Hollywood Icons From The Past
They say Hollywood can be quite fickle that actors and actresses often come with an expiration date. Once their youthful good looks have begun to fade, their career will follow suit. However, many of its icons continue to prove this myth wrong. For these women, age is nothing but a number, and they have their enviable achievements to show for it. Aside from maintaining relevance, they have also managed to keep themselves far from bankruptcy. This doesn’t mean life is all roses for them, of course. In this list, we have compiled some of the industry’s most beautiful and successful actresses.
Morgan started acting in the late 70s, winning over audiences through her performances in some of the most-watched soap operas at the time. She was on Search for Tomorrow as Jennifer Pace, in Dallas as Jenna Wade, and even had a lead role in Flaming Road during the ‘80s. Her role for the series even earned her Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama. During her career, she has received many honors and praises, including Prime Time Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
In the mid-1990s, she joined the cast of two soap operas The City and General Hospital. In the 21st century, Morgan played a role in performances such as Bones“, Revenge and Hot in Cleveland. Aside from being a talented actress, she is also an advocate for different causes, including environmentalism and AIDS. Her most recent film credit was for 2019’s A Date Before Christmas Eve as Mrs. Kringle.
She found fame during the ‘70s, after landing a major role in the iconic TV series Dallas. Before reaching the peak of her career, however, Victoria lived quite a colorful life. The actress was born in Fukuoka, Japan where her father was stationed at the time. The family moved often and Victoria has lived in various places in the world including Puerto Rico, London, Georgia, and Massachusetts. In 1970, Victoria moved to Hollywood to further develop her acting career. She played her first major role in the movie The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.
Victoria was working on her medical degree when she was seriously injured in a car crash. She recovered, but this became the turning point that will eventually lead her to a very successful acting career. In 1987, she left the TV soap opera Dallas that made her famous and founded her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions. Victoria is also a best-selling author. She has written three books on beauty, skin care, fitness, happiness and health.
We remember the actress best for her appearances in many comedy films, but did you know that she got her start starring in a sci-fi movie? In the 1970s, Kirstie found fame after appearing on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Proving just how versatile of an actress she can be, Kirstie would later land a diverse set of roles—including ones in dramas! Kirstie starred in the sensational movie Summer School with Mark Harmon in 1987. In 1994, she won the second Emmy Award for the TV movie David’s Mother.
Still, her performance as Rebecca How in Cheers is the most memorable—even winning her a Golden Globe during the show’s run. More recently, she was part of Scream Queens, further broadening her repertoire and her personal investments as well. In the 1990s, she also starred in many movies, including For Richer or Poorer, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Village of the Damned and Nevada. Kirstie also participated in Dancing with the Stars.
JADA PINKETT SMITH
Jada Pinkett Smith has done a lot in the entertainment industry. Of course, she is known as an actress and talk show host, but she is also a screenwriter, producer, occasional singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. The most impressive thing about her is her role as Niobe in the 2003 movie The Matrix Reloaded. In 2014, she joined the FOX crime drama Gotham. After that, she has made great achievements in comedy movies.
She started as an actress in 1990 with a guest appearance on True Colors. She then became a part of A Different World and soon made her debut film, Menace II Society. However, it was when she did The Nutty Professor in 1996 that she received her breakthrough role. From here, she started to have numerous TV and movie projects. In 2002, she launched her music career, forming the metal band, Wicked Wisdom, where she played as its singer-songwriter. In 1997, she tied the knot with Will Smith, and together, they have been making different investments here and there.
Another ageless beauty! She was gorgeous back then, but there’s no denying that time has certainly treated her well. The former model and actress might be turning 57 this year, but her youthful looks belie her age. Fans will best remember her as a two-time Playboy Playmate of the month, as well as being Hugh Hefner’s second wife. She is also a mother to four of his children.
Kimberley has also tried the career of an actor. She has appeared in the TV series Highway to Heaven as a guest. Kimberley is a vegetarian and cares about animals very much. Her hobby is skiing and other adventure activities. Showing just how confident she is, Kimberley even recreated her Playmate of the Year cover back in 2017—3 decades after the original! Hugh and Kimberley may have sought a divorce lawyer, but the two remained good friends until Hefner’s death.
Fonda was born in New York on December 21, 1937. Over the years, the 82-year-old actress has starred in a series of impressive films. The younger generation knows actress best for being a fearless activist, who consistently rallies for environmental causes. This is commendable, but her work as an actress is just as brilliant. Jane won her first Academy Award back in 1971, for her acclaimed performance in Klute. However, this success was followed by a few years of lukewarm film choices—that is, until 1977.
Fun With Dick and Jane became her comeback and it was a successful one. Despite being semi-retired from the industry. Jane need not worry about her mortgage or going into debt; she has made more than enough money to live comfortably for years. Recently, a well-known role she has portrayed is Grace Hanson in the comedy streaming television series Grace and Frankie created by Netflix. In addition, Fonda is also a pioneer in national health.
When it comes to iconic Hollywood actresses, we absolutely cannot leave out Dame Julie Andrews. Julie was born on October 1, 1935 on the banks of the Thames in Surrey, England.At first, Andrews became famous as a child actress in stage plays. The actresses got her start in the West End in 1948, before making her debut Broadway appearance in 1954. She earned the title “Britain’s Youngest Prima Donna” after rising to prominence in roles such as Eliza Doolittle and Queen Guinevere.
Her most memorable role should be Mary, the British nanny, in the Disney music film Mary Poppins. She won the 1964 Oscar for Best Actress for her excellent performance in this movie. For younger audiences, they will know her best from The Princess Diaries 1 and 2, portraying the strict yet loving queen of Genovia. Did you know that she is also a classically trained soprano? Aside from acting, she is often given credit for the clarity and pureness of her voice.
Do you remember Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? We bet you will never know that the woman behind this famous horror hostess character is Cassandra Peterson! Without the degree of heavy makeup on her face, it’s pretty shocking, isn’t it? The now-69-year-old star gained recognition when she started donning revealing, dark, and gothic clothes as the host of the weekly B movie presentation Elvira’s Movie Macabre.
Though she did other projects in the past, Cassandra will forever be known as Elvira. Some of the movies and TV she did were Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985, as well as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold. Her latest appearance is as the voice of Lirrak on the TV series Dota: Dragon’s Blood and in the movie Shoplifters of the World. Cassandra is still relatively young, so there is more to come to this beautiful actress in the coming years. Who knows, she may play the role of Elvira anytime soon.
Bo has had quite a diverse film career, first debuting in Orca as Annie. She didn’t get her big break in the industry until the sex comedy 10, which was released back in 1979. This led to a slew of other movies, including Fantasies, in which she was under the direction of her husband John Derek. The actress did receive her fair share of flops as well, with films such as Ghosts Can’t Do It and Bolero, receiving mostly negative reviews.
She remained undeterred, however, and further broadened her investments in the industry through producing films. In addition to appearing on the big screen, Bo also plays roles on TV. Her works include TV series CSI: Miami and Fashion House. As a model, she has also appeared in Playboy magazine many times. Now that she’s in semi-retirement, she only makes the occasional appearances on film and TV.
Gal Gadot might be at the helm these days, but Wonder Woman will always be associated with Lynda Carter. She portrayed the female superhero from 1975 to 1979, earning acclaim and the love of loyal fans in the process. Lynda was even voted “The Most Beautiful Woman in The World” back in 1978. Lynda was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1972, she won the Miss America crown on behalf of her hometown of Arizona. Overnight, she became a household name.
In 1995, she starred as Elizabeth in the Hawkeye series. In 2005, she starred in the NBC TV series Law&Order and briefly appeared in the American TV sitcom Two and a Half Men in 2013. Outside of acting, she also recorded and released the album Portrait. She has also received credit as a co-writer for a number of other songs. All of these, on top of her work as Wonder Woman. While she has personal struggles for a time, in true superhero fashion, Lynda overcame them all.
Priscilla Presley is an actress, business magnate, philanthropist, and activist. She is the former wife of Elvis Presley. Most notable in her acting career is her starring role as Jane Spencer in the Naked Gun films. She is also well-known for her role as Jenna Wade in the television series Dallas.
She currently serves as the chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises and transformed Elvis’ mansion into a tourist attraction. She has shown incredible money management and investment skills for this, as well as her other business ventures.
Priscilla has an amazing talent and rich life experience. She has appeared in many film and television works, including The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Touched by an Angel and Dallas. Priscilla once opened a clothing boutique called Bis&Beau in Los Angeles, which has won the favor of many celebrities. She has also published several autobiography including Elvis and Me. Priscilla has also been the ambassador of an organization that helps terminally-ill adults and their affected families.
The mere mention of her name brings to mind all of the powerful songs she sang throughout the years. From her time with The Supremes to going solo, this diva remains as fierce as ever. With a voice that can stop you dead in your tracks, it’s not surprising that her career is still going strong. In addition to her music career, Rose has also ventured into acting career. The movie “Lady Sings the Blues” she starred in won her nominations for the Golden Globe and Oscars.
She began a successful solo career that had grown up for decades since 1970. Her singles Upside Down and Endless Love topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While she has achieved many things in the industry; creating and breaking records as she goes, we’re sure receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Barack Obama is one of her proudest moments. The highest form of recognition for all her investments in music and beyond.
Here we have another Charlie’s Angel who has managed to maintain, not just her looks, but her relevancy in the business as well. Cheryl was born on July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota. Cheryl may have been a replacement for Farrah, but she has since established a career of her own. She remained an Angel up until the show’s cancellation in 1981, before moving on to doing more films. Her most memorable appearances are in Poison Ivy, Millennium, and Permanent Midnight.
After Charlie’s Angels, Cheryl continues to be active on the TV screen. She has appeared in more than 30 film and television dramas, including West Waikiki and CSI: Miami. Aside from acting, she uses some of her investment money and platform as an ambassador for the prevention of child abuse. She is a known supporter of the non-profit group, Childhelp. In 1996, Cheryl published a children’s book entitled The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship.
Pauley Perrette is known for so many things. She is an actress, writer, singer, and civil rights advocate. Pauley was born on March 27, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. When she was young, she often moved with her family. Everybody knows her as Abby Sciuto in the long-running TV series, NCIS. However, she left the show in 2018. She is also a poet, photographer, and spoken-word artist. She also loves all the varieties of music. With all these things she does, she is a true blue artist.
Being linked to a criminal investigation series, Perrette revealed she had a “lifelong crime obsession.” In fact, she was an undergraduate student in sociology, psychology, and criminal science and started her master’s degree in criminal science before she joined the entertainment world. Perrette got a Q Score 44 in 2018, making her the highest-scored female TV actor. She is indeed a versatile artist. In addition to acting, she is also engaged in music. Perret is also a producer and has published poetry. In July 2020, she announced her acting retirement.
Milana Vayntrub rose to stardom when she did the AT&T TV commercials from 2013 to 2016. Milana had a difficult childhood. At the age of two, she and her family immigrated to the United States as refugees and settled in Los Angeles. She once again did the stint in 2020, playing the role of the saleswoman Lily Adams. Aside from TV commercials, the Uzbekistan-born beauty also had TV credits, like Other Space and This Is Us. She has also lent her voice to Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl in the Marvel Rising franchise.
The said superhero character was supposed to be out in New Warriors on Freeform. However, the network passed to the show. Despite some attempts to move the series to another network, it was then canceled. Fortunately, the show pushed through with a different title. Vayntrub is also part of Comedy Central’s three sketches, titled Making Fun with Akilah and Milana, on its YouTube channel. She has always been particularly concerned about the reasons for the children of immigrants.
Star Trek fans will certainly recognize this gorgeous actress. Her performance as Counselor Deanna Troi on the TV series was certainly memorable. The actress is largely associated with the franchise, having starred in the four feature films that followed The Next Generation. She continues to appear in Star Trek events much to the delight of fans. She was admitted to the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then developed in the British theatre industry.
Outside of the franchise, she was actually in a diverse set of films. Even starring alongside Faye Dunaway in The Wicked Lady. The actress is still actively working, building up both her resume and investment money. Her most recent work is for the 2018 film 5th Passenger. Marina currently lives in a house in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. The house has three bedrooms in a traditional American style.
Fans may best remember Elinor Donahue as Betty Anderson from the 1950s sitcom Father Knows Best. She is also the clothing-store manager in the iconic 1990 film Pretty Woman. She has made a lot of TV series in the past, like Get a Life and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She also has a movie credit in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and as the voice of a mother on Eek! The Cat.
Donahue also had guest appearances in an episode of Friends and played the role of Luther Van Dam’s girlfriend on Coach season 5. In 1998, she tried her talent in writing and wrote the memoir, In the Kitchen with Elinor Donahue. Here, she relived her Hollywood memories and revealed the secret to her over 150 recipes. Over the past 60 years, she has appeared in many series. Even today, despite her advanced age, she is still active in her career.
Pamela Anderson rose to prominence for being a cover girl as well as a part of the TV series Home Improvement and V.I.P. She then shot to international stardom when she did the iconic show Baywatch, cementing her status as a sexy actress. This paved the way for the now 53-year-old star to do movie after movie. With her remarkable contribution to the industry, the actress was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Now, gone are the days that Pamela used to wear skimpy dresses and reveal a lot of skin on the small and big screens. She mostly gets credit for endorsing PETA activities. Pamela has also released four autobiography books and two novels to her name. With the unexpected turnout of events, some people become shocked to discover that she is currently busy helping and inspiring others. In 2010, Anderson starred in the fourth season of the Indian version of Bigg Boss.
COTE DE PABLO
Cote de Pablo was born in Chile, but she moved to the US at the tender age of ten and studied acting. At 15, she started hosting that talk show Control with Carlos Ponce. After several TV appearances, she got her big break when she became a part of the CBS TV series, NCIS, in 2005, playing the role of Ziva David.
Aside from her excellent acting talent, Pablo also has a good voice. She started singing and studied music and theatre at Carnegie Mellon University. This is where she took time to make some investments on herself to boost her singing career, Hence, she puts that to good use and performer a part of Tom Waits’ song, Temptation, for an episode of NCIS in 2008. She also sang Roberto Pitres Vivo En Vida on CD. After doing numerous TV and movie credits, she will now try her luck into producing, playing as the executive producer of the new CBS detective drama, MIA.
Jeri Ryan rose to prominence as the former Borg drone Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager. To some degree, this has become her iconic role, so she once again reprises the character in the new Star Trek: Picard. Aside from this, Ryan is known as Veronica “Ronnie Cooke” on Boston Public and a regular on the TV series Dark Skies and Shark. Ryan has appeared on several TV series, like Leverage, Body of Proof, Bosch, Warehouse 13, and Helix.
Aside from acting, Ryan also does gourmet cooking. At first, it was just a hobby, but she then realized that cooking to a certain degree is considered a skill, and it was a serious career that she needs to pursue. In fact, she had a second job on weekends at the Los Angeles restaurant The House. She then met her husband, French chef Christophe Émé, at a charity event in 2003.From here, the rest was history. From here, the rest was history.
Lisa Hartman has a well-known credit for her role Tabitha in the Fantasy Sitcom Bewitched. She appeared in several movies including Knots Landing and Where the Boys Are ’84. Though her films were a success, she still cannot ignore her love for the music. Lisa had recorded four solo albums from 1976 to 1987. She is famously known for the song If Love Must Go, which she performed on different TV shows back then. However, despite collaborating with the biggest names in the music scene, from Bryan Adams to Rick Springfield, the albums were deemed commercially unsuccessful.
However, when she did When I Said I Do, she finally reached the success she wanted. The song took the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts on 1999. From this success, Lisa went on to create more albums. Her last album was a reissue of ‘Til My Heart Stops, which was released in 2008. From here, she started to have TV appearances and movie credits.
Lisa Diane Whelchel is best known for being one of the Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club and as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner on The Facts of Life. Aside from acting, Whelchel is also a singer and songwriter. She even got a Grammy Award nomination for Best Inspirational Performance, credits to her contemporary Christian album All Because of You in 1984.
In 2004, she started to be a public speaker, regularly having speaking engagements at conferences. She also tried her luck in reality series, joining Survivor: Philippines in 2012. Luckily, she won second place and was voted fan favorite, for which she received $100,000. In 2013, she co-hosted some episodes of The Jeff Probst Show and promoted The Facts of Life marathon in 2019. Aside from acting and singing, she is also a great author who has written various books about motherhood, homeschooling, child discipline, and friendship. One of her books about child discipline, Creative Correction, was given credit as a Gold Medallion nominee.
Barbara became one of the country’s most popular songstresses during the ’60s, eventually making her way to the world of acting. She started with minor roles but really got her big break in the industry after starring in Funny Girl. Her performance in the film even earned her both an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Not bad for a newbie actress, right? She is not just a great actress, she is also active in the music industry too. Did you know that Barbara has recorded 50 studio albums? Most of her albums were from the Sony Music Entertainment Columbia records.
At the age of 78, her star is yet to fade and so do her looks. However, you cannot change the fact that we need to give credit for her amazing voice, which to us, is more important than her looks. Right now Barbara is still actively pursuing her passions, growing her relevance and investments as well. With her energy and talent, retirement is likely not going to happen for her soon.
The multilingual English actress Jacqueline Bisset has had quite a successful career in the US, the UK, and even in France. She got her start back in 1965, with a 3-year wait before really gaining prominence in the industry. Her films The Sweet Ride, Bullitt, and The Detective helped her earn both critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Nomination. To her credit, she later won in the same awards show for Best Actress in Comedy for the movie, thanks to Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
One of Jacqueline’s massive hits is the disaster movie Airport in 1970, where she played the controversial pregnant stewardess. Another movie that contributed to her success was the movie Murder on the Orient Express in 1974 where she was given credit for playing the role of counties Elena Adrenyi. Did you know that Angelina Jolie is related to this equally beautiful actress? Jacqueline is actually the actress’s godmother!
Salma Hayek is one of the actresses that never seems to age. We’ve got to give credit to that youthful face and excellent acting skills, something that is considered a perfect combo in the industry! We can safely say that Salma can do it all and still look good at the same time. She is an outstanding actress who has appeared in several movies and won a lot of awards recognitions. She is such a beauty in all aspects of her life.
No wonder she is the envy of most women, having had a successful personal career and marrying the man of her dreams on top of that. No wonder she’s aging gracefully—she can celebrate life every single day with her beautiful family. The couple’s combined net worth is more than enough to keep bankruptcy forever at bay, after all. We may not ever have that amount of money, but we can cop skin secrets from the actress: coconut oil. Affordable and accessible, but useful according to Salma!
The legendary female action hero—Sarah Connor. Who can forget her emotional yet action-packed performance in The Terminator? Linda Hamilton gained widespread popularity through this film, leading to other successes. Unfortunately, we can’t quite say the same when it comes to her personal life. Linda has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but to her credit, she has sought treatment for it. Recovery was slow, but she learned how to deal with the disorder and got her life in order again.
She certainly is a great role model for her children, showing them that they can overcome even the hardest struggles! Nothing can stop Linda from the things she wants to do. After her recovery, she quickly bounced back to the acting industry and still pursued her career in acting. Her recent film was Terminator: Dark Fate in which she reprised her role, Sarah Connor. At 64 she was invited to put a voice to the video game Gears 5.
Don Johnson is an American actor who earned widespread recognition in the 1980s for his role as Sonny Crockett in the hit TV show, Miami Vice. He began his acting career in the late ’60s with a string of small roles in film and on television. For a time, Don Johnson struggled to establish his name as an actor in Hollywood until 1984 when he was cast as Sonny Crockett. Since then, he has earned a Golden Globe and a spot in the prestigious Hollywood Walk of fame. To date, Don Johnson has had numerous acting roles that he has been given credit for, which helped establish his name as one of Hollywood’s most iconic talents.
Don Johnson also loves singing, and he also has an active career in the music industry. He released two albums in the 1980s. One of his albums reached number five on the Billboard 100 singles chart! Aside from acting he is also known for being the winner in the 1,100 powerboat race up the Mississippi River and was named by the American Power Boat Association as the World Champion of the Offshore World Cup in 1988.
Lisa Bonet is one of beauties you cannot easily forget. Add the fact that she’s an exceptionally talented actress and you have a formula for success. This is something she passed on to her daughter, Zoe Kravitz. Many will remember her for the role she portrayed in Angel Heart alongside Mickey Rourke. She was also in the first season of A Different World and was a regular cast on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992.
When the show ended, Lisa decided to pause her acting career and focus first on her personal life. She copes with her divorce, and she needs to fix herself first. Although her marriage with Lenny Kravitz ended with them calling in a divorce attorney, she has found a second love with Jason Momoa, her current husband. However, the audience requested that they want Lisa on the big screen, so Lisa decided to occasionally appear on some TV film like the action-drama film Biker Boyz as Queenie.
J.Lo is one of the most talented and inspirational women in the industry. Besides singing and acting, she is also an extraordinary dancer, a producer, a fashion designer, and a businesswoman. Jennifer Lopez truly started from the bottom up. From being a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, she has managed to establish herself in a variety of fields. As an actress, she has even been nominated for Golden Globe and is given credit for being the first Latin actress to make $1 million for a movie.
As a singer, she’s one of the world’s most recognizable and respected divas—selling out stadiums even today. Her career in different fields has always been a success that’s why she invests in her body and face to maintain her physique to a certain degree. She takes her skincare just as seriously. Her routine isn’t for the lazy, however. From waking up early to daily workouts—it takes a lot to stay as beautiful as J.Lo.
On any list counting down Hollywood’s most beautiful, you cannot leave the “Goddess of Pop” out. She was described as a female autonomous who embodies females in a male-dominated industry. She has a distinctive contralto singing voice, yet she can do a variety of genres. Even at 72 years old, she still exudes the same vibrant energy she had when she first debuted. Cher is not only stunning, but she’s also incredibly talented—dabbling in various fields aside from acting.
Like any other celebrities, she also prioritizes to a certain degree her looks and appearance, in order to sustain her fame and being the goddess. Cher said that it is considered a necessity.She doesn’t shy away from talking about the procedures she has had done in order to maintain her good looks. We fully support her decisions. If she has the investment money for it, then by all means! Besides, retirement is nowhere in sight for her so she’ll easily earn all of it back.
Clint Eastwood is known to many as the actor who became the image of masculinity in 1960s Hollywood. He became even more successful in the industry when he expanded his reach into filmmaking in the ’90s. In 1992, Clint bagged an Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture for his film, Unforgiven, and again in 2004 for the movie Million Dollar Baby. Clint can also boast a long list of successful films that he does not have any acting credits in, including the biopic Changeling, Letters From Iwo Jima, and Invictus.
Outside of Hollywood, Clint had also ventured into the field of politics when he served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, for two years. There is definitely no denying that Clint Eastwood is a man of many talents. And even at the age of 90, he does not show any signs of slowing down. A true icon indeed!
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
Among all the Hollywood legends walking around in Tinseltown right now, very few can boast that they have been part of a global phenomenon that has been worshipped by fans for years. Luckily for Billy Dee Williams, he can do just that. The actor rose to prominence when he became part of the Star Wars franchise after landing the role of Lando Calrissian.
His landing the character had a massive degree of importance for the black community, as Billy Dee Williams was the very first African-American actor to have a major leading role in the film. At that time, having Billy at the forefront of one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters was a big win for the community because it marked the change in perception of race in the film industry. And for Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian is not just a role; it is his legacy to his community.
Ron Howard is an American actor turned producer who rose to prominence for being the child actor behind the character Opie Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show. During his teenage years, Ron’s acting career flourished, even more, when he was cast as Steve Bolander in George Lucas’ film, American Graffiti. In 1974, Ron’s biggest break came when he was asked to play the character, Richie Cunningham, for the hit TV show Happy Days.
After playing Richie Cunningham for ten years, Ron Howard transitioned into being a director. As a director, he can be given credit for some of the most popular films we know today including, Cocoon, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Da Vinci Code just to name a few. And because of his contributions to the film and TV industry, Ron Howard was given not one, but two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS
Philip Michael Thomas is an American actor who ruled American television back in the ’80s and the ’90s. The actor is well-known for his portrayal of the suave detective Ricardo Tubbs in the hit TV show, Miami Vice. Before entering the lucrative world of TV and film acting, Philip Michael Thomas performed on Broadway. In 1971, he made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer-winning play called No Place to be Somebody.
Soon after his acting career began on Broadway, Philip Michael Thomas landed his first notable role in the movie Coonskin, which was quickly followed by his role in the movie Sparkle, where he starred opposite Irene Cara. It is, however, his role in Miami Vice that brought Philip so much success. After the show ended in January of 1990, Philip was only able to book smaller parts and was also given voice acting credit for his participation in the creation of Grand Theft Auto.
After 55 years of wowing audiences, American actor Tom Selleck is now enjoying the privilege of being one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors. When he first began his journey as an actor, Tom took on several small roles in TV, film, and earned some credit acting in commercials. Although Tom’s acting talent was top-notch, it took some time before the industry took notice. Finally, his big break came just as the 1980s era rolled in. Tom was cast to play Thomas Magnum, the lead role in the TV series Magnum P.I.
Although the role shot him into stardom, it did come with its challenges. For one, Tom had to turn down projects like Indiana Jones so that he can concentrate on his role as Thomas. To his credit, however, Selleck still succeeded in becoming an icon and an enduring figure in the Hollywood industry. At the age of 75, retirement is not an option because he occasionally performs in some TV shows.
Matthew Labyorteaux may have a complex surname to spell and say, but his talent is never complicated at all. He rose to prominence as a film, TV, and voice actor, getting credits in front and behind the camera. Aside from being a star, he also works in animation. Best known for his role as Albert Quinn Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, he is also the voice of Jaden Yuki and The Supreme King in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.
Labyorteaux started his career by doing commercials at the tender age of seven. He was discovered while he was accompanying his brother, Patrick Labyorteaux, to a casting call. From there, he got his first dramatic role in A Woman Under the Influence and had different TV and movie projects. Given the stardom and fame, he still managed to create a foundation “ Youth Rescue Fund”. It was a charity that assists young people in crisis in the United States. However, this charity is active any longer; he still accommodates the homeless and less fortunate in the streets.
April Bowlby used her stunning beauty as her insurance to stardom in the entertainment business. However, we don’t you to get the wrong idea, she’s as talented as some of the most well-respected personalities out there. She is an actress and model, who is best known for the role of Kandi on CBS’s Two and a Half Men and other shows, like Drop Dead Diva, Titans, and Doom Patrol. Born in Vallejo, California, she moved to Manteca and went to East Union High School. Before she started her acting career, she tried to get a degree in marine biology at Moorpark College.
She also studied drama with Ivana Chubbuck. That’s probably where she learned all the industry secrets that she applied to her acting career. Other shows Bowlby did are How I Met Your Mother, CSI, Psych, and CSI: NY. In movies, she made appearances in All Roads Lead Home, The Slammin’ Salmon, and From Prada to Nada. She is currently part of Titans and its spinoff series, Doom Patrol.
Johnny Crawford first showed his talent as a musician when he played in front of a national audience as a Mouseketeer. However, he started to rise to prominence when he did the ABC Western series, The Rifleman, at the tender age of 12. At the time, he instantly received acting credit and got a nomination from Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also appeared in one of The Lone Ranger episodes in 1956, which contributed to his fame and stardom.
Aside from acting, Crawford also ventured into the world of music. He had a short-lived career as a recording artist. As an adult, he continued acting on both the small and big screens. In 1992, he returned to work on his music, but this time, he led a vintage dance orchestra, Johnny Crawford Orchestra, and performed at special events. His group was mostly based in California and a crowd-favorite.
Pierce Brosnan gets the credits of being the fifth actor who plays as James Bond in the Bond film series. He did four of the secret agent movies from 1995 to 2002. After he left comprehensive school when he was 16, he started C-training in commercial illustration. From here, he also went training at the Drama Centre in London. Brosnan began his acting career on stage, but he only rose to prominence when he did the TV series, Remington Steele, in the 1980s.It then opened a lot of doors for Brosnan, doing one film to another.
Brosnan gained significant acting credit in the James Bond films. From there on, he went on to have significant movie roles, the likes of which included Golden Eye in 1995 and Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997. In the 1990s, he started a small production company , Irish DreamTime, with Beau St. Clair. Aside from acting and a film producer he is also known as an environmental activist and philanthropist.
Born Loletha Elayne Falana, the singer and actress is well-known by her stage name: Lola. She got her first dancing stint at 16, after being given the opening act slot by the “Queen of Blues” Dinah Washington. In fact, Dinah is often given credit for helping Lola’s career. Her first role in a Broadway musical is courtesy of another legend—Sammy Davis Jr. One of the movies that added to her fame was the American film The Liberation of L.B Jones, on which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as the New Star Of The Year.
Aside from acting, she is also a successful model, and was considered the first African-American woman to model for the Faberge Tigress perfume ads. Her Broadway appearance led to various other opportunities, including launching her own music career in 1964. She even became part of Frank Sinatra’s record label. At the peak of her career, she was also considered by many to be the “Black Venus”.
Marisa Tomei is an American actress highly credited for her youthful face. She rose to prominence when she appeared on the television series The Cosby Show spin-off and A Different World in 1987. She was always a personal pick of some directors, so she ended up in another movie, My Cousin Vinny, in which she earned an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Even to this day, Marisa Tomei can easily outshine her much younger co-stars. This isn’t surprising, given that she is an Academy Award-winning actress who has quite the industry resume to her name. Aside from being very talented and versatile, she also remains as beautiful as she did during her youth. No wonder she’s captivated even today’s audiences. Her turn as Aunt May in Marvel’s Spiderman movies just proves that her looks and acting prowess transcend time. What does she credit for taking care of her skin? Marisa swears by natural products when it comes to making sure her skin is healthy and glowing.
Meryl is one of the most talented women in the acting industry. She is a very versatile actress and can do a variety of roles. Younger actresses should really take notes when it comes to longevity from this iconic actress. She began her career in the ’70s on Broadway but has managed to transition that success into a highly lucrative film legacy. Throughout her career, Meryl has consistently made excellent choices—keeping her relevant and making sure her credit score never dips.
Before landing on several movies, she started her career working on stage plays—no wonder she is so good at acting. Did you know that aside from winning awards left and right, she also holds the distinction of having the highest number of Academy Award nominations? She was highly credited as being the “Best Actress of her Generation”, and was always the director’s first choice when doing a film. A testament to how well-loved each of her performances is.
Some might say that Michelle reached her peak during the ’80s and ’90s, but the actress is still enjoying much success—even at present. As a matter of fact, she has won numerous awards for her work in films, including a Golden Globe Award, and a British Academy Film Award, to name a few. It is also worth mentioning that her outstanding performances in her past projects earned her a nomination slot in three Academy Awards and a Primetime Emmy.
With that kind of feat in her bag, we can’t see why people wouldn’t consider her to be one of the most talented actresses in her generation. Michelle is first to admit that she is a self-taught actress, but this hasn’t stopped her from delivering excellent performances with every project. At 60 years old, her performance in The Wizard of Lies earned her yet another Emmy nomination. Michelle’s most recent film credit is for the Maleficent film, which she starred alongside Angeline Jolie with.
People put a negative notion about Playmates saying that they tend to be stereotyped as only being beautiful, but lacking talent. However, that’s certainly not the case for everyone and Erika proves this otherwise, having successfully transitioned her popularity as a model for the magazine to a lucrative career in television. She even landed roles in various films, which further validates her place as one of the most talented individuals in show business during her heyday.
Her big-screen debut was a minor role in ET: The Extra-Terrestrial – in the scene where Elliott received a kiss – but later got bigger parts for Under Siege, The Blob, and The Beverly Hillbillies. The actress remains active to this day and has maintained the good looks that helped propel her career. With her latest project Marilyn Monroe Back? slated for release this year, Erika need not worry about bankruptcy or any kind of loans that would put her finances in the red zone.
JOAN VAN ARK
She isn’t the most familiar face for today’s younger audience, but this actress has a decades-long career on television on her belt. In fact, many new actresses still cite her as their inspiration—proving just how influential she really is. It was back in the ’60s when she debuted on Broadway productions and followed it up with a couple of notable appearances on films and television series. That has since established herself both on screen, as well as in Broadway.
Her most recognizable work would be for Knots Landing, often given credit for catapulting her into stardom. That role gave her an edge in the industry and cementing her legacy as one of the top personalities of her time. She may have aged a lot since, but she still maintains that spark that many others could only hope to emulate as they age. In fact, you can put her alongside some of her younger peers in the industry and you’ll barely see a difference in their appearances.
Given her continued appearances both on film and TV, Elizabeth Perkins is certainly a familiar face for many. She’s one of the top personalities in Hollywood, and she got all the accolades to prove it. She has played a variety of characters, showing just how versatile she can be when it comes to her acting skills. In 2005, the actress was diagnosed with diabetes—but instead of letting that bring her down, Elizabeth made it her advocacy to spread more awareness about the disease.
Through the help of her family and lifestyle changes, she managed to thrive and pretty much control her overall health condition. No wonder she looks untouched by time! At 60 years old, there’s barely any wrinkles on her face, which all point towards her getting fit and healthy for herself and her family. The best bit? Elizabeth need not use any investment for surgical procedures since she’s au naturel.
A lot of you probably know Samantha Fox as one of the popular British singers, actresses, and models of the time. However, not a lot of folks knew about her humble beginning. She began acting at the early age of 3 in theaters, but it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for Samantha. Controversy found her when at age 16, she appeared topless on a British tabloid. It did boost her career to a certain degree and she was considered one of the most popular pin-up girls at the time. Even gaining credit for being one of the most photographed British women in the ’80s.
However, the cost of fame comes with a price – rumors and controversies. It wasn’t for naught. Luckily, she was able to manage and minimize personal attacks towards her with her personalized home security system. Fast forward a couple of years, she had a couple of chart-topping singles in the years that followed and was given a Brit Award nomination for Best Female Artist. At 53 years old, Samantha remains active in music and charitable work.
The moniker clues you into the kind of femme fatale she was during her time. Born Annie Blanche Banks, this icon is beloved for being one of the best burlesque performers during the ’50s until the ’70s. In fact, a lot of people in her field consider her as the best in the industry. This confident queen reigned for over sixty years and even earned herself a spot in the Burlesque Hall of Fame—considered to be the highest honor in the industry.
She may have retired back in 1995, but she still makes regular and occasional appearances in shows and events. It goes to show just how influential her name is and how people admire her as a living legend. This boosts, not just her relevance with the younger crowd, but her investment money as well! Tireless and ageless, she’s certainly an inspiration. Although she’s currently in her early 90s and pretty much enjoyed the success she achieved during her heyday.
DITA VON TEESE
Tempest Storm may have been an icon during her time, but at present? It is Dita’s reign. Considered by many to be the best burlesque performer for this era, Dita is also given credit for helping the old art form gain a new audience and further mainstream recognition, which is very rare to see, especially in this day and age. A lot of people, especially the younger generation don’t even know burlesque. In fact, for a time, burlesque was slowly losing popularity, but thanks to her modern take on it, more people have become familiar with this performance art.
She isn’t just known for her shows, of course. Dita possesses a beauty that transcends time. In fact, a lot of people may look at her and say that he’s a couple of years (or even decades) younger than what her age appears on paper. Her porcelain skin, raven hair, and blood-red lips are her best known physical signatures.
BARBARA MANDRELL AND THE MANDRELL SISTERS
The ‘70s and the ‘80s were considered as Barbara Mandrell’s heyday in the industry. That’s when she and her siblings sat on the top of the entertainment scene. However, we can all agree that she and her siblings’ peak was in 1978 when Barbara released Sleeping Single in a Double Bed and (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right. Both songs instantly gained popularity, helping the singer achieve public recognition as well. She is also an actress and had her own primetime variety shown on NBC for a while. She hosted this alongside her sisters—lasting two seasons in total.
She may have retired in 1997, but she keeps herself out of bankruptcy through various businesses that she established during her heyday. Her former mansion has since been turned into a tourist attraction, whilst Barbara also runs a company that helps people with addiction issues. Now that’s one way to help out people around her community and get a small amount of cash as a dividend, truly a smart investment on her part.
Younger audiences will recognize her from the reality TV show, Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, and before settling down, Shannon had a successful career of her own. She is considered to be one of the most successful actresses when it comes to mainstream erotica and is best known for her roles in erotic thrillers.
Before finding fame, life was pretty tough for Shannon, which a lot of people would find hard to believe. We can’t actually blame them since she’s known as one of the top stars of her time.
In fact, her family had to survive on welfare for a period of time, and that goes to show how bad their situation was at that time. However, all of those things are just memories of the past. In fact, these days, she is certainly enjoying the good life—thanks to her hard work and some wise money management that helps keep the family living comfortably.
Audiences remember her best for portraying Maggie O’Connell in Northern Exposure, but the actress has had plenty of other noteworthy roles during her career as well. She mainly appeared in the mainstream acting scenes during the ‘80s up until the later part of the 2000s. Aside from acting, Janine is also a top-notch author and public speaker. On top of her busy schedule, Janine managed to squeeze time to pursue her passion for educating people about the United States Constitution, which later led to her founding the Constituting America.
Her books, entitled A Little Bit of Vulnerable and Holding Her Head High, both received general praise and a lukewarm public reception; no different from her performances as an actress. Janine has been nominated for both the Emmys and Golden Globes back when she was actively working. These days, she’s using her hard-earned investment money towards improving the cattle ranch she owns in Dallas.
For someone who is in their 80s, Donna Mills can still hold her candle when we place her alongside women who are decades younger than her. A lot of people would consider her age to be hold, but she certainly still looks as gorgeous as ever—we’re sure plenty are wondering exactly what Donna’s secret is. It could be that she has an excellent makeup team or was simply blessed with great genes. Whatever the case may be, there’s no denying that she still looks quite youthful given her age.
She has been in the industry since the ‘60s, and has appeared in a variety of successful projects during her time. She not only made highlights on-screen, but also exhibited her top-notch acting prowess on-stage. Donna is still working quite actively and had a role in Best Mom, as well as in the Hilton Head Island TV series. Needless to say, she’s not going to need personal loans in this lifetime.
Abby Dalton made her debut in the film Rock All Night and that was her first leading role as well. A lot of people noticed that she had a knack when it comes to acting, and her charisma was through the roof, allowing the actress to gain public recognition which helped catapult her career to great heights. That role later led to her starring in various successful TV shows including The Joey Bishop Show, Hennesey, and Falcon Crest.
Thus, cementing her undeniable mark in the industry and engraving her name as one of the top personalities of her time. The actress did retire from the industry back in 2008, having devoted decades of her life to it. But as the saying goes, you can’t keep a good woman down— and in 2013, she made a cameo as Mrs. Sweeney from Prank for an episode further adding to her TV credit.
Hollywood is notorious for typecasting actors and actresses. In fact, we can cite a couple of names of Hollywood celebrities that got stuck to their character portrayal and pretty much live within the same parameters of roles. In strange situations, it helps them out to get a decent job but most of them often find themselves in a bad spot when it comes to their careers. However, there are cases wherein it works in their favor—such as the case with Kathleen Kinmont.
Did she plan on becoming famous for being a “scream queen?” Perhaps not, but with her memorable appearance in Halloween 4—the path was pretty much paved for her. Presently, there’s no need for her to worry about needing loans as the roles still keep on coming on her way. She was cast in Do Not Be Deceived, another thriller that will benefit from her success streak in the genre.
When it comes to the glam-rock culture, Angie gets plenty of credit as one of its eponymous icons alongside her former husband, David Bowie. After all, they used to be considered as one of the top couples out there in the entertainment scenes during their prime.
She already established herself even before marrying David. During that time, she was known as Mary Angela Barnett and worked as an actress, model, and journalist. The couple had one son together—the BAFTA awarded film director, Duncan Jones.
There’s no denying that artistry runs strong in this family and we can all see how things unfold for these folks. Unfortunately, Angie opted to live a quiet life away from the busy lights of the entertainment scene. She eventually retired, and little is known about her current personal life. Before this, she published a number of autobiographical books. Her last TV appearance was in 2016 for Celebrity Big Brother—which she exited due to health issues.
A well-known actress and model, Kelly’s career found the traction she needed when she appeared in the 1988 film Cocktail. This led to a slew of other successful movies and she has even starred with the late actor Patrick Swayze in the movie Road House. In fact, she got offered the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct—but turned it down. However, before she became a well-known actress, she first strived as a top-notch model for various and top fashion brands.
To many people, that was a prime example of a wasted opportunity flushed down the toilet, but her choice of not pushing through the role didn’t affect her career. Though, she continued to star in other blockbusters. The actress is in her early 60s now and from the looks of things, age has certainly treated her well as she’s become even more beautiful. Perhaps living a quiet, stress-free life with her family is to credit for it?
She started as a child actress, getting her first role at the age of two alongside her twin, Diane. Audiences will remember her as Tabitha on Bewitched. The two were cast together given the strict child labor laws. As time went on, the two looked less alike, and the part was eventually given to Erin alone. After Bewitched, she went on to guest star in others such as Lassie. She has worked a number of jobs since, such as a casting director, a stylist, a motivational speaker, fundraises for charitable organizations. and even as a stunt double for actress Virginia Madsen.
Murphy is also a model, beauty, and luxurious lifestyle writer whose writing has featured in a variety of publications and magazines. Reportedly, Murphy had bought her dream home at Malibu Beach for $2,300,000. With all of her income source, she must have some good investments with her, and no wonder she’s living a bankruptcy-free life nowadays.
She’s famous as the leading vocalist and face of the popular band Blondie. As a group, Blondie found great success during the year 1970s. Of course, Debbie received the most attention, even appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine by her lonesome back in 1979. The band toured to promote their second album, Plastic Letters, which scored a No. 2 spot on the British charts with the single “Denis”.
Through the years, Blondie continued to be a dominant force in the U.K. Debbie has also been cited as a fashion inspiration for many designers, and her influence remains strong even in today’s younger generation. As the epitome of cool, the singer still remains as nonchalant as ever towards her success. We’re sure the investment money she earned along the way will keep her living the good life for years.
Nicolette Sheridan is a British-born American actress, writer, and producer. She started as a fashion model before finding her footing as an actress. After she was offered a role in Paper Dolls, she was able to transition into the world of the film fully. While the show lasted a mere 13 episodes, it helped establish the young actress and show her genuine acting skills. The actress was then able to star in some prominent roles in various films and TV series, some of which include Virus, The People Next Door, and Fortunate Chances, to name a few.
These days, she’s still looking as youthful as ever-something that not many 54-year-olds can confidently claim. Nicolette is still active in the industry and has received several accolades during her career. With some investment planning, we were sure retirement would be just as fruitful for her.
Gina Gershon is a well-known American actress who also happens to be a great interior decorator. She starred in Cocktail alongside Kelly Lynch, and much like Kelly, she found success after that project. Gina has been given credit in various achievements, including House of Versace, Red Heat, Showgirls, and Bound, in which she was regarded as gay for her role as a butch lesbian. The Younger audiences might be more familiar with Ugly Betty and Glee’s parts, two of the most popular shows during their TV run.
Aside from her acting career, she also made the time to have some other personal investments— which include authoring children’s books, alongside her brother. Gershon’s first book written for adults, In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind, is based on a true story of her hunt for her runaway car. With all that she does, how does Gina keep her looking beautiful and young? Simplicity is key, it seems, as she only uses one product for it.
The “Queen of Rock and Roll” Alanis Morissette is a great songwriter, record producer, and actress. She was the quintessential rocker girl of the 90s, with plenty of men falling heads over heels for her grunge style and unique vocals. With her powerful lyricism, she captivated an entire generation of listeners who hung on to every word she sang. Morissette began her career in the early 1990s with two marginally successful dance-pop albums.
In 1995, she released her third studio album Jagged Little Pill, which was more rock-oriented than her previous releases. It sold more than 33 million copies worldwide and remains her most widely praised work to date. However, few know of her battles with her health over the years. She has since made investments towards recovery and is now living a freer and healthier life. Just one look at how glowing she appears is enough proof of her victory!
An American writer, director, producer, and actress, Bateman’s most famous acting role started when she was a teenager, playing the role of shallow Mallory Keaton on the television sitcom Family Ties in 1982. She maintained her role in the film, which ended in 1989. Here is a story many celebs might relate to. Justin was pursuing a college degree, wanting to finish school first, but she was already cast in Family Ties.
Her career was certainly on the rise, but the actress could not do attend school and do acting at the same time. Justin did fulfill her dream of graduating, as well! In 2016, she received her diploma from UCLA—proof that with dedication and discipline, anything can be done. She’s even trying her hand at directing now, releasing the short film Five Minutes, and has won critical acclaim for it. She really is an inspiration!
Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director who has starred in famous movies. Many of us grew up watching Sally on the big screen through cult favorites such as Forrest Gump and Mrs. Doubtfire. She may not look like it, but the actress is already past 70 years old! We’re grateful that she’s generous about her skincare secrets, noting that using natural products is the key to her youthful glow. Coconut oil is what she uses on her face instead of creams since the latter contains one too many chemicals.
Take cues from the actress and don’t go into bankruptcy trying to buy the most expensive products just because they’re popular. Sally is proof that going natural is still the best. She made millions by playing various characters in different sitcoms, movies, and TV shows. To her credit, it may be said that Sally Field is a legendary actress who has maintained her youthful good looks.
Linda Diane Thompson is an American songwriter/lyricist, former actress, and beauty pageant winner. Thompson became a regular on the Hee Haw TV series. Later she had a minor one-episode part in television shows such as Chip’s, Starsky & Hutch, Vegas, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy, and Beverly Hills, 90210. Did she or did she not get plastic surgery? We won’t ever be sure unless Linda confirms it herself, but here’s a fact: her beauty seems to be ageless. This isn’t surprising, given that she was pageant queen during the ’60s before moving on to acting.
Linda was also in a relationship with Elvis Presley once, before her marriage with Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn), and later on with David Foster. While her personal life isn’t exactly perfect, we’re sure she’s proud of all that she has accomplished. Her best investments, of course, are in her children: Brandon and Brody.
LAURA SAN GIACOMO
Laura is an extraordinary actress. Audiences will best remember her as Maya Gallo from Just Shoot Me! or as Kit De Luca from Pretty Woman. She has also played Cynthia in the movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape, for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. For the younger fans, however, they will know her as Dr. Grace Confalone from NCIS. It may have been years since the actress first graced our TV screens, but she has hardly aged!
At 55 years old, Laura is still very active in the industry—not just on television but also in films. Aside from being an actress, she is also a steady supporter of various charitable causes, most prominently those related to disabilities. Laura also has investments in the CHIME Charter Elementary School in Woodland Hills, California. She’s making a significant amount of money out of her career. Besides, she’s enjoying a luxurious lifestyle on her earnings.
Heather Anne Thomas is an American actor, journalist, and political activist. This blonde beauty is familiar to fans of the T.V. show The Fall Guy as Jody Banks. At the age of 14, she first had her start as a host on NBC’s Talking with a Giant. This hosting gig was followed by small T.V. roles, including a spot in Co-Ed Fever.
However, she suffered a rough patch during the ’80s, entering rehabilitation to treat her addiction. Heather retired from acting in 1998, citing stalkers and wanting to focus more on her family. She wrote a screenplay during this time, selling it to Touchstone for a mid-six-figure sum. Thomas and Brittenham were co-hosts of a monthly fund-raising breakfast event at their home in Santa Monica, California, which became known in Washington as the “L.A. Cafe.” With her life experienced, and talent, we’re sure Heather won’t be needing loans anytime soon.
When we think of Hollywood’s Golden Age, we always picture Joan Collins as the glamorous, proper, and modest actress who is always poised. Joan Collins debuted during this era, and it’s undeniable once you take a single glance at her. At 86 years old, she remains the epitome of old-world elegance—paired with no-nonsense humor that endears her to many. Her debut feature was a beauty contestant in Lady Godiva Rides Again film followed by The Woman’s Perspectives in a minor role as a Greek maid.
Next was a more important task as a gangster moll in Judgement Postponed. Retirement certainly isn’t on her mind either. She’s still very active and has even appeared in some of TV’s most popular shows, including a memorable role on American Horror Story: Coven. With such a long and prolific career, this is one woman who won’t ever have to worry about her credit score.
You will surely recognize Susan Sullivan . After all, she is one of the most recognizable faces on television and fresh faces during her time. Thanks to the sheer number of productions she has been part of. This includes fan favorites Falcon Crest, Dharma and Greg, and Castle. Aside from appearing on the small screen, Susan has also had quite a successful run on Broadway. She’s a lady with credits, including a day-time program and a primetime show. She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress in the Drama Series.
The actress earned a degree in Drama degree from Hofstra University back in 1964. Eventually, she landed a role in the play Jimmy Shrine, starring opposite Dustin Hoffman. By 1969, she received a contract with Universal Studios. As they say, the rest is Hollywood history. She earns through her acting career, records, and a salary from through her acceptance of Tylenol product, advertising. It’s safe to say that she’s made a lot of investments on herself to get at where she is in life now.
Meredith Ann Baxter is a well-known American actress and producer. The actress-producer is best known for her performance in ABC’s Family, drama series which was on the air from 1976 to 1980. This was followed by Family Ties on NBC, lasting until 1989. For her work credit, during her run, Meredith was nominated for five Emmys, including one for her title role performance in the TV film A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, as Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Family and other awards for The Young and the Restless, CBS School break Special.
Aside from acting, Meredith is also an author and active guest speaker. She is the spokeswoman for Consumer Cellular, a mobile phone provider marketed as a cheaper option for senior citizens. She was even awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the National University in La Jolla, California. Her memoir, published in 2011, details her personal life, struggles, and her realization about her sexuality.
Marianne Gordon is an American Entertainer’s Award-Winning actress and ex-wife of Kenny Rogers. Most people might only know her for being Kenny Rogers’ wife, but Marianne Gordon was a successful actress in her own right before settling down. She began her career back in the ’60s, starring in noteworthy films such as The Giant of Thunder Mountain, Hee Haw, Rosemary’s baby, and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.
She played the character of Chickie in the musical comedy in 1965. The same year, in the film, The Legend of Blood Mountain, and the series, Laredo, she was featured. She married Rogers in 1977 and got divorced 16 years after. Now 72, Marianne has since retired from the business. Her last movie credit is for 1991’s The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. We’re sure she’s more than content with her Hollywood success and is enjoying a much quieter life.
This Juilliard-educated actress Elizabeth McGovern got her Drama degree back in 1981, but she had already been doing a bit of acting even before this. It was Joan Scott, a Hollywood agent, who saw her impressive performance in The Skin of Our Teeth and pushed for Elizabeth to take further acting lessons. This move proved to be fruitful and is partly to thank for her amazing turn as Evelyn Nesbit in the film Ragtime in 1981. The role even earned her an Academy Award Nomination.
She is also known for Cora Crawley’s roles, Countess of Grantham from the British drama series Downton Abbey in 2019, where she earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. Aside from acting, she is also a great musician and an outstanding singer-songwriter.
At 59 years old, there is no surprise that she’s continuously landing coveted roles in productions such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Ordinary People.
This actress is certainly a triple threat. Not only has she found success in TV and film, but Rachel Ward is also a well-known model for some of the industry’s top publications. This includes her features in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, and Queen.On top of that, she’s also a screenwriter and TV director. Her directorial debut premiered at the Sydney Film Festival back in 2009. Beautiful Kate, a feature-length they adapted from a Newton Thornburg novel, received much acclaim from both critics and audiences.
In 1981 she received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year because of her portrayal in Sharky’s Machine film. Her most significant break was in 1983 where she got the lead role Meggie Cleary from the TV series The Thorn Birds, which earned a nomination from the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
With so many creative jobs to her name, we’re sure Rachel would never need personal loans to fund her future endeavors.
This English model and photographer Pattie Boyd probably did not expect that she’d end up as one of the faces most associated with the ’60s. Together with Jean Shrimpton, they epitomized what was the most fashionable British female look for the era. Of course, some people will remember her best for marrying George Harrison—during the height of the musician’s popularity.
However, before she earned her stardom and popularity, she was once passed three GCE O levels in 1981 from St. Martha’s Convent in Hadley Wood. Later that year, she also applied for a job at Elizabeth Arden’s Salon as a shampoo girl.
Luckily one client from Honey magazine came and inspired her to pursue her career in modeling. She was also his muse, inspiring songs such as “Something”, “If I Needed Someone”, and “For You Blue”. They sought a divorce lawyer in 1977, however, and Pattie would later marry Eric Clapton before finally settling down with Rod Weston back in 2015.
Elisabeth Shue is best known for her outstanding portrayals from her various films. Remember The Karate Kid? The movie has spawned an entire franchise, but the original remains the most iconic. That’s thanks to the strong performance of its cast, including the lovely Elisabeth Shue as Ali Mills. She was everyone’s dream girl during the film’s release. This role was followed by others in similarly strong blockbusters like Back to the Future Part 2 and 3, Soapdish, Cocktail, Adventures in Babysitting, Piranha 3d, Death Wish, Battle of the Sexes, The Hollow Man, and The Saint.
After her multiple blockbuster movies, there are still many TV appearances, and the actress remains active until today. She may be 56 this year, but time has hardly touched her good looks. No wonder work has been continuous for her as well, starring in top shows such as CSI and The Boys. Her more recent film credit is for 2018’s Death Wish.
Her name alone will bring to mind some of the biggest films during the ’90sHer film credit includes Free Willy in 1993 as Rae Lindley, A League of their Own in 1992 as Kit Keller, Point Break which she played the role of Tyler Endicott in 1991, as well as the iconic title role in Tank Girl.
For younger audiences, they might know her best for portraying Lolly Whitehill in the Netflix Original, Orange is the New Black. She appeared in the second season and portrayed a recurring character in the third, fourth, and seventh seasons. Lori also appeared in the TV series Prison Break in the last episode of season four.
At 56, not only does she look much younger, but she is also as active as ever. In fact, she made her directorial debut with The Poker House, which dramatizes her hardships and struggles during her childhood years. The film won critical acclaim and plenty of awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Eileen followed the path that many actresses took before finding success. She is a former model who later transitioned into acting. Her debut role was in Days of Our Lives, before getting cast in The Young and the Restless. These were two of the biggest soap operas during their run and for her role, and Eileen received two Daytime Emmys for Lead Actress. This is proof that she wasn’t just a pretty face!
However, before her success and fame, she started as a model in Mexico City and California, where she got small modeling projects, small-time commercials, and some print work in Europe. She took acting classes and was trained in the Staircase Theater.
More recently, she gets TV credit for being a reality star. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, helped her earn $750,000 per season! Needless to say, there will be no money problems in her future.
Fans of Survivor will remember Colleen as one of the reality show’s most memorable contestants. She gained much recognition during her season of the competition and was even asked to return in 2004, but turned down the offer to do so. Instead, she set her eyes on acting. The bit of fame she received through Survivor led to appearances in shows such as Maybe It’s Me and TV sitcom That 70s Show. In 2003, she worked as a production assistant on The Michael Essany Show before leaving the acting industry.
Though she doesn’t have any movies or TV appearances, she still put a spot on the public as one of the most memorable actresses during her Survivor days. Now with a family of her own, she’s enjoying life away from the limelight. Given her estimated net worth of $500,000, we’re sure she doesn’t worry too much about needing money loans to live comfortably.
There are many good actresses in Hollywood, but there will always be the rare few with a presence that is truly unrivaled. Such is the case with Holland Virginia Taylor. Despite not being as active these days, her performances in shows such as The Practice and Two and a Half Men remain memorable for fans and audiences alike. She even won a Primetime Emmy back in 1999! Some of Taylors’ prominent roles include The Legally Blonde, George of the Jungle, The Powers That Be (1992-1993), Bosom Buddies (1980-1982). One Fine Day and the Truman Show.
A total of eight nominations under her name and her most recent is from Hollywood, where she earned a Primetime Emmy Awards Best Outstanding Supporting Actress. More recently, she was part of Gloria alongside Julianne Moore. Like many actresses her age, retirement isn’t in the cards for her just yet. Holland certainly wouldn’t have to worry about bankruptcy in the future!
Most people often romanticize the idea of being part of the royalty—believing it to be an easy and happy life that’s filled with both privilege and luxury. This isn’t always the case, however. Princess Caroline was born to the famous and iconic Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, but her royal status didn’t exactly save her from personal troubles. She took over as president for both AMADE Mondiale and the Princess Grace Foundation USA after her mom passed away.
It was too hard for her to manage these foundations yet, she wanted to be a responsible president, just like her mother. It may not seem like it when you look at how beautiful she remains, but her previous marriages have been marked with much difficulty. She has been wed a total of 3 times, each one ending in talks with a divorce lawyer. This princess eventually found the right prince, fortunately!
Much like Pamela Anderson, Donna D’Errico was part of the Baywatch cast and found fame through the show. She was a personal choice for Donna Marco’s role because she has an Italian descent and has the perfect face for the character. She’s been on the show for two seasons in three years. After the show’s success, she landed in different independent movies like Elizabeth McGovern, Intervention, The Making of Plus One, Jeniffer Tilly, and Colm Feore.
Before landing the role in Baywatch, however, she used to be a model—even appearing on Playboy Magazine as their Playmate of the Month in 1995. A spot that many models and celebrities coveted during the height of the magazine’s popularity.
She isn’t just your average blonde bombshell, however. Even before becoming a model and an actress, she’s been keeping bankruptcy at bay through her limousine car company business in Las Vegas. Donna is certainly the perfect mix of beauty and smarts! Retirement isn’t even an option for her at present.
If Hollywood is known to be fickle, then the modeling industry is often seen as cutthroat. Once you’re past a certain age or if you’re unable to maintain your looks, you will likely lose a lot of jobs. Unless you happen to be a supermodel, of course. Niki Taylor was one of the most bankable models in her generation and has remained so even up to present. Every celebrity came through hardships and struggles before they rose to fame. There is no difference with Niki.
She was pressured because she thinks it was too early to be in the business, yet she just embraced the popularity and gave herself a tap on the back for doing a good job. At 40 years old, her appearance has barely changed. She’s still gracing covers for international publications, including American and British Vogue. The degree of her influence is palpable, too, with many younger models citing her as their inspiration.
She got her start back in the ’70s after taking on the role of Maggi Philbin from the TV show Switch, which aired from 1975-1978. This was followed by another successful turn as Sgt. Christine Cagney on Cagney and Lacey. Both shows received much love during their run, cementing Sharon as a genuine TV icon. This is further proven by the fact that the actress has her own Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 1995. She also earned numerous awards from the Golden Globe and Emmy.
From 1972 up to the present, she is still proving her name in the industry. There are many movies in her pipeline, and she wanted to act as long as she could. Sharon is presently in semi-retirement and is taking on fewer jobs. In fact, her last movie credit is from The Gifted and Casualty. We’re sure she won’t worry about paying off her insurance even after she leaves the industry.
Who can forget her turn as a Bond Girl for The Man with the Golden Gun? Her doe-eyes and gorgeous blonde locks certainly left quite the impression on audiences the world over. The film is considered to be the best one out of the franchise and we like to think this is partly due to her outstanding performance in it. The British crime movie Get Carter in 1971 established her as a movie sex symbol.
She is also known for the British cult horror movie The Wicker Man in 1973, Machine Gun McCain in 1969, and Friedkin’s’ The Night They Raided Minsky in 1968. She may be revered for her beauty and great figure, but did you know that she suffered from insecurities as well? Britt has also admitted to getting procedures done to help maintain her youthfulness, but regrets having done so. To her credit, we still find her beautiful regardless.
The Bond movies have certainly been graced by some of the most beautiful actresses in the world and Tanya Roberts is no exception Her performance as Stacey Sutton in A View to Kill is just as memorable as her unique beauty .For her part, Tanya does say that being a Bond girl ruined her career more than actually improving it. She was typecast as only being shallow and pretty—not the kind of persona any serious actress wants to be associated with.
Luckily, she went on to receive further film credit and was able to show her acting chops in That 70s Show which aired for 7 years and The Beastmaster. She wanted to prove herself to the audience that she is not just a pretty face, she can act too! She showed everyone what she got through these movies- Charlie’s Angels’ final Season, where she portrayed the role of Julie Rogers.
Most people know her for the swan dress she wore on that one red carpet appearance, but this artist is so much more than that one incident. She’s a real treasure in the industry and her unique style is unparalleled—even today. Bjork has inspired countless musicians, all wanting to emulate her experimental genre but was unable to come remotely close to it. Some of her top tracks that are still on the airwaves are Army of Love, So Broken, and Close to me.
Aside from music, Bjork has also been given credit as an actress, a record producer, and a DJ. At 50 years old, she’s still tirelessly working on her craft—her energy no different from when she was young: intense and wholely her own. There are no signs of her slowing down, as she, of course, is well and active when it comes to her passion for music and art.
The only male celebrity on our list so far, Fabio Lanzoni certainly deserves a spot here as well. He is one of the most recognizable faces during the 1980s and 1990s, thanks to his many amazing roles in telenovelas. He gained further fame after landing the role of Claudio in Acapulco Heat. In the early 2000s, he also worked on TV shows like Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and The Bold and the Beautiful. Aside from his work on television, he also landed film projects including Dude, Where’s My Car?, Bubble Boy, and American Fusion.
During the peak of his career, Fabio was literally everywhere. To his credit, the actor had numerous endorsements and went on to release a workout video, as well as a fitness book. He even has a clothing line! These days, he pushes for healthier lifestyles through his company Healthy Planet Vitamins.
Here we have another iconic Bond girl who managed to transition her fame from the film to further commercial success. Denise actually started as a model—establishing herself in the industry successfully, before finally pursuing a career in acting. She gained public recognition through The World Is Not Enough and was later cast in a number of other blockbusters. She did get typecast in steamy roles, but Denise has the acting chops to back it all up.
Today, she remains as beautiful as she was in her youth and she gives credit to regular exercise, as well as a healthy diet for it. It’s been years since she took a break, but fans were surprised when it was announced that she’s making a comeback. In the 2nd quarter of 2020, it’s already been announced that she’ll return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for it’s 10th season.
Didi Conn made her acting debut back in the ’60s and gained prominence during the ’70s. She has played a number of memorable characters, making her a fan favorite for many. Some of her most noteworthy performances include Frenchie for Grease and Grease 2, Denise Stevens Downey on Benson, Helen on The Practice, and Stacy Jones on Shining Time Station. Aside from acting, she has also received credit for voice-over work in the animated film Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, which was released in 1977.
Her most recent appearance was for Dancing on Ice where she competed as one of the oldest contestants. In her 2020 The Morning Show guesting, Didi’s fans can’t help but notice how vibrant and glowing she is despite the years. In the interview she talked about her friendship with Olivia Newton-John. They both met on the set while filming, and have been close since.
JILL ST. JOHN
Jill St. John, an American actress who is best remembered for her role as Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever. The actress began her career at the young age of six in various radio shows, before getting her film credit at age 9 for A Christmas Carol. She has also received plenty of accolades, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
Jill often refers to herself as a comedienne instead of a serious actress and her humor is likely what led to many of Hollywood’s finest men falling for her. Her love life is just as colorful as her character! Of all the men swoon by her, it was Robert Wagner whom she fell for. The duo is still together to date and would make appearances every now and then. Years may have passed, but they continually proved that age is just a number as she aged really fine.
When it comes to strong women, Beverly is one that we cannot leave out. After all, the actress has struggled and overcome quite a lot in her life. For a while, the actress was married to actor Al Pacino—their relationship didn’t last and the couple sought a divorce lawyer soon after. It isn’t all sad news for her because at 49 years old, she was blessed with twins—Anton and Olivia Rose.
As of recent, there are no updates of her slowing down as she still accepts projects every now and then. There are, however, no updates on what her recent works would be of where she’s heading anytime soon. Now 67 years old, she remains as beautiful as ever. We can’t completely dismiss the possibility of plastic surgery, but one thing is for sure: Beverly looks happy and content, which is a kind of beauty on its own.
Maud Adams is one of the icons during her time in the limelight. She holds the distinction of being the only Bond girl to appear in two separate movies from the franchise. The Swedish actress made her debut as Octopussy in The Man with the Golden Gun, before making a brief cameo in A View to Kill some years after. Before becoming an actress, she planned on becoming an interpreter given that she is fluent in 5 languages.
Fate had other plans, however, and she was scouted by a photographer which led to a successful modeling career. She seems to have done investment planning as well. For a time, she was the president of Scandinavian Biocosmetics. To date, her recent photos gave fans a glimpse of how she’s doing, where she’s been, and of course, how she aged pretty well. She’s always spotted walking her dog, where she, of course, seems younger than her age.
Dawn made her television debut back in the ’80s and even then showed just how multi-talented she is. The actress was also able to work as a writer and comedian, on top of her other acting jobs. It is this work ethic that has kept her in the industry for so long—ensuring her relevancy and a steady stream of investment money. As for her beauty secret? Well, she stays youthful by using a product that many of us are familiar with: Nivea moisturizer. Of course, she couples this with a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain her overall health.
In terms of her personal life, Dawn recently went through a rough patch as she sought out help from an attorney to get a divorce from her husband, Lenny Henry. They first met in 1980, where they tied the knot 4 years after. The duo has been together for 25 years, sadly they’ve reached the end.
Many will remember Helen Hunt for her outstanding roles in the diverse number of productions she was in. She may not be as active as she used to be, but her performance as Jamie Buchman in Mad About You remains one of her most memorable performances. Unlike other actresses her age who have retired, Helen has merely made the switch to directing films and episodes for TV shows. Just take her work for This Is Us and Revenge, for example. To her credit, she has received 4 Primetime Emmys, on top of other equally prestigious honors during the peak of her career.
She stepped away from the public for quite some time which made her fans wonder where she’s at, or how she’s been. It was eventually revealed that she was involved in a car accident. It must have been a tough recovery, but she has since gotten back on her feet and returned to work.
Not many know this, but Playboy Magazine has been around since the ’50s. They helped boost the career of some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Neva Gilbert. She first appeared as Playmate of the Month back in July 1954. Aside from being a model, Neva also made her investment money through acting.
She appeared in minor roles in various movies including The Country Girl and Combat Squad. Of course, there is no such thing as a small role—only small actors. At 90 years old, Neva is the oldest living model to ever become a Playboy Playmate, which is a title that a bit hard to beat. She’s been invited on multiple interviews as the press could not help but notice her glow. She openly talks about her experience and what life was and how it’s like inside the mansion.
Many are probably familiar with this former singer, dancer, and actress. After all, she has been part of some of the biggest musical productions on film—including cult favorites such as Flashdance and Staying Alive. She is, perhaps, best remembered for her role in Dirty Dancing, where she played a dance instructor. By the 1990s and after taking on a few more roles, the actress decided to go into retirement in order to care for her baby.
She has since been living a more private life with her family, without worrying about taking any money loans anytime soon. She has a $9-million net worth, after all! As for her life outside Hollywood, it seems like pure talent runs in the blood. Aside from her sons following her dancing footsteps, there are no recent updates as to whether she’d go back into the limelight, or if she’ll have projects soon. Nonetheless, she’s doing well living her personal life.
Did you know that before becoming an established actress, Teri Hatcher was working as a national football cheerleader? Her break in the industry came when she got offered the role of Lois Lane in the series Lois and Clark. Of course, who can forget her turn as a Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies? Her Hollywood career is certainly a success story, but she has encountered plenty of bumps when it comes to her health.
Broken ribs, a frozen shoulder, and ovarian cysts are just some of the issues she has faced. We hope she has good health insurance to help her with the medical bills.
She may have gone through difficult health issues way back, but in her recent appearances, she mentioned that she focused on her overall health, and she looks stunning! She’s been raising awareness on body positivity and the importance of self-love and its impact on overall wellness.
Fans of Dawson’s Creek will remember Meredith Monroe for portraying Andie McPhee on the popular ’90s show. For younger TV audiences, however, they’ll be more familiar with her character on Criminal Minds as Haley Hotchner. The actress got her start back in 1996, scoring small roles on various shows before getting her big break on Dawson’s. Her role on Sunset Beach and Dangerous Mind also added to her acting credit.
Her more recent TV credit is from 13 Reasons why where she portrayed Carolyn, Alex Standall’s mother. For her recent projects, she also starred in NCIS. She might be playing more mature roles, but Meredith’s youthful looks certainly belie her age. As she slows down when it comes to living life in the fast lane, she’s quite happy settling in with her husband and children. At 50 years old, she has retained that glow that made her a favorite among audiences from the ’90s.
At 41 years old, you can still easily mistake Marguerite Moreau for someone in her late twenties or early thirties. No wonder everyone wants to know what her secret is when it comes to delaying the usual signs of aging. It’s been decades since her appearance in the Mighty Ducks movies, but she remains just as vibrant and youthful. We’re not too surprised that she even got cast for Queen of the Damned. Her seemingly immortal good looks make her a perfect fit for the role. Fans can also enjoy her most recent movie credit on Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
While some thought she might have taken a step back into the limelight, well it seems that there’s no truth to that statement. She surprised her fans when news broke out that she’ll be back with 2020’s Mighty Ducks alongside Emilio Estevez, who’s also one of the original cast.
AMY JO JOHNSON
For TV audiences who grew up in the ’90s and were fans of the Power Rangers, the actress’s name will certainly be familiar. Who does not know Amy Jo Johnson by now? She is loved by many ’90s kids for her role as Kimberly Hart, the iconic pink ranger. Her career doesn’t begin or end with this action-packed series, however. Amy also had roles in other productions, including Jules Callaghan on Flashpoint and Julie Emrick on Felicity.
The Canadian actress was married to Olivier Giner, though they ended up seeking the help of a divorce lawyer in 2017. These days, Amy is more active as a film director instead of acting. Her Power Ranger role played on, even years after the movie premiered and struck the 90’s Kids era. A decade after, during her YouTube video interview, she still looks stunning and holds the same energy that she had a little more than a decade ago.
The actress is iconic for playing femme fatale on film and TV. Her characters are often sharp-tongued empowered women, making her an instant favorite. Throughout her career, she has appeared in a number of blockbusters including Goodfellas, Singles, and Little Man Tate. On TV, she was part of L.A. Law and Civil Wars.
Debi did show off her gentler side on the cooking show Extra Virgin, which she starred in alongside her husband. To pair with this, she’s even released a cookbook called Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen. Her most recent TV credit is for Power, where she guested for 1 episode. As of recently, Mizar was not spared from Coronavirus as she too managed to catch it. Though she was ill, she’s continually giving her fans and followers updates when it comes to her progress, health improvements, up until her recovery. She still possesses high energy and was positive until her full recovery.
Whenever we think of female action heroines, Carrie-Anne Moss is among the first ones that come to mind. This is thanks to her strong performance in The Matrix series, where her role as Trinity helped catapult her to public recognition. Despite her fame, however, the actress’s focus isn’t solely on furthering her success. Instead, she prioritizes taking care of her 3 children and making sure that she stays healthy in order to see them grow up. Surely, plenty of mothers will relate.
Since she takes her family’s health seriously, Carrie-Anne has probably given insurance plenty of thought as well! She may have taken a break from Hollywood, but it is quite evident that she’s been taking excellent care of herself. In some of her appearances, she still looks stunning and she seems to be aging like fine wine. With flawless, glowing skin, her followers can’t help but wonder what her skincare routine is.
With the actress’s lengthy resume, you’re sure to recognize her from a movie or two. The years she’s spent in the industry wasn’t for naught, either. Allison has received plenty of praise and has won numerous awards during her career. Aside from being an excellent actress, Allison is also a well-known advocate against opioid use. She may have shown down on teaching, but her light continually shines through when it comes but she continually shines through when it comes to her altruism.
Whilst she doesn’t have to worry about money loans given her stellar career, Allison isn’t quite as lucky when it comes to her personal life. She has gone through different relationships but hasn’t really settled down. At 60 years old, she’s got plenty of time to find love! After all, she’s doing an excellent job when it comes to self-care as she does not seem to age one bit.
This award-winning actress, Annette Bening, has had plenty of memorable roles in various films, which makes it difficult to narrow down her best. In the world of theatre, however, she is best remembered for her award-winning portrayal of Lady Macbeth at the American Conservatory Theatre back in 1984.
At 61 years old, her looks haven’t faded and some might argue that she looks even better now that she’s gotten older. She remains active in both film and theatre, even receiving a nomination for Best Actress in a play titled All My Sons during the 2019 Tony’s. To her credit, Annette’s beauty is just as timeless as her talent. A year after her last film, she worked on yet another project. Alongside Josh O’Connor, their film Hope Gap managed to move their audience. The British Drama was directed by William Nicholson and was filmed in Seaford, Sussex.
Bonnie Bedelia began her career on stage, before debuting on the CBS soap opera Love of Life, which aired from 1961 to 1967. Later, she made her way onto the big screen through The Gypsy Moths. The actress even received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the film Heart like A Wheel. To audiences, however, they might remember her best in Die Hard 1 and 2.
A proof that working hard in Hollywood reaps good rewards, she does have a good amount of investments. At 71 years old, the actress has no plans of going into retirement. She’s still actively appearing in various productions. Her most recent film credit is from Violet, which is slated to be released this year! Though there are no additional details about Bedelia a year after her last film aired it won’t be long until we’d get to see her on-screen again.
She may be in retirement now, but once upon a time, Linda Maria Ronstadt was one of the biggest names in music. She has received a total of 10 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, an Emmy, and 3 American Music Awards during her career. She may be on top of her career and was doing very well, but things eventually took a wrong turn.
It was in 2011 when news broke that Linda could no longer sing due to progressive supranuclear palsy. Being diagnosed with the condition is one thing, but letting something you’re highly passionate about is another hurdle to surpass. Despite the odds, the singer still continues to make appearances and public speaking tours. However, being out of the limelight may be a difficult adjustment, but she will probably be able to continue living in comfort thanks to all the investment money she has made.
We remember Pam Grier particularly her brave performances in Blaxploitation movies during the 1970s. The actress had her debut back in 1973, in Jack Hill’s Coffy. Pam would see her career in movies flourish further, eventually getting cast in The Man with the Iron Fists and Jackie Brown. She’s not new to working on the small screen either, with her most recent TV credit coming from The L Word.
Pam remains active to this day and we’re certainly glad for it. She’s still choosing diverse characters, with her most recent project said to revolve around 4 grandmothers who end up accidentally killing a con artist! Though she may be living her life in the fast lane, she is not spared from rumors and pressing issues as well. Just this year, she was swamped with Stage 4 Cancer rumors where she eventually broke her silence and debunked the issues thrown her way.
There’s no doubting the fact that Goldie Hawn has become a household name. Before this level of fame, however, Goldie started with small roles—like every new actress. She had a minor part in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Lucky for her, this followed by offers to do other similar comedies including A Girl in My Soup and Butterflies are Free.
She may no longer be the doll-eyed youth she once was, but one cannot deny that the actress has remained beautiful despite age. Goldie remains active in the industry at present, even receiving a voice-over credit for the 2017 film Phineas and Ferb. There are no signs of Hawn slowing down as she managed to land different roles to date. She’s also quite active when it comes to interviews and appearances every now and then. Like most actors, Hawn has had ger fair share of hard work to get to where she is now.
She may have only been a body double for Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, but Linda Gray has certainly made a name for herself since then. Her career got a much-needed push after she was cast in the series Dallas, surprising everyone with her excellent performance as Sue Ellen. This led to more projects including Expecting Mary, Hidden Moon, and The Entertainer.
Linda went back to the small screen and reprised her iconic role in Dallas from 2012 until 2014. Her most recent project was Hollyoaks back in 2016, but we’re sure Linda wouldn’t be needing personal loans anytime soon! As of 2020, Linda shared a YouTube where fans were quite happy with how she is, and where she’s at in terms of how she’s coping with the pandemic. She even shared that she’s busy journaling as it helped her cope with difficult times. Fans can’t also help but notice how healthy she looks as she managed to age beautifully.
Kim is another model turned actress and found much success in the movie industry. She did start on the small screen, however. Her debut was in the show Gemini Man, where she captivated audiences with her undeniable presence. This led to more roles and an opportunity to appear on the big screen. Who can forget her turn as Lynn Bracken in L.A. Confidential? The role even won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Aside from this, her role in 8 Mile also managed to steer fans as she portrayed the role of Stephanie Smith.
With retirement not in the cards for her yet, Kim is busy taking on new projects and building her personal investments at the same time. Aside from her life in Hollywood, Kim is also active when it comes to promoting her personal advocacies; she is quite active when it comes to animal welfare.
We can credit Catherine for bringing super short denim shorts into fashion. Daisy Dukes, as we’ve come to call them, are called as such because of the actress’s iconic role in Dukes of Hazzard. It’s a look that was both sexy and powerful—which says a lot about Catherine herself. After the show’s run, using the success she gained from it, Catherine went on to star in a number of movies. She managed to star in Monk, You Again, Chapman, Hawaii Five-O, The Breakup Girl, The Book of Fire, and My Best Friend.
Her roles were relatively minor until she landed a spot in The Young and The Restless. As Anita Lawson, she really shone and has been in a number of other popular shows since. There are no updates regarding new projects for her yet, but given a chance, she will surely take on another role as there are no signs of her slowing down just yet.
Jane is another iconic Bond girl who found much success after starring in Live and Let Die. Instead of becoming stereotyped because of the role, she ended up getting a diverse set of projects. Includes appearances in Battlestar Galactica and The Four Feathers. Did you know that the actress is also a published author?
During the 1980s, Jane released a number of inspirational and self-help books. At present, she continues to write and take on movie projects at the same time. She’s even expanded her investments by dabbling in jewelry design. Needless to say, Jane’s making sure she puts her talents to good use! On Jane’s recent appearances and videos, fans can’t help but notice her looks. She may have aged, but she did age gracefully. Though she didn’t disclose what her beauty regimen was, it seems like she’s doing a great job in keeping up with her looks.
Like many on this list, Nancy started as a child actress and appeared in a number of commercials alongside her brother, Philp who passed away in 2019. It was in 1980 when she got a real break, starring in The Facts of Life as Jo Polniaczek. Having appeared in the show for a total of 8 seasons, this is the role Nancy is most associated with.
During the ’90s, she also got opportunities to appear in films including Teresa’s Tattoo, Where the Day Takes you, and Just Write. Nancy currently lives in Texas with her family and given her career track, mortgages or bankruptcy may not be part of her vocabulary. In terms of her, making a way back into the spotlight, well there seems to be no update regarding those. She does, however, show off her dancing skills. In 2018, she joined Dancing with the Stars.
The actress is loved by many for her role as Laurie Partridge on the sitcom The Partridge Family, but her career is certainly more than her time on the show. There was a brief hiatus for Nancy after the series ended, but she came back to network TV on Loves Me, Loves Me Not.
She has spent decades doing TV work and to Nancy’s credit, she won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress back in 1998. Nancy has since retired but remains active in other fields. She is currently a board member at the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA and advocates for related causes.
Liv Ullman is one of the most prominent actresses during her time as she managed to shine her way through the limelight. She is best known for being one of Ingmar Bergman’s muses, starring in 10 of his films and even marrying him later on. The duo share one child, Linn Ullmann. Whilst her career peaked during the ’70s, the actress still continues to appear in various productions and has garnered over 40 awards for her work.
Aside from acting, she has also broadened her resume and forayed into directing films. In 2015, she released a film adaption of Miss Julie and received much praise for her style. The actress is also an author and has received an honorary degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Being versatile when it comes to her talents, it seems that Ullman will be making rounds, even if she’d eventually retire from the limelight.
BILLIE JEAN KING
This former world tennis champion certainly had quite the streak during her long career in the sport. Overall, she has won 39 Grand Slam titles—11 from mixed doubles and 16 in women’s doubles. She has represented the country in various tournaments, including the prestigious Wightman Cup and the Federation Cup. Billie has also served as captain for the United States for over 3 years. King was awarded The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year lifetime achievement award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 1990 and in 2006, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2018, she received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also once married to host, Larry King, and the two remained good friends even after seeking a divorce lawyer. These days, the former athlete lives a content life in NYC, with her life partner Ilana Kloss.
She might be known by a singular name, but her career is far from being one-syllable. Ann-Margret first found fame after starring in Bye Bye Birdie’s movie adaptation. The musical allowed her natural talent for singing and dancing to shine. Later, she also starred in a number of other films, even earning nominations for her performances in Carnal Knowledge and Tommy. Ann-Margret was able to win five Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, six Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
The actress remains active to this day and has recently guest-starred in Ray Donovan. In 2010, Ann-Margret took home an Emmy Award for her appearance as a guest in the hit series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. As for film projects? She has two movies slated for release soon—ensuring that Ann-Margret will probably never have to worry about money loans or bankruptcy in this lifetime.
Maureen McCormick is one of the pretty faces in Hollywood. She was the quintessential dream girl of the ’70s, becoming a household name through her role as Marcia in The Brady Brunch. When the show ended in 1974, Maureen went on to star in other popular sitcoms such as Happy Days and Love Boat. Success didn’t guarantee a happy personal life, however. She had struggles over the years.
To her credit, Maureen was able to put her life back on track and chronicled the process in her autobiography Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice. The book debuted at number 4 on the NY Times Bestseller list. In 2008, she became the spokesperson for Children International. In the following year, Maureen appeared on the Comedy Central’s roast of Larry the Cable Guy. In 2019, she appeared in the TV series A Very Brady Renovation.
Modeling may have given her start but switching to modeling was the best career move for Cicely. For her performance in Sounder as Rebecca Morgan, she received her first Academy Award nomination. This was later followed by a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and two Emmy award wins, for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman. In addition, Tyson is also a recipient for one Screen Actors Guild Award, an honorary Academy Award, a Peabody Award, and four Black Reel Awards.
Known for her portrayal of strong African-American women, she participated in the critically-acclaimed film The Help back in 2011. Despite Tyson’s age, retirement from the industry does not seem to come anytime soon as she is quite active in the recent years. Her most notable TV credit in recent years is from How to Get Away With Murder, which she’s been part of since its inception. In 2016, Cicely was honored with The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Before getting her big break, Charlene had a number of roles in different sitcoms, including Eight Is Enough and Happy Days. Her debut film appearance was through Freaky Friday, where she portrayed Jodie Foster and garnered much praise from audiences. The year after, she landed the role of Lucy Ewing and became part of Dallas. This will prove to be the big break the actress needed, turning her into a household name due to her memorable performances. After which, Tilton’s fame became unstoppable.
She appeared on over 500 magazine covers and her TV wedding in1981 drew 65 million viewers and fans to witness her big day. At the peak of her fame, the actress was receiving $500,000 for every episode—no wonder she’s able to retire in comfort and free of bankruptcy worries! Today, if she is not busy with her career, Tilton pushes her advocacy for autism awareness. She is also an ambassador of Actors for Autism.
Paula Prentiss will always be remembered for her fierce looks. She might appear intimidating at first glance, but Paula is one of the top comediennes in the industry during her time. The actress received numerous accolades for her comedic performances in Bachelor in Paradise, The Honeymoon Machine, and Where the Boys Are. Prentiss co-starred with her husband Richard Benjamin in the years 1067-1968.
The couple appeared in the CBS sitcom He & She, which earned her a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She isn’t a one-note performer, however, and showed off her versatility in the Stepford Wives.
Her career has spanned for three decades, and despite being cast in minor roles for films, Paula has made plenty of investment money to keep pursuing what she loves. Still actively acting, she even joined the cast of 2016’s I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in This House.
The actress is best remembered for her role in M*A*S*H and is credited for being one of the four actors who were part of the cast from its inception to its very last season. That’s a total of 11 successful seasons, which helped her gain fame and ample personal investments. Her performance on the show didn’t go unnoticed—aside from being recognized as a capable actress, she has also won two Emmy Awards thanks to her role.
Aside from acting, Loretta has also published a crafting related book called A Needlepoint Scrapbook, which shows off her passion for the art. In her earlier life, Swit studied drama in Manhattan, New York. She was taught by Gene Frankel who she considered being her acting coach. Throughout her career, Swit frequently returns to the studio to give a talk with the aspiring actors. She also trained under the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
It’s safe to say that Diane Keaton has cemented herself as one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses. Aside from acting, Keaton is also a filmmaker and a voice actress. She is praised for her peculiar personality and her style. Aside from making excellent movie choices, she has also delivered some of the most memorable performances on film. Just take her appearances in The Godfather and Annie Hall as examples. Both are largely successful productions that certainly benefited from Diane’s participation.
Her undeniable talent blossomed into awards. She received two Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award a BAFTA Award, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. The actress remains active to this day, further adding projects to her film resume, as well as her net worth. Even if she chooses to completely quit acting tomorrow, Diane probably won’t have to worry about things like mortgages and going into debt, and her retirement would of ease.
She is recognized as one of the most beautiful faces to ever grace the big screen and despite her age, Faye remains one of the most actresses in the industry. Faye began her career in Broadway back in the ’60s, later landing the role of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde. Faye’s career not only shot up after— but she also received an Academy Award for her performance. In addition, she has three Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a BAFTA Award.
She was also inaugurated as an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the government of France in 2011. Dunaway received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996. The actress remains active in the industry but is very protective of her private life. Only rarely does she make public appearances and we’re sure her residence has a top-notch home security system to keep nosy people away.
This American actress and singer is best remembered by audiences for her frighteningly good performance as Carrie in the 1976 horror flick. Despite being largely associated with the role, she has quite a diverse acting resume—receiving accolades from the SAG Awards, the Golden Globes, The Academy, and BAFTA for her work. Some of her recent work was in 2012 when she appeared in the crime drama film Deadfall. She also co-starred alongside Robert Redford in 2018, in the biographical crime film The Old Man & the Gun, in which Spacek received critical acclaim.
As a singer, she’s just as decorated. Did you know that Sissy has also received a Grammy? Yes! She was able to bag a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. With all that to her name, the actress lives without worrying about personal loans in order to live comfortably. These days, she lives a quiet life at her family farm located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Beverly Johnson is not only a prominent model but also a singer, actress, and businesswoman. She holds the credit for being the first African-American model to land a Vogue America cover. In 1975, the year following her achievement on Vogue, Beverly also landed the cover of Elle France—making her the first black model to do so! No wonder she was honored as one of the 20th century’s most influential people in fashion by NY Times back in 2018. In addition to her long list of talents, Johnson is also a writer.
She wrote books such as and True Beauty: Secrets of Radiant Beauty for Women of Every Age and Color, and Beverly Johnson’s Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty. It isn’t only about beauty when it comes to her, however. She’s also one brave woman, speaking of the time Bill Cosby drugged her during a meeting, and advocates for victims of sexual assault to raise their voices.
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As an actress, Karen Lynn is best known for the different roles she has portrayed in television shows—including All My Children. The series is credited for helping catapult her into stardom, opening the door for more opportunities, including appearances in big movie productions such as Saturday Night Fever. Her history with All My Children is an interesting one.
She gets credit for being the first actress to play Tara Martin, but when she left the show, Karen was replaced with a different actress. She does return later when her replacement decided to leave.
Despite this inconsistency, Karen’s success remains undeniable. As a long-time resident of New York City, in 2010 Gorney took on the role of Baleria in Cymbeline that is produced by Frog and Peach Theater Company at the West End Theatre, in Manhattan. She also appeared in the stage production of Monsterface in 2018 at the Irish Rep Theatre.
She might be retired today, but Lorraine’s legacy as an actress will not be easily forgotten. Her appearances on 3 Jaws films helps ensure this fact. Fans will remember her best for playing Ellen Brody, but outside of the shark-flick, she has also appeared in both Car Wash and 1941. After Gary played the role of Joan Douglas in the film 1941, she decided to retire in 1979. However, she made a comeback to reprise the role of Ellen Brody in the classic film Jaws: The Revenge in 1987.
Lorraine also makes use of her platform to advocate for the causes she believes in. She has investments in the Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Advisory Committee, directing and producing a series of education videos for the group. For her work, both Lorraine and her husband were honored with the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Humanitarian Award. As follows, the sons of Brody, namely Jonathan Sheinberg and Bill Sheinberg are also film producers.
There are certain actresses in the industry who tend to get associated with portraying certain character tropes because of how well they can deliver the necessary emotions. In Ellen’s case, she is best known for her work in various dramas—often being cast as a troubled, yet strong woman. For this, she has received plenty of accolades and is among the select few who have won an Emmy, an Academy, and a Tony.
In 2000, Burstyn was again nominated for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for playing the role of Sara Goldfarb in the film Requiem for a Dream. In 2010, her appearances in the TV series Political Animals and House of Cards earned her Emmy nominations. Her most recent film work includes 2 blockbuster films: Interstellar and The Age of Adaline. Ellen is still relatively active, ensuring that when retirement does come, she won’t have to worry about bankruptcy.
We can safely say that Marilu is a Jack-Of-All-Trades, having successfully worked in various fields, including being an actress, a radio host, a producer, author, and podcaster. Many would remember her in the musical production of Grease back in 1971. This part led to opportunities in film and she would eventually make her big-screen debut in the comedy-drama Between the Lines, which was released in 1977.
She had appearances on TV as well, giving credit to the comedy sitcom Taxi for really helping her gain national recognition. Marilu has also released a number of books—including one that chronicles her husband’s battle with cancer. To date, Henner is still active in the industry. She appeared as a “guest part” on the podcast called My Brother, My Brother and Me, in July 2018. Recently, she appeared on Season one of the CBS series The Neighborhood. Henner’s appearance can be seen on S1 Episode 8, titled Welcome to Thanksgiving.
Diane Keaton isn’t the only actress who benefited from the film, Annie Hall. Carol Kane received her own Academy Award nomination for Best Actress after starring in the same film. She may not have won it, but this led to plenty of opportunities on both the small and big screen. Some of her most noteworthy films include The Princess Bride and Hester Street.
On Broadway, she has performed as Madame Morrible in the Wicked musical from 2005 to 2014! In her earlier life, Kane went to HB Studio to study theatre. Then she went on to the Professional Children’s School in New York to make her professional theatre debut. Kane appeared in the production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie which Tammy Grimes starred in 1966. Her most recent production credit comes from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a Netflix Original that ran from 2015 to 2020, which she played the role of Lillian Kaushtupper.
The iconic Connie Corleone—who can forget this character from The Godfather? Talia Shire is the actress who gave this role life, making it one of the most memorable characters in the film. Coming from the talented Coppola family, her acting prowess certainly is genetic. Aside from Connie, fans will also remember her for portraying Adrian Balboa from the Rocky series. For her appearance in Rocky, Shire received another set of nominations.
She was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, and also a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. To date, Shire is still active in the industry as she can be seen in films and TV series.
The actress is also mother to very talented children, who have gone into acting as well. Jason and Robert Schwartzman are just two of the names movie fans will easily recognize. Surely some of the credit for their success goes to their talented mom!
With the sheer number of blockbusters she has been in, it’s hard to really pinpoint the roles Cybill truly shone in. Fans of the actress will argue that she made every character brilliant—something that we’re sure even non-fans might agree with. Cybill did receive plenty of credit for her performance as Jacy in The Last Picture Show, and for her part as Betsy in Taxi Driver. Now that she is 70 years of age, Shepherd can still be seen in films and TV shoes.
She is also a mother to the talented actress, Clementine Ford. The mother-daughter duo even worked together on the show The L Word—proving that the apple didn’t fall that far from the tree. At the length of her career, Shepherd is quite active and outspoken for issues such as gay rights. In 2009, she was given the honor by the Human Rights Campaign in Atlanta with one of the two National Ally for Equality awards.
With their catchy tunes, energetic performances, and flashy costumes ABBA managed to captivate audiences the world over. Their band is a huge influence from different generations even today’s. Agnetha deserves part of the credit for all of it, having been in the group for decades before they disbanded. From singing and dancing to hits such as Take a Chance on Me and Mamma Mia, the singer went on to launch a career on her own.
The blonde beauty didn’t receive the same success as the group did, however. Her album Wrap Your Arms Around Me got a lukewarm reception. Nevertheless, she continued and made investments in other fields—including authoring her personal biography. For those of you that did not know, Faltskog took a break from recording music for 16 years. Thankfully she went back and released her new album in 2004 and made another comeback in 2013 with her album A.
Even today, Carly’s music resonates with listeners of all audiences. She first found fame back in the ’70s, after releasing memorable songs such as “You Belong to Me”, “Anticipation”, and “Jesse”. She even got the honor of singing a duet with James Taylor for the song “Mockingbird”. Her debut work and self-titled album were even awarded a Grammy for Best New Artist, establishing early on that she is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to music. In 1994, Simon was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
She was also awarded a Boston Music Awards Lifetime Achievement and a Berklee College of Music Honorary Doctor of Music Degree in 1995 and 1998. For her song “You’re So Vain”, she was inducted at the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. Carly has also received plenty of credit for creating lasting film soundtracks, including one for the Bond movies and another for Working Girl.
The retired champion tennis player might be in her sixties, but she isn’t one you should be underestimating. After all, Chris has won over 18 Grand Slam titles, 157 singles championships, and 32 doubles titles. At the peak of her career, the athlete’s total prize money amounted to nearly $9 million! With proper money management, Chris was probably able to maintain a good credit score. From 1975-1976 and 1983-1991, Evert was the president of the Women’s Tennis Association.
She was then awarded with the Philippe Chatrier award and inducted into the Hall of Fame. In the 2019 Aurora Games, Evert was also a member of Athlete Advisory Committee. Currently, she owns the Evert Tennis Academy located in Boca Raton, Florida. She runs the school alongside her brother and also coaches the high school tennis team of Saint Andrew’s School. She also works as an analyst for ESPN.
The actress proves that what people might consider imperfections can also become one’s strongest feature. Did you know that this beauty was once rejected by modeling agents because of the gap in her teeth? These days, however, this only adds to her beauty— Lauren’s own signature. We’re sure those agents later regretted their decisions. In 1973, the model landed the biggest contract on the history of the industry—one for Revlon cosmetics. Even in her 70s, Hutton continued to model.
She appeared in different advertising campaigns for brands such as Alexander Wang, Lord and Taylor and H&M. For Tom Ford’s spring 2012 collection, Hutton performed on the runway. She made another runway comeback in 2016 representing the Bottega Veneta brand in the New York Fashion Week. Success in modeling wasn’t enough for her, however, Lauren has also received credit for appearing in various films. She was in Paper Lion and American Gigolo, to mention a few.
Whilst it is disheartening to learn that almost all of the Gilligan’s Island cast members have since passed, we are grateful for the fact that Dawn Wells and Tina Louise are both still around. Dawn, the former beauty queen, is best remembered for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the show. Entrancing audiences with her comedic timing and doll-like looks.
In May of 2016, Wells was chosen as the Marketing Ambassador to MeTV Network, where Gilligan’s Island started airing its rerun. She may not be as active as before, but we don’t have to worry about this actress having issues with loans. Dawn puts her money where it would do the most good and continues her support for charities, including the Denver Foundation. She also operated a business called the Wishing Wells Collections and its primary goal is to provide clothing for people with limited mobility.
Age is certainly but a number for this supermodel. She first made the world fall for her in the ’70s, after her appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Many consider this the “marker” that lets the world know just how established a model is—an honor when it comes to the industry. Christie also gets credit for her relationship with CoverGirl, becoming the face of the brand for over 25 years. All of that on top of various other campaigns and magazine covers.
Most recently, she even recreated her Sports Illustrated cover but made it a family affair by having her daughters accompany her. Brinkley experienced an unfortunate event in 2019. She was supposed to be part of the 28th season of Dancing with the Stars competing with other celebrities. However, she suffered injuries on her arm and wrist that requires an emergency procedure. Brinkley was replaced by her daughter Sailor for the season.
Olivia Newton-John is known for her undeniable talent, beauty and gorgeous smile. At 71 years old, the Australian singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, activist, and businesswoman has lived quite a colorful life. Within the industry and among movie fans, she is best remembered for portraying Sandy in the movie adaptation of Grease. This role was a great investment since it helped her gain fame and is also the one she is most associated with.
As a singer, Olivia has had plenty of chart-toppers. Many of her songs remain favorites even today. Some of her critically-acclaimed albums include Totally Hot, Xanadu, Physical, Come on Over, and If Not For You. She has sold an estimated 100 million records across the world and was tagged as one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Some of her albums was certified Gold by the the Recording Industry Association of America. She is still active to this day and supports many cancer-related causes.
Just take one look at Sally and you’ll find yourself baffled by the fact that she’s already 73 years old. She might have an excellent skincare regimen, but we like to credit her vibrant and genuine smile for it. Aside from being a beaut, she is also a talented actress who has received plenty of accolades for her work. She has won 2 Academy Awards, 2 Golden Globes, and 3 Primetime Emmys, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for two British Academy Film Awards, and Tony Award among others. These are achievements that younger actresses can only dream of.
In 2014, Sally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and five years after she was awarded with Kennedy Center Honors. Sally is also an advocate for Bone Health and is also very vocal about the Women Empowerment Movement. In 2012, she won the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award.
She’s best remembered for her role as the murderous Elle Driver in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2, but her big break came from the 1979 film Fury. Despite being typecast in action or supernatural-horror movies, such as her memorable appearance on Blade Runner, Daryl has managed to earn serious credit when it comes to her talent, proving her diversity outside of the genres as well.
Just take the rom-com Summer Lovers, where she played a mermaid. In her young life, Daryl became very interested in watching movies at a very young age, partly due to her insomnia. She even mentioned that she was very shy growing up. Fortunately, she was able to overcome it and became the great actress that she is today. This gorgeous actress is consistently active in the industry, with her most recent appearance being on 2015’s Sense8, an original Netflix production.
Mothers know best, and this age-old adage rings true for many—especially for golfer Tiger Woods whose mother never left his side despite the controversies he has faced. Kultida Woods was a banker and social worker in Thailand before settling down with Earl Woods. Together, they are the globally-known athlete’s parents. Tiger is not one to shy away from showering his mom with compliments and has spoken about how he sees her as his inspiration.
Kultida would bring Tiger to Thailand when he was young to learn more about their family’s culture. She is a disciplinarian as a mom. However, her support towards Tiger is endless. As a junior golfer, Kultida would drive Tiger in tournaments and cheer for him. Even today, despite being away from her home country for decades, Kultida still receives much credit and recognition for continuing her philanthropic efforts in Thailand through the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Fans of the popular sitcom The Facts of Life will instantly recognize Mindy for portraying Natalie Green on the show. Aside from this role, she has delivered many memorable performances in other shows as well. Just take her leading role in Table Settings and in The Boy Who Could Fly as Geneva. Through the years, Mindy has remained active—in fact, was the voice of Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo from 2002 through 2015. Mindy was even nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her voice work on the show!
In 2019, she appeared in the film You Light Up My Christmas playing the role of Rose. The film features the surviving original cast member of the hit show The Facts of Life. The following year, she played the role of Pricilla Blum in the feature film A Nice Girl Like You. She may have no children, but the actress uses her investment money to help support LGBT causes. News regarding her whereabouts are quit limited as she shy away from spotlight.
She wouldn’t be dubbed the “Queen of Sci-Fi” for no reason! When it comes to female action heroines, the actress is considered by many to be the pioneer. Credit is due to her role in the Alien franchise as Ellen Ripley. The role not only brought her an Academy Award nomination back in 1986, but it is also considered to be one of the most significant female protagonists in the history of cinema.
She is a seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee and she won the Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for her role in the films Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl. With that, Weaver is the first person to win two acting Golden Globes in the same year. Outside of kicking alien butt, her filmography is filled with blockbusters such as Holes, Avatar, Ghostbusters I and II, The Cabin in the Woods, and The Defenders. Sigourney is also a staunch environmentalist.
She may have had her start in adult films, but Traci Lords has proven herself to be a rare talent in the business. In fact, after departing the adult film industry at age 18, she went on to study method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater—proving just how passionate she is about the craft. Success didn’t take long for her, fortunately. At 19, she landed her first mainstream leading role in the sci-fi film, Not of This Earth.
From there, she has been given credit for her other memorable roles, including appearances in MacGyver, Melrose Place, Gilmore Girls, and Will and Grace. Today, Traci Lords decided to refrain from doing the adult scenes; instead, she is more focused on music industry. After living a very controversial life, she still managed to find success in every aspect of her career ever since when she was a teenager.
When it comes to country music, the singer-songwriter is certainly certified gold. Not just because of her many successful albums, but also because of 6-decades long career that has been nothing but fruitful. Loretta is best known for her hits such as Coal Miner’s Daughter, You Ain’t Woman Enough, One’s On The Way, and Fist City. The singer takes care of her well, making sure her health insurance is a priority, but it’s touring that really helps keep her young.
At 88 years old, she’s still hitting the road without any news of retiring in the industry and now she is active as an advocate for a variety of causes—including the care of animals. The focal point of her life right now is clearly about how she loved animals and it is safe to assume that by doing this, it would help her to enjoy living a quite life.
As one of Charlie’s Angels, Jaclyn became one of the foremost women empowerment icons along with her co-stars on the show. She made such a last impression that Jaclyn was also the only original female lead who remained with the series from beginning to end. The actress even made a memorable cameo on Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle—passing the baton to a newer generation.
Aside from acting, the actress uses her investment planning skills in business. As early as the 1980s, she has been developing her own brand of perfumes and clothing! She may have had health issues, but Jaclyn is still going strong just like when she was in her younger years. And now, nobody could stop her from achieving even more success. Because at the age of 75, there is still more from her to give in the industry. Whether she wants to focus on business or not, she is already known as veteran in whatever she does.
The retired actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and voice artist has certainly held a lot of titles during the years she was active. Whilst she may be best associated with her roles in comedy projects, her 4-decade-long career comes with over 140 credits in both film and TV. Teri’s film debut was playing Igna in Young Frankenstein, which was the movie that made her famous. Undeniably, Teri Garr is one of the most respected actresses in the industry and her numerous awards would tell you so.
These days, she spends days working with various MS organizations—having been diagnosed with the disease back in 2002. Despite not being active in the industry, we’re sure she’s got ample investment money to help her through any difficulties. We genuinely hope that she is living her amazing life right now and maintaining all the stuff she needs to maintain to sustain her health.
There is surely no need for introductions when you hear the name, Janet Jackson. He may have lived under the shadow of her older brother for quite some time, but Janet has definitely carved out a name for herself. But before getting into music, Janet also started on television, much like her older siblings. She earned a series of acting credits before breaking into the music scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Her music career blew up when she released her fifth studio album Janet which helped establish her as a sex symbol in the ’90s.
As her music career grew, her career in acting grew along with it. In 1993, Janet landed a starring role in the film Poetic Justice and had continued to make appearances in feature films since then. To date, Janet Jackson has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
Gwen Stefani is easily one of the most famous faces in the music industry today. She started her career in Hollywood as the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt and was the voice behind the hits Just A Girl, Don’t Speak, and It’s My Life. Despite their initial success as a band, No Doubt went into hiatus in the early 2000s. This time proved to be life-changing for Gwen as she started embarking on her solo career.
By 2004, Gwen released her very first solo album called Love Angel Music Baby, which went on to become a huge commercial success. Among the songs featured in her debut album, Hollaback Girl was the one that shot Gwen into musical superstardom. It even reached the number one spot in the US Billboard chart that same year. Today, Gwen Stefani has three Grammy awards under her belt and is still making waves in the music industry. Her solo career was a worthy investment, don’t you think?
Chuck Norris is an American actor best known for his martial arts skills. Before becoming Hollywood’s martial arts legend, Chuck served the United States Air Force. There, he was able to hone his skills in martial arts and later made it into his own business. His investment clearly paid off, as he later became Hollywood’s go-to martial arts trainer. Because of his connection in the Hollywood industry, Chuck soon also found himself in front of the camera.
After achieving success in Hollywood, Chuck diversified his endeavors by branching into screenwriting and writing. As an author, Chuck has produced two New York Times Best Selling books titled Black Belt Patriotism: How To Reawaken America and The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story. If we’re going to talk about amazing actors who have an exceptional set of talent, we cannot miss Chuck Norris. Indeed, regardless of what he wants to do, he would surely succeed.
Tina Turner is probably one of the most recognizable names in the music industry. She is a musical icon who profoundly influenced the music scene and was later even dubbed the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll”. Her influence is considered relevant to the industry as a whole, as she has helped to establish a very distinct musical characteristic and stage persona.
Tina has now retired from the spotlight and has investments into other efforts, yet her legacy lives on. Her third book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, was released in December 2020. At the age of 81, her deep love for the music industry is the reason why even until today she is still relevant to the public. She is still the superstar that they all knew when she was younger. We’re confident there will be more projects waiting for her.
When it comes to the comedy scene in Hollywood, there is probably no one more iconic than Bill Cosby. The actor began his career in the 1960s as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco. In 1965, Bill landed a role in the NBC television show I Spy, which was quickly followed by his own TV show in 1969. It was, however, during the 1980s that Bill established a momentum in Hollywood when his series The Cosby Show premiered on NBC.
The show ran from 1984 to 2002 and was given credit for being America’s number one TV show in the 1985-1989 era. Beginning in the ’60s and well into the ’90s, the actor has had massive success. Because of that, Bill is now regarded as one of the most successful comedians in Hollywood regardless of his age. He never fails to put a smile on the face of his fans, which is the reason why he is one of the most respectful and in-demand artists until today.
Marie Osmond, her name is synonymous with independent women—who know exactly what needs to be done to achieve what they want. This talented beauty has incredible knowledge and understanding of the arts, all the while blossoming through her many careers in acting, singing, philanthropy, and hosting as well as writing. She has three best-selling books under her belt, in fact. It is no secret that she comes from the famous Osmond family who all share a great talent for music.
In fact, she acquired all of those successes without the help of anyone. She is a Solo Artist. These days, Marie dedicates most of her investments in other businesses and charitable causes. Needless to say, she’s got a heart of gold, which is the reason why she continues to receive countless blessings in her life. At 61 years old, everyone is excited to know her future plans and projects.
The actress first drew attention for her beauty, but later gained praise for her work in the film—showing that she isn’t just another pretty face. Ali’s performance in Goodbye, Columbus even earned her a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. A real honor considering the other talented young actresses she was up against.
Before finding work as an actress, did you know that she spent 6 years working for Harper’s Bazaar as a photographic assistant? Not quite the glamorous beginnings one would imagine, but with hard work and probably proper money management, she was able to achieve success. She might be retired right now, but she is still well-known in the industry because of her past projects and her timeless beauty. Thus, it is safe to assume that she is enjoying all the fruits of all those years of working left and right.
Phylicia Rashad is a very exceptional icon. She is academically inclined and unbelievably talented as an actress. She got a degree, graduated Magna Cum Laude at Howard University. When it comes to theatre, she has won the coveted Tony Award for Best Actress for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. Aside from her film achievements, she is also widely recognized as “The Mother” of the black community and was officially awarded this title during the 2010 NAACP Image Awards.
Among her most notable productions include the likes of: Into the Woods, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Gem of the Ocean. Today, she is still active in the industry and is willing to take more projects that she fancies to do. Being 71 years old is indeed not a hindrance for her to achieve more because with her talent, Phylicia Rashad will always be unstoppable.
As one-third of the original Charlie’s Angels trio, Kate Jackson is certainly hard to forget. Her charming portrayal of Sabrina Duncan on the show made her an instant crowd favorite, leading to a number of film roles, as well as nominations from both the Emmys and the Golden Globes. With that, undoubtedly Kate Jackson became one of the most respected artists in the industry. But her achievements did not end that, because before becoming an Angel, however, she was had a role in Dark Shadows and even appeared in its film adaptation.
These days, Kate remains active—guest-starring in various shows including Criminal Minds. She’s also set to release her personal memoir in 2021. Needless to say, Kate’s investment money still keeps on rolling in even until today. And definitely she deserves it all. At 71 years old, there is still no news of retirement, and so you could expect more projects from her.
Elin Nordegren is the Swedish-born ex-wife of legendary golfer, Tiger Woods. During her college years, Elin worked regular jobs in order to finance her dream of becoming a child psychologist. In 2000, Elin became a model and later appeared on the cover of Cafe Sport. In 2001, Elin met Mia Parnevik, wife of Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik, who then invited Elin to move to the United States to serve as their nanny.
Elin and Tiger met the same year she moved to the United States but began dating a year later. The two eventually married and had two children, Sam and Charlie. The couple has since separated and has divided their investments but seem to be on good terms. It must be nice to live the way Elin Nordegren lives, because she is not just blessed with her career but also with her personal family life. After years of working, she is still unrelenting.
Raquel began her career in 1966, after starring in Fantastic Voyage. This role brought her much recognition and even landed her a contract with 20th Century Fox. Her appearance in One Million Years B.C. cemented her as an international sex symbol, as well as an icon of the ’60s and ’70s. Her choice of portraying strong female leads helped break the sex symbol archetype—in fact, she gets credit for putting an end to the “blonde bombshell” ideal that Hollywood was pushing for.
Despite her film persona, Raquel is actually quite conservative and prefers to enjoy the fruits of her investments away from the limelight. But would you believe that she is now at her 80s, yet her beauty continues to glow from the inside out. This may be the reason why she still has the ability to capture more audiences. Moreover, when you combine her beauty with her talent, there is no doubt that she can achieve even more!
Everybody loves Dolly! Well, everyone except for Jolene, we’re assuming. The multi-talented singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, record producer, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian really is a pillar in the music industry. No wonder she’s been cited by many as being their idol or inspiration—that includes even the youngest talents today. With so many investments in varying fields, it’s no wonder Dolly gets to enjoy the really good life.
She’s also very smart about her money, making sure that it goes to worthy causes and not just her pockets. The Dollywood Foundation is funded by her own profits and helps with raising money for different causes, which is the reason why until now she is still in-demand. With the many awards under her belt, there is no need for Dolly to prove her worth to the modern generation. Because her presence alone is enough evidence why she became what she is today.
Barbi is a former model, actress, TV personality, and singer. She is best known for her appearance in Playboy magazine and as part of the Hee Haw cast for 4 whole seasons. She also released several albums that gained recognition throughout the ’70s that eventually the start of her career in the music industry. Her choice in roles was quite diverse—from the comedy series Sugar Time! to the slasher film Hospital Massacre.
By the ’80s, however, she opted to retire in order to care for her children. Despite being out of the spotlight for years, she is still the amazing singer that everyone in the industry looks up to. Undoubtedly, her efforts are enough to maintain her luxurious lifestyle, and we’re sure she doesn’t have to worry about things like having unpaid loans given her smart career choices. All thanks to her phenomenal talent and her persistence when she was younger.
Everyone stared with a small step. Just like when Loni started starring in supporting roles in various TV shows including Three’s Company and S.W.A.T. Fortunately for the actress, she got her big break soon after. WKRP in Cincinnati gave Loni’s career the push it needs. When the show ended, the actress turned to the big screen and appeared in A Night at the Roxbury and Stroker Ace. She continued her TV career as well and was even part of the show Melrose Place.
The actress also authored an autobiography back in 1997 aptly titled My Life in High Heels. With all that under her belt, Loni probably doesn’t need to worry about bankruptcy—ever and enjoy her wonderful life together with her two children. Certainly, at 75 years old, she is still in-demand in the industry and her beauty is undying, and even though she is already successful, the thoughts of retiring would not come in her mind.