she has since earned two more for her role on “Homeland,” which she has been on since 2011.

 

Nowadays she’s heavily involved in charity work and outspoken politically, Claire is every bit as big a deal as she was back then.

Mandy Moore

It’s safe to say that the late 90s belonged to Mandy Moore. Whether it was as a singer or an actress, she trailblazed her way into the 2000s.

 

By her eighteenth birthday, she had three hit albums under her belt. Somehow, she also found the time to appear in “The Princess Diaries” and act while still making music.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

“Party of Five” propelled Jennifer Love Hewitt’s career. Jennifer Love Hewitt had continued to act was later cast as the lead on “Ghost Whisperer.”

 

The actress has also released four albums over the years, the last in 2002, and penned a book of dating advice titled “The Day I Shot Cupid.” after that, her performances were few and far between.

Jane Leeves

Jane Elizabeth Leeves is best known for her role as Daphne Moon on “Frasier” but has also appeared in “The Benny Hill Show” and “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” among others.

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The actress is known for speaking her mind, in 2012, posing in an ad for the NOH8 Campaign, supporting the LGBT community. Yaass Jane!

Terry Farrell

Known for her role as Jadzia Dax in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” is Terry Farrell. She later starred in the comedy series Becker as Regina “Reggie” Kostas.

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She is reportedly in a relationship with Adam Nimoy, son of THE LEONARD NIMOY. In 2017, Terry made somewhat of a comeback, with a role in the TV series Renegades.

Shelley Long

American actress and comedian Shelley Long is known for her sole as Diane Chambers on the hit sitcom “Cheers.”

 

Did you know she won an Emmy, AND two Golden Globes for her performance on the show!? Recently, Long appeared on Milo Murphy’s Law as Grandma Murphy.

Staci Keanan

Actress turned attorney, Keanan, born Anastasia Love Sagorsky, is best known for her role as Nicole Bradford on the sitcom “My Two Dads.”

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Admitted to the State Bar of California in 2013, Keanan now goes by the name Anastasia Sagorsky, and practices in Los Angeles. Who says you can’t have it all?

Christine Lakin

In 1989, Christine Lakin was cast as Al Lambert, the role which she would be remembered for, on “Step By Step.” Lakin continued to act, appearing in various TV movies.

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She later went on to voice Joyce Kinney in “Family Guy!” 2016 saw Lakin cast on the cable TV series “Hollywood Darlings.”

Sandy Duncan

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Duncan’s performance in the Broadway revival of Peter Pan, as well as her role on the sitcom “The Hogan Family,” gained her mass appeal and credit!

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With a career that spans several decades, Duncan has been nominated for three Tonys, two Emmys, and two Golden Globes. Now in her 70s, she is still active in the acting industry.

Valerie Harper

Four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Valerie Harper’s most notable role is Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and its resultant spin-off “Rhoda.”

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Atop of her film and TV credits, appearing in a number of Broadway productions! These days, she dabbles in acting and the stage, however is still greatly focussed on charity work.

Phylicia Rashad

Who can forget Phylicia Rashad, Clair Huxtable from “The Cosby Show”?

 

Rashad also had a knack for theatre, with credits including “Dreamgirls,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and more. Most recently, you would’ve seen Phylicia Rashad in “This Is Us” and the “Creed” franchise.

Barbara Feldon

You might know Barbara Feldon as the groundbreaking Agent 99 from the series “Get Smart.”

 

Feldon made a number of TV movies and reprised her role as 99 in the 2008 “Get Smart.” Also a writer, Feldon is keeping busy and fighting fit well into her 80s.

Roxie Roker

Remember “The Jeffersons”? Then you’d most certainly remember Roxie Albertha Roker, who played Helen Willis!

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It is also worth mentioning that Roxie is none other than the mother of rocker Lenny Kravitz! Aside from her acting, Roxie was also an advocate for children’s rights. Sadly, Roxie was taken by breast cancer at a young age, passing away in 1995.

Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond is, as you know, descended from the great show business family, the Osmonds.

 

Active throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s… it seems there was no slowing down for Ms. Osmond. Still performing to this day, Osmond even has an 11-years-long Las Vegas residency under her belt!

Karen Grassle

Mostly known as Caroline Ingalls from “Little House of the Prairie,” Karen Grassle has participated in numerous Broadway and on-screen productions.

 

These days, Grassle enjoys her success in San Francisco, with a keen interest in the theatre. She is still going strong, appearing in the 2017 film “Where’s Roman?”

Melissa Gilbert

With her start as Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie,” it was fitting for Melissa Gilbert to later star as Caroline “Ma” Ingalls on the Broadway version of the show.

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Her recent gigs were few and far between (mostly due to political aspirations), but you might still remember her from season 14 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit is best known for her role on “M*A*S*H” as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan.

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Swit is also known for her singing and theatre work. Clearly well-loved by American audiences, Loretta Swit received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the late 80s.

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore is remembered for her self-titled sitcom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” as well as “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

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A published author, Tyler Moore released two memoirs: “After All” and “Growing Up Again: Live, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes.” She sadly passed away at age 80 in 2017.

Priscilla Barnes

Priscilla Barnes joined the cast of “Three’s Company” to replace Suzanne Somers’ character. Her role snowballed into various other roles in both film and TV.

 

Now in her 60s, she has been married to actor Ted Monte for 15 years and has appeared in the occasional TV film in recent years.

Margot Kidder

Immortalized as Lois Lane in the “Superman” film series opposite the iconic Christopher Reeve, is Margot Kidder. Kidder’s career spanned over five decades and an Emmy!

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Kidder was a fierce environmental and anti-war activist, inspiring a new generation of political voices. Sadly, in 2018, Kidder took her own life at the age of 69. Rest easy, Margot.

Suzanne Somers

Apparently, Suzanne Somers owes her health to lots of vitamins, no alcohol, yoga, and being with family. Well…to look that good in her 70s, she’s clearly doing something right.

 

Starring as Chrissy Snow on “Three’s Company,” as well as Carol Foster Lambert on “Step by Step,” Somers has also dabbled in writing, singing, entrepreneurial pursuits, and more.

Joyce DeWitt

With a long list of starring roles in musicals and plays, you probably remember Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood in the hit ABC series “Three’s Company.”

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DeWitt is a passionate activist and philanthropist, dedicated to ending hunger and homelessness, as well as supporting a number of environmental issues.

Sally Struthers

Best known for her role in “All in the Family” as Gloria Stivic, Sally Struthers is a two-time Emmy winner.

 

Struthers has also made her presence known in theatre, starring in both “Annie” and “Hello Dolly!” She’s also passionate about activism, working with charities such as ChildFund.

Hayley Mills

Hayley Mills’ debut was opposite her own father, Sir John Mills, in “Tiger Bay.” Way before Lindsay Lohan, Mills played Susan and Sharon from the O.G. “The Parent Trap.”

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After her success as a child actor, Mills transitioned into theater roles. Now in her 70s, Mills has two children and recently starred in Isobel Mahon’s “Party Face” theatre production.

Priscilla Presley

Former model and actress Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the legendary Elvis Presley, is known for her roles in “The Naked Gun” films as well as Jenna Wade on the iconic series “Dallas.”

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Over the years, there has been much talk as to why Priscilla did what she did and divorced Elvis, however in recent times Priscilla Presley opened up.

Beverley Owen

Beverley Owen was employed as a typist in CBS in the 50s. A job she didn’t do very well and ended up being fired from.

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She received some recognition when she secured the role of Marilyn Munster during the first season of “The Munsters.” Beverly exited the show after 13 episodes and married the writer and producer Jon Stone.

Betty White

Betty White is perhaps one of the most iconic American actresses, and comedians, in U.S. history. Best remembered as the cheeky Sue Ann Nivens on “Mary Tyler Moore,” and as the slightly dizzy Rose Nylund on the hilariously funny “Golden Girls.”

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Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, Betty White is still acting to this day, appearing in various productions.

Victoria Principal

Whilst she appeared in a few roles, it was Victoria Principal’s role as Pamela Barnes Ewing in “Dallas” which really gave her fame and recognition.

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Principal established her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions, as well as her own line of skincare! She is also a best-selling author.

Anjelica Huston

Angelica Huston first got recognition in “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and won an Academy Award for her role in “Prizzi’s Honor.”

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All up, Huston has more than 70 acting credits and numerous awards to her name! Oh, and she’s also a published author, just to make us all feel talentless. What a woman!

Linda Gray

The portrayal of Sue Ellen Ewing in “Dallas” brought fame to Linda Gray from 1978 to 1991. Other than that, Linda is a film, stage, and television actress.

 

Not to mention a producer, director, and former model. She certainly landed in the right industry, and certainly had a talent!

Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo’s breakthrough role came during the film “Salome, Where She Danced.” This helped her gain momentum and acclaim as an actress.

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De Carlo also appeared in “The Munsters,” “Follies,” and “The Virginian.” But this was not all! During the 70s, De Carlo appeared in films, TV, and on the theatre stage! She sadly passed away in 2007.

Marilyn Chambers

Whilst Marilyn Chambers rose to fame during her adult film phase, she successfully transitioned to mainstream acting work.

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Chambers pursued modeling, theatre, singing, and writing. Surprisingly, she ran for Vice President in 2004 and 2008! Sadly, however, she was found dead just one year later by her 17-year-old daughter in her home. Her ashes were scattered at sea.

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere has been on screen since 11 months old! You probably remember her from “Heroes” as Claire Bennett.

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Her later role as Juliette Barnes in the series “Nashville” earned her a number of Golden Globe Award nominations! She is also a passionate activist and a mother.

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg first got behind the camera for over 100 TV commercials, before her first role in “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.”

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“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alumni, even 00s kids will recognize the actress. Older audiences might remember her from “Gossip Girl.” Seems that M has had quite a career, and there are no signs of slowing down.

Roz Kelly

Before starring in “Happy Days,” Roz Kelly worked as a photographer, snapping pictures of celebrities such as Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol.

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Beyond the fame of “Happy Days,” Kelly had a number of guest roles on “Starsky & Hutch,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and more. After a couple of firearm incidents, Kelly has stayed off-screen and out of trouble.

Erica Durance

Canadian actress Erica Durance played Lois Lane in “Smallville”. She later branched out to film, with appearances in “The Butterfly Effect 2,” “I Me Wed,” and more.

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In 2012, she took on another leading role, as Dr. Alex Reid in “Saving Hope,” with her real-life pregnancy written into the story! Durance plays Kara’s Kryptonian mother, Alura Zor-El in the TV series “Supergirl!”

Erin Moran

In 1982, Erin Moran’s Joanie Cunningham got the spin-off series “Joanie Loves Chachi.” More recently, Moran appeared in “The Love Boat” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

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After a financial slump, the star appeared in a string of shows and films up until her retirement in 2012. Just five years later, Moran passed away at the relatively early age of 56.

Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk is best known for her role as Lana Lang in the TV series “Smallville.”

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Kreuk’s roles were not limited to TV! She has appeared in films and commercials. Most recently, she starred in “Burden of Truth,” as Joanna Hanley, an attorney from the big smoke.

Julie Benz

Julie Benz is best remembered for her role as Darla on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, though more recently for her portrayal of Rita Bennett on “Dexter.”

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Benz went on to star in the CBS series “Hawaii Five-O” as Chin Ho’s girlfriend, Abby Dunn.

Eve Plumb

Eve Plumb, famous for portraying Jan Brady, is also a talented artist. Self-taught, Eve has steadily painted for the past 20 years, establishing a well-grounded career for herself.

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Much of her work is shown across galleries in the United States! She still appears here and there, most recently on the police drama “Blue Bloods” with Tom Selleck!

Susan Olsen

Susan Olsen from “The Brady Bunch” is a woman of many talents; actor, animal welfare advocate, artist, and radio host.

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Last appearing in the 2015 film “Mama Claus, Deck the Halls with Guts,” it was definitely a detour from the family-friendly genre… described by IMDB as a “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” meets “Last House on the Left.”

Olivia Hussey

The jewel in Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet” is Argentine-British actress Olivia Hussey. With an angelic face and stunning blue eyes, Olivia was the world’s most famous teenager in the late 60s.

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Her role as Juliet scored her a Golden Globe. A little-known fact about Hussey is that she moved into Sharon Tate’s former home, a month after the Manson Event.

Catherine Bell

Best known as Major Sarah MacKenzie in “JAG,” Catherine Lisa Bell stole the hearts of Americans and Marines alike.

 

She also starred in “Army Wives” as well as “The Good Witch.” In 2016, Bell starred in the Netflix Original film, “The Do-Over,” starring Adam Sandler and David Spade.

Jami Gertz

What do “Crossroads,” “The Lost Boys,” “Less Than Zero,” “Quicksilver,” “Square Pegs,” and “Twister” have in common? Jami Gertz of course! Gertz made her debut in the 1981 romance flick “Endless Love.”

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Gertz now serves as a board director for the Melanoma Research Alliance – so she’s putting her hard-earned dollars into bettering the lives of others.

Phoebe Cates

“Rolling Stone” described Phoebe Cates’ role in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” as having “the most memorable bikini-drop in cinema history,” and it seems Cates enjoyed filming the flick as well!

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With later acting and singing credits under her belt, Cates, in 2005 decided to expand her horizons further, opening her own boutique in New York.

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey’s role in “Dirty Dancing” elevated her to icon status. The role even earned Grey a Golden Globe Award nomination.

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Her 2011 appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” saw her win the competition, which was extraordinary, on the back of the removal of a cancerous node on her spine!

Christina Applegate

Well remembered for her role as Kelly Bundy on “Married…with Children,” Christina Applegate established herself in both film and TV, winning an Emmy Award, and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations.

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Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Luckily, she caught it on time and made a full recovery, which allowed her to keep acting to this day.

Winona Ryder

With film credits including “Beetlejuice,” “Mermaids,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Age of Innocence,” “Reality Bites,” and “Girl, Interrupted” Winona Ryder is a certified icon.

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Even after all these years, it seems Winona has plenty left in the tank with roles in “Star Trek,” “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story,” “Black Swan,” and, of course, “Stranger Things.”

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson’s face is familiar from “Little House on the Prairie” where she played Mary Ingalls.

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With over 50 film credits as an actress, Anderson has starred in “Midnight Offerings,” “Happy Birthday to Me,” and “Which Mother Is Mine?” There seems to be no slowing down for Anderson, with the film “The Con Is On” released in mid-2018.

Elisabeth Shue

Shue’s first significant role was in the series “Call to Glory,” that shot her to fame, soon after starring in “The Karate Kid.”

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She has since gone on to appear in “The Saint” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” More recently, the actress starred in Amazon prime’s adaptation of the comic “The Boys” with Simon Pegg.

Ursula Andress

As far as Bond girls go, Ursula Andress is perhaps the most famous. Whenever there is a list of “best bikini moments” Ursula is a mainstay.

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Andress enjoyed success in Hollywood and Italy and is remembered for her film legacy and enduring beauty. The octogenarian has since retired from her acting and modeling careers.

Sasha Alexander

Born Suzana S. Drobnjaković Ponti, the first thing that had to go was that Serbian tongue-twister name! With a more Hollywood-appropriate name, Sasha Alexander went on to play Gretchen Witter on “Dawson’s Creek”.

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More recently, Sasha appeared in “Shameless” as well as on “Rizzoli & Isles,” where she plays Dr. Maura Isles alongside Angie Harmon.

Jennifer Connelly

Connelly is best known for her part in the musical fantasy film “Labyrinth” alongside the late David Bowie. She later made notable performances in “Dark City,” “Requiem for a Dream,” and “A Beautiful Mind.”

 

A champion of human rights, Connelly has made headlines when announcing her participation in a “Top Gun” sequel.

Elizabeth Berkley

“Saved by the Bell” fans would remember Berkley as Jessie Spano. She later guest-starred on TV series including “CSI:Miami,” “NYPD Blue,” “Without a Trace,” and more.

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The actress is an animal rights activist, and has also set up an online self-help program, called Ask Elizabeth. Following on from her work, she published a book of the same name.

Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset’s first notable appearance was in the Finney/Hepburn film “Two for the Road,” followed by a role in the satirical “Casino Royale” as Miss Goodthighs!

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In 2010, she was awarded the Légion d’honneur insignia, and Nicolas Sarkozy remarked she was a “movie icon.” Fun fact: did you know Jacqueline is the godmother to Angelina Jolie?

Erika Eleniak

Erika Eleniak made her Hollywood debut in “E.T.the Extra-Terrestrial” as the girl Elliott kissed! From there, she shot to fame, starring in “Charles in Charge” and “Baywatch.”

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Eleniak sadly suffered from body image and health issues, but now she is much better and even has some acting projects lined up to look forward to.

Lisa Whelchel

You may remember Lisa Whelchel as a Mouseketeer on “The New Mickey Mouse Club,” or as Blair Warner on “The Facts of Life.” She later released a contemporary Christian album, “All Because of You.”

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Whelchel has also penned books on motherhood, children, friendship, and spirituality. In 2012, she tied for second place on the reality TV series, “Survivor: Philippines.”

Justine Bateman

Mostly famous for “Family Ties,” is Justine Bateman. The actress has also released a book “Fame: The Hijacking of Reality.”

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When “Family Ties” ended, Bateman moved on to writing and directing films, such as “Push,” “Five Minutes,” and “Violet.” In 2016, she also earned a degree from U.C.L.A. in Computer Science, as well as a pilot’s license!

Maureen McCormick

Best known for her role as Marcia Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” it’s Maureen McCormick! After battling substance abuse, the actress ventured into stage acting and reality TV show appearances.

 

In 2008, her autobiography debuted at number four on The New York Times bestseller list, exposing her controversial past, inner demons, and how she overcame adversity.

Melissa Rauch

Rauch made her mark as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on “The Big Bang Theory.”

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Rauch co-wrote and produced with her husband Winston Rauch, the film “The Bronze,” which received charming reviews from Variety magazine. Rauch has a daughter, Sadie, and most recently voiced Harley Quinn in the animated film “Batman and Harley Quinn.”

Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen

Nowadays, the twins are focused on fashion rather than acting. Their brands The Row and Elizabeth and James appearing on celebrities, in major department stores, and high-end fashion sites.

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Their company Dualstar, which released their own home décor, fragrance, and teen-apparel lines, saw them appear on the 2007 Forbes list as the eleventh-richest women in the biz.

Marina Sirtis

Best known as Counselor Deanna Troi on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as well as the feature films.

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The British-American actress followed her “Star Trek” role with appearances in “Crash,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “NCIS.” She currently has several acting projects in the making so look out, folks!

Dawn Wells

Mary Ann Summers from “Gilligan’s Island” had a busy career. Wells starred in TV shows, films, and even her own Las Vegas show. She was ranked in 2005 for her leading role as one of TV Guide’s “50 Sexiest Stars of All Time.”

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Sadly, Dawn passed away from health complications in December 2020 at the age of 82.

Farrah Fawcett

Best known for her role as Jill Monroe in “Charlie’s Angels,” Farrah Fawcett was a four-time Emmy and six-time Golden Globe nominee.

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In the later years of her life, Fawcett filmed a “video diary” of her illness. Titled “Farrah’s Story,” it documents her struggle with cancer, and ultimately, losing her battle. She passed away at age 62 in 2009.

Cheryl Ladd

Replacing Farrah Fawcett after only one season of “Charlie’s Angels,” Cheryl Ladd, went on to further her musical career, releasing three albums! Her popularity on TV led to various TV films, including a role as iconic Grace Kelly.

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A memorable, later performance was a 29-episode run on the drama “Las Vegas.” Most recently, she starred in several TV movies.

Jaclyn Smith

Jaclyn Smith played Kelly Garrett on “Charlie’s Angels”, and stuck with it to the very last episode. She reprised the role in the 2003 film “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”

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After “Charlie’s Angels,” Smith turned to more entrepreneurial pursuits with a range of homeware and women’s apparel. After defeating cancer, she’s even created a wig collection for Paula Young Wigs.

Nancy Kerrigan

No one can forget the scandal surrounding Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Despite her knee injury, Kerrigan recovered and went on to take home silver in the same year.

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Since the 90s, Kerrigan went pro and performed in ice shows. She then went on to appear in season 24 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Kim Richards

Kim Richards starred as Prudence Everett in “Nanny and the Professor.” After a number of film roles in the 70s, she guest-starred in various TV series including “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Love Boat,” “Magnum, P.I,” “Little House on the Prairie,” and more.

 

In 2010, Richards joined “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and was a regular cast member for five seasons!

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch’s role in “One Million Years B.C.” caught the attention of many, and produced one of the highest-selling pin-up posters of all time.

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Unfortunately, her acting career somewhat stagnated as she was constantly typecast as “the sexy one.” She decidedly made money in suing MGM for breach of contract, as well as producing Jane Fonda-style exercise videos!

Linda Kozlowski

It was “Crocodile Dundee” which catapulted Linda Kozlowski to fame. Kozlowski later married her Dundee costar, Paul Hogan!

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Kozlowski later appeared in “Almost an Angel,” “Backstreet Justice,” “The Neighbor,” and “Village of the Damned.” However, Kozlowski was tired of being typecast and re-focused on her personal life. She later divorced Hogan and remarried to her Moroccan lover, Moulay Hadid Babaa.

Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet’s part as Denise Huxtable gave her the popularity to rise as an actress. Her first husband, Lenny Kravitz wrote songs about her, and also brought a child into the world together, Zoë.

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Last appearing in the 2016 TV series, “Ray Donovan,” Bonet is enjoying life with her now-husband, Aquaman hunk Jason Momoa.

Pamela Anderson

Oh look, it’s CJ of Baywatch! Anderson shot to fame on THAT Playboy cover in February 1990. Soon after she was scouted for roles on “Home Improvement,” “Baywatch,” and films like “Raw Justice” and “Barb Wire.”

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Sadly though, Pamela has been unlucky in love, with tempestuous relationships and numerous marriages. The latest of which started in 2010 with Dan Hayhurst.

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon was discovered on a flight by David Hasselhoff at 23 years old. Harmon starred in “Baywatch Nights” and “C-16: FBI,” before joining “Law & Order.”

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Angie had more success with television, starring in “Agent Cody Banks,” “Fun with Dick and Jane,” “End Game,” and “Seraphim Falls,” and most recently, as the titular Rizzoli from “Rizzoli & Isles.”

Nancy McKeon

Whilst McKeon’s name may not ring any bells, her most famous role was as Jo Polniaczek on “The Facts of Life.”

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The actress, aside from her TV roles, also starred in a number of TV films throughout the 80s and 90s, including “The Wrong Woman” and “Comfort and Joy.” McKeon also competed on season 27 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar, forever Buffy Summers in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” was amazingly discovered at the age of four in a restaurant, from which she grew into acting and modeling.

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These days she is married to Freddie Prinz Jr., is the co-founder of Foodstirs, and has two wonderful children.

Sophia Loren

Fondly known as the “Italian Marilyn Monroe”, Sophia Loren entered Hollywood in the golden era; the 1950s.

 

A film actress and singer, Loren also starred in “Marriage Italian Style” and “Two Women.” Now way into her 80s, Sophia doesn’t act much. She currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland, enjoying the fruits of her long, starred career.

Jane Fonda

Forever reminding us to be ourselves, is the one-and-only Jane Seymour Fonda, looking impeccable in her 80s! Whilst she admitted to having some work done, she still notes “I am what I am.”

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At her age, she looks back on a range of careers and accolades. Award-winning actress, writer, fashion model, political activist…and of course, fitness guru!

Lea Thompson

Known as Lorraine Baines from the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Lea Thompson had her start in TV commercials at the age of 20.

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She has since starred in “Dennis the Menace,” “JAWS 3-D,” “Switched at Birth” and had a stint on “Dancing With The Stars.” Keep an eye out for her new projects on your screens!