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These Popular Women From 1970s Still Look Beautiful

Many fads of the 1970s, such as the Pet Rock and the 8-track tape, have come and gone. However, the 1970s was the boom of inspiring women, in pop culture. From Beverly Johnson to Raquel Welch, these 1970s women remain influential today. See their stories below, and check out how amazing they all still look.

Morgan Fairchild

Morgan Fairchild, born Patsy Ann McClenny, gained national fame after she played Jennifer Pace on the soap opera “Search for Tomorrow,” from 1973-1977. Her performance landed her guest roles on “Happy Days,” “Kojak,” “and “Dallas.” However, her career really took off after she appeared in “Flamingo Road” and “Falcon Crest,” in the 80s. She continues to act until today, with her most recent role in 2016’s “A Christmas in Vermont,” alongside Chevy Chase.

Linda Ronstadt

Linda originally began her music in the folk-rock and country-rock scene, playing at the Troubadour. However, after a few changes to her music, she was soon named the “Queen of Rock” and “First Lady of Rock,” by the media. She made 31 gold and platinum records and won 10 Grammys. Unfortunately, in 2013, Linda announced she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and can no longer sing. However, she remains strong and even released her memoir, that same year, titled “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir.”

Goldie Hawn

After her rise to fame role, as a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Goldie’s career continued to flourish. She appeared in multiple comedies like There’s a Girl in My Soup and Butterflies are Free. She proved she could take on various roles when she appeared in satirical dramas such as The Sugarland Express and Shampoo. In 2013, Goldie performed as a voice actor on the popular cartoon series Phineas and Ferb. Goldie will return to the big screen for the first time since 2002 in the mother-daughter comedy, “Snatched,” with famous comedian Amy Schumer.

Pam Grier

Pam became a staple of early 1970s blaxploitation movies, playing big, bold, assertive women, beginning with Jack Hill’s Coffy (1973) and continuing with movies like Foxy Brown and Sheba, Baby. Since then, Grier has appeared in the films Jackie Brown and The Man with the Iron Fists, and starred on the series The L World. She’s currently set to star in a dark comedy feature film about four grandmothers who accidentally kill a con man.

Linda Gray

After performing as Mrs. Robinson’a body double in “The Graduate,” Linda Gray thought it was her time to shine. Grays breakthrough role came as the beautiful Sue Ellen in “Dallas.” She reprised her role of Sue Ellen in the “Dallas” remake from 2012 to 2014. However, she also appeared in various movies including “The Entertainers,” “Expecting Mary, and “Hidden Moon.” Most recently, in 2016, she appeared in the TV series “Hollyoaks,” as Tabby Maxwell-Brown.


Ann-Margret gained national attention after she played Kim Mcafee in the movie adaptation, of the musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.” Her talents led her to have a super successful career, during the 1970s. She received academy award nominations for her work in “Carnal Knowledge” and “Tommy.” She also appeared in many other movies as well as variety TV shows. Her most recent role was in 2014, on the Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” However, she is currently credited with two roles in movies that have still not been released.

Sally Field

The 70s were Sally’s time to shine. She won an Academy Award for her role in Norma Rae, one role after her first one in Smokey and the Bandit. The rest is history. Since her breakout role, Field has made a name for herself as a well-respected and acclaimed actress in both film and television. She has played roles in films such as Legally Blond 2, Lincoln and television roles in shows like ER and Brothers and Sisters.

Pam Grier

Pam became a staple of early 1970s blaxploitation movies, playing big, bold, assertive women, beginning with Jack Hill’s Coffy (1973) and continuing with movies like Foxy Brown and Sheba, Baby. Since then, Grier has appeared in the films Jackie Brown and The Man with the Iron Fists, and starred on the series The L World. She’s currently set to star in a dark comedy feature film about four grandmothers who accidentally kill a con man.

Kim Basinger

First finding success in modeling, Kim made her acting debut on the TV series “Gemini Man.” Throughout the 70s, she landed various roles on TV movies and series including the remake of “From Here to Eternity.” Beginning in the 1980s she began to land for roles in feature films. Her most prominent performance was as Lynn Bracken in “L.A. Confidential,” for which she won the Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She most recently appeared alongside Russell Crowe in 2016’s “The Nice Guys,” and she will appear in 2017’s “Fifty Shades Darker.”

Barbara Streisand

Barbara Streisand, although still young in the 60s. This is the decade where her career really took off. After having a successful music career, in the 1960s, Streisand decided to make the transition to movies. In 1968, she had her breakthrough role in “Funny Girl,” for which she won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Barbara only continues to show off her talents to the world with platinum albums and amazing acting performances. She will soon combine both, when she appears in the movie adaptation of “Gypsy,” which is set to begin filming in 2017.

Barbi Benton

Born as Barbara Lynn Klein on January 28, 1950 in New York City, her parents moved the family from the Big Apple to Sacramento, California when she was only two years old. Once settled in the Golden State, she enjoyed a normal childhood and attended Rio Americano High School where the glitz and glamor of Hollywood finally called her name after she dabbled in everything from scuba diving and piano to dreams of becoming a veterinarian. At 16 years old, she started modeling to make extra money and, after high school, enrolled at the University of California Los Angeles.  

Cicely Tyson

Model turned actress, Cicely received her first Academy Award nomination in 1972, for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder. In 1974, she went on to win two Emmy Awards for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman. She also appeared in other critically acclaimed television shows like Roots and King. Cicely continued her acting career in film, TV and Broadway. She appeared in the Best Picture nominated movie The Help and recently performed in the hit TV show How to Get Away with Murder.

Billie Jean King

King is best known for winning the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match verse male tennis-champion, Bobby Riggs, in 1973. In 1981, she became the first prominent female athlete to come out as gay. King continued to have success inside and out of the tennis world. In 1987, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and in 2009 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2014, she launched the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to address inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace.

Allison Arngrim

Alison Arngrin is most known for playing Nellie Oleson in “Little House on the Prairie,” from 1974-1982. Since her days as nasty little Nellie, she has continued to act in various TV movies and TV films as well as write. In 2010, she released “Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated.” The book is a comedic memoir growing up as one of TV’s most memorable characters. Today she is also heavily involved in charity to raise awareness for aids as well as child abuse.  

Maureen McCormick

McCormick is best known for her portrayal as the eldest daughter Marcia on the TV series The Brady Bunch. After The Brady Bunch ended in early 1974, she continued to make cameos on various shows like Happy Days and Love Boat. In 2015, McCormick appeared in the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. She lasted 42 days and was the last evictee before the season finale. In 2016, McCormick returned to reality TV and placed 8th on Dancing with the Stars.  

Teri Garr

Teri landed her first significant motion picture role in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, in 1974. However, her big break came when she landed the role as Igna in Young Frankenstein. Her fame continued to grow with roles in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Black Stallion. In 2002, Garr publicly announced she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Soon after, she became a National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and National Chair for the Society’s Women Against MS program.

Charlene Tilton

Charlene Tilton is best known for her roles as Lucy Ewing on “Dallas.” She received the nickname poisonous dwarf due to her character’s wild personality at her short stature – Charlene was on 4’11”. After “Dallas,” Charlene began a pop career in the 1980s. She also posed topless for “Playboy.” However, more recently she spends her time doing foster work for foster children. She also currently in credited with having a role in the film “Road Less Traveled,” that is currently in pre-production and set to be released in 2017.  

Paula Prentiss

Paula became known as a comedic actress in the 1960s with roles in Where the Boys are, The Honeymoon Machine and Bachelor in Paradise. However, she proved her acting diversity when she appeared as Bobbie Markowe in the cult horror film The Stepford Wives. Except for small roles, Paula had not appeared in a movie for over 30 years, until 2016’s horror film I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in this House.  

Loretta Swit

Many will remember Loretta as Major Frank Burn’s love interest, Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in the TV series M*A*S*H. She was 1 of only 4 cast members to stay for the duration of all 11 seasons of the show. She received two Emmy Awards for her performance. Loretta last appeared on the silver screen in 1998. However, in 2015, she narrated the documentary Never the Same: The Prisoner of War Experience. The documentary is about prisoners of war who used ingenuity, creativity and humor to survive.  

Debbie Harry

Born Angela Tremble, the singer-songwriter is best known as the lead singer of the band “Blondie.” After Blondie’s debut album in 1976, their success skyrocketed. In June 1979, Blondie was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2011, Harry Told Britain’s The Sun that Elton John inspired her to get involved in more charity work. She has helped organizations like the Endometriosis Foundation of America and Amnesty International Human Rights. In 2014, the band released its tenth studio album, Ghosts of Download.  

Jane Seymour

Jane gained International fame in her role as Bond Girl, Solitaire, in the 1973 film, Live and Let Die. Jane continued the 70s with landing roles on TV series and movies, like Battlestar Galactica and The Four Feathers. In the 1980s, Seymour began writing self-help and inspirational books, including Jane Seymour’s Guide to Romantic Living (1986), Remarkable Changes (2003), and Among Angels (2010). In 2008, she teamed up with Kay Jewelers to create the “Open Heart Collection.” She also continues to act including in movies set to be released in 2017.  

Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd is most notable for playing Kris Munroe in the hit series “Charlie’s Angels,” from 1977-1981. In 1978, she released her first single “Think It Over,” which peaked at #34 on the Top 100 Billboard chart. She released 3 more albums after that. In 1980, she even sang the National Anthem before the Super Bowl. Since the 70s, her most notable performances were in “Millennium” in 1989, and “Poison Ivy,” in 1992. Her most recent role in 2016, was in the hit TV mini-series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”  

Diane Keaton

Keaton’s first major film role was Kay Adams-Corleone in “The Godfather.” However, it washer films with wordy Allen that really rose her fame: “Play it Again Sam,” “Sleeper,” “Love and Death,” and “Annie Hall.” Her performance as the title role in Annie Hall, won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Diane continues to land roles in movies such as “Somethings Gotta Give” and “First Wives Club.” She most recently appeared in the TV series “The Young Pope” as Sister Mary.  

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway began her career, in the 60s lighting up the stage on Broadway. However, her screen debut was in 1967 in “The Happening.” Her big break came later that year with her role as the notorious Bonnie Parker in the “Bonnie and Clyde.” She received a Academy Award for the performance. Other performance in the 60s, include roles in “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “The Arrangement.” Faye’s career has only continued to flourish. She is still acting today, and currently is credited with 2 roles for movies set to be released in 2017.  

Olivia Newton John

Olivia is best known for her playing Sandy in the film adaptation of Grease. After her role as Sandy, Olivia returned to her roots as a singer and released her second studio album, Totally Hot. In 2015, Olivia released a song co-featuring her daughter, Chloe, titled You Have to Believe. The track was the first mother-daughter song to reach number-one single on Billboard’s Dance Club Play chart. Today, you can still find her touring internationally with her music.  

Sissy Spacek

Spacek began her career in the early 1970s. She received world wide attention, in 1973, when she starred in Badlands. She continued to gain recognition when she landed the iconic title-role of the 1976 horror film, Carrie. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Carrie. In 2012, Spacek published a memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life. Spacek became the first person to act in an Academy Award nominated film in each of the 4 most recent decades: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Missing (1982), JFK (1991), In the Bedroom (2001) and The Help (2011).  

Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross came to fame after playing Mrs. Robinson’s daughter in “The Graduate,” in 1967. She landed roles, in the 70s, that fortified her legend in Hollywood. She had the lead role of Joanna Ingalls Eberhart in “The Stepford Wives,” in 1975. She rounded out the 70s, with roles in movies such as “Voyage of the Damned,” “The Betsy,” and “The Swarm.” She still continues to act and is credited with roles, in 2 movies, that have yet to be released. She has also co-authored numerous children books.  

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews became a musical sensation, in the mid 1960s, from starring in the title role of Mary Poppins and, as Maria in “The Sound of Music.” However, her success continued into the 1970s, landing roles in “Darling Lili,” and “10.” Between 1973 and 1975, she headlined five variety specials on ABC. Andrews continues have a very strong career in TV and film, as well as, in voice acting for films like “Shrek” and “Despicable Me.” She is currently filming “Julie’s Greenroom,” an educational pre-school series set to premiere on Netflix in 2017.  

Beverly Johnson

In August 1974, Beverly Johnson was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue. In 1975, she became the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle. She eventually made the jump from modeling to acting. In 2014, Johnson wrote an article for Vanity Fair, which she accused Bill Cosby of drugging her in the 1980s. In 2015, she released her memoir, The Face That Changed It All, which also discusses the incident.  

Karen Lynn Gorney

From 1970 to 1974, Gorney played Tara Martin on the soap opera All My Children. In 1977, she landed her biggest role to date, as Stephanie Mangano in Saturday Night Fever, alongside John Travolta. Although Gorney took an acting hiatus in the 1980s, she returned in the 1990s. She had roles in TV shows like Law & Order and The Sopranos. She most recently appeared in a short film titled Behind the Wall.  

Lorraine Gary

Gary is best known for her portrayal of Ellen Brody in the Jaws films. She retired from acting after her appearance in Spielberg’s 1941. However, she came out of retirement for a reprisal of Ellen Brady in Jaws: The Revenge in 1987. Since her reprisal of the 1987 Jaws sequel, Gary has removed herself from the spotlight. She is married to entertainment industry executive Sidney Sheinberg, with whom she has two sons. She is a member of the Humans Rights Watch Africa Advisory Committee and the Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Advisory Committee.  

Ellen Burstyn

In 1971, Burstyn received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Last Picture Show. She continued the decade with a Best Actress nomination for playing Chris MacNeil in the cult classic The Exorcist. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, in 1975, for playing Alice Hyatt in the Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Recently, Burstyn appeared in the two box office hits, Interstellar and The Age of Adaline. Burstyn is still acting today with a few movies currently in post-production.  

Kate Jackson

Born Lucy Kate Jackson, Jackson is best known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the hit 1970s TV series Charlie’s Angels. She left the show in 1979, at the end of the third season. After fighting crime in Charlie’s Angels, Jackson moved onto TV series like Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Baby Boom. She is currently writing an memoir, titled The Smart One, that is set to be released in 2020.  

Meryl Streep

Streep spent most of the 1970s performing on Broadway. In 1977, she had her film debut in the TV movie, “Deadliest Season,” and had a small role in “Julia” that same year. She continued on the silver screen and finished the decade strong with her performance as Joanna Kramer in the film “Kramer v Kramer.” She received both Golden Globe & Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for this performance. Streep continues to have success in film. Streep has more nominations for an Academy Award than any other actor or actress. She is also heavily involved with charity work for women’s equal rights.  

Marilu Henner

Marilu began the 70s playing the part of Marty with a national touring company, of the broadway musical Grease. Her first film appearance was in Between the Lines in 1977. However, she became a household name when she landed the part of Elaine Nardo in the comedy sitcom Taxi. As one of only twelve people documented with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, Marilu was the subject of a two-part special on 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes Australia. She has also written many books including her most recent, Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Defeat Cancer.  

Carol Kane

Carol Kane truly rose to fame in the 1970s. She played Gitl in “Hester Street,” for which she was a Golden Globe nomination and landed a role in the Woody Allen Film “Annie Hall.” In the early 80s she received a the role of Simka Dahblitz-Gravas on the popular TV series “Taxi.” Kane continued to land roles in movies such as “The Princess Bride” and “Adams Family Values.” From 2005-2014, she played the evil headmistress Madame Morrible in the Broadway musical “Wicked,” with various productions. Beginning in 2015, she landed the reoccurring role of Lillian Kaushtupper in Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”  

Jane Fonda

Jane began the 70s strong with winning her first Academy Award for Best Actress, in 1971, for her performance as a prostitute in Klute. However, after this film her work in the business declined until 1977. Through her production company, IPC Films, she produced the 1977 comedy film Fun With Dick and Jane, which is generally considered her “comeback” picture. Although taking an acting hiatus in the 1990s, Jane returned to film in 2005 as Viola Fields, in Monster-In-Law. She currently co-stars alongside Lily Tomlin, in the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie.  

Talia Shire

Talia is best known for her roles as Connie Corleone in The Godfather films, and Adrian Pennino in the Rocky series. For these performances, she was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively. Talia continued her career appearing in various films and TV movies. She most recently appeared in her son, Robert Schwartzman’s movie, Dreamland, which also co-starred another one of her sons, Jason Schwartzman.  

Lynda Carter

Lynda is best known for starring in the TV series “Wonder Woman” from 1975 – 1979. However, in 1978 she also released a pop alum “Portrait.” Two of the songs, from this album, were featured in “Wonder Woman” episodes. After “Wonder Woman” wrapped, she continued to act in various TV shows and movies. She recently appeared in the new CW series “Supergirl,” and currently credited as being a cast member in the upcoming movie “Super Troopers 2.”  

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill’s first appeared in film was in The Last Picture Show (1971). It was a box office hit, and received several Academy Awards and nominations. Cybill then went on to play Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid (1972), and Betsy in Taxi Driver (1976). In 2012, Cybill received positive reviews for her Broadway debut in the revival of The Best Man, along side James Earl Jones and John Stamos. In 2015, she appeared as a mother grieving the loss of her daughter, in the Christian-themed film, Do You Believe?.  

Agnetha Faltskog

Agnetha Faltskog, is one of A’s from the famous Swedish pop group ABBA. ABBA brought us hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Unfortunately, ABBA disbanded in the early 80’s and Agnetha took a shot at a solo career. Her first solo album was “Wrap Your Arms Around Me,” which achieved moderate success. In 2016, a biography titled “Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair,” was released in the UK.  

Raquel Welch

Ending the 1960s with her iconic bikini wearing role in One Million Years BC, Raquel continued to rise to fame in 1970s. She won an Golden Globe award for her performance in The Three Musketeers in 1973, and appeared in the thriller The Last of Shelia. Raquel expanded her influence in pop culture with releasing a Total Beauty and Fitness Program book and videos, as well as, a signature line of wigs called “HAIRuWEAR.” Raquel also recently appeared in the TV movies, House of Versace and The Ultimate Legacy.  

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton started her career singing country tunes in the 1970s and four decades later, people still can’t get enough of her. Her music career has never faulted and her transition from country singer to film actress seemed effortless. In the 80s she starred in Steel Magnolias and was simply brilliant.  

Olivia Newton-John

The 1970s and 80s were Olivia Newton-John’s prime years. She starred in Grease which was one of the most successful musicals of all time. She continues to tour the world today performing her hits like “Physical”. Let’s just hope she never sings “I Think You Might Like It” ever again.  

Michelle Pfeiffer

Before she was Catwoman, Michelle Pfeiffer was just another young actress trying to make it in Hollywood. It was at the end of the 70s and throughout the 80s that she started to make her mark. First with the film Scarface and then onto The Fabulous Baker Brothers and Dangerous Liaisons. She is known to the younger generation for her roles in Dangerous Minds, I Am Sam, Hairspray and What Lies Beneath.  

Jodie Foster

Jodi Foster was a child star and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as a 13-year-old prostitute in Taxi Driver. She worked her way into bigger roles finally nabbing an Oscar for The Accused and then again for Silence of the Lambs.  

Rene Russo

Rene Russo started her career as a model and thank goodness turned her eyes to acting. She ended up being a fantastic actress in The Thomas Crown Affair, Outbreak, Ransom and her most recent stand-out performance was in the 2014 film, Nightcrawler.  

Susan Sarandon

“Janet, Braaad, Rocky, JANET”. Susan Sarandon was the star of indie cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975. The film was not very successful at the time and only became popular years after its initial release. However, it still introduced the world to Susan and the world did not forget. She starred in Hollywood classics such as Thelma and Louise, Dead Man Walking and who could forget Stepmom….*tissues*. She is still owning the box office with her latest hit, The Meddler.  

Jaclyn Smith

An original Charlie’s Angel, Jaclyn Smith has continued her career as an actress, even reprising her Charlie’s Angels role for a cameo in the 2003 movie remake of the show.  

Irene Papas

She was discovered by Broadway director Elia Kazan at a young age, and it didn’t take long for her to achieve widespread fame in Greece. She jumped onto the international stage in 1961 with an appearance in The Guns of Navarone, and she went on to appear in a number of critically acclaimed Hollywood films like Zorba the Greek and Z. Irene has also dabbled in a singing career, releasing albums in 1969, 1979, and 1986.  

Margit Carstensen

Born and raised in Germany, Margit Carstensen began studying acting right out of high school. She quickly began to make a name for herself in the world of German theater, and in 1969 she met renowned German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The two first worked together in a televised play called The Coffee ShopThe Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Martha, and Satan’s Brew.  

Isabelle Huppert

A French actress with more than 100 productions under her belt, Isabelle Huppert is known for her talent in both film and television. She’s been nominated for 15 Cesar awards over the course of her career – more than any other actress in history! She got her start in French cinema, appearing in films like Aloise, The Piano Teacher, and Story of Women.  

Jacqueline Bisset

Born in England in 1944, Jacqueline Bisset became an international movie star in the 1960s because of her undeniably stunning beauty. Her first roles were intended to show off her good looks rather than her acting talent, but she’s become well-respected for her acting abilities over in time. In fact, she was the recipient of the highest French honor L’gion d’honneur in 2010. Her first Golden Globe nomination came in 1968 for her performance in The Sweetest Ride.  

Melinda Dillon

Although best known for her comedic talent, Melinda Dillon proved herself to be an extremely versatile actress over the course of her four and a half decade long acting career. She got her start in improv comedy and stage acting, and is perhaps best known for being nominated for a Tony Award for her debut in the original 1962 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway.  

Catherine Bach

In the late 1970s and 1980s, long-legged pin-up girl Catherine Bach stole hearts all over the world as Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. Her legs were insured for a million dollars while she was on the show, but now she’s hung up the cut-off denim shorts. They helped propel her to fame and were even named after her, but she doesn’t seem to need them; her acting career is still going strong. You might know her as Anita from The Young and the Restless!    

Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal decided to pursue an acting career after being seriously injured by a drunk driver, and she got her first role only 9 months after she moved to Hollywood. She landed the role of Pamela Ewing on Dallas several years later, and she played the character for 10 years. On the show, Pamela is often defined solely by her love for Bobby, but in real life the actress has a line of natural skincare, owns a production company, and is a best-selling author!  

Catherine Deneuve

Known for her talent as an actress, singer, model, and producer, Catherine Deneuve has kept herself busy throughout a career spanning almost 50 years! The French actress has long been a familiar face in French cinema, and she’s been nominated for a total of 14 Cesar awards over the course of her career. She’s won the prestigious French award twice, for the films The Last Metro and Indochine.  

Monica Vitti

An award winning Italian actress, Monica Vitti became one of the most famous actresses of the 20th century in Italy thanks to her role in the award-winning 1960 film L’avventura. Monica never really crossed over into English-language films, but her Italian roles won her numerous awards including 7 Italian Golden Globes and the Venice Film Festival Career Golden Lion Award.  

Vera Miles

Famous for her iconic role in the classic 1960 film Psycho, Vera Miles is one of the most memorable face of 60’s cinema. She won the title of “Miss Kansas” in 1948 when she was 19, and went on to catch the eyes of famous directors Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. Ford cast her in the 1956 western film The Searchers, while Hitchcock was quick to put her under a personal contract and declare her as his “new Grace Kelly”.


Famous for her iconic role in the classic 1960 film Psycho, Vera Miles is one of the most memorable face of 60’s cinema. She won the title of “Miss Kansas” in 1948 when she was 19, and went on to catch the eyes of famous directors Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. Ford cast her in the 1956 western film The Searchers, while Hitchcock was quick to put her under a personal contract and declare her as his “new Grace Kelly”.

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Mia Farrow

The actress turned model, was mostly famous for her unforgettable role in the horror film, Rosemary’s Baby back in 1968, which even earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. Farrow today is a proud mother to 14 children, 10 of which she adopted. She’s also very socially active as being a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

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Dianne Wiest

The two time Academy Award winner was famous for her roles in Footloose from 1984 and the Lost Boys three years later.Wiest’s career is still very much alive as she recently starred in two films: Rabbit Hole in 2010, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and the comedy, Sisters. She’s also starring on the small screen in Life in Pieces.

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Sandrine Bonnaire

The French actress who was born in Gannat, came from a big family with eleven children. She rose to fame when she was just sixteen years old in the early 80’s when she appeared in the film, A Nos Amours. She is probably mostly familiar for her Cesar.Ever since then, Sandrine has starred in over forty films, as well as perusing a career in film direction and screenwriting. The French actress kept making film appearances for example she played in 1995 in a movie called La Ceremonie, which earned her a Volpi Cup for Best Actress.

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, started her acting career on Broadway in 1980 when she appeared on the West Side Story.Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio did not stop her acting in the eighties, in fact she kept playing in more movies. In the beginning of the nineties she starred in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

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Geena Davis

The actress seems like she’s got it all figured out since her early days as she was a model who turned into an actress and later a writer and a producer. Besides the fact that she is still considered one of the most beautiful women on television, she kept her acting career which had another peak in 1991 when she starred in Thelma & Louise alongside Susan Sarandon.

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Kelly McGillis

McGillis most definitely got her big breakthrough when she starred as the beautiful instructor, Charlie Blackwood on the eighties hit movie, Top Gun alongside Tom Cruise. McGillis film career did not really continue to rise since the peak of the eighties, however she did make a few appearances in movies in recent years.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee who made her acting debut in film in 1978 was on a good roll in terms of her movie career. The actress’s first famous role was in the horror film of Halloween as Lori Strode which pretty much gained her fame. Ever since the 80’s, Curtis has become a big star and appeared in many movies including the 1994, True Lies which earned her many awards, one of them being the MTV movie awards for Best Actress.

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Joanna Cassidy

The 1988 hit film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Blade Runner where she played Zhora, a film from 1982, are the movies that Joanna is mostly recognized by and which boosted her acting career. Cassidy’s TV career has been very successful as she had a lead role in Six Feet Under, Boston Legal, In addition to appearing in a host of other movies she had a starring role as Margaret Chenowith in Six Feet Under which ran from 2001 to 2005, and guest starred in Star Trek: Enterprise, Boston Legal and Bones. She also played Joan Hunt on ABC’s Body of Proof for two years.

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Kathleen Turner

The 1988 hit film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Blade Runner where she played Zhora, a film from 1982, are the movies that Joanna is mostly recognized by and which boosted her acting career. Cassidy’s TV career has been very successful as she had a lead role in Six Feet Under, Boston Legal, In addition to appearing in a host of other movies she had a starring role as Margaret Chenowith in Six Feet Under which ran from 2001 to 2005, and guest starred in Star Trek: Enterprise, Boston Legal and Bones. She also played Joan Hunt on ABC’s Body of Proof for two years.

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Fanny Ardant

The French beauty, who dated the famous French director, Francois Truffaut, back in the days, played in many movies, in fact she acted in more than a hundred movies, one of them even won her a Cesar Award for the role she played in Pedale Douce.The French actress who grew up in onaco is still going strong at the age of 67. Fanny appeared in French TV Mini-Series Resistance. And she has three movies pencilled in for release soon. She has done a lot of directing in French movies and even starred in her first short movie that she directed in 2010, Absent Chimeras. The actress who speaks both Italian and English has appeared in a music video for singer Mika.

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Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange is a multiple award winner including two Oscar Awards, three Emmys, five Golden Globe Awards and many more. While she started her career as a model, her first film debut was in 1976 when she starred in the remake of the King Kong film from 1933. A nice fact is that in 1982 she actually was the first actress in 40 years, to receive two Academy Awards nominations in one year. She has won the so-called Triple Crown of acting (Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award) in 2016. And most recently she has a recurring role in American Horror Story. The actress also had a nice number of film appearances during the nineties which included her Oscar winning role in Blue Sky where she played a manic depressive wife. One year later she co starred with Halle Berry in Losing Isaiah, another memorable performance.

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Lori Singer

There’s no doubt that Lori Singer’s 80’s career was a bountiful one as her played Ariel Moore in Footloose where she actually debuted her film career. Singer also starred in the glorious NBC’s TV hit, Fame when she was part of the very famed cast and played a dancer named Julie Miller. Some of her eighties movies include The Falcon and the Snowman where she starred alongside Sean Penn and Trouble In Mind in 1985.As much as her acting was a glorious one back in the days, Lori ended up later spending most of her time behind the scenes as a producer. Later in the nineties she appeared in movies such as Equinox, Sunset Grill and Short Cuts, a movie which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble. In 2011 she made a television turn when guest starred in Law & order: Special Victims Unit.

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Sigourney Weaver

Weaver’s maiden name is actually Susan Alexandra Sigourney Weaver and ever since her Annie Hall film in 1977 where she had a small role, her career just kept rising. The American actress’s big break came when she starred as Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise. Weaver was also very famous for her appearances in the Ghostbusters films in 1984 and in 1989. She also had an Off-Broadway appearance which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Weaver is still going strong as she had an unforgettable part in the epic 3D film, Avatar. She also did some voiceover work for WALL-E and Finding Dory. Weaver was nominated for a Golden Glove seven times and she won twice for Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for her 1988 features Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl. In fact she became the first person to land two Golden Globe nominations in the acting category within the same year.

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Elizabeth McGovern

The multi talented actress is not only a television actress When she was only 20, the young actress, who used to appear in Ordinary People, was nominated for her 1981 role in Ragtime. For Ragtime she received an Academy Award when she played Evelyn Nesbit. Her eighties were very bust years as she played in films such as Once Upon a Time In America, and Ordinary People.Today she’s mostly recognized for her role as Countess Cora Crawley in the British drama series, Downton Abbey. She’s also supposed to appear in The Commuter that will be launched in 2017.Her famous films from the nineties include Handmaid’s Tale and The Wings of the Dove that was released in 1997. In 2017 she is expected to play in a film called The Commuter.

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Molly Ringwald

When you think of teen idols from the 80’s, Molly’s face is probably the first to pop in your head. The sweet red head appeared in some of the 80’s most classic films: The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles, all directed by John Hughes. These really turned Ringwald to the great eighties teen idol that she was, which probably until this day is a title that is attached to her.Today Molly has three kids and her most recent acting took place in The Secret Life of an American Teenager between 2008-2013. Her films from the last two years include Jem and theHolograms, Bad Night and King Cobra. Her television appearances include a role on raising Expectations. In 2009 she was awarded for a Teen Choice Award for her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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Carrie Fisher

Fisher is mostly known for becoming a sex symbol after starring as the sexy Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies between the years 1977 and 1983. Carrie also appeared in the all time romantic film, When Harry Met Sally. Although she was mostly recognized for her role as Princess Leia, which also gained her a status of a sex symbol during those years, she also had a few other films such as The Blues Brothers and Hanna and Her Sisters.Carrie regained her Stat Wars’ stardom when she later played in the latest movie of the franchise. She turned to writing and even published an autobiography novel which became a best-seller and was later turned into a movie. Fisher has had a couple of television appearances including a guest role on Entourage’s seventh season in 2010. Her autobiography, The Princess Diaries was released in 2016. Sadly, Fischer passed away on December 2016, after suffering from a medical emergency during a flight.

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Jennifer Connelly

It was her Labyrinth role that made her a big star eventually after she tried her shot in the beginning of the 80’s with different roles, one of them was in Once Upon a Time in America in 1984. Connelly started her career in modeling when she was just a child, and the beauty appeared everywhere. Her first leading role was was in the horror feature Phenomena in 1985. Jennifer starred, among others, in drama films where she played alongside Russell Crowe in two of them – A Beautiful Mind and Noah. She also appeared in the controversial picture – Requiem For a Dream, where she played Marion Silver. Her nineties films include Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer. In 2009 she starred in the romantic comedy film, He’s Just Not That Into You alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest stars.

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Sean Young

Young played as Kate Gekko in Wall Street, a drama film from 1987. She was also very known for her roles in Blade Runner where she co starred with Harrison Ford, and the movie Dune. Her film debut was in Jane Austen in Manhattan in the beginning of the eighties and in 1981 she starred in Stripes. Her television career also started in the eighties when she played in Under the Biltmore Clock. Her success didn’t stop in the 80’s as she later starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and recently in Bone Tomahawk. Her latest and most recent works in films were in Star Trek: Renegades, Darling and Bone Tomahawk. In 2012 she had an appearance on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.

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Karen Allen

Karen Allen actually appeared in the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. The role on the Indiana Jones blockbuster was pretty much a game changer for her and her career changed for the better. She won a Saturn Award for her outstanding performance. She later appeared in more movies such as National Lampoon’s Animal House and Cruising. She had a couple of minor roles in films later on including Until September and Starman. Going back to her roots of acting, Karen later regained fame with her role in a more recent Indiana Jones film – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. She also made an appearance in Bad Hurt which came out in 2015. The actress was married twice, first time to songwriter Stephen Bishop and later to actor Kale Browne , but the two divorced in 1998.

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Helen Mirren

Born on July 26, 1945, in London, England, Helen Mirren pursued stage work before debuting in film during the ’60s. A versatile, highly-skilled actress, Mirren has starred in many movies, including Caligula, Excalibur, Calendar Girls and The Last Station. She was lauded for her lead role in the series Prime Suspect and she’s portrayed Queen Elizabeth I and II, winning an Oscar for the latter role. She was later cast as Alma Reville, the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, in the 2012 biopic Hitchcock.

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Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. She became one of television’s most beloved wives, playing Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and won two Emmys for her work on the series. The Mary Tyler Moore Show — featuring a single, 30-something woman in the working world — started in 1970 and won her three more Emmys. Her roles on these classic TV sitcoms have made her one of the most popular actresses in television history. The legendary actress died on January 25, 2017 at the age of 80.

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Sofia Loren

Italian actress Sophia Loren was born in Rome on September 20, 1934. Raised in poverty, she began her film career in 1951 and came to be regarded as one of the worlds most beautiful women. Loren won the Best Actress Academy Award for the film Two Women in 1961 and an Academy Honorary Award in 1991. Married to producer Carlo Ponti for 50 years until his death in 2007, Loren lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Valerie Harper

Born in Suffern, New York, on August 22, 1939, Valerie Harper began as a dancer in Broadway musicals like Lil Abner,Wildcat and Subways Are For Sleeping. She spent the 1960s studying and performing with Chicago’s Second City Theater. In 1970, Harper was cast as Rhoda Morgenstern in the hit sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a role that earned her three consecutive Emmy Awards and a spinoff show of her own called Rhoda.

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Elke Sommer

Born in Germany in 1940, Elke (Schletz) Sommer moved into acting from a modeling career. During the 1960s, she starred opposite the likes of Paul Newman (The Prize, 1963), Peter Sellers (A Shot in the Dark, 1964) and Bob Hope (Boy, Did I Get the Wrong Number, 1966). She also became a familiar face on the 1970s talk show circuit and presented her own painting instruction show on PBS.

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Blythe Danner

Blythe Danner first won acting acclaim for her performance in the play Summertree (1968). She then won a Best Supporting Actress Tony for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free. She has also accrued an impressive film resume, with films such as The Great Santini, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Meet the Parents and its sequels. Danner is also well known for being Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother.

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Lauren Hutton

Following her success as a top fashion model for the Ford Modeling Agency and Revlon cosmetics, Hutton was selected to play the only major female character in Paper Lion (1968). After a semi-successful starring role in American Gigolo (1980), Hutton’s modeling career took a slide in the 1980s, and she was relegated to B-movie roles. Her modeling career was resuscitated in 1989 with photos in catalogs for Barneys and J. Crew. In 1995, she started a new job as talk show host.

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