8 Forgotten Divas From The ’80 And ’90s

  
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Fame can be a heartless, fleeting thing. One moment, you’re on the front page of every tabloid, landing tons of film and TV roles or selling out arena tours — and the next minute, you’re just like everyone else, wandering through the grocery store and hoping that someone recognizes you. Every new It Girl in music and in acting replaces a forgotten It Girl of yesteryear. Here are 8 forgotten divas from the silver screen as well as the radio airwaves, and what they’re up to now:

8. Sybil Danning

Austrian beauty Sybil Danning came to Los Angeles in the late 1970s and began starring in  B movies, cult films, science fiction films, and action films. Some examples are Bluebeard, in which she appeared alongside Raquel Welch and Richard Burton, and Battle Beyond the Stars, which featured her as an alien Amazon woman. She also appeared on many television shows, hosted her own collection of 26 action-adventure films and graced the August 1983 cover of Playboy (inside of which she did a nude pictorial). She took a break for a long time but has recently appeared at some conventions, acted in an independent horror film in 2010 and did a music video in 2011 for the band The Last Vegas.

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7. Taylor Dane

Taylor Dane burst onto the music scene in the late 1980s, impressing everyone with her powerful voice in the tracks “Tell It to My Heart” and “I’ll Be Your Shelter.” After establishing herself as a pop star, she tried to transition into acting with a handful of film roles. She also appeared in the Showtime series Rude Awakening and made it to Broadway in a production of Aida. She released some more music in 1998 and even scored a number one hit on the dance charts with “Planet Love,” but about a year later, she was dropped from her record label. She later release a Greatest Hits album and says she’s still working on various music and TV projects.

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Photo by Baxter/AbacaUsa.com

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