Molly Ringwald in 2015 (l) and 1985 (r)| Image: (l) Getty, (r) Paramount via Uproxx
It's hard to believe that it has been 30 years since the February 1986 release of John Hughes' Pretty in Pink. It's even harder to believe when one looks at a side-by-side comparison of then and now 48-year-old Molly Ringwald head shots. The woman appears to have been bathing in the Fountain of Youth (or a fountain of Botox -- you decide). Either way, she looks great!
But what has Ringwald been up to for the last 30 years? The linked article gives us that answer as well as answering that question with regards to her Pretty and Pink castmates. It reads in part,
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.
She followed up the series with the release of her first jazz record in 2013, and is currently working with Jason Priestly on upcoming Canadian sitcom, Raising Expectations.