You will probably remember Elisabeth Shue as Ali in the 1984 classic The Karate Kid. She rose to fame in the 1980s, appearing in Adventures in Babysitting (1987) and Cocktail (1988). She was also part of the second and third installment of Back to the Future franchise as Jennifer Parker. In May 1990, Shue first appeared on a Broadway show——America Abroad Abroad at Lincoln Center. After she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1995 for Leaving Las Vegas, in which she co-operated with Nicolas Cage, her career has flourished. In this film, she broke through the previous role restrictions and played a prostitute for the first time.
There was never an era that Shue didn’t work, from the 80s to 90s until today, she is still busy with her career. She even receives a lot of accolades, receiving acting awards and nominations from prestigious awards giving body, like Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA. She also has several TV and movie credits coming this year.
Raquel Welch was born in 1940. When she was a teenager, she studied ballet for 10 years. At that time, her dream was to become a ballerina, but the coach told her that she lacked the talent for figure. When she was 14 years old, Welch won the title of Miss Photogenic. In high school, she participated in the local beauty contest and won the titles of Miss La Jolla and Miss San Diego.
In 1967, Raquel Welch starred in a movie for the first time. It was the British spy movie Fathom. Although she had no experience at the time, she showed a very professional spirit. Raquel Welch got everyone’s attention when she played the role of Cora in Fantastic Voyage. As her fame started to rise, she got a contract with 20th Century Fox. Welch redefined America’s feminine ideal into what it is known now. To a high degree, her several publicity photos helped her to popularize her images that also altered the era’s dress style and fashion trends.
Guess when Victoria Principal’s career began? You might be surprised that she shot a TV commercial when she was 5 years old. Her first film role was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, playing Marie Elena in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. Principal’s second Golden Globe nomination was for the CBS soap opera series Dallas. She filmed this series for 9 years and finally decided to leave. In an interview with the New York Times in 1987, she expressed that she hoped that the on-screen role could be distinguished with Victoria Principal, her true role in life.
The star also put her investments as a producer, entrepreneur, and author. She even built her own production company, called Victoria Principal Productions, which focused mostly on doing television films. In the 1980s, Principal ventured in natural beauty therapies and eventually made her own self-named line of skincare products, Principal Secret. As an author, she wrote books about beauty, skincare, fitness, well-being, and health, showing her interest and knowledge about health and beauty.
Janet Jackson is the youngest child in her family. Like her brother Michael Jackson, she is also an outstanding singer. She is the highest ranked female singer on the Billboard year-end black album chart. In 1984, Jackson released his second album Dream Street, which ranked 147th on the billboard charts. When Jackson released two albums, she decided to leave her family and live independently. She said “I just wanted to get out of the house, get out from under my father, which was one of the most difficult things that I had to do. ”
Outside of stage and acting career, in February 2011, Janet Jackson and David Ritz co-authored a book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself. In the book, Janet shared the experience of her struggle with weight and confidence, in order to help those who have the same troubles as her. A pleasant surprise is that fan letters are also published in the book. In the following month, the book topped the New York Times’ Best Seller list.
Chuck Norris was born in 1940 and is an American military artist, actor, screenwriter and producer. In 1958, he joined the U.S. Air Force. After retiring, Norris opened his own martial arts studio, after which he began to participate in various martial arts competitions, which can be used to promote his Chun Kuk Do. In 1972, Norris played Bruce Lee’s opponent in the martial arts movie Way of the Dragon. The commercial success of this movie was huge, with a box office of 130 million dollars in the global market.
In 1984, Chuck Norris starred in the film Missing in Action, which is one of his most famous films. Because of the huge success in the market, this film was also produced with a follow-up series. Dating back to 2012, the second part of The Expendables is his last film, After that he has never made a movie or TV series until now, however he still shot a series of commercials.
Phylicia Rashad’s original name is Phylicia Ayers-Allen, she was born in Houston, Texas. Rashad is able to speak fluent Spanish. With such a good family environment, Rashad and her siblings have developed very well. Rashad graduated with honors from Howard University with a degree in art. Rashad’s acting career is best known for her first Broadway performance. Her Broadway works include: Dreamgirls, August: Osage County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gem of the Ocean, Raisin in the Sun, etc.
Since then, she starred in the popular The Cosby Show, playing the role of couple with Bill Cosby. She made a name for herself when she played the role of Clair Huxtable on this NBC sitcom. In 2004, Phylicia Rashad was called “TV mom closest to your own mom in spirit” in a survey. Phylicia Rashad is not only an actress but a singer and stage director, too.
You must have heard of Tom Selleck’s name, a famous American actor and film producer, but his career as an actor began with some small films until 1980, when he starred as the detective Thomas Magnum at that time, he ushered in a major breakthrough in his career. This TV series lasted for eight seasons with a total of 163 episodes until it ended in 1988. It was this TV series that won him the Emmy Award in 1984.
In the 1990s, Tom Selleck acted in a series of movies, including Three Men and a Little Woman, Lassiter, Her Alibi, etc. In In&Out, He tried to play a gay role for the first time. In recent years, Tom is still shooting movies and TV series. His most recent work is CBS’s police drama Blue Bloods. Since 2010, he has played the role of Chief of Police Frank Reagan in it, which has continued to now and has been aired for 11 seasons.
Christina Applegate started her career by playing the role of Kelly Bundy on Fox’s Married… with Children (1987-1997). She was only an adolescent actress at the time. But in fact, her first appearance on screen was in 1972 in Days of Our Lives with her mother, when she was only several months old. When she fully became an adult woman, Applegate managed to establish a film and television career. Since then, she started getting accolades, winning an Emmy Award for her guest role in the iconic sitcom Friends.
In 2001, Applegate tied the knot with actor Johnathon Schaech in California. However, they, too, sought the help of their attorneys when they decided to file for divorce in 2005 that eventually got finalized after two years. In 2013, she is happily married to Martyn LeNoble. In 2018, the Netflix comedy Dead To Me that Applegate played in was well received by the public and she was nominated twice for Best Actress in a comedy series Primetime Emmy Award.
Jeri Ryan is a graduate of Northwestern University’s drama major. After graduating in 1990, she was engaged in full-time acting in Los Angeles. Before that, she had participated in beauty contests. Ryan was selected as Miss Illinois in 1989. In 1990, she participated in the Miss America contest and won the third place. Ryan’s famous role is to play Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager. She was nominated for the Saturn Award four times for this role and won the award in 2001.
After Voyager ended, Ryan joined Boston Public to play the role of Veronica “Ronnie” Cooke, who is a high school teacher after being a lawyer. This character was written specifically for her by producer David E. Kelley. After shooting the movies Down with Love and Men Cry Bullets, Ryan ushered in his first movie protagonist-Sarah in The Last Man.
You probably know Lisa Bonet today as Jason Momoa’s wife, but before these two captured the hearts of everyone as a couple, Lisa is a known actress. After graduating from Birmingham High School, Bonet worked in Celluloid Actor’s Studio to learn acting in North Hollywood. She played as Denise Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992.
In 1987, she briefly bid farewell to The Cosby Show and starred in its derivative series A Different World, and later left the show because of pregnancy. She also made an appearance in its spinoff, A Different World, for its first season. Since the 52-year-old star started her career in the 1950s, she has appeared in several movie and TV projects. In 1987, she got married to Lenny Kravitz, but they needed to hire their lawyers and officially got divorced in 1993.
Do you remember the Starring Teri Hatcher in the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman? This is a breakthrough role in her acting career. Lois & Clark is a popular DC superhero series in the 90s. Hatcher’s photos of wearing a Superman red cape were downloaded a lot of times on the Internet at the time. Hatcher personally thinks it is because she looks cool in the suit.
In the 2000s, another classic role of Hatcher was Susan Mayer in the Desperate Housewives series. The play describes the actually complicated and terrible lives of four seemingly glamorous middle-class housewives in a fictional American town. This TV series has won a good reputation and is popular all over the world, becoming a frequent visitor to major award ceremonies. This role won her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Do you remember the little girl in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial? Her player Drew Barrymore became famous as a child star for this role, and won many honors including the Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination. She later starred in movies like Poison Ivy, Boys on the Side, Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Maybe you have heard of Charlie’s Angels.
In addition to actors, Drew Barrymore is also actively developing her own business, including cosmetics, wine, clothing, glasses, etc. In the fall of 2017, Barrymore collaborated with Amazon.com to launch a fashion women’s collection and opened a pop-up store in New York. Barrymore, born as a child star, has a global box office of more than 2.3 billion U.S. dollars. Her salary is the best among actresses. Because of her outstanding contribution to the film industry, in 2004, Barrymore got her own star on the Hollywood W
Demi Moore may be controversial, but we cannot deny that she is a good actress. She gained recognition when she joined the Brat Pack and secured roles in Blame It on Rio (1984) St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), and About Last Night… (1986). However, it was her 1990 movie Ghost that earned her a Golden Globe nomination and even ended up as the highest-grossing film of that year. From here, she experienced several box-office successes, and unlike, she became the highest-paid actress in film history for receiving $12.5 million for Striptease.
She ranked seventh in the 2006 Life & Style magazine’s best-dressed women’s poll. She also included the covers of many internationally renowned fashion magazines, including French ELLE and American Rolling Stone, Glamour, Australia’s Harper’s Bazaar, etc. With that enormous amount of money, Moore surely has an excellent insurance policy for herself and kids. Moore is also influential in the fashion neighborhood.
Sophia Loren is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. With fame like hers, she doesn’t need to be introduced. The legendary actress is now 85 years old, and there is no stopping her from doing what she loves – acting. Her career began in the 1950s. Her international career started when she managed to secure a five-picture contract with Paramount. She is most notable for the movies The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.
With her over five decades in the industry, Loren holds the record for earning six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress. She is also the holder of five special Golden Globes and BAFTA Award. However, when she started building her own family in the ‘70s, she made rare appearances but set to have a movie credit as Madame Rosa in the upcoming film The Life Ahead.
Phoebe Cates made a name in the 1980s when she appeared in the movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. Before becoming an actress, Cates had a short modeling career, but she withdrew from the industry because she was bored with repetitive work. In 1994, the 56-year-old star decided to retire from acting and focus her attention to raise her two kids, Owen and Greta, instead.
But in 2001, she returned in the spotlight to do the movie The Anniversary Party for her best friend and former castmate Jennifer Jason Leigh. In 2005, she made a significant investment in a boutique that she opened on Madison Avenue, called Blue Tree. It looked like she couldn’t entirely turn her back from the career that she loved as she once again returned in 2015 to voice her character, Kate Beringer, in the video game Lego Dimensions.
Remember her? Elle Macpherson, who was nicknamed “the Body” for five cover appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, is a model, businessman, actor and TV presenter. After graduating from high school, Elle Macpherson studied law at the University of Sydney for a year. Her tuition fees were earned in gap year through modeling work in New York. In the 1980s, she appeared as a model in major fashion magazines, such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, etc.
During this period, she raised her profile through multiple exposures in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit special issue. In 1994, Elle Macpherson started her acting career, her debut film was Sirens, working with Hugh Grant, Sam Neill, and Tara FitzGerald. After that, Macpherson starred in movies include: The Mirror Has Two Faces, Batman and Robin, and South Kensington. Also, she got involved in hosting, once hosted Saturday Night Live for an episode.
Jaclyn Smith’s prominence came when she joined the television series Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981). She was one of the original casts who remained in the show until the end. She once again reprised her role when she had cameo appearances in the movies Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2013) and Charlie’s Angels (2019). Aside from Charlie’s Angels, she also had other acting roles, like in Nightkill (1980) and Déjà Vu (1985).
Smith majored in psychology and drama in college, but did not finish her studies. After a year of study, she moved to New York to study ballet, while her career began in TV commercials and print ads. In the 1980s, she tried her luck in business and made some investments on her own brands of clothing and perfume. She officially entered the business world in 1985, introducing her collection of women’s apparel for Kmart.
Ali MacGraw gained wide popularity for her movie Love Story in 1970, but do you know where her career began? In 1960, Ali MacGraw worked in Harper’s Bazaar for 6 years as a photography assistant. In the following years, she worked in TV advertising for a period of time. She had stayed in advertising industry until 1969, she starred in the film Columbus, which made her began to gain fame in the showbiz, and then Love Story was also a great success.
It was one of the best-selling movies in American history, and MacGraw was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. The 1972 movie The Getaway was also a commercial success. In addition, MacGraw has also participated in TV series such as The Winds of War and Dynasty. In 1991, MacGraw was voted as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
Who will ever forget the pretty woman herself, Julia Roberts? She managed to establish herself as the leading lady of Hollywood after leading the iconic romantic movie Pretty Woman (1990) opposite Richard Gere. The film earned $464 million worldwide, surely returning the loans its producers loaned. Box office success is only one aspect. On the other hand, this movie earned her eight Golden Globe nominations. In the end, she won three of them, and she was also nominated for four Academy Awards.
Since then, her movies often ended up a box office hit. Her film collectively earned almost $3 billion, making her one of the most bankable actresses in Hollywood. She has a lot of successful movies and was even dubbed as the highest-paid actress in the world throughout most of the 1990s. Roberts’ other movie works include My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), etc.
Remember the Bond girl Ursula Andress? She played Honey Ryder in the first movie of Bond series——Doctor. Ursula Andress was born in Switzerland, studied in France and once worked in Italy. Her acting career started in Italy, it was at a party that she met a film producer, the producer provided her with the first audition opportunity. She successfully passed the audition and starred in The Sins of Casanova in 1955.
After that, she was dug into the United States by Hollywood executives. Because she can not speak English, she did not make any movies for several years although she signed a 7-year contract with Paramount Pictures. It was not until 1962 that she returned to the screen, and later appeared in a series of Hollywood movies including Doctor of Bond series. During her professional career, she has not only shot movies and TV series in Hollywood, but also developed in various European countries, including Britain, Italy, France and others.
Most people will probably know Pamela Anderson as C.J. Parker in the 90s iconic television series Baywatch. In 1989 and 1990, she appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine, and she moved to Los Angeles to start her own modeling career. She was previously known as Lisa on Home Improvement. Aside from these two, she was also part of V.I.P. and a lot of other TV and movie projects.
Pamela Anderson is also a frequent guest of various reality shows. In 2010, she participated in the fourth season of Big Boss and she participated in the 12th season of the British show Big Brother in 2012. In addition, Anderson is keen to participate in dance competitions. She participated in the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars, the eighth season of French Dancing with the Stars, etc. Now, Anderson is a known vegan and an advocate for animal rights. She is an active member of the protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), joining its campaign against animal abuse.
Andie Macdowell is an American actor and fashion model. When she was traveling to Los Angeles, she was discovered by representatives of Wilhelmina Models, and then she and Elite Model Management company signed a contract. Macdowell’s modeling career began in the early 1980s, people noticed this girl when she was exposed as a model in public view. She took pictures for the fashion magazine Vogue and cooperated with a series of brands.
In 1984, she began to transform from a model to an actor. In this year, she filmed her first movie Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Perhaps you would remember the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, which was a comedy she collaborated with Hugh Grant in 1993. Macdowell’s performance was very brilliant and won her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. At the box office, the film also won a success. In recent years, Macdowell has still occasionally appeared in movies and TV series. Her most recent drama is the BBC sitcom Cuckoo.
Sandra Bullock, born in Arlington, Virginia, USA. In 1987, she starred in her first film Hangmen, thus entering the entertainment industry. Since then, her film works include Love Potion No. 9, Speed, Miss Congeniality and was nominated for Best Actress in the American Golden Globe Awards for the latter one. In 2005, Sandra Bullock was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also served as the producer of the comedy The Proposal.
In 2010, she won the Best Actress in the 82nd Academy Awards and the 67th American Golden Globe Awards for her leading role in the feature film The Blind Side. In the same year, she won the MTV Generation Award at the 19th MTV Movie Awards. In addition to her acting career, Bullock is also the founder of the production company Fortis Pictures. Besides, she is keen to participate in philanthropy. She is warm and generous that makes people willing to approach.
American actor, singer and musician Johnny Crawford started his acting career as a child star. At the age of 12, he played Mark McCain in the ABC series The Rifleman. With his outstanding performance, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role at the age of 13. In the same era, he briefly engaged in recording business, but then continued to focus on film and television performances after 18.
In Victoria Jackson’s early career, Crawford had a great influence on her. The shows co-produced by these two became famous on Saturday Night Live. After the cooperation, Crawford presented Victoria Jackson with a one-way ticket to California to encourage her to bravely chase her dream in Hollywood. Since 1992, Crawford has become the leader of a dance orchestra, whose formal name is Johnny Crawford Orchestra and is based in California.
Priscilla Barnes was born in 1954. Barnes first worked as a waitress and dancer when she relocated to San Diego after graduating from High School. Her break came when Bob Hope saw her in a fashion show, he invited her to join his troupe for a performance in Washington in 1973. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to venture into the show business. Barnes began to learn acting skills from a professional coach in 1976. This coach also has some students you may have heard of, such as Tom Selleck and Catherine Bach.
In 1981, Barns ushered in a breakthrough in her career. At first, she played Terri Alden in the ABC sitcom Three’s Company as a substitute actor for Suzanne Somers. While her performance was recognized by the public, so that she played this role regularly until the show ended in 1984. In the past few years, Barnes has still appeared on TV screens. In 2014, Barnes played Magda Andel, a mother in the comedy Jane The Virgin. This drama lasted 5 seasons and ended in 2019.
Ron Howard was born in 1954 and is a famous director and actor. In 1974, Roward joined the popular sitcom Happy Days, in which he played Richie Cunningham. This drama was one of the most successful sitcoms in the 70s and lasted for 11 seasons, but Howard left after the seventh season. In the final season, He returned and draw a successful conclusion to the series. This role became one of his most classic roles in the future.
Ron Howard is not only a famous actor, but also directed many excellent movies. A series of famous films such as A Beautiful Mind, Cocoon, The Da Vinci Code are directed by him. In recognition of his contributions in film industry, Howard has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ron Howard’s most recent film is Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was directed in 2017 and was released in 2018. The public are looking forward to seeing more films that would be directed by Ron Howard and his attempts in more areas in the future.
Tina Turner is a rock singer, composer, dancer and actor. In 1957, Turner met Ike Turner, the lead singer of Kings of Rhythm at the Manhattan Club. Turner admired Ike Turner’s talent very much. After actively showing her singing ability, she joined the band and became the lead singer. Turner’s single A Fool in Love was popular with audiences as soon as it was released in 1960. It ranked second on Hot R &B Sides and 27th on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In July 2000, Tina Turner held a concert in Zurich, Switzerland, on this concert, she announced that she would retire after this tour. At that year, Tina is 61 years old. But in 2008 at the Grammy Awards, Tina made a public comeback and performed with Beyoncé. In the same year, She held a 50th anniversary tour and achieved great success. After this performance, Tina retired from stage again.
Kathleen Turner was born in 1954. After graduating from high school in London in 1972, she returned to her hometown and studied drama, but according to Turner’s subsequent interview, her acting experience actually started earlier. When she was in high school in London, she used her spare time to rehearse dramas with her classmates. The 1980s was the golden age of Kathleen Turner’s career. She starred in multiple film works, including Body Heat, Crimes of Passion, Romancing the Stone, and Prizi’s Honor, the last two won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
The Character in Peggy Sue Got Married in 1986 was nominated for The Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. If you have noticed that Turner has guest appearances in the NBC sitcom Friends? In the 1990s, due to the influence of rheumatoid arthritis, Turner’s acting career went downhill, and drugs used to control the condition caused obesity, but after 2000, as new treatments were developed, Turner’s condition eased a lot.
Elizabeth Taylor has started her career as an actress since she was a teenager. At the age of 12, she played the leading role in National Velvet. For this reason, she was specially arranged for several months to train horseback riding. This movie made her a popular teenage star. Although MGM had brought great economic benefits to Taylor, she does not like MGM’s excessive control over her filming.
The collaboration between Taylor and MGM ended in 1960, but the last film won her the best actress of The Academy Awards, although she didn’t like the role. In the late 1960s, Taylor’s career began to decline, she continued to star in movies and TV series until 1980s, and then began to devote herself to charity work. As an important star in American film history, she was evaluated by the American Film Academy as the seventh largest female screen legendary role in 1999.
Marilyn Monroe, which is a household name. You must have seen her classic photo of her white dress that was lifted by the wind. Monroe’s childhood was not easy. She spent most of her time in foster homes and orphanages. She lacked parental care and good education and got married early at the age of 16. She ran into photographers while working in a factory during World War II. Picture Unit started her modeling career and Monroe signed a film contract with Fox.
In the early days of Monroe’s modeling career, some of the naked signs brought some negative effects to her, but they did not affect her career to a large extent, but stimulated the audience’s interest in her films. She starred in a series of comedy films and was already a hot star in Hollywood by the early 1950s. In The Seven Year Itch in 1955, she played a star in the film, which was one of the highest-grossing movies in her acting career.
Do you remember this French actress? Brigitte Bardot was born in Paris in 1934 and is a famous actor and singer. Bardot was discovered as a model by fashion magazine ELLE and became famous for it. In 1952, she first came into contact with movies and starred in the comedy Crazy For Love. Since then, Bardot has been playing roles in small movies until 1956, the four films she starred in gave her the first success in her acting career.
Bardot’s biggest commercial success in France was the movie The Truth in 1960, which was one of the three most popular movies in that year. And this film won the nomination of The Academy Awards for best foreign language film. In 1973, before Bardot’s 39th birthday, she announced her retirement and no longer worked as an actress. After that, Bardot focused her energy on protecting animal rights and established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for this purpose. This effort has continued to today.
Dorothy Dandridge was born in 1922. In 1954, due to her performance in Carmen Jones, she was nominated for The Academy Awards for Best Actress. Under the training of her mother and her mother’s lover, Dandridge had toured with her sister since she was a child to perform song and dance shows. During the Great Depression, Their careers almost stagnated and their mother moved them to Hollywood, where, Dandridge started secondary school.
When Dandridge first performed in the short film Our Gang in 1935, she had very few roles at that time because she refused to play the stereotypical characters in the film. The 1953 film Carmen Jones achieved global success, and Dandridge became well-known to the public. This was an important turning point in her film career. By the early 1960s, her career began to decline and she was in debt.
Elizabeth Hurley, a well-known British actress, model and swimwear designer. She participated in the filming of Aria at the age of 21 and made her first appearance on the screen. In the Spanish film Rowing with the Wind in 1986, she met her boyfriend Hugh Grant for the first time, who later brought her fame and sadness. Hurley began to gain fame, but people preferred to call her ‘Hugh Grant’s Girlfriend’. In 1988, Hurley played the leading role in the British series Christabel and was widely acclaimed in the UK.
Hurley’s first Hollywood film was the action film Passenger 57 in 1992. Since then, her famous works include Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Bedazzled (2000). Elizabeth Hurley has been the spokesperson of Estée Lauder products for more than ten years. As the longest product spokesperson in the history of the Estée Lauder Group, Elizabeth has won praise for her enduring charm.
Shelley Long, whose full name is Shelley Lee Long, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1949. Shelley Long’s first job was as a meal plan checker. After resigning from this job, she started her acting career, appearing in comedy Troupes and some commercials. With her exceptional talent as a comedian and an actress, Shelley Long received five Emmy Awards nominations when she did the hit sitcom Cheers. She even won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series in 1983 and got two Golden Globe Awards for playing the role of Diane Chambers.
When she reprised her role in the spinoff series, Frasier, Long once again got a guest star Emmy Awards nomination. That’s how great of an actress Long is, no wonder she secured a part in the ABC comedy series Modern Family. Sadly, she wasn’t able to finish her degree when she had to leave Northwestern University to pursue a career in acting and modeling.
Barbara Feldon was famous for her role in Get Smart in 1965. In this film, she played a smart female Agent 99. This role had a break-through significance at the time. Cause Feldon had filmed a deodorant advertisement which conflicted with the sponsor of Get Smart, she almost lost the role. In 1967 she starred in the TV series Fitzwilly and in 1975 she performed in Smile. In 2006, she made her last appearance in the movie Last Request.
Aside from being an actress, she is also a model. After working as a model, her biggest break came when her hair pomade commercial for Top Brass became too popular and even often parodied. For the gig, she donned an animal-print rug, purred at the camera, and called male viewers as “tigers”. Modeling is not Barbara Feldon’s only second job, Feldon also trains for TV shows and commercials, hosts and writes. In 2003, Feldon wrote a book called Living Alone and Loving It.
Kristy McNichol is the most famous child star in the 1970s. At the age of 14, she starred as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence in the TV series Family. She won the 1977 and 1979 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress because of this series. In 1978, Kristy McNichol entered the music industry and recorded the albums Kristy and Jimmy McNichol, among which the single Page by Page ranked highest on the Billboard. She has also appeared on talk shows, such as Mike Douglas Show and Dinah at that time.
Kristy McNichol’s film career began in 1977, but her first film was cut back. The 1980 film Little Darlings earned her praise from film critics. The 1981 movie Only When I Laugh won her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, when McNichol was only 19 years old. Unfortunately for many fans, McNichol, who has only been in the acting career for 24 years, retired from Hollywood. She said that she was going to play the biggest role in her life —— herself.
She is one of the finest actresses in Hollywood today, and she is not only an actress but an author, too. Julianne Moore rose to international stardom in the ‘90s. She is usually known for portraying the roles of emotionally troubled women in both independent and big major films. With her investment in great acting, her talent doesn’t go unnoticed.
Moore received several accolades from prominent award-giving bodies, like Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, and Golden Globes Award. Time magazine even named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. In addition to actors, Moore has another identity-children’s literature writer. Her first work, Freckleface Strawberry, successfully made it to the New York Times bestseller list. After the success of the first part, she continued to create six follow-up series of the character, which was later adapted into a musical.
Betty White is believed to have the longest television career of any entertainer alive. She has been in the industry for over 80 years, starting in 1939. Dubbed as a pioneer of television, she is the first woman who controlled both in front and behind the camera. She is also the woman who firstly makes an investment by producing a sitcom, Life with Elizabeth, which earned her the title of Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.
Anyhow, in the TV, White is best known for her character as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–1977) and, of course, The Golden Girls (1985-1992). The Writers Guild of America included both shows in the list of the 101 Best-Written TV Series of All Time. In her career, White is actually an award harvester, she has received eight Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, etc.
Jennifer Aniston was born in California, 1969. She is an American actress, director, producer and philanthropist. Initially, Aniston performed on Broadway and also did part-time job as salesman, waiter or bicycle messenger to support her love of acting. Her first movie role was a small role in Mac and Me, and in 1990 she got her first regular TV role in the series Molloy. Her works during this period were either mediocre or failed attempts, which made Aniston feel disappointed, but her luck was coming soon.
Her most well-known role is Rachel Green in the classic American ten-year sitcom Friends. For this role, she won the 2002 Emmy Awards, the 2003 Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Many people still prefer to call her ‘Rachel Green’ ! In addition to acting, Jennifer Aniston has also done some personal business to expand her assets. In 2012, Aniston founded the hair care brand Living Proof. In July 2014, she launched her second perfume set.
Cheryl Ladd is a fan-favorite during the late 1970s. She replaced Farrah Fawcett in ABC’s Charlie’s Angeles for its second season in 1977 that lasted until its cancellation in 1981. Ladd first came to Hollywood to pursue her musical dream. After the “Angel” she starred in Charlie’s Angeles gained a high popularity, Ladd took this opportunity to develop her own music career, releasing three records, and one single entered on the top 40 of Billboard Hot.
Aside from the TV series, she is also known for the movies Hearts, Millennium, Poison Ivy, Permanent Midnight, and her most recent one, Unforgettable in 2017. Before she became a part of Charlie’s Angels, Ladd tied the knot with the fellow actor David Ladd in 1973. They were blessed with a daughter after two years of being together. But, they also ended up hiring their divorce lawyers in 1980. She kept using David’s surname, even though she got married to music producer Brian Russell in 1981.
Before becoming an actor, Halle Berry used to be a model. She participated in many beauty contests and won the runner-up in the Miss America Contest. In 1989, she was not satisfied with just being a model, so she moved to New York to pursue her dream of acting. But the initial career development did not go smoothly. Due to lack of money, she even had to live in a shelter temporarily. Her situation didn’t improved until the end of that year when she got her role in the ABC series Living Dolls.
The breakthrough development of Halle Berry’s career was the collaboration with Eddie Murphy in the comedy romance film Boomerang in 1992. Halle Berry’s 2001 movie Monster’s Ball won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. In recent years, Berry is still active in the film industry and has begun to work as a TV series producer and film director.
Clint Eastwood was born in 1930 and is an actor, director, composer and producer. Rawhide in 1958 was the first breakthrough in Eastwood’s career. At the time, it entered the top 20 ratings list in just three weeks. In 1978, Clint Eastwood achieved great commercial success with the adventure comedy Every Which Way but Loose. As a director, Eastwood was equally successful. Many films directed by him were nominated for Academy Awards. The film Unforgiven (1992) and the 2004 sports drama Million Dollar Baby respectively won him the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture.
Before his huge success in film industry, Clint Eastwood did many kinds of jobs, including lifeguards, paper movers, grocery store staff, forest firefighters and even golf boys when he was young. Clint Eastwood’s experience is very inspiring, which tells us that nobody is born to be successful but we can all create an extraordinary life through our own efforts.
Do you remember her? Barbi Benton, a model, actor and singer born in 1950, retired early in the 1980s. After that, raising children became her main job. Barbi Benton became famous very early, she started her modeling career when she was 16 years old. At her 18 in UCLA, she collaborated with the entertainment magazine Playboy, participating in their entertainment show Playboy After Dark. In her career, she has been on the cover of Playboy for four times, but she did not stay in this industry for a long time.
Since the 1970s, she has been engaged in TV performances and has participated in a series of popular TV and movies, including The Bobby Vinton Show in 1976, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. In addition, Barbi Benton has also achieved some success as a singer. Benton have recorded eight albums, one of her record Brass Buckles released in 1975 ranked fifth on Billboard.
Remember her? In 1991, Salma Hayek moved to Hollywood to engage in film acting. In 2002, her character in the film Frida was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, which became a turning point in her acting career. This movie was co-producted by Hayek and also achieved commercial success. Salma Hayek established her own film company around 2000. The first Mexican film she produced was El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in that year.
The TV series Ugly Betty, with Hayek as the executive producer, was broadcast worldwide from 2006 to 2010. In the drama, Hayek played a guest star as Sofia, a fashion magazine editor. Not only did this TV series won the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series, Hayek’s guest role won her a nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Award. Hayek is still active in the film industry. She will play Ajak in The Eternals, a Marvel Cinematic Universe film directed by Chloé Zhao.
Remember Cybill Shepherd？The shining Hollywood actor of the last century. Shepherd won the title of Miss Memphis as a teenager, and then represented her city in the Miss America pageant and won the Congeniality award. After graduating from high school, she began to work as a fashion model. The beginning of the actor’s career was in The Final Picture Show in 1971. The film was very successful and won lots of Academy Awards and nominations. Shepherd was nominated for the Academy Awards as well.
In the late 1970s, after achieving a series of film career successes, she returned to her hometown to work in the theater. She returned to New York in 1982 and participated in the theater tour of The Lunch Hour, which was directed by Jean Kerr. Shepherd continued her brilliant film career in Hollywood and she was still active in the film industry until a few years ago.
Goldie Hawn was born in 1945. At the age of 24, she won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Cactus Flower. After that, she starred in the NBC comedy Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and successive successes made her famous. Hawn once majored in drama at university, but dropped out of school to engage in professional dance, but in the end she entered the acting career and became a successful actor.
Hawn’s first TV role was the stereotyped stupid blonde at the time, and the same is true for the next role. After winning the Oscar by Cactus Flower, Goldie Hawn really started her film career. She starred in a series High-level comedy movies, including There’s a Girl in My Soup, Butterflies Are Free and Private Benjamin, the last one won her the second nomination of the Academy Award For Best Actress.
Remember “Blonde Bombshell” Jean Harlow? Although she has only been in the film industry for just nine years, she is one of the most shining stars in Hollywood history. Her last film was also the best-selling film of the year. The opportunity for Jean Harlow to step into the film industry is very interesting. It was an interview opportunity she accidentally got when she drove her friend to Fox Studios.
Under the pressure of her mother’s urging and the pressure of her friend’s bet, she finally participated in something she was not interested in before. Jean Harlow’s performance in Hell’s Angels was very successful. This movie was the highest-grossing movie of the year and brought Jean Harlow a great international reputation. After that, she starred in Three Wise Girls, The Secret Six, Red Dust, Hold Your Man and other movies.
Lucille Ball is a comedian and producer. Her comedy series Lucy, which aired in the middle of the last century, is one of the most successful comedies in American history. Lucille Ball’s acting career started as a model, and soon after she began to perform on Broadway. She began to collaborate with Arnaz in the 1950s in the sitcom I Love Lucy, which was her first fame. After that, Lucille Ball appeared in several movies but they were not popular.
Until the 1960s, she started to run her own studio independently, and subsequently produced many hot TV series, Mission Impossible, Star Trek and other familiar classic series are all produced by her studio. Ball has received an astonishing 13 Primetime Emmy nominations during her career, four of which were in her pocket. There is no doubt that Ball’s contribution to the film and television industry is outstanding, for which she was honored two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Diane Keaton was born in 1946 and is an American actress and producer. Keaton is famous for its unique retro menswear style, which has also triggered some imitations. The screen image of her with suit, jacket and tie is still a fashion classic. Keaton’s first breakthrough role in her career was to play Michael’s wife Kay Adams in the well-known movie series Godfather. But in such a film series dominated by male characters, Keaton’s role is not of much importance.
What really made her successful was the collaboration with Woody Allen. Keaton worked with Allen many times in the 1970s, such as the movies Sleeper, Love and Death, Interiors, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery and Annie Hall. Among them, Annie Hall won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Keaton. In recent years, Keaton has appeared in movies or TV series from time to time. In 2018, Book Club earned $91 million in box office sales worldwide.
Christie Brinkley was born in 1954 and is a model and actress. In the 1970s, photographer Errol Sawyer discovered Brinkley at a post office in New York. Since then, Brinkley has started her modeling career. In 1979, 1980 and 1981, Brinkley appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three times in a row, which made her famous. In Brinkley’s modeling career, she appeared on the covers of more than 500 magazines, including Vogue, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone and Glamour, etc.
And also cooperated with a large number of brands, including Channel, Prell, Mastercard , Breck, Nissan, Max Factor, Nu Skin and so on. Outside of the modeling career, Brinkley has also appeared in TV series, movies and documentaries. In 1983’s film National Lampoon’s Vacation, she played the first film role. Later, she appeared in The Cosby Show, Living in the 90s——With Christie Brinkley and other shows.
In Patty Duke’s career as an actress for more than half a century, she is an Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award and The Emmy Awards winner. There is no doubt that she also owns a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1960, when she was only 15 years old, Duke played Helen Keller in the film The Miracle Worker. This role won her The Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
Duke, who became famous as a teenager, began to play more mature roles. In 1969, Me, Natalie won her the first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and a made-for-TV movie My Sweet Charlie, Her performance won the first Emmy Award in 1970, since then, the film Captains and the Kings in 1977 and the TV version of The Miracle Worker earned Patty Duke her another two Primetime Emmy Award. After 2000, Duke reduced the time spent in playing films, the last work of her is starring as a guest in Liv and Maddie.
Sally Struthers is an award-winning actress. When she played the role of Gloria Stivic on All In The Family, it earned her two Emmy awards. She also portrayed the character of Babette on Gilmore Girls. Aside from being an actress, she also does voice acting. She was the voice behind the roles of Charlene Sinclair on ABC’s Dinosaurs and Rebecca Cunningham on Disney’s TaleSpin.
Her rise to stardom began during the late ‘60s to early ‘70s, working opposite Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces (1970). This surely added up to her great credit score, along with the addition of the 1972 box office movie The Getaway. In the late 1990s, Struthers participated in the stage show Annie’s national tour, and in the early 2000s she still often participated in theater performances. Sally Struthers is also the spokesperson of the Christian Children’s Fund, dedicated to helping poor children in developing countries.
Tatyana Ali is an actress and singer born in 1979. In 1990, she began to play Ashley Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The series lasted for six years and was a breakthrough point in Ali’s career. After that, Ali appeared in the drama Fresh Prince, which gave Ali the opportunity to show off her musical talent. In 1998, she released her first album Kiss The Sky, and in 2014, she released another EP, Hello.
However, Ali mainly focused on her acting career and she continued to act in movies after Fresh Prince, such as The Brothers, Glory Road and Nora’s Hair Salon. In 2002, Ali graduated from Harvard University with a major in African-American Studies and Government, and she finally chose academics as her partner. In 2016, Ali and Stanford University English Assistant Professor were engaged and married later in the same year in Beverly Hills, They now have two sons.
KEELY SHAYE SMITH
Keely Shaye Smith is a journalist, writer, TV presenter and actor. Smith worked as an environmental reporter for the ABC’s The Home Show for six years. During this career, she won two Genesis Аwards. After that, Smith served as a correspondent for the popular NBC primetime show Unsolved Mysteries. She also worked as a reporter or host for ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Tonight Tonight and HBO’s World Entertainment Report.
Smith also produced and hosted her own environmental family show as a producer. The show was named Home Green Home and aired on PBS. Keely Shaye Smith and actor Pierce Brosna met on a beach in Mexico. The two married in 1994. The couple has always been a model couple in Hollywood. They are like-minded and both are committed to environmental protection work such as marine ecology and agricultural health.
Rita Cosby is a TV news anchor and best-selling author. Cosby graduated from the University of South Carolina. During her studies, she worked as a part-time reporter at the local branch of Fox, KERO-TV. After graduation, she worked for Fox News as a host for ten years. In her career, Cosby has interviewed more than 20 world leaders and brought us many precious first-line reports.
She has won three Emmy Awards, the Matrix Award and the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and other awards, these are enough to illustrate her outstanding achievements in the news community. Cosby’s two works, Blond Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith’s Death published in 2007, and the memoir Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past published in 2010, are both New York Times best sellers.
George Clooney, winner of three Golden Globes and two Academy Award, is a much-loved actor, director and producer. 1978 was the year when Clooney’s first TV show was broadcast, while he was widely recognized by the audience as the medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. In the play, he played Dr. Doug Ross, and he was nominated for two primetime Emmy Awards for this role. At the same time, he began to appear in various movies, including From Dusk till Dawn, the crime comedy Out of Sight and Three Kings. George Clooney’s first directorial work was Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
George Clooney has had two marriages and several public love relationships since 1987. From 1989 to 1993, he had a short marriage with actress Talia Balsam, and he remained unmarried until 2014, when he and British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Engaged, the two officially held a wedding in the same year. In 2017, Amal Alamuddin gave birth to twins, daughter Ella and son Alexander. Perhaps this time, George Clooney finally found his true love.
Kirstie Alley is a Hollywood actor and model. In 1982, she played Saavik in the second Star Trek, which was her first film to be recognized by the public. However, she did not continue to play the role because of the pay. After that, Kirstie Alley starred in some sitcoms, including NBC’s Cheers and Veronica’s Closet, the first one won her an Emmy Awards and The Golden Globe Award. In 1994, she won the second Emmy Awards in her career for the TV movie David’s Mother.
In the 21st century, Kirstie Alley has been continuously active in the entertainment industry. In 2011, Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy participated in the dance with the stars show. Their dance cha-cha-cha scored 23 points out of 30. In the following competition, they performed this dance again and got a perfect score of 30, they eventually won the second place in the competition. The most recent activity was that she participated in the 22nd season of the British reality show series Celebrity Big Brother in 2018 and won the runner-up.
Bo Derek rose to fame in her comedy movie 10 (1979). From here, her popularity continued to shine, as she appeared in different films from Ape Man to Ghosts Can’t Do It . The MGM movie Ape Man did not receive praise from critics, but it achieved a huge commercial success at the box office, exceeding $35 million that year. Her own husband directed some of her movies. They co-produced the film Fantasies, which is a low-cost romantic film that was filmed in Greece, but it was not released until 1981.
The star is now in semi-retirement, but she still occasionally guest stars in film, television, and documentary. This will ensure Derek still has something to pay for her mortgages. Sadly, in 1998, her husband, Derek, died from heart failure. Although she didn’t tie the knot to anyone anymore, she has been reportedly in a relationship with John Corbet.
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD
Kathie Lee Gifford is a TV presenter, singer and writer who also participated in acting. Since 1988, Gifford has hosted the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee. This show is a household name. The predecessor of the show was The Morning Show, which started in 1985. Gifford left this show in 2000. In 2008, she briefly returned to a NBC talk show Today Show, but left in less than a year.
After that, Gifford began her career as an actor, director and producer. She filmed Then Came You, A Godwink Christmas, and now she is preparing for several new projects, including the sequels to Then Came You, and a movie of a rare theme in hollywood that is about the grief of losing loved ones and widowed. In addition, Gifford wrote two autobiography, Just When I Thought I’d Dropped my Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities and The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi.
Elizabeth Montgomery is famous for her role as Samantha Stephens in the ABC sitcom Bewitched. This successful comedy series won her five Primetime Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. Bewitched aired a total of eight seasons, from 1964 to 1972. Due to the breakdown of Montgomery’s relationship with the director of the TV series, the TV series unfortunately stayed in this season.
In the early days of Montgomery’s career, she appeared in some dramas on Broadway, her first appearance in Late Love won her a Theater World Award. Among works other than Bewitched, the role in The Untouchables in 1960 firstly won her a nomination of 13th Primetime Emmy Awards. The ABC sitcom Bewitched is an important success in Montgomery’s career. It is the highest-rated TV series in the history of ABC. It has eight seasons and has won five Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe nominations for Montgomery.
Barbara Eden was born in 1931 and her family was affected by the Great Depression, so Eden’s mother trained her and her sister to sing when they were young. When she was a teenager, Eden sang for local bands in nightclubs to make money. At the age of 16, she entered the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to learn singing and also participated in performances with the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre.
Eden’s screen career began in the Johnny Carson Show in 1955. She appeared in a series of feature TV shows. Her film career started in the cooperation of the 20th Century Fox Studios, after the filming of The Yellow Canary in 1963, She left 20th Century Fox Studios. In the 1990s, Eden starred in the stage play Same Time, Next Year and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, the latter touring in 11 cities.
Elin Nordegren was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She used to be a model. In 2000, she was on the cover of Cafe Sport magazine. Nordegren met Mia Parnevik, the wife of golfer Jesper Parnevik while working in a champagne shop. She was hired by Mia Parnevik as a nanny. Because of this opportunity, she immigrated to the United States. In the United States, Nordegren continued her studies. In 2014, she fulfilled her wish and graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a degree in psychology.
It was in United States where she met her ex-husband Tiger Woods. In 2007, the couple’s first daughter was born, her name is Sam Alexis. Tiger Woods announced the good news to the public after winning the runner-up of the U.S. Open. In 2009, they gave birth to a boy named Charlie Axel. After divorcing Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren had a relationship with coal tycoon Chris Cline, and later she had a third child with Jordan Cameron, a former NFL player.
Remember Sabrina Duncan in Charlie’s Angels? Her actor, Kate Jackson, was born in 1948 and took a professional drama performance course midway through sophomore year in college. In the 1960s, Kate Jackson participated in some of the movies and TV responses that were dull. The turning point of her career was the performance in Charlie’s Angels from 1976 to 1979. If you remember her, I think you might miss this TV series.
In 1987, Kate Jackson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the mastectomy, she still suffered from the pain, which also had an impact on her acting career. But Kate Jackson has been actively facing her disease, she changed her eating diet and participated in rehabilitation treatment. She also has publicly delivered some speeches about the disease to raise public awareness, which was awarded by the “Power of Love” award.
Who will forget Anjelica Huston as the alluring Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)? But aside from these iconic movies, she has made several legendary films in the past. She even won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her movie Prizzi’s Honor (1985), becoming the third generation of her family to receive the honor. Indeed, she is a Hollywood icon in her own right.
Huston also followed in her father’s footsteps by starting a career in directing. She is probably putting her investments right by working on a film project on Maud Gonne and William Butler Years for over 20 years. Huston’s first directorial work was Bastard Out of Carolina. Her pioneering work achieved good results and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. The 1998 film Ever After: A Cinderella Story re-created the classic fairy tale Cinderella with a modern background and re-interpreted it from the perspective of feminism. This film achieved double success at the box office and reputation.
Connie Stevens was born in a music family in Brooklyn, New York. She started her acting career at the age of 19. In 1957, she played roles in Young and Dangerous, Eighteen and Anxious, and The Bob Cummings Show. This year, she Signed a seven-year contract with Paramount but did not perform to the end. In 1958, she and Paramount terminated the contract and signed a contract with Warner Bros after a year, with a salary of $300 a week.
Connie Stevens became famous because of the detective TV series Hawaiian Eye that aired from 1959 to 1963. As a result, he was invited to a party by Elvis Presley. After this meeting, they soon began dating. Connie Stevens is also actively developing her music career. She released her first album Concetta in 1958. Although the sales were not satisfactory, she did not interrupt her music career. Two years later, Stevens’s single Sixteen Reasons won the recognition of audience, which ranked third on the Billboard Hot 100 rankings.
Cindy Crawford, born in 1966, is a famous American model who has appeared on the cover of lots of internationally renowned fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and is also the endorsement and catwalk darling of many luxury brands. Crawford took model photos for a local clothing store as early as her third year of high school. After graduating from high school, she won a scholarship from Northwestern University with outstanding grades, where she studied chemical engineering.
After graduation, Crawford was mainly engaged in TV advertising and modeling work. Outside of modeling work, Crawford appeared in movies and TV series and produced his own series of fitness videos. In 2000, Crawford formally quit her full-time modeling career. After that, she actively devoted herself to commercial activities. In 2005, she founded her own beauty brand and launched her own furniture series in cooperation with HM. Crawford is also keen on charity work, focusing on the childhood leukemia disease that took the life of her brother.
Cloris Leachman is an American actress born in 1926, do you remember her? In a long career spanning 70 years, Cloris Leachman had a very glorious moment. She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards 22 times and won eight of them. There is no doubt that this makes her the most awarded actress of Emmy Awards in history. Other awards such as The Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award and Daytime Emmy Award. are also in her pocket.
Leachman has a good educational background, she studied at Northwestern University School of Education. In her teenage years, she participated in local theater performances and participated in the Miss America pageant during college and won prizes. The actor’s groundbreaking role was the cunning landlord played in Mary Tyler Moore, and The Last Picture Show, one of the greatest films ever, won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
You may know Marie Osmon as part of the famed family the Osmonds, but she is more than what her surname is. She is a singer, author, philanthropist, and a talk show host all rolled into one, that is Marie. From 1973 to 1975, Osmon released her three albums. Their title songs were all ranked in the top 40 on the Billboard country music chart, and her first single, Paper Roses, was ranked number one in country music leaderboard.
Although the 60-year-old star was not part of their family’s singing group, she managed to make a name for herself as solo country music artistry. She makes her talent her principal investment to make it in the entertainment business, and she never goes wrong. She even had a variety show, Donny & Marie (1976-1979), with her brother, Donny Osmond, and became the new host of The Talk in 2019.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
Sarah Michelle Gellar made a name when she played the lead role of Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), which won her a nomination of Golden Globe Award. But before that, she had long made her acting debut in the movie An Invasion of Privacy (1983). However, her breakthrough didn’t come until she did All My Children in 1993 that made her won Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1995.
Gellar was once named as one of the most notable female characters in the U.S. television. She was also known for being part of slasher movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997). After that In 1998, She firstly acted as the host of Saturday Night Live and achieved a success. In 2015, she used her investments right by founding Foodstirs, e-commerce selling baking kits, with her friends.
Jacqueline Bisset started her acting career in 1965, but she didn’t come to prominence until 1968 when she did The Detective, Bullitt, and The Sweet Ride. Her fame continued to during the 1970s, making several movies. Her appearance in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) even earned her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy.
Age can not stop Bisset from working in the industry. She still has five upcoming projects from 2020-2021. With the number of earnings she can get here, she will surely be secure of her future, not opting for any loans. Jacqueline Bisset has never been married, but what is interesting is that she has had relationships with people of different professional status from different countries, including French and Canadian actors, Moroccan real estate tycoons, Russian dancers, and Turkish martial artists, etc.
In Faye Dunaway’s current 60-year career, she has won lots of awards, including an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Award and one BAFTA. She was also awarded the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. Dunaway first performed on Broadway and began acting in movies in the late 1960s. The first movie Dunaway played is The Happening, a comedy crime film directed by Elliot Silverstein.
This talented actress rose to fame after her second film was released and was firstly nominated for The Academy Award. The neo-noir mystery Chinatown in 1974 won her the second Academy Award nomination, and after the release of the Satire Network in 1976, she finally won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Today, Faye Dunaway still has not retired. She said that acting is her job, a career she loves, and she will keep working.
MARY TYLER MOORE
Mary Tyler Moore’s TV career began in home appliance advertising. This job paid her quite a lot, but was interrupted because of her pregnancy. After that, Moore played supporting roles in some TV shows and movies. The turning point of her career was in 1961. She participated in the Dick Van Dyke Show under the recommendation of Danny Thomas, who rejected Moore in a previous TV show interview before, but also remembered the girl with three names. This TV show won Moore’s first Emmy Award.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s was another important success. Moore played an independent professional woman, which also had an impact on the women’s equality movement and left a deep impression on the public. Throughout the seven seasons, this series has maintained the top 20 ratings for 6 years, and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy for three consecutive times. Moore herself won the Emmy Award for Best Actress for this series three times.
You will surely remember Jennifer Grey in the classic 1987 movie Dirty Dancing, opposite Patrick Swayze. This film achieved a huge success in business, selling more than 1 million video copies. With her excellent performance, the 60-year-old star earned a Golden Globe Award nomination at the time. She also appeared on television, winning the season 11 of Dancing with the Stars in 2010. She also made an appearance in the Amazon Studios comedy series Red Oaks.
But prior to her Dancing with the Stars win, Grey probably used her medical insurance and had herself checked to make sure she was perfectly fit to compete. Sadly, the doctors find out she had chronic neck problems due to her car crash before. Her spinal cord was compressed, but it was now addressed, and she had a suspicious white spot on her thyroid, which had been removed.
Nancy McKeon might be the luckiest actress after she, along with her parents, was granted to have a private audience – none other than Pope John Paul II – for the comedy series The Facts of Life. In an interview with Tom Snyder in 1998, she described the experience as electricity flowed in her body to see the pope watching them. She even explained that Pope John Paul had an aura like that was painted around figures.
The Facts of Life is McKeon’s most well-known work. Her other TV series and movies include Working Girl, Can’t Hurry Love, Style & Substance, etc. Not everyone knows that McKeon dated Michael J Fox for three years when they met on the set of High School U.S.A. (1983). However, she ended up marrying film technician Marc Andrus in 2003. For 17 years, they remain to be happily married.
Somers is known for her appearances in Three’s Company. She played the stereotypical blonde character Chrissy Snow in the play. This TV series achieved excellent ratings in ratings. After starring in five seasons, Somers asked the play to increase her salary by four times but was rejected by ABC. After completing the contract with ABC, she joined ABC’s competitor company CBS.
Suzanne Somers doesn’t only box herself as an actress and she also tries her luck in business. She is also an author, singer, and spokesperson. She later started writing, becoming an author of several self-help books, like Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones (2006). In addition, she also wrote two autobiographies, four diet books, and a poetry book. It looks like there is nothing that this star can’t do. By the looks of it, she uses her talent and knowledge in writing as her business, wherein she doesn’t need huge loans.
Coming from a family of actors and actress, Hayley Mills was dubbed to be a promising newcomer when she started her acting career at a young age. She even won a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in the 1959 classic crime drama Tiger Bay. She also got the Academy Juvenile Award for Pollyanna (1960) and eventually the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961.
She evidently had a good start, appearing in six Walt Disney films. She even had a dual role in one movie, The Parent Trap (1961). To top all her credits and recognitions, she was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best British Actress for her performance for the adaptation of her mother’s novel Whistle Down the Wind (1961). Other film works of Hayley Mills include: In Search of the Castaways, Summer Magic, The Chalk Garden, That Darn Cat!, West Wild Duck, etc.
Aside from being known as Elvis Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley made a name for herself as an actress and business magnate. She served as a chairwoman to the late King of Rock and Roll’s Elvis Presley Enterprise, which turned his investment property, Graceland, his former, into a top tourist attraction in the United States. She was also part of the three successful Naked Gun films, where she co-starred with Leslie Nielsen, and appeared on the long-running TV series Dallas.
After the divorce from Elvis Presley, she also collaborated with her friend to open a clothing boutique in Los Angeles, called Bis & Beau. Even though the two had divorced, they still maintained a good relationship. Elvis presley supported Presley’s business in product promotion. The brand became a successful business, attracting celebrities such as Cher, Barbra Streisand and others.
Jane Fonda is an award-winning actress, receiving different accolades, like Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, AFI Life Achievement Award, and Honorary Golden Lion. It is a lot of honor that is hard to defeat. With her almost five decades in the business, rising to prominence in the 1960s, she truly deserves these recognitions and more.
The 1960s was the era when Jane Fonda’s film career started. Her breakthrough role was to play a schoolmarm-turned-outlaw in the 1965 film Cat Ballou. The film’s box office revenue entered the top ten of the year and won five items, and was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. Jane Fonda continuously makes noise until today, although not only in film and television series but an activist as well. The legendary actress receives praises and credits for her activism, fighting for the environment.
Dawn Wells’ beauty doesn’t only captivate producers and directors but also the judges on beauty pageants. She is a beauty queen and an actress, mostly known for her role on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island. She, along with Tina Louise, is the last surviving regular cast member of the show. In addition, Wells is keen to participate in theatrical performances. She participated in nearly 100 theatrical performances in the 40 years from the shooting of Gilligan’s Island to 2009.
Wells still occasionally appears in TV and movie projects today. She makes an investment in a clothing business that makes clothes for people with limited mobility, called Wishing Wells Collections. The star is also part of different foundations, causes, and charities, which some are she founded. Truly, Wells is not only beautiful outside but with a good heart, too.
Remember the Andy Griffith show that was once all the rage? This sitcom was aired on CBS from 1960 and ended in 1968. It’s Nielsen ratings remained in the top seven and won the championship in the last season in 1968. It’s starring Andy Griffith was born in 1926, once taught music and drama in high school and write book in his earlier career.
His acting career started in 1955, he played a TV series about the police and was nominated for the Tony Award, but he did not receive the award in the end. Since the 1960s, he started the Andy Griffith show, a classic sitcom that is still missed and talked about today. Although some of the main creators of this play are nominated for Emmy Awards, Andy Griffith, who plays the leading role, has not Get this honor yet.
Stacey Dash played the role of Dionne Marie Davenport in the 1995 movie Clueless. It is a teen comedy film, which is an important breakthrough in Dash’s career as an actress, although she played a high school student at the age of 28. She subsequently reprised the role in its eponymous television series. It was then followed by several acting projects, including appearing in music videos.
In 2008, Dash appeared on the reality TV show Celebrity Circus. Before the show started, she broke her ribs in training, but still insisted on completing the aerial bungee jumping show in the official show. She successfully entered the final and won the second place. Dash’s other film works include View from the Top, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Nora’s Hair Salon II, Fashion Victim, Ghost Image and American Primitive.
Sarah Miles was born in Essex, England. Both her parents are engineers, but one of her brother works as a director and screenwriter. Miles suffered from stuttering and dyslexia when she was a child, and could not speak until she was nine years old, for this reason, she was once expelled by three schools. As a teenager, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
After graduation, Miles worked as an actor, her first film was Term of Trial, in which she played a “husky wide-eyed nymphet”. and Miles was nominated for the BAFTA Best Newcomer Award for this character. After that, Miles starred in The Servant, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Blowuo, Ryan’s Daughter, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea and so on, among this films, the performance in Ryan’s Daughter won her a nomination of The Academy Awards.
Mia Farrow was born in 1945. During her decades of acting career, she has appeared in more than 50 films and received multiple awards and nominations. Mia Farrow’s film career started in the 1960s. She initially starred in some supporting roles. Her first starring movie was Rosemary’s Baby, a classic horror film, not only it was a commercial success, but also won Farrow a nomination of Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.
Although Farrow is now old, she continues to be active on the big and small screens. In the 2012 movie Dark Horse, Farrow played a supporting role. In 2014, she returned to Broadway to star in the drama Love Letters and was well received. Outside of Hollywood, Mia Farrow also actively pays attention to human rights issues. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for humanitarian activities in Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic.
Winona Ryder started her acting career in her film debut Lucas (1986), but it was not until that she played the role of a goth young woman named Lydia in Tim Burton’s 1988 classic Beetlejuice. From here, she started to play significant roles in movies like Heathers (1988), Mermaids (1990), Edward Scissorhands(1990), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). She earned critical acclaim and even received a lot of accolades.
She also tried to make an investment when she executively produced Girl, Interrupted (1999), which she also starred opposite Angelina Jolie. Today, she is best known as Will’s mom and Hopper’s love interest in Netflix’s Stranger Things, which is a sci-fi thriller TV series that incorporates supernatural elements. The good reputation and high ratings of this tv series have made it a frequent guest of major film and television awards. Ryder herself won the Golden Globe Award for this drama.
Remember Bill Paxton? He is a famous actor and director who starred in the film of The Terminator, Commando, Weird Science and Aliens. In the 1980s, Paxton formed a band with his friend Andrew Rosenthal and released the only album Holy Cow in 1988. The single Reach was directed by James Cameron. In the 90s, Bill Paxton and Cameron once again collaborated with True Lies and Titanic.
Paxton’s most watched TV show is the HBO series Big Love, which won him nominations of three Golden Globe Awards. Paxton’s performance in the historical miniseries Hatfields & McCoys was well received by the industry, and he shared the Emmy Award with another starring actor. Dennis E. Taylor once commented on Bill Paxton, thinking that he had brought more humane connotations to some science fiction movies. The 2017 movie Call Me By Your Name also expressed memories and commemorations of Bill Paxton.
Do you remember her? Farrah Fawcett. Born in Texas in 1947, she is a famous actor who has received four nominations of the Prime time Emmy Award and six times Golden Globe Award nominations. Her actor career began in the 1960s, initially shooting TV commercials and playing guest roles. She had frequently appeared in TV series since the 1970s. Charlie’s Angels in 1976 made her stand out and won her first Golden Globe Award nomination.
Farrah Fawcett’s film masterpieces in the 1980s frequently appeared, earning her four Golden Globe Award nominations. The TV series The Guardian won her the third nomination of the Emmy Award. In 2006, Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer. Her fight with anal cancer was filmed by NBC into a documentary, and she was fourth times nominated for the Emmy Award in her life as the producer of the documentary.
Have you watched TV series This Is Us, which won a prime time Emmy Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award? If you have seen this popular tv series, then you must have a deep impression on Chrissy Metz, who is an actress and a singer. Metz is famous for playing Kate Pearson in This Is Us, But she was not an actress in the beginning, her first job was as a salesperson at McDonald’s, which may surprise you.
Metz’s mother recalled that this job brought her many valuable experiences. In addition to acting, Metz is the singer of her band Chrissy and Vapors. It is said that Metz will work with producer DeVon Franklin to play Joyce Smith in the film Breakthrough. Metz also starred in American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014), Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018), Breakthrough (2019) and other movies.
SUSAN MARIE OLSEN
Susan Marie Olsen has a lot of credits under her name. She is a singer, actress, voice actress, animal welfare advocate, artist, and former radio host. She is best known as the youngest Brady child in the sitcom The Brady Brunch for its full run, from 1969-1974. After that, Olsen participated in some reality TV shows. From 1995 to 1996, she co-hosted talk shows with Ken Ober. Olsen is an advocate of animal welfare, and she stated her views in the 2008 Gimme My Reality Show.
Susan Marie Olsen is the creator of Marshmallow Fluff-inspired art. Her artwork, called Fluffart, became a good investment after it was chosen as part of a collection made available in limited editions. As a pet-lover, she also created another art collection, titled The Art of Rescue, and she donated its proceeds to animal rescue organizations to provide assistance to stray animals until they are adopted .
Jami Gertz’s first screen appearance was Endless Love in 1981, and later played the main supporting role in the famous sitcom The Facts of Life and the movie Twister. She is known for several films, like Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, and more. She was also part of Square Pegs, and Still Standing, among others.
Jami Gertz is not only an actress but an investor as well. Gertz got married to Antony Ressler in 1989. From there, they became members of the investment group, led by Mark Attanasio, who bought the MLB franchise Milwaukee Brewers. She is also a part-owner of the National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Hawks, alongside her husband. With their wealth and influence, Gertz and Ressler were committed to charity work, and they were named the number-one donor to a charity of any celebrity in 2010 by Giving Back Fund.
MELISSA SUE ANDERSON
Melissa Sue Anderson started her career as a child actress. She first appeared in different commercials in Los Angeles until she had a role in the NBC drama series Little House on the Prairie (1974-1981), which made Anderson received a nomination of The Emmy Award. From the 70s, her fame continued until the 80s, appearing in films like Midnight Offerings (1981), Happy Birthday to Me (1981), and ABC Afterschool Special, Which Mother Is Mine? The last one won her the Emmy Award in 1979.
Aside from being an actress, Anderson also made her talent in writing an investment to publish an autobiographical of her time on the classic NBC series. She titled the book The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House, and it was out in 2010 years, more than 30 years after she played the role. This book also introduces Anderson’s career before and after shooting little house.
Mia Sara was born in June 19, 1967, and is an American of Italian descent. She appeared on the big screen at the age of 17, and played the role with the famous Tom Cruise in Legend. She played the heroine Princess Lily in this film. This movie made her became famous at a young age. In the following year, the blockbuster film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released, which brought her more popularity.
After that, you can find her in miniseries Queenie in 1987, A Stranger Among Us in 1992, Timecop in 1994, The Impossible Elephant in 2001 and other films and television works. Among them, the 1994 film won her the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. Mia Sara firstly married Sean Connery’s son Jason Connery and then was married with Brian Henson’s son. She has a son and a daughter with those two respectively.
Justine Bateman used to be an actress, appearing in Family Ties, Satisfaction, Men Behaving Badly, The TV Set, Desperate Housewives, and Californication. However, now, she is a known writer, director, and producer. She was the woman behind the movie Violet, which starred starring Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, and Justin Theroux, and Five Minutes, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Bateman was eager to finish her studies, but her contractual obligations with Family Ties got in the way. However, she did everything to complete her college and eventually got a degree in Computer Science and Digital Media Management at UCLA in 2016. She is also a licensed pilot and certified scuba diver. Bateman released his first book in 2018, called Fame: The Hijacking of Reality. She also established a fashion design company in 2000, but closed it after only three years of operation.. She is also a licensed pilot and certified scuba diver.
Christine Helen Lakin has made several TV and movie projects, but she is best known for her role as Alicia “Al” Lambert on ABC/CBS’s sitcom Step by Step. She also had a role in Showtime’s Reefer Madness and Fox’s The Kilborn File. Aside from that, Christine Helen Lakin also participated in the dubbing of games and animations. In the second season of tv series The Walking Dead, she dubbed the game character Jane.
Christine Helen Lakin also got credits as a voice actress in the animated series Family Guy. What else couldn’t Lakin do? In 2014, the star tied the knot with Brandon Breault. After a year, they revealed they were expecting their first child. After the birth of their firstborn in 2016, she then gave birth to their second child in 2018.
Remember The Ed Sullivan Show? This program was broadcast from 1948 to 1971 and lasted for 23 years. It is regarded by the public as one of the most wonderful TV programs. Ed Sullivan’s first job was in a local newspaper, and later worked in several newspapers, responsible for column projects. His TV career began in 1948 as the CBS evening TV variety show Toast of the Town, which was the predecessor of the famous The Ed Sullivan Show later.
The show was originally broadcast in theaters. Although the show was criticized by critics at the beginning at that time, which did not prevent it from becoming a classic TV show. Ed Sullivan is one of the greatest celebrities in the history of American TV. In 1996, the TV Guide ranked him 50th in the list of the 50 greatest TV stars of all time.
Carol Burnett is a comedian, singer and writer born in 1933. Her long career began in college and lasted until the 2010s. However, she has rarely appeared on screen in recent years. Carol Burnett’s life has witnessed the development and glory of the American television industry. She herself is a pioneer in the area of comedy performance. Her show The Carol Burnett Show was one of the first show types hosted by women at that time.
In 2005, Carol Burnett was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her great influence on the American people in the entertainment activities. Although Carol Burnett has won many Emmy Award and Golden Globe Awards, it’s particularly worth noting that the Golden Globe Award established a special award in her name in 2019 to commemorate Carol Burnett’s outstanding contribution as a pioneer in the development of comedy, and the first award of it was awarded to Carol Burnett.
You may not remember Kim Richards as a young actress who played as Prudence Everett in Nanny and the Professor, but you will undoubtedly recall her face as the television personality who joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In the first five seasons of the show, she was a regular actor. After that, she was fired for personal reasons, but in the sixth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh seasons, she appeared as a guest.
The star started her career very early than your imagination, when she was only a baby, about a few months old, she appeared in television commercials for Firth Carpet. When she was six or seven years old, she started filming TV series, including Nanny and the Professor. She also appeared in various Disney films, like Escape to Witch Mountain, No Deposit, No Return, and Return from Witch Mountain.
Lisa Whelchel is known for her characters in The New Mickey Mouse Club and The Facts of Life. But aside from being an actress, she is also a singer and songwriter. In fact, in 1984, she received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance. She is also an author and a public speaker, speaking at conferences.
In 2012, Whelchel joined the famed CBS reality TV series Survivor: the Philippines, where she won the second place. The 56-year-old star proved she is a fan-favorite when she even got the vote as fan favorite and bagged in $100,000 that she could use for investments. Whelchel is also a writer, her book tells issues about home, children and mother, the best sellers include So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling, The Facts of Life: And Other Lessons My Father Taught Me and so on.
Before you saw Angie Harmon in Baywatch Nights, she was a professional model. She won the modeling contest at 17, and has won many competitions since. She caters for brands such as CK, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani and others. The famed model was known for her role in Agent Cody Banks, but she gained international prominence in the ’90s police and science-fiction drama series. She also became a part of Law & Order and Rizzoli & Isles.
With her incredible beauty, she became a part of the WAGs club, or wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportspersons, for being engaged to former NFL player Jason Sehorn. He even proposed to her on national TV. But after they got married in 2001, they announced their separation in 2014 and got divorced in 2016 with the help of their lawyers. Aside from her acting career, Harmon is also a director, she directed some episodes of Rizzoli & Isles.
Joan Collins or professionally called Dame Joan Henrietta Collins was born in 1933, she began acting when she was very young and made her debut at 9. Collins started to make a big name for herself during the ’50s. She started her career when she entered British films in 1951 in the film Lady Godiva Rides Again and then Hollywood in 1955. In the ’80s, she joined the prime time soap opera Dynasty, which ultimately made her an international superstar.
She also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress at the time. In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame for her services to charities. The latest work of Collins is The Loss Adjuster filmed in 2019, which was released this year. Collins is also a columnist, writing her opinions in different publications in the United Kingdom and the United States. To some degree, she also established herself as a successful author.
The 59-year-old actress Jane Leeves was born in British, she made her debut in the TV series The Benny Hill Show in 1983. She later appeared in some films as small roles. In 1993, Leeves starred in the series Frasier. She had been part of the sitcom Frasier for over a decade. With her stint on the series, she got nominations from Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award, proving her incredible talent as an actress. Aside from this iconic TV Series, the 58-year-old star is also known for her time on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland.
Since 1996, Leeves is happily married to the CBS Paramount Television executive Marshall Coben. The two are blessed with two kids. To make her pregnancy work on her role in Frasier, the show addressed her weight-gain as a problem for her character. To some degree, it was perfectly played out. Leeves has reduced the workload in recent years. In 2018, she appeared in the TV series The Resident which announced her return to television.
Terry Farrell was born in 1963, she is an actress and model. When she was 16 years old, she became a model and appeared in the magazine Vogue. Farrell made her debut in the series Paper Dolls. She made a name when she joined Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Jadzia Dax and Becker as Regina ‘Reggie’ Kostas. However, when she started to build her own family, the 56-year-old star decided to leave acting and concentrate on her kids instead, assuring she could give them good roofing.
At the time, she enjoyed doing simpler things, like sewing and yoga. But after being away from the limelight from 2003 to 2017, Farrell returned in the Star Trek world. She also has a TV movie coming up this year. Sadly, she and her first husband, Brian Baker, ended up divorced, and she is now married again with Adam Nimoy.
Aside from being an actress, Nancy Kerrigan was also a figure skater. She even won bronze medals for her talent at the 1991 World Championships, the 1992 Winter Olympics, and the list went on. With her number of credits and accolades, Kerrigan got inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004. In addition to her talent and achievements in skating. Kerrigan became famouse partly due to the deliberate injuries on her caused by her teammate Tonya Harding in 1994.
Kerrigan received a sudden attack on her thigh after a competition. Her yelling ‘why, why, why?’ was broadcast nationwide and attracted people’s attention. The 50-year-old star is not just a combination of beauty and talent; she also has the brain and the heart. She graduated from Stoneham High School and went to Emmanuel College to study business. She also built the Nancy Kerrigan Foundation that aimed to raise awareness and support the vision-impaired.
Jaleel White was born in 1976 and is an American comedian and producer. He started his career as a child star since he was 13 years old. He began to play Steve in the sitcom Family Matters. He originally appeared as a guest star, but because of Jaleel White’s excellent acting skills, he received a enthusiastic response from the audience, so he became a resident actor and stayed in the crew.
The show lasted for 9 years and was broadcast on ABC at the beginning, and changed to broadcast on CBS in the last two years. This is Jaleel White’s most popular character. After that, Jaleel White continued his acting career. He dubbed the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog series and starred in Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus. In 2012, he also hosted the game show Total Blackout. In 2020, Jaleel White Participated in the Netflix series Big Show Show.
Born in 1958l, Fairfield, Connecticut, Linda Kozlowski made her debut in How It All Began in off-Broadway. She made a big name for herself when she joined Crocodile Dundee in 1986, opposite Paul Hogan. They once again worked together for Crocodile Dundee II in 1988. The two fell in love with each other and ended up married in 1990. After 11 years, Linda and Paul tried if their chemistry would still work by doing Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2011).
Sadly, it was the least successful film of the trilogy. It seemed like the year 2011 wasn’t for this couple as they also hired their attorney by then to fix their divorce. Linda’s other works include Pass the Ammo, Favorite Son, Almost an Angel and so on. Eventually, Linda left the entertainment business for being unsatisfied with the roles she played. In 2014, Kozlowski and her new partner founded a travel company, which is also a wise investment.
Sasha Alexander was part of the youth-oriented show Dawson’s Creek and the movie Yes Man and He’s Just Not That Into You. She was also part of the first two seasons of NCIS, in replace of the character of Vivian Blackadder who was played by Robyn Lively. From 2010 to 2016, Alexander had a long stint in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.
Alexander didn’t begin her career in the limelight right away. She began to show her acting skills in school productions when she was only in the seventh grade. Through high school and until she got her college degree, the star continued to display her acting ability. This gave her a chance to join summer stock and Shakespeare festivals in New York City and graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.
MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN
The twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen both entered the world of entertainment. They both started their acting career when they were only one year old. At the time, they were sharing the role of Michelle Tanner in the television series Full House (1987-1995). They also appeared in several movies together. The two almost did the same thing together. They both attended Campbell Hall School and New York University to get a degree in Individualized Study.
They also founded the Dualstar company together to produce movies, magazines, accessories, spices and so on, which created great wealth for the two sisters. They are also involved in beauty, clothing, and have their own clothing production lines and are very popular with young girls. In 2012, they were awarded the Best Womenswear Designer of the Year by the CFDA. However, although they are twins and have the same face, they have different personalities. Mary-Kate is now dating artist Louis Eisner, while Ashley is already married to Olivier Sarkozy.
Bill Cosby is an American comedian. Since 1980, Bill Cosby has been producing TV scene comedy The Cosby Show. This comedy is popular among American audience and was rated as the NO.1 show in the United States from 1985 to 1989. Due to the great success of this series and the love of many TV audiences, Bill Cosby also produced the derivative series of The Cosby Show——A Different World, which was broadcast between 1987 and 1993.
For the next two years, he starred in the play Cosby Mysteries. Cosby also starred in Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, I Spy, A Different World and other works. To this day, when it comes to Bill Cosby, his most impressive work is the cosby series of sitcoms. Cosby married his wife Camille Cosby in 1964 until now, and his wife is also the prototype of Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show.
As a former Playboy Playmate, it is no surprise that Erika Eleniak became a part of the iconic TV series Baywatch. Eleniak’s career as an actress started very early when she was only twelve years old, starring in the movie ET Extra-Terrestrial. She played the role of Shauni McChalin, who got partnered to Billy Goglia. Later, two got engaged. However, through a twist of fate, Eleniak ended married to Philip Goglia in 1998 instead. But after six months of being together, they ended up in a divorce.
Eleniak tried another shot in love again when she met Roch Daigle on the set of Snowbound in Alberta in 2001. As she found commuting between Colorado and Los Angeles, she bought a house in Calgary, where Daigle also lived. It wasn’t revealed if she got a home loan for that, but what important were her comfort and happiness.
Remember Joan Rivers? That comedy actress whose style is quite unique. Rivers was first known to the public at The Tonight Show, which began in 1965, she participated as a guest. It was this show that laid the foundation for Rivers’ comedy performance style. Since the 1980s, Rivers became the first woman to host a late-night talk show. Rivers’ career in the 90s was famous for interviewing celebrities and attending comedy red carpet awards.
After 2000, she also participated in the reality show Joan And Melissa with her daughter Melissa Rivers. In addition to TV hosting, Joan Rivers has also achieved commercial success. She sells her jewelry and apparel brands on the QVC shopping channel, and has written 12 best-selling books, such as I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me published in 2012 and Diary of a Mad Diva published in 2014, the later one was also awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.
Roz Kelly rose to prominence when she joined Happy Days to play the role of Carol “Pinky” Tuscadero, opposite Henry Winkle. In the play, she played Fonzie’s girlfriend, which was set as a long-term role, but she had conflicts with the actors and producers and later left the crew. In order to echo the name of the character, she was often dressed in pink in the TV series. This is regarded as Kelly’s most famous role.
Kelly’s other movies and TV works include New Year’s Evil, Curse of the Black Widow, Baretta, Kojak, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special and The Dukes of Hazzard. Before she became an actress, the star used to be a staff photographer. She photograph both unknown and famed celebrities, such as Jimi Hendrix, SoupySales, Andy Warhol, Cream, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamon, and the photographer himself Diane Arbus.
Born in 1975, Devon, Pennsylvania, Staci Keanan became a child model when she was 5 years old. She appeared in commercials and radio. Her TV debut was the series I’ll Take Manhattan. Then she made her way in acting. After being an actress, Staci Keanan continued her studies at Southwestern Law School after completing her undergraduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After she got admitted to the State Bar of California in 2013, she is now deputy district attorney.
She is currently practicing law under her birth name, Anastasia Sargosky, in Los Angeles. In 2014, she used to handle felony cases that involved violent crime or death as a prosecutor. This role was far from her characters in the NBC sitcom My Two Dads (1987-1990) and Step by Step (1991-1998). In 2017, she tied the knot with actor and producer Guy Birtwhistle.
Melissa Rauch or professionally called Melissa Ivy Rauch, was born in Marlboro, New Jersey. She developed her interest in acting when she was in high school and began to perform stand-up comedies during her school days. You will surely remember Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the long-running sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her character in 2013.
Rauch also appeared in the films like Batman and Harley Quinn, The Bronze, Ode to Joy and so on. Rauch is more than just a beauty and talent, she also has a degree from Marymount Manhattan College. Anyhow, she is now married to the writer Winston Rauch, who also worked with her on The Miss Education of Jenna Bush and other projects. They are now married for 13 years and have one child.
Sandy Dunce is one of the many great artists there is. She is a singer, actress, and dancer both on stage and television. She made a huge name when she performed in the Broadway revival of Peter Pan and joined the sitcom The Hogan Family. With her exceptional talent, she got three nominations from Tony Awards, two from Emmy Awards, and another two from Golden Globe Awards.
With her colorful career also comes a colorful marriage life. She has been married thrice, meaning she hired divorce lawyers for two consecutive times. Her first husband, Bruce Scott, reportedly got intimated with her fame that they ended up divorce. Her second marriage to Dr. Thomas Calcaterra also ended up in a divorce after she refused to stay at home, give up her career, and be a good “doctor’s wife.” However, it looks like she found the one she is looking for in Don Correia as they remain married since 1980.
Jennifer Connelly started as a child model. She first appeared in different magazines, newspapers, and television commercials before she made it on the big screen. Her first movie was Once Upon a Time in America in 1984. At the time, she was only 14 years old. Her career continued to blossom, appearing in several films like Phenomena (1985), Labyrinth (1986), Career Opportunities (1991), and The Rocketeer (1991). However, she only received critical acclaim when she did Dark City (1998) and Requiem for a Dream (2000).
In 2001, Connelly starred in the film A Beautiful Mind and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe. Later, she consolidated her position with Hulk, Blood Diamond, He’s Just Not That into You, etc. In 2019, Connelly starred in the film Alita: Battle Angel. Today, Connelly is happily married to Paul Bettany, who moved to Brooklyn Heights, probably with the help of a moving company, after they lived together.
MARY BETH MCDONOUGH
Mary Beth McDonough, who was born in Van Nuys, California, 1961. Fans will surely remember Mary Beth McDonough for her role on The Waltons (1972-1981) as Erin Walton. Just like other actresses in the industry, she started young. She was interested in acting since she was in elementary school. She grew up on the set of The Waltons, playing her role for about nine years. After that, she made her first-ever film, Lovely but Deadly, although she only had a minor character.
Luckily, she had the chance to work alongside Melissa Sue Anderson in the movie Midnight Offerings (1981) until a number of movie projects came along such as Mortuary, Funland, A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain and so on. She also appeared in some TV series such as Boston Legal and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Apart from her acting career, McDonough is also a writer. In 2018, her novel Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane was adapted into film and she also played samll roles in it.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, 1963, Lynda Carter made her screen debut at the age of 5 for making performance in a talent show. She also formed a band in her teens and performed for the local hotels. Carter is a beauty pageant titleholder, at the age of 21 she got crowned Miss World USA 1972 and finished the Top 15 of the Miss World 1972 pageant. Carter later began her acting career after this. She is the iconic Wonder Woman of the United States.
Despite an array of TV and movie characters that she played, she would always be known as Diana Prince. The 68-year-old star played the iconic role in a live-action television series from 1975 to 1979 on ABC and was later transferred on CBS. Aside from her beauty, she also got the brains. She is a singer, songwriter, and model. However, she admitted to suffering from alcoholism and addiction, giving credits to her husband for his intervention that led to her recovery.
Born in 1956, Maureen McCormick began her career early when she was young. She participated in the beauty pageant and won at the age of six. Later, she first appeared in commercials in 1964. McCormick made some cameos early in her acting career. She later played the role of Marcia Brady in the famed television sitcom The Brady Brunch during the ’60s. She then reprised her role for a number of the show’s spin-offs and even films.
After that, the 63-year-old star also made an appearance in The Idolmaker (1980), and other supporting film role gigs. From the early ’80s and ’90s, she tried her luck as a stage actress, playing different roles and productions, like Wendy Darling in Peter Pan and Betty Rizzo in Grease. She also ventured in singing, having a short career as a recording artist. These things surely add up to McCormick’s credit score.
Michelle Christine Trachtenberg’s name will surely ring a bell if you are a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. Trachtenberg started her career much earlier than you think. At the age of three, she appeared in a TV commercial for detergent band Wisk. After that, she shot more than 100 commercials. Trachtenberg’s first film role was in the 1996 film Harriet The Spy, for which she left The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
This artist is best known for her character as Dawn Summers in the said TV series that aired from 2000 to 2003. She started her career in 1991 when she appeared in Law & Order. Since then, a number of TV and movie projects piled up. She was part of The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1994–1996), Harriet the Spy (1996), EuroTrip (2004), and Gossip Girl (2008–2012).
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Olivia Hussey is a british actress. She began her acting career when she was 13 years old. After getting the attention following her appearance in a theater in London, Olivia Hussey was chosen to play the role of Julie in Franco Zeffirelli’s film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. For her great acting, the 68-year-old star won a Golden Globe and a David di Donatello Award, earning her international recognition. During Hussey’s acting career, she appeared in more than 40 films.
In 1974, she starred in the film Black Christmas, which later became a classic in the history of horror movies. She also appeared in Jesus of Nazareth, Death on the Nile, Lost Horizon and so on. Hussey also gets credits for being a voice actress, voicing the character of Talia al Ghul from the DC animated universe. She was also the voice behind Kasan Moor in the video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (1998) and Jedi Master Yuon Par in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Lea Thompson was born 1961, she wanted to be a Ballerina when she was young and put a lot of effort into it. Her dream was broken because the famous dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov told her that she was too short. Then Thompson switched to learning acting. Thompson made her film debut in Jaws 3-D. Later she appeared as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future movie franchise and NBC sitcom Caroline in the City, she also made several appearances in different TV and movie projects.
Aside from acting, the 59-year-old star is also a director and television producer. She has five producer credits on her IMDb page and has three post-production projects. Thompson got married in 1989 with the film director Howard Deutch. Until today, they are happily married, defying the constant divorces that are usually happening in Hollywood. They are also blessed with two kids, Madelyn and Zoey, who completed their happy family.
Karen Grassle, born in 1942 as Karen Trust Grassle, began performing on the school stage when she was a teenager. She made her play debut Lanford Wilson in Broadway in 1968. Grassle is best known for her character as Caroline Ingalls in the NBC television series Little House on the Prairie. In the show, she played the role of the wife of Michael Landon’s character and the mother of Melissa Sue Anderon and Melissa Gilbert’s roles.
She also appeared in the film Gunsmoke, Harry’s War, Wyatt Earp and so on. Although she was busy in her acting career when she was young, she managed to get BA degrees both in English and in Dramatic Art in 1965. She also got a Fulbright Fellowship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London. Aside from that, she also became an apprentice at the Actor’s Workshop of San Francisco from 1961 to 1962.
Melissa Gilbert, whose full name is Melissa Ellen Gilbert, she is not just an actress, television director, producer, and politician; she is also the former president of the Screen Actors Guild. She receives a lot of credits in her time in the business. She started as a child actress, appearing in different commercials and television shows. She was also part of the iconic television series Little House on the Prairie and films like The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.
After Gilbert’s success of Little House, she also voiced for Batman: The Animated Series. In 2012, Gilbert participated in Dancing with the Stars and won the fifth place. Gilbert rarely appears on screen now, her last performance was in Off-Off-Broadway in 2018. Apart from her acting career, Gilbert is also an author, writing her own autobiography, Prairie Tale: A Memoir, followed by a short story for children, called Daisy and Josephine. With her many talents, it is a big question of what Gilbert cannot do.
Born in London, England, Marina Sirtis was a British American. She began her acting career as a drama actor in 1976. Before she made a name as a Star Trek lead cast, she usually had supporting roles in different films, like in The Wicked Lady, Blind Date, and Death Wish 3. Later, Sirtis is known for her involvement in the Star Trek franchise. She first appeared as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the four feature films that followed.
Sirtis’ other works include Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Heaven Help Us and Gadgetman, etc. She also voiced for animation and game characters such as Gargoyles, Atlantis: Milo’s Return and Mass Effect. Sirtis married the fellow actor and rock guitarist Michael Lamper in 1992. He also had credits in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3. Sadly, he died in his sleep in 2019.
Loretta Swit rose to stardom for portraying character roles. She is best known for her character as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H, which also earned her two Emmy Awards. Her first TV credit was Hawaii Five-O, followed by Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, and Mannix. Since the 1990s, she has been touring in a variety of theaters in the single-player play Shirley Valentine, which was directed by Willy Russell, until the 2010s.
Aside from acting, she also showed her other talent when she wrote a book on needlepoint, titled A Needlepoint Scrapbook, where she revealed that they were Ms Pac-Man fanatics in their house. Swit also has a golden heart, showing her support to the efforts of R Adams Cowley, who found the shock trauma unit at the University of Maryland, in the 1980s. It was the first of its kind in the United States at the time.
Born in 1989, Hayden Panettiere or to be exact Hayden Lesley Panettiere may be best remembers as the cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC superhero series Heroes (2006-2010) but probably more as Juliette Barnes in Nashville (2012-2018). Panettiere began her career when she was only 11 months old, she appeared in some commercials at that time. Her TV debut was the film One Life to Live. So far, Panettiere famous works include Nashville, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Remember the Titans and so on. She also voiced for some game characters.
But as colorful as her career is her love life. When she met the boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2009, they soon began dating. However, after two years, she confirmed that they already parted ways due to their long-distance love affair. The two remained close friends and even rekindled their love in 2013. It was followed by an engagement and the birth of their child. However, in 2018, they called it quits again, fortunately, without the need of lawyers.
Erica Durance is the episode of beauty and youthfulness as she still looks the same as the time she played the role of Lois Lane in the television series Smallville. The producer of this TV series recalled that there were many actresses auditioning for this role, but when seeing the video tape of Erica Durance’s audition, everyone thought she should be this role.
She was also the one who played the role of Dr Alex Reid in the medical drama series Saving Hope, which was broadcast from 2012 to 2017. At the same time, she is also the producer of this TV series and directed the fourth episode of the fourth season. Aside from being an actress, Lane also gets credits for being in the pages of different magazines. In 2009, she was part of Entertainment Weekly’s Sci-fi Hotties Women, and the list goes on.
A main cast of Smallville is Kristin Kreuk. She made a name in the industry as Lana in the superhero television series from 2001 to 2008. She was also part of The CW’s Beauty & the Beast and CBC’s Burden of Truth. With her success, she also made it on the big screen. She joined the cast of blockbuster movies, like Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001), Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009), and Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (2011).
Kreuk is the spokesperson for Neutrogena’s global advertising campaigns and the time she cooperated with Neutrogena was the longest in history. Kreuk was eyeing to have a degree in forensic science or psychology from Simon Fraser University, but she was surprised when she received a call from a casting director to do Edgemont when she was in high school.
Catherine Bell is known for her several TV projects, like JAG, Army Wives, and The Good Witch. However, she initially planned to finish her studies and get a degree in either medicine or research. However, when she received an offer to do a modeling job in Japan, she didn’t refuse. She knew that advertisers valued American beauty, and she would be a big hit. Hence, she dropped during her sophomore year and took the opportunity.
When she returned to the United States, she tried her luck in acting and studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas. Bell made her TV series debut in Sugar and Spice. Her film debut was Death Becomes Her, where she met her future husband. Since then, she gradually accumulated her reputation by her performances in many projects. Bell also worked as a massage therapist and one of her high-profile clients, Peter Gabriel, helped her with her career.
When Julie Benz was 15 years old, her skating coach told her that she would not be an actress because her voice was too ugly. However, in 1989, Benz still began to perform in local theaters. Benz studied in the Acting Department of New York University after graduating from high school in 1990. Julie Benz will be best remembers in her appearance in the not-so-distant television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2004) and Dexter (2006-2010).
Her performance on the Showtime mystery crime drama series even earned her the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress and the 2009 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. After that, she once again appeared on the small in her stint on CBS’s Hawaii Five-O. She played the role of the team’s latest member and Chin Ho’s girlfriend. She also has movie credit in Charming Christmas. In 1998, she tied the knot with John Kassir, but they ended up divorced in 2007. She then became engaged to Rich Orosco and got married in 2012.
Eve Plumb doesn’t only have a talent in acting but in painting as well. Her artwork is surely worth an investment as she has been joining select galleries across the United States, and it’s all a success. Anyhow, she is still best known as Jad Brady on the sitcom The Brady Bunch. Plumb started as a television commercial model at the tender age of 7.
At the time, she also had guest roles in the television series The Big Valley and The Virginian. She also joined NBC’s Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runway in 1976 in her most challenging roles as a teenage prostitute and the miniseries Little Women in 1978. In 1981, Plumb played the role as Jane in the film The Brady Girls Married. Plumb has reduced her work recent years, she now appears in some movies as a guest star and starred in some stage plays.
Morgan Freeman was born in Tennessee, USA in 1937. He graduated from Los Angeles Community College and is an American actor and director. In 1967, he officially appeared in the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly for the first time. He gained his fame for the TV series The Electric Company in 1971. Later, Freeman starred in Street Smart, Seven, Going in Style, etc. In 1987, Freeman was nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Brubaker.
Since then, he has won two Oscar nominations for Best Actor with Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption. In 2005, Morgan Freeman finally won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Award with Million Dollar Baby. Apart from his acting career, Freeman created his own movie production company and movie download company, unfortunately, the latter one went bankrupt in 2008. Besides, Freeman also owns a blues club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. for Best Supporting Actor Award with Million Dollar Baby.
Monica Bellucci is a famous actress and model in Italy. She started her career as a fashion model in her early years. In 1988, Bellucci moved to Milan, where she signed a contract with Elite Model Management. In 1992, Monica Bellucci appeared in the film Bram Stoker’s Dracula for the first time, thus entering the filmland. In 2000, Monica Bellucci shot to fame with The film Malena and quickly became renowned in her country.
In the same year, she starred in her husband’s film Irréversible, which was greatly controversial. Later in 2003, Bellucci appeared in The film The Matrix Reloaded. At the age of 50, she appeared in the James Bond’s film Spectre as the oldest Bond girl for her mature charm. In recent years, Monica Bellucci has returned to the fashion field and re-entered the runway for Dolce and Gabbana.
Remember the performance of Helen Mirren in the movie ‘The Queen’? This British actress was born in 1945 and has won numerous awards for her film ‘The Queen’. In 1965, Helen Mirren made her official debut with the stage play ‘Cleopatra’. Since then, she starred in the film ‘The Unforgiven’ and won the best actress at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2006, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the movie ‘The Queen’. The actress got married at the age of 52 and has maintained a strong relationship with her husband ever since. She encourages people to marry late and says she has ‘no maternal instinct whatsoever’. In recent years, Helen Mirren has appeared in the film ‘The Fate of the Furious’, and the latest season of the film will be released soon.
Joyce Dewitt was born in West Virginia but grew up in Indiana. Despite being in Indianapolis, Dewitt is of Italian and Dutch descent. After she graduated from high school, she worked at a ticket office in the suburb of Indianapolis. Dewitt appeared on the stage when she was 13. She made waves from the late ’70s to the early ’80s when she played the role of Janet Wood on ABC’s Three’s Company.
She also appeared in Finder of Lost Loves, Spring Fling!, Pinky and the Brain and so on. Dewit hasn’t appeared in movies or TV series for a long time. In recent years, she appeared in some stage plays such as Love Letters and Dinner with Friends. Although Dewitt is busy working on her career, she managed to get a bachelor’s degree in theater from Ball State University. She then moved to California to earn her master’s degree from the University of California.
Loni Anderson is famous for Jennifer Marlowe in the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Do you remember this classic role? Getting the role of Jennifer Marlowe was a turning point in Loni Anderson’s film career. She has won three Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards nominations for this role. She also successfully negotiated a salary because of the popularity of this role. She played in this series until 1982 when the series was stopped.
Loni Anderson’s debut was in the 1966 film Nevada Smith, but after that she was silent for almost ten years, and began to appear in guest roles in different TV series in the mid-1970s. Anderson’s other works during this period include Phyllis, Police Woman and Harry O, Three’s Company. In the 1980s and 1990s, Anderson continued to be active in the Entertainment industry, but her career began to go downhill. During this period, her most acclaimed work was her 1991 TV movie White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Play Thelma Todd.
Elizabeth Berkley is most notably known as Jessie Spano in the television series Saved by the Bell and as Nomi Malone in Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls (1995). The later one was widely criticized at the time, which caused Berkley to be troubled by the negative effects of the film. However, time can change many things, and this movie is now highly regarded by fans.
But aside from being an actress, the 47-year-old star is also known for helping up teenage girls and setting up a self-help program online, called Ask-Elizabeth. Berkley created the website with the advice of her husband, Greg Lauren. After the actor made a joke that she should have her own column with the number of girls who came to her asking for advice, Ask-Elizabeth was born. As Berkley also meets these girls to talk about different topics and her own experiences, this is maybe the best time to create online classes for them.
In case you don’t remember Yasmeen Ghauri, she enjoyed fame in the early 1990s as a supermodel. Her first major cover was in Elle Magazine, and soon after, she became the face of Chanel. She was discovered while working at McDonald’s, where she was named the Employee of the Month. Initially considered too “ethnic” by casting directors in Canada, she found success abroad and walked the runways of Milan, Paris, and New York.
As much as she defied the objections of her father in her pursuit of modeling, Ghauri also defied the fashion scene’s idealization of blonde-haired models. She helped usher in a more diverse ideal that would change the standards of fashion. The Pakistani-German model from Quebec retired from the industry in 1997 to focus on other investments beyond runways and red carpets. Today, she still stands out as a pioneer.
Before Michelle Pfeiffer’s Hollywood career took off, she trained to become a court reporter. One of her early roles was on the TV show Fantasy Island. She easily came to worldwide fame with her talent and beauty and cemented her A-list status in the ’80s and ’90s. Her first mainstream attention came with her role in the crime-drama film Scarface, and from there, she established herself as a leading lady.
Pfeiffer took a break from acting from 2002 to 2007 but returned to star in Hairspray. Throughout her career, she has won a number of prominent accolades. She continues to appear on the silver screen and has recently starred in Ant-Man and the Wasp and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. In 1993, she married television producer David E. Kelley, who received credits in Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, Picket Fences, and many other shows.
Reality television star Traci Bingham started her professional on-camera career in the 1990s, appearing in minor roles in projects like Married… with Children. She first gained worldwide attention when she was cast in Baywatch as Jordan Tate and appeared on the show from 1995-1998. In addition to her film and TV work, she has also modeled for a popular magazine multiple times and was hired as the face of Empire Poker online. Since then, she has appeared on many other reality shows, including Celebrity Big Brother and The Tyra Banks Show.
Although she does not appear on TV anymore, she continues to have a good degree of social media presence on Twitter. We don’t really know much about her personal life, but what we do know is that she was formerly married to musician Robb Vallier from 1998-2001.
Kylie Minogue first achieved fame in Australia as a child actress and gained international success with her 1987 hit song The Locomotion. She has since gone on to sell 70 million records worldwide, winning numerous music awards in the process. Minogue has been recognized for reinventing herself both in music and fashion and was named the “Princess of Pop” by the European press.
In recent years, she continued experimenting with a range of genres, which spawned several successful singles. Her 2020 album Disco made her the first female artist with subsequent albums that hit the UK charts for five consecutive decades. Minogue also dabbled in acting in a handful of films. In 2014, she served as a judge on The Voice UK and The Voice Australia. Included in her investment planning are product endorsements, fashion, charitable work, and children’s books.
Who would ever forget the iconic Monica Geller of the hit television show Friends? We have to give credit to actress Courteney Cox for portraying the character that made us laugh so hard. She originally intended to audition for the part of Rachel but was cast as Monica instead. This role became her most famous ever. However, this does not mean that she did not enjoy a successful film and television career outside of the TV show.
Cox received further recognition for starring as the reporter Gale Weathers in the horror film series Scream and is set to reprise her role in the 2022 reboot. She also launched her own production company, Coquette Productions, along with her then-husband, David Arquette. As a woman of many talents, she branched out as a director and worked on the sitcom Cougar Town as well as the films Just Before I Go and TalhotBlond.
American actress and model Gina Gershon once shared that she always wanted to be an actress, even earning a BFA in drama, though she started off doing music and dancing. She first appeared on the New York stage productions of The Substance of Fire and Camille. The mid-80s brought her a small yet memorable role in Pretty in Pink, and she then went on to appear in bigger projects like Sweet Revenge and The Player.
Gershon has since gone on to have a steady stream of work in theater, film, and television. Since the beginning of her career, she has received acting roles almost every year. She currently portrays Gladys Jones in the drama series Riverdale and Jeanie Bloom on the medical series New Amsterdam. As part of her money management strategies, she wrote a few books, including Camp Creepy Time, which she co-authored with her brother Dan.
With her striking resemblance to actress Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Schiffer quickly gained prominence in the modeling industry. She began her rise as a cover model for magazines like Vogue and Elle. When Schiffer became the face of Chanel, she then attained supermodel status and became a worldwide superstar in fashion campaigns. Throughout her career, she was associated with a myriad of different brands and products and even launched her eponymous fashion collection.
Besides modeling, Schiffer also entered the world of show business, making her silver screen debut in Richie Rich. Her most famous cameos include the comedies Love, Actually, and Zoolander. The supermodel’s career has been on the decline since the early 2010s, but her credit reports are still as good as her multi-million net worth. Well, it’s safe to say that she remains one of the most popular models of all time.
CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS
Born in Walnut Creek, California, to Dwain Turlington, a pilot, and María Elizabeth, a flight attendant, Christy Turlington began her modeling career in high school. She was discovered by a local photographer in Miami, Florida, where her father worked as a training captain. Upon turning 18 years old, she decided to make opportunities for herself by moving to New York to work as a full-time model.
Turlington has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers, in countless advertising campaigns for high-end fashion brands, and was also featured in music videos and professional photo books. In the 2000s, she made investments in various business ventures, including a skincare line, two clothing lines by Puma, and a women’s yoga-wear line. She briefly worked as a guest correspondent on NBC’s Today Show in the early 2000s and has since shifted her focus to humanitarian activities, founding the non-profit organization Every Mother Counts.
Stephanie Seymour is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful faces the modeling world has ever seen. She was only 16 when she started a career in modeling, appearing in ads for department stores and local newspapers. In 1983, she was selected as a finalist for the first-ever “Look of the Year” modeling contest by Elite Model Management. The ’80s and ’90s were her heydays, as she graced various magazine covers and even modeled for Victoria’s Secret.
In 1998, she wrote a book about beauty tips titled Beauty Secrets for Dummies. Seymour also entered the show business for a little while, appearing in an episode of the lawyer-police drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She tied the knot with businessman Peter Brant in 1995 and welcomed their three kids, two of whom appeared with her in a 2006 Gap fashion campaign.
The 1990s were the pinnacle of Karen Mulder’s modeling career. Similar to Stephanie Seymour, she also joined the “Look of the Year” contest by Elite Model Management, only this time, it’s in 1985, and she finished second. That credential launched her runway career to a certain degree as she received modeling offers from international brands such as Versace and Valentino. It was only in the 1990s, however, that she became a household name after she appeared on Vogue and worked with Victoria’s Secret.
Mulder took a brief hiatus from modeling in 2000 but eventually returned to the catwalk in 2007. Little did she know that her hiatus slowly led to her career’s decline. She also made an effort to pursue music and acting but only received minor success. Not much is known about her today, but we believe there’s no one who can replace her quintessential modeling style.
After launching her acting career in the 1970s, Melanie Griffith came to prominence after a decade when she was offered to appear in subsequent notable films. She has won many acting awards over the course of her career, including a Golden Globe for her role in the 1988 Working Girl. Despite having popular parents, actress Tippi Hedren and advertising executive Peter Griffith, she worked her way slowly onto the ranks of the Hollywood bigwigs.
Griffith continued to appear in hit films in the ’90s before transitioning into mostly television projects throughout the 2000s. Besides acting, she is also an accomplished producer and partnered with her then-husband, Antonio Banderas, in this venture. Griffith also made her Broadway debut in 2003 and brought electricity on stage with her impressive performances. She continues to appear on the big and small screens today, albeit sporadically.
She was one of the world’s most sought-after leading ladies of the 1990s and 2000s, and her multifacetedness may have something to do with her high IQ score of 140. Yes, Geena Davis stands out in Hollywood as one of the highly skilled and intelligent female personalities. She earned a bachelor’s degree in drama and became a member of Mensa, an organization for those who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a supervised, standardized IQ test.
Davis is best known for her roles in Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own. She cemented her leading-lady status in these films, but her succeeding movies, directed by then-husband Renny Harlin, were considered as box office failures and later brought a downturn in her career. Nevertheless, Davis continued to star in a series of television projects and even became an influential figure when she advocated fighting against gender bias in Hollywood.
Her appearances in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Graduate, and The Stepford Wives etched her name in the movie industry that, until today, she remains an icon. Actress Katharine Ross began her career in the 1960s, and she credits the school production of The King and I as her major influence in the performing arts. She studied at The Actors Workshop and became acquainted with them for three years.
She made her TV debut back in 1962, which ultimately led her to land major film roles and achieve a mainstream breakthrough. Ross continued to act in the ’70s and ’80s, and in the following decades, she enjoyed her life in semi-retirement. Her most recent project is the 2017 comedy-drama film The Hero, for which she acted alongside her husband, Sam Elliott. The couple has been married since May 1984 and was blessed with a child named Cleo Rose.
Growing up, Brooke Shields learned ballet, piano, and horse riding. Having a model and actress as a mom, she also started young in the same industry. She was nearly one year old when she appeared in a commercial for Ivory Soap. She carved her path as a child model and actress until she landed a role in the 1978 film Pretty Baby— a role that garnered her wide acclaim.
The following years brought much luck to her career as she became the youngest model to appear on the Vogue cover at the tender age of 14. Her teenage years culminated in her starring roles in The Blue Lagoon and Endless Love. She took a break in the early ’80s to pursue her education and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages. Shields eventually returned to acting, and as of date, she continues to receive film and TV work.
MEREDITH ANN BAXTER
Another famous female personality is Meredith Baxter, who is remarkable for her roles in Family and Family Ties. Hailing from California, she was born to a radio announcer and a director/producer. Her parents’ occupation may have influenced her to choose a career in show business. Baxter got her start in the ’70s sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie. While the show was canceled early after its air, it is where she was introduced to the ins and outs of Hollywood.
Outside Family and Family Ties, she appeared in television commercials, including an ad for Garden State Life Insurance Company. She also briefly worked as a host in Today, a spokesperson for Consumer Cellular, and as a guest speaker at National University, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate. In 2011, Baxter published her memoir titled Untied, which landed the New York Times bestseller list.
If you remember the good old songs Blue Bayou, You’re No Good, and When Will I Be Loved, you probably know the hitmaker behind it, Linda Ronstadt. The now-74-year-old star made a lot of fans fall in love with her beautiful voice back in the ‘70s. What’s great about her is that she doesn’t only sing one music genre as she has performed and recorded different music categories, from country to light opera to Latin to even rock.
Her incredible talent garnered Linda several honors and recognitions, from Grammys, American Music Awards, Academy Music Awards, and more. Some of her albums have been certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum, not just in the US but worldwide. Linda has also earned nominations from left and right. With her outstanding contribution to the international music scene, Linda received one of the most prestigious credits, the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors, for lifetime artistic achievements.
Do you remember when the little Bern Stanis made waves as the daughter of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the CBS sitcom Good Times? It might be a long time ago, but the now-67-year-old had made a mark on that role. Bern was only in her early 20s back then, but she had already shown an extraordinary talent that opened many doors for her in the acting industry.
She became a part of The Cosby Show, What’s Happening Now, Bustin’ Loose, and more. The actress also used her voice for a radio spot for AT&T and did a Nationwide Insurance commercial. Several promotions came in, but Bern seemed to find her true calling in writing. She has achieved great success as an author, writing four books to her name. As she’s yet to officially retire from the business, fans may see more of Bern in the coming years.
MELISSA JOAN HART
Melissa Joan Hart used to conquer the small screens in the ‘90s with her titular characters in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and, of course, Melissa & Joey. The youngsters’ TV viewing back then would never be complete without her on the TV screen. She also had several movie projects, like Drive Me Crazy, Nine Dead, and God’s Not Dead 2.
Though gone are the days that the actress is often seen here and there, she’s still very much part of the entertainment industry. Her last TV project was The Casagrandes in 2020, and she has a new TV series coming up, which would be a Clarissa Explains It All reboot. She had also done a thorough investment planning when she opened the candy show SweetHarts. Though the said store closed in 2015, she and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, started their own fashion line, called King of Harts.
Pam Grier started to reach stardom in the ‘70s for doing a string of action, Blaxploitation, and women in prison films. Some of the movies she could be easily recognized with are Foxy Brown and Coffy, which both featured her in the banner. She had made a lot of movies back in that era, and there was no year that she wasn’t seen on the big screen back then. That’s how famous the now-71-year-old actress was.
Quentin Tarantino even gave her the credit of being the cinema’s first female action star after leading his 1997 movie Jackie Brown. She continuously shows her incredible talent and makes several films more until today. The actress has also received many awards and recognitions from different award-giving bodies, and has ventured into the TV world, doing several TV series from the late ‘90s to today. Herlast TV project was Bless This Mess in 2020 as Constance Terry for.
Lindsay Wagner is one of the oldest and most prominent names in Hollywood as she has been active in show business since 1971. Ever since the start of her career, there has not been a shortage of the actress’s appearance. With her amazing skills, she has been able to have a lengthy acting career up to this day.
With her many investments in the industry, she has become one of its biggest contributors. She may already be in her 70’s already, but she is still gracing us with her presence on both the big and small screen. Recently, she appeared in the hit series Grey’s Anatomy as Helen Karev. She also starred in the 2018 Biblical drama film Samson as Zealphonis. There’s no need to fret as we’ll probably still get a lot of new films and series from the actress!