Forgotten Actresses From The ‘80s: Where Are They Now?

  
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These days, it feels like the ‘80s were a lifetime away. We’ve seen so many actresses come and go since then that it’s quite easy to forget about some of those female stars from the ‘80s who were forgotten long before their time. We’ve already looked at some forgotten actresses from the ‘90s, so now we’re listing the 16 most forgotten actresses from the ‘80s. Check out our list to find out who they are and what they’ve been up to!

16. Lori Singer

Lori Singer is best remembered for playing Ariel Moore, the preacher’s rebellious daughter in Footloose. Since the ‘80s, she has continued to act sporadically. In 2013, she executive produced the documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God with Sheila Nevins, HBO, and Jessica Kingdon. It won three prime-time Emmy awards for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Film Making, Outstanding Writing, and Best Editor.

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15. Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis found fame during the ‘80s thanks to films like Witness, Top Gun and The Accused. Although she appeared in dozens of film and television roles during the ‘90s, none were as high profile as her roles during the ‘80s. She briefly turned her back on fame, choosing to get married and start a family instead. Since the 2000s, she has continued to act sporadically; however, these days she spends most of her time counseling women with drug and alcohol problems at Camden County jail near her New Jersey home and teaching acting at The New York Studio for Stage and Screen in Asheville.

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