When people think about the 1980s, they may well picture big hair, sexy Spandex and wacky outfits – and, of course, beautiful actresses rocking all three. That was the era that saw Lori Singer win our hearts in Footloose and had everyone dirty dancing along with Jennifer Grey, after all. So, let’s take a look at the decade’s most memorable leading ladies – and how much they’ve changed in the years since.
40. Jane Seymour
Glamorous star Jane Seymour was widely considered one of the most gorgeous actresses of the ’80s. And these days, the former Bond girl is still looking mighty good. In February 2020 Fox News asked Seymour how she maintains her youthful appearance, to which she replied, “I know nobody believes it, but it’s true… I’m eating sensibly but not on some crazy diet.”
39. Demi Moore
It’s fair to say that Demi Moore was no stranger to the tabloids during the 1980s. After all, the actress was not only among the stars of the Brat Pack, but she was also Mrs. Bruce Willis. She was apparently known for the odd diva moment, too. But while the beautiful Blame It on Rio star is still making headlines today, she’s not headlining movies anymore.
38. Kirstie Alley
As most fans will know, Kirstie Alley shot to fame after she was cast as Rebecca Howe in the iconic sitcom Cheers. Subsequent roles in popular movies including Shoot to Kill and Look Who’s Talking brought the star even bigger success, too. But these days, Alley is probably better known for reality TV shows – such as Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, which follows the ups and downs of her dieting – and courting controversy on Twitter.
37. Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand may have been in the spotlight for decades, but her star was especially bright in the 1980s. During that era, the actress and singer released her highest-selling album, Guilty, and both directed and performed in the award-winning musical movie Yentl. And Streisand has barely slowed down in the years since – although it doesn’t show on her face one bit.