It’s time to bring out your best Duckie dances: Pretty in Pink is turning 30 years old.
The John Hughes-helmed film, which recently had another run at theaters across the country, was a grand addition to the storied ’80s director’s multiple-feature film exploration of American high schoolers.
Examining how poverty plays out in a social environment filled with well-dressed yuppies, then-It Girl Molly Ringwald starred as the girl from across the tracks opposite fellow Brat-packer Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, and veteran character actor Harry Dean-Stanton, who played Ringwald’s father. Pretty in Pink was a smart and heartwarming approach to the romcom and has ultimately stood the test of time, something you can also say about its amazing cast. So, let’s see what they’ve all been up to over the last 30 years.
Molly Ringwald – Andie
The 48-year-old redhead was a frequent John Hughes collaborator before becoming Andie, and preceded her role with both Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.
In 1987, a year after Pretty in Pink, Molly Ringwald was cast as Randy Jensen in The Pick-up Artist with Robert Downey, Jr. in one of his first roles.
After keeping busy throughout the ’90s, Ringwald transitioned to Broadway, first headlining Cabaret from 2001 to 2002, and then, taking on Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity.
Ringwald’s perhaps best-known most recent role was as Shailene Woodley’s mother on The Secret Life of the American Teenager throughout its run.