Here’s What 40 Stunning Leading Ladies Of The ’80s Look Like Three Decades On

When people think about the 1980s, they may well picture big hair, sexy Spandex and wacky outfits – and, of course, beautiful actresses rocking all three. That was the era that saw Lori Singer win our hearts in Footloose and had everyone dirty dancing along with Jennifer Grey, after all. So, let’s take a look at the decade’s most memorable leading ladies – and how much they’ve changed in the years since.

40. Jane Seymour

Glamorous star Jane Seymour was widely considered one of the most gorgeous actresses of the ’80s. And these days, the former Bond girl is still looking mighty good. In February 2020 Fox News asked Seymour how she maintains her youthful appearance, to which she replied, “I know nobody believes it, but it’s true… I’m eating sensibly but not on some crazy diet.”

39. Demi Moore

It’s fair to say that Demi Moore was no stranger to the tabloids during the 1980s. After all, the actress was not only among the stars of the Brat Pack, but she was also Mrs. Bruce Willis. She was apparently known for the odd diva moment, too. But while the beautiful Blame It on Rio star is still making headlines today, she’s not headlining movies anymore.

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38. Kirstie Alley

As most fans will know, Kirstie Alley shot to fame after she was cast as Rebecca Howe in the iconic sitcom Cheers. Subsequent roles in popular movies including Shoot to Kill and Look Who’s Talking brought the star even bigger success, too. But these days, Alley is probably better known for reality TV shows – such as Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, which follows the ups and downs of her dieting – and courting controversy on Twitter.

37. Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand may have been in the spotlight for decades, but her star was especially bright in the 1980s. During that era, the actress and singer released her highest-selling album, Guilty, and both directed and performed in the award-winning musical movie Yentl. And Streisand has barely slowed down in the years since – although it doesn’t show on her face one bit.

36. Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver was a big action star in the ’80s thanks to her role as Ripley in the iconic movie Aliens. That performance actually earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination, which she followed up in turn with two more Academy Award nods: one for 1988’s Gorillas in the Mist and another for Working Girl the same year. These days, Weaver is still keeping busy, having since appeared in blockbusters Avatar and Ghostbusters, and she’s aged gracefully to boot.

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35. Diane Keaton

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Diane Keaton’s acting skills shone in many popular movies of the 1980s, including Reds and Baby Boom. Her stunning looks earned her attention, too. And even in her seventies, Keaton is just as gorgeous without apparently ever having resorted to surgery. In 2017 she explained to People, “My feeling is that everybody has their hands, and their hands are always at the face, so if the hands don’t match the face, it’s a little weird.”

34. Goldie Hawn

In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, Goldie Hawn said of the 1980s, “A lot of the movies that we made then were feel-good movies; they don’t make them much anymore.” We’re just as nostalgic about the era, which saw Hawn shine in flicks such as Private Benjamin, but at least the iconic actress is still a regular feature on our screens. And her beautiful looks have by no means faded, either.

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33. Annie Potts

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Millennials may know Annie Potts from the Toy Story movie franchise or hit TV spin-off Young Sheldon, but she found fame long before that. Yes, Potts actually starred in a lot of big movies during the 1980s, including the iconic Ghostbusters. And since then, the actress has aged very well indeed, making it hard to believe that she’s in her sixties now.

32. Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston was a beguiling beauty back in the 1980s. And during that era, she appeared in films that have undeniably stood the test of time, including The Postman Always Rings Twice, This Is Spinal Tap and Prizzi’s Honor. But the iconic actress cares not one bit that she looks older. In 2014 Huston explained to Vogue, “There [are] a few nice things about [aging]; don’t let them kid you.”

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31. Madonna

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While Madonna is famous all around the world for her music, during the ’80s she actually appeared in several movies, including Who’s That Girl and Desperately Seeking Susan. And while the “Like a Prayer” singer’s on-screen career may not have gone so well in recent years – she’s even been nominated for a few Razzies – both her voice and her good looks have certainly stood the test of time.

30. Jacqueline Bisset

It was the very memorable wet T-shirt scene in 1977’s The Deep that firmly solidified Jacqueline Bisset as a Hollywood icon. And while the legendary actress had mixed feelings about the attention the movie brought her, she continued to act throughout the next decade and beyond. During the 1980s, for instance she starred in Class and Under the Volcano, with the second of these films earning her a Golden Globe nod. These days, Bisset is still bagging roles – and she’s just as beautiful, too.

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29. Justine Bateman

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Justine Bateman – sister of fellow actor Jason – made a name for herself as a teenage star in the 1980s. As well as landing several TV movie roles, she played Mallory on the popular show Family Ties. Nowadays, though, the natural beauty has turned her hand to directing and writing, with her book Fame relating some of her own experiences of life in the public eye.

28. Heather Locklear

Model Heather Locklear found the limelight after being cast on Dynasty in the early ’80s. After that, she went from strength to strength, even becoming the only woman at the time to simultaneously star in two prime time shows: Dynasty and T.J. Hooker. Yet while Locklear’s career has faded away in recent years, her good looks haven’t changed much – so maybe it’s time for a comeback.

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27. Cheryl Ladd

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Cheryl Ladd’s stint on Charlie’s Angels from 1977 to ’81 turned her into a sex symbol. And even four decades later, the stunning actress has still got it. It’s no surprise, either, that her role as Kris Munroe holds a special place in her heart. In 2019 Ladd told CNN, “It gave me a 40-year career, so I have nothing but fond memories.”

26. Oprah Winfrey

While Oprah Winfrey is still best known as a chat show host, back in the 1980s she was also a movie star. Most notably, she won acclaim – including a Best Supporting Actress nod at the Oscars – for her performance in 1985’s The Color Purple. And over 30 years on, Oprah is still a huge name in entertainment, with her stunning looks having barely changed during that time.

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25. Candice Bergen

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Without any doubt, Candice Bergen was huge back in the 1980s. Not only did she steal the show as the titular character on Murphy Brown, but she also shone in the multiple-Oscar-winning film Gandhi in 1983. And while the former model may be getting older now, she’s still going strong. In 2018 she told the website Mindfood, “I believe 70 may be the new 50.”

24. Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet’s acting in hugely popular sitcom The Cosby Show, her spectacular fashion sense and her marriage to rocker Lenny Kravitz made her a shining star in the 1980s. And now she’s a poster girl for aging gracefully. Bonet has credited coconut oil, African dance classes and Dayle Breault’s skincare line for her seemingly never-changing beauty.

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23. Joan Collins

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When Joan Collins joined Dynasty as Alexis Carrington in 1981, the show finally began to soar in the ratings. And while the British actress has appeared in numerous roles in the decades since, Alexis continues to be the character with whom she is most often associated. Even in her eighties, she still looks like the iconic soap queen, too.

22. Dyan Cannon

Dyan Cannon was once married to Cary Grant, and together they welcomed daughter Jennifer. But she’s much more than just Grant’s ex-wife. The beautiful actress appeared in many TV miniseries and movies throughout the 1980s, and to this day she’s the only woman to have earned Oscar nods for both acting and movie-making. Decades later, Cannon still acts and looks great to boot.

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21. Kelly McGillis

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Kelly McGillis dazzled as Charlie in the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun. But when the long-awaited sequel got under way, McGillis said that she hadn’t been asked to return. In 2019 she told Entertainment Tonight, “I’m old, and I’m fat, and I look age-appropriate for what my age is… I’d much rather feel absolutely secure in my skin and who and what I am at my age as opposed to placing a value on all that other stuff.”

20. Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton achieved massive ’80s fame playing Sarah Connor in the popular Terminator franchise, but behind the scenes she was suffering from bipolar disorder. And while work began to dry up for the actress as the decade ended, she managed to bounce back after a hiatus – and appeared to have aged very gracefully in the interim. Now, she’s very much on our TV screens again in shows such as Defiance and Chuck.

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19. Daryl Hannah

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Splash star Daryl Hannah quickly established herself as one of Hollywood’s most gorgeous leading women back in the ’80s. Since then, however, some have criticized the actress-turned-activist for trying too hard to cling on to her youth. Yes, onlookers still speculate that Hannah has undergone plastic surgery – even though in 2010 she insisted that she never would.

18. Ally Sheedy

Ally Sheedy – a.k.a. the basket case of The Breakfast Club – revealed in a 2015 interview with Elle that she didn’t actually like her character’s makeover scene in the iconic 1985 movie. And so it’s no surprise that she looks perfectly down-to-earth 30 years on, even if she’s only working sporadically as an actress.

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17. Grace Jones

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Grace Jones was huge in the ’80s, conquering both the film and music scenes and even re-popularizing the flattop hairstyle. These days, while the actress is slightly less in the public eye, she’s still very much respected in both industries. Plus, she looks completely fabulous.

16. Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer only became a movie actress in 1980, but she quickly made her mark on the big screen. She racked up hit after hit during the decade, including Scarface, The Witches of Eastwick, Dangerous Liaisons and The Fabulous Baker Boys – even receiving Oscar nominations for the latter two films. And over the years, the striking actress has kept her good looks incredibly well.

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15. Brigitte Nielsen

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Action movies Red Sonja and Rocky IV – not to mention a high-profile marriage to Sylvester Stallone – thrust Brigitte Nielsen into the spotlight in the 1980s. Now, though, the former actress sticks to reality TV, where she has enjoyed quite a lot of success. And Nielsen hasn’t been shy about undergoing plastic surgery to maintain those model good looks, either.

14. Glenn Close

Although Glenn Close had been acting on stage since 1974, she didn’t make her big-screen debut until 1982’s The World According to Garp. After that, of course, Close became one of the most respected Hollywood stars in the business – as well as arguably the poster woman for graceful aging.

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13. Molly Ringwald

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After teaming up with director John Hughes, Pretty in Pink and Breakfast Club star Molly Ringwald became something of a sensation in the ’80s. But she seemingly dealt with her fame very well, even retreating from the spotlight after a while and taking up music and writing. Nowadays, Ringwald is back on the stage and the screen – and she looks positively radiant.

12. Kelly LeBrock

Kelly LeBrock became a major sex symbol in the ’80s, but that alone didn’t make her life smooth sailing. The Woman in Red star’s marriage to Steven Seagal was reportedly abusive, for example, while drug addiction is also thought to have played a role in her exit from the spotlight. So, although LeBrock is no longer a pin-up these days, hopefully she’s a lot happier.

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11. Lea Thompson

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Lea Thompson is best remembered for her role as Lorraine in Back to the Future, and although she continued to be successful, she never starred in anything quite as iconic again. Now, though, Thompson looks fantastic and definitely younger than her years. Maybe she got her hands on Marty’s time machine…

10. Elizabeth McGovern

Elizabeth McGovern shot to fame in 1981 after receiving an Oscar nomination for the film Ragtime. The Illinois-born actress followed that up with 1984’s gangster movie Once Upon a Time in America and coming-of-age drama Racing with the Moon. More recently, though, TV fans may recognize McGovern from her role as Cora on hit drama Downton Abbey. And to top it all off, she’s aged amazingly.

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9. Karen Allen

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Karen Allen will forever be known as Marion Ravenwood from 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, although she’s worked on a few other projects since. And when she reprised the iconic role 27 years later in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it looked as though she’d hardly changed at all.

8. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

After appearing in 1983’s Scarface as Gina Montana, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio went on to achieve massive success in the ’80s – including being nominated for several awards. Gradually, though, her movie appearances slowed down, and she began to take on TV and stage roles instead. And even if the actress is now in her sixties, it seems that she’s barely aged a day.

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7. Linda Kozlowski

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Linda Kozlowski’s life was changed forever by 1986’s Crocodile Dundee. Not only did the flick establish her as a leading actress, but she also ended up marrying co-star Paul Hogan. Unfortunately, though, their union ended in divorce, and frustrated by the lack of serious roles available to her, the actress eventually left Hollywood behind as well. Today, Kozlowski is still every bit as gorgeous as in her heyday, and she credits her continued good looks to daily workouts.

6. Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates was huge in the ’80s – notably for her appearances in Gremlins and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. But then she turned her back on Hollywood to marry actor Kevin Kline and raise their children before going on to run a boutique in New York. So, while Cates still has a pretty face, it probably won’t be seen on the big screen anytime soon.

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4. Kim Basinger

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Kim Basinger was one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1980s, captivating audiences with her turn in the erotic thriller 9½ Weeks. But her looks didn’t fade as she got older. In fact, at 60 years old, Basinger signed a new contract with the exact same model agency as daughter Ireland Baldwin.

4. Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey, who shot to fame after 1987’s Dirty Dancing, blames plastic surgery for the decline of her career. “I went in the operating theater a celebrity and came out anonymous,” she admitted to the Daily Mirror in 2012. “I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes… because of a nose job.” Recognizable or not, though, Grey does still act, having recently made appearances in Grey’s Anatomy and The Conners.

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3. Robin Wright

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You could say that Robin Wright has it all. The beautiful actress got her start in the ’80s with the soap Santa Barbara and classic 1987 comedy The Princess Bride, but her fame and success continued long after the decade was over. And she got to keep her good looks, too.

2. Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner – the star of Romancing the Stone – sadly had to retreat from Hollywood due to severe arthritis. But she remained very much in demand as a stage actress, and she seemingly doesn’t care that her appearance has changed over the decades. “I don’t look like I did 30 years ago,” she told the Daily Mail in 2014. “Get over it.”

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1. Lori Singer

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Lori Singer beat out loads of famous names, including Madonna and Jodie Foster, for the role of Ariel in Footloose. Unfortunately, though, her own stardom didn’t last quite as long as it did for many of her contemporaries. And while Singer does look older than she did back, she’s both an award-winning producer and champion cellist – meaning she almost certainly doesn’t care.

But the ’70s had its fair share of memorable leading ladies, too. Yes, we’re talking about the decade that both propelled Olivia Newton-John to global stardom and gave us the original Charlie’s Angels. And of course, Lynda Carter sporting her famous Wonder Woman costume is still one of the defining images of many people’s childhoods. So, here’s what the era’s most iconic actresses look like now.

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35. Charlene Tilton

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Charlene Tilton first became famous for playing Lucy Ewing in Dallas, and it’s a role she stuck with right through to the 21st century. She’s also been in some well-known movies, such as 1976’s Freaky Friday and 2008 spoof Superhero Movie. And while Tilton is an older woman, she still has that stunning blonde hair.

34. Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman earned the spotlight after playing Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The sitcom ran for seven years from 1970, but Leachman took on other work while it was still ongoing. The actress got a Golden Globe Award nomination for her role in 1973’s Charley and the Angel, for instance. Believe it or not, Leachman is in her 90s now – and still acting.

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33. Mackenzie Phillips

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Mackenzie Phillips started her career at the age of just 12 when she was cast in the 1973 movie American Graffiti. Then, just three years later, she began appearing in the hit show One Day at a Time. Yet people may not be aware that the actress actually lived a very traumatic life, which she later discussed in a book. Despite this, though, Phillips pulled through it and survived.

32. Loretta Swit

During the early 1970s Loretta Swit was starting to make a name for herself as a comedy actress – and then came M*A*S*H. That show – and the star’s performance in it – would subsequently go down in TV history. In fact, Swit was nominated for Emmy Awards ten out of the 11 years that M*A*S*H was on the air. And while the actress didn’t appear in anything as huge again, perhaps she didn’t need to.

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31. Paula Prentiss

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Paula Prentiss has been around in the entertainment industry for a long time. She appeared in many movies during the 1960s and ’70s, for instance. These included What’s New Pussycat, The Sunshine Boys and Catch-22 – that last one alongside her husband, Richard Benjamin. The star can also be seen in 2016 Netflix horror I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. What’s more, though, Prentiss and Benjamin are still together – and have been married for over half a century.

30. Susan Anton

Susan Anton got big toward the end of the 1970s after earning a Golden Globe nomination for the 1979 film Goldengirl. The star then went on to gain an NBC variety show titled Presenting Susan Anton. Yet even though her star faded a little as time went on, she’s kept her good looks extraordinarily well.

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29. Talia Shire

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Talia Shire is part of an acclaimed filmmaking family that includes her director brother, Francis Ford Coppola, as well as her movie star nephew, Nicolas Cage. And Shire’s been in not one but two incredibly beloved film franchises herself: Rocky and The Godfather. In fact, the star secured Oscar nominations for her work in both of these legendary movie series.

28. Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson enjoyed fame in the 1950s and continued to have the spotlight over the following decades. In 1972 she got an Oscar nomination for her role in Sounder, and two years later she won two Emmys for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. At the time of writing, Tyson is 95 years old and has no plans to retire.

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27. Ellen Burstyn

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Actress Ellen Burstyn made people sit up and take notice in 1971’s The Last Picture Show, for which she gained both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Then came something even bigger: the legendary 1974 horror movie The Exorcist. Burstyn is still acting today, too, and in 2014 she played an important role in the movie Interstellar.

26. Michael Learned

Michael Learned – named so because her father had expected a boy – burst into the popular consciousness in the early 1970s as Olivia in The Waltons. And that role remains what she’s most famous for to this day. Scandalously, though, in 2019 Learned confessed to the Daily Mail that she and her on-screen husband Ralph Waite had been “in love” – even though he was married.

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25. Joyce DeWitt

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In the 1970s Joyce DeWitt was offered a choice of two different comedy pilots. The one that she chose ended up being the massively successful Three’s Company. The actress never really wanted to be famous, though, and even after the show ended she kept a low profile. DeWitt is now 71, and she has aged very well.

24. Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd’s performance as Kris Monroe in Charlie’s Angels made her a sex symbol for the 1970s. Unsurprisingly, then, today the 68-year-old Ladd looks great and still has praise for the show that made her a star. In 2019 she told CNN, “The role was life-changing for sure. It gave me a 40-year career, so I have nothing but fond memories.”

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23. Judy Landers

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It will surprise no one to learn that Judy Landers was an alumnus of Charlie’s Angels. After all, the star is good-looking and funny – and this winning combination helped make her career. Landers also popped up in ’70s TV shows such as B.J. and the Bear and Vega$. And while the actress is now 61, her blonde hair remains the same.

22. Jacqueline Bisset

Actress Jacqueline Bisset appeared in many films throughout the 1970s, including Airport, The Grasshopper and Murder on the Orient Express. And in 1977 her star soared thanks to a sexy underwater scene in The Deep. Yet Bisset herself hated that she’d been filmed in this way and felt that it had been exploitative. That’s why, in 2018, she added her voice to Hollywood’s #MeToo movement.

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21. Jaclyn Smith

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Jaclyn Smith ended up being the only star of Charlie’s Angels to stick with the show throughout its entire five-year run. The actress even popped up in the 2003 movie Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle as well. Smith is in her 70s now, and she credits her good looks to lots of exercise and healthy food.

20. Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn – the ultimate ’70s glamor girl – rose to fame in the sketch comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. The bubbly blonde then went on to win big movie roles in films such as Shampoo and The Sugarland Express. Hawn kept making waves at the box office for decades, too, and today she is just as glamorous as ever. Ahead of her 70th birthday in 2015, she told Porter magazine, “It’s wonderful to know you’re aging, because that means you’re still on the planet, right?”

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19. Jessica Lange

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Jessica Lange received a Golden Globe for her big-screen debut, in the 1976 remake of King Kong. Fast forward to 2015, and the beauty was racking up her 15th nomination, for her work in American Horror Story. Lange played Elsa – a character who is afraid of getting old. But judging by the actress’ continued success, she has nothing to fear in real life.

18. Pam Grier

In the ’70s Pam Grier turned heads with ground-breaking roles in cult classics such as Foxy Brown. And while these days the blaxploitation heroine doesn’t act quite so much – although she did play herself in Grand Theft Auto V – she still looks fabulous and much younger than her 71 years.

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17. Raquel Welch

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Raquel Welch became one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1970s thanks to her bikini-clad appearance in One Million Years B.C. And today, aged 79, the actress still looks fabulous. She told Saga magazine that her enduring good looks are down to 6:00 a.m. yoga sessions, vitamins, weight training and something called “food combining.”

16. Diahann Carroll

In 1968 Diahann Carroll was a trailblazer for black women. In the hit show Julia, she became the first black female lead on American TV to play someone other than a stereotyped domestic worker. And in another more minor – but still impressive – achievement, the actress still looks amazing at the age of 84.

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15. Jane Fonda

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In 1972 Jane Fonda picked up her first Oscar, for her role in Klute, and it was all up from there. These days, however, the veteran star is known more for her political activism than her acting. Yet she still appears on screen today as the star of the long-running comedy series Grace and Frankie.

14. Cybil Shepherd

Cybil Shepherd is probably best known for playing Betsy in the iconic 1976 film Taxi Driver – but she’s had success outside of Hollywood, too. Somewhat like her character in that Martin Scorsese movie, Shepherd is a diligent political activist. Yet her acting career is still going strong, with recent big-screen roles in Do You Believe? and She’s Funny That Way.

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13. Sally Struthers

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Sally Struthers captured the heart of America when she starred in the 1971 sitcom All in the Family. She even won two Emmy Awards for the role and later moved onto TV dramas and voice work – including the role of Charlene on Dinosaurs. She naturally looks different now, but her baby doll features remain.

12. Valerie Perrine

Valerie Perrine nabbed an Oscar nomination for the 1974 movie Lenny and also won herself a place in many men’s hearts. Writer Larry Karaszewski told Vice in 2014 that he considered Perrine “the thinking man’s sex symbol.” Perrine’s life is very different today, however, as she battles with the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

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11. Jodie Foster

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Jodie Foster was just 12 when she starred in Taxi Driver, and she went on to become a truly successful actress. Today, the star looks much younger than her 57 years. She has claimed to People magazine there’s been no cosmetic surgeon involved in that, either.

10. Barbara Hershey

Thanks to Barbara Hershey’s strange relationship with David Carradine, her star both rose and fell during the 1970s. Luckily, the Beaches actress later got her career got back on track – and her stunning and long-lasting good looks have stood the test of time, too.

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9. Britt Ekland

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Britt Ekland was a huge deal in the ’70s. The Bond girl starred in The Wicker Man, was married to Peter Sellers and became one of the most photographed celebs in the world. And, now aged 77, Ekland still looks great – despite some seemingly odd plastic surgery.

8. Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver shot to fame in 1979 as sci-fi heroine Ripley in the Alien movie series. She is now aged 70, and the beautiful actress has insisted that she’ll not go under the knife. She explained to the Daily Mail back in 2009, “I would never have plastic surgery or Botox injections. How can you as an actress?”

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7. Catherine Bach

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Catherine Bach – or Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard – was a major sex symbol back in 1979. Since then she’s had some difficult times – her husband committed suicide in 2010, for instance – but Bach is still going strong. She is still acting, too, with her most recent roles including a long-running stint on The Young and the Restless.

6. Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway was the star of ’70s hits such as Chinatown and The Towering Inferno. She spoke out about sexism and ageism in the movie industry, too. In a 2008 interview with The Telegraph, she asked, “Why should I play sisters and mothers while guys like Jack [Nicholson] and Clint [Eastwood] – who are older than me – have on-screen lovers half their age?”

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5. Sissy Spacek

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Sissy Spacek thrilled audiences as the tormented schoolgirl-turned-killer in Stephen King’s iconic horror Carrie. But even under all that blood, Spacek’s beauty was obvious. Now in her 70s, the actress still has a mesmerizingly ethereal look to her, too.

4. Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John turned 29 during the filming of Grease, but she easily passed as a teenager. Now, after a long acting and singing career, Newton-John is a 71-year-old Grammy winner and activist. And even through a lengthy battle with breast cancer, she still looks a lot younger than her years.

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3. Anjelica Huston

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Anjelica Huston’s striking good looks set many hearts racing back in the 1970s and ’80s in films such as The Postman Always Rings Twice and Prizzi’s Honor. And even though she’s now in her 60s, the actress shows no signs of retiring, with recent appearances in Smash and Transparent. According to Huston, getting older isn’t something to dread, either. She told Vogue in 2014, “There’s a few nice things about [aging], don’t let them kid you.”

2. Lindsay Wagner

Lindsay Wagner played none other than the Bionic Woman throughout the 1970s. Yet her initial appearance in The Six Million Dollar Man was supposed to be her last job with Universal. The character proved so popular, though, Wagner scored her own spin-off – and it led to an illustrious career. In fact, the star is still acting. Wagner appeared in Grey’s Anatomy in 2019, for instance, and provided motion capture for the 2020 game Death Stranding.

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1. Lynda Carter

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For many people who grew up in the ’70s, Lynda Carter was – and still is – the definitive Wonder Woman. But since she set aside her cape in 1979, the one-time superheroine has shown that she’s a talented singer, too. She’s released four studio albums, in fact, as well as having had a successful run on London’s West End as Chicago’s Mama Morton.

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