The hottest eighties movie babes you’ve totally forgotten about
The 1980s gave us some of the most beautiful famous women. But don’t worry if you’ve forgotten about most of them – we’re here to help you cast your mind back to a more modest time when the world’s most idolised celebrities were revered more for their beauty and coming-of-age roles than their revealing Instagram accounts. Here are five of the most beautiful movie stars that have been relegated to the annals of cinematic history.
1982’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High remains an epic coming-of-age film to this day for three reasons. Firsty, it was written by Cameron Crowe, who had gone undercover as a student at a San Diego high school in 1980 and used his experiences to write the film. Therefore, it’s an epic looking glass into the high school culture of the early 1980s. Secondly, it allowed us to meet Sean Penn for the first time, as a hilarious stoner no less. Thirdly, it introduced a bikini-clad Phoebe Cates to the world.
She was Marty McFly’s original girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, in Back to the Future before family illness sadly forced her to pull out of the planned sequels and be replaced by Elisabeth Shue. Wells did return to the small screen in the TV adaptation of Fast Times (above) in Cates’ role, but has only worked sporadically since. She remains one of the most stunning faces to ever grace the big screen.
It was every teenage boy’s fantasy in a decade largely considered to be the coming of the future, a virtual computer-animated dream woman come to life in the form of brunette Kelly Le Brock. We’re talking Weird Science, a movie which featured 1980s staples Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Downey Jr penned by John Hughes. Le Brock’s natural look in the 1980s seems to have inspired plastic surgery junkies ever since.
Supergirl was first brought to live action in an eponymous release in 1984, hitting cinemas smack in the middle of summer. To this day it remains one of most forgettable films in history. But it’s star, Helen Slater, is equally unforgettable.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was only the beginning for Matthew Broderick, but for whatever reason co-star and on-screen dreamboat Mia Sara’s career never reached the same heights. She’s worked consistently ever since but never quite found the status we think she deserved.