March 18, 2005

FLASH IN THE PAN BABES OF THE EIGHTIES

Next up in this award-winning series: Molly Ringwald. Best attributes: "girl next door" air about her, red hair, no substance abuse issues. Breakthrough flick: Sixteen Candles. Last serious appearance in film: mini-series of Stephen King's The Stand. Rumored to have had a short-lived TV pilot last year.

Posted by LMC at March 18, 2005 10:17 AM
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Among attributes you guys left out that she had a pretty darned nice rack. Hell, I thought that was her primary attribute.

Posted by: SteveL at March 18, 2005 10:43 AM

Eeeww. Molly somebody-hit-my-face-with-a-frying-pan Ringwald. From the first moment I saw her miscast as the "popular one" in the Breakfast Club, I could not understand what the big deal was.

Call me back when you're serious.

Posted by: Gordon at March 18, 2005 11:14 AM

"red hair"

Works for me.

Posted by: Brian B at March 18, 2005 11:36 AM


I was going to say "Elizabeth Shue" for my favorite in this whole category, but her career went through a late 90s revival of sorts, so I'm not sure she qualifies.

And then there's Deborah Foreman. Better looking that either Shue or Ringwald, was in a number of early 80s movies and then inexplicably vanished. And let us not forget Foreman's "Waxwork" co-star Michelle Johnson, most famous for being in "Blame it on Rio."

Hollywood is a cruel master. You're hot for two years, then it's off to B-Movie land and cancelled sitcoms for a decade.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 18, 2005 12:30 PM

Colossus, this is getting spooky. I loved Deborah Foreman in Valley Girl and her bit part in Real Genius. I did some cyber-stalking. She does desktop publishing and yoga these days.

Posted by: Gordon at March 18, 2005 01:09 PM

I click for the Ringwald pics and all I get is this DIDCUSSION!!!!!!

Posted by: Macktastik Rusty Wicked at March 18, 2005 01:34 PM

Oh, I'm sorry. Perhaps you meant to check out overrated80sbabes.com?

Meantime, you may need to consider the error of your ways by looking at pix of Elisabeth Shue.

Posted by: Gordon at March 18, 2005 02:06 PM


Ah, Deborah Foreman.

1. Valley Girl was considered her best role opposite a young Nick Cage.

2. April Fools Day was also a great one, where she played both the heroine and her psychotic twin.

3. My Chauffeur had its charms.

But for me, the ultimate DF role was in Waxwork. I'm sure you know to what scene, in particular, I am referring, Gordo. :-)

Posted by: The Colossus at March 18, 2005 04:48 PM

What? No Real Genius for you Deborah Foreman fans?

Chris Knight: So, if there's anything I can do for you, or, more to the point, to you, you just let me know.
Susan: Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?
Chris Knight: Not right now.
Susan: A girl's gotta have her standards.

;)

Posted by: Kathy at March 18, 2005 05:51 PM
Jake: Relax. (The Geek takes this literally and relaxes his shoulders and hops around a bit before facing Jake again.) You were dancing with a girl.

Geek: Oh man, Im really sorry. I must have been on drugs five minutes ago. I didnt even know what I was

Jake: Do you know her?

Geek: She grabbed me guy. Im totally innocent. Is she yours?

Jake: What do you know about her?

Geek: She has smallish tits, decent voice, smells pretty good. She drives me crazy.

Jake: Did she come here with you?

Geek: No, no. But if its okay with my dad shes coming home with me. (walks off) Excuse me.

Posted by: capitano at March 18, 2005 06:26 PM


Kathy,

A classic quote. She was definitely underutilized in the movie, which is why I didn't mention it. Pretty good performance from a young Val Kilmer, though.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 19, 2005 07:28 AM
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