If you wanted to know how your beloved sitcom female celebrities in the 1980s have been until today, don’t search anymore. We have created a list of women we absolutely adored or loathed or crushed back in the day and a few of their stories are quite unbelievable!
Tempestt Bledsoe – Then
Tempestt Bledsoe is popularly known for starring the 1984 Sitcom of the NBC as the fourth child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable, Vanessa Huxtable. Bedsoe decided to stay at The Cosby Show and appeared regularly until the final 1992 season. Her actual character, Vanessa, was also showcased in the A Different World, a run-off of The Cosby Show, that took place between September 1987 and July 1993.
Tempestt Bledsoe – Now
Tempestt Bledsoe agreed to host her own daily tv show, The Tempestt Bledsoe Show, beginning in the mid-90s. She has performed in Oxygen’s Husband for Hire, the animated series of Disney Channels, The Replacements, and the Celebrity Fit Club of VH1. In 2010 the Style Network approached Bledsoe and became Clean House’s new host. Bledseo is a Bachelor’s degree holder in Finance at New York University and is presently in a romantic relationship with Darryl M. Bell.
Priscilla Barnes – Then
After Bob Hope saw her at a local fashion show in 1973, Priscilla Barnes received her major breakthrough. She relocated to Los Angeles soon thereafter and eventually took small roles in movies like The New Original Wonder Woman, The Seniors, and Delta Fox. Throughout 1981, Barnes was cast on Three’s Company as Terri Alden, the permanent replacement for Suzanne Somers. Even though she had battled for big roles in films, Barnes had become immediately recognizable when she did join the Three Company.
Priscilla Barnes – Now
Priscilla Barnes was on E in 1998! True Hollywood Story, where she showed her “three worst years” of life at Three’s Company, that she was continually “uncomforted” on stage and even tried to ask to be removed from the agreement, which was refused. Although Terri Alden will always be Barnes’ greatest important role, she surely has had her good proportion of accomplishment, with quite a number of supporting roles in tv and film.
Nicole Eggert – Then
Nicole Eggert managed to land in Rich and Famous, her first film role when she was only eight years old. In the same year, Eggert conducted Margaret’s voice in the very first edited cartoon of Dennis the Menace Trilogy, entitled Dennis the Menace in Mayday for Mother. Eggert had a repetitive character in Who’s the Boss? being the close personal friend of the character of Alyssa Milano before she arrives at her most remarkable role as Jamie Powell in Charles in Charge.
Nicole Eggert – Now
In 1990, after Charles in Charge finale, Nicole Eggert became a lifeguard at Baywatch. In addition to hosting the 1989 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and a guest performance on The Super Mario Bros, she has performed in various made-for-TV and straight-to-video films. Eggert has played on shows like Boy Meets World, Gilmore Girls, and Celebrity Fit Club’s 2010 season in past years. Eggert decided to open her very own truck ice cream shop in 2014.
Kim Fields – Then
Kim Fields co-starred in a sitcom called “Baby, I’m Back” before her most renowned part as the Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey, which spanned only 13 chapters. It did not even air until 1980. Fields also showed up in an advertisement by Mrs. Butterworth and in the Good Times for only two episodes. Fields played a role in The Facts of Life from 1979 to 1988. She’s actually so small that the producers placed her on roller skates mostly to avoid hard camera angles.
Kim Fields – Now
Fields sang and published two songs on The Facts of Life, “He Loves Me He Loves Me Not” and “Dear Michael,” all of which were small hits. Nowadays, Fields maintains both a great actress and a director with an impressive portfolio. Lately, she decided to join Bravo’s cast The Real Housewives of Atlanta for eight seasons but didn’t come back for season nine. She as well took part in season 22 Dancing with the Stars, finishing at the 8th rank.
Jane Curtin – Then
Crowned “Queen of the Dead” in 1975, actress Jane Curtin, a comedian, came on stage as a Saturday Night Live cast member. All through her time on SNL, Curtin was commended by the writer of the show, Al Franken, for her hard work and for her “strong moral center”. Even though most of the SNL star’s later turned onto the larger screen, Curtin opted to remain on TV with Susan Saint James from 1984 to 1989 as Single Mother Allie Lowell in Kate & Alley.
Jane Curtin – Now
In 1996, following Kate & Alley, Jane Curtin landed the role in yet another running third-rock TV series from the Sun. She after which narrated two episodes of Understanding in 1997 and played the lead in a short-term ABC sitcom called Crumbs together with Fred savage, which was only held in 2006 for 13 episodes. In recent years she has been featured in big films such as I Love You, Man, and The Heat and also in episodes of The Good Wife and Broad City.
Lisa Bonet – Then
Starlet Lisa Bonet started her acting after a quick beauty contests career. When she was a kid, she did appear in some TV guest places which, when cast as Denise Huxtable on the Cosby Show, finally laid the groundwork for her great break. Bonet decided to leave The Cosby Show in 1987 as a star in a series of spinoffs, “A Different World,” that preceded the existence of Denise Huxtable as she moved for university.
Lisa Bonet – Now
After her pregnancy had been announced in the middle of filming “A Different World”, Bonet left the show yet came back one year later to The Cosby Show only to be removed for the reason of ‘creative differences’ in 1991. Bonet took on several work in straight-to-video productions. She has been sparingly active on TV and film since the 1990s and 2000s. Bonet eloped in Las Vegas on her 20th birthday with performer Lenny Kravitz but filed for divorce in 1993.
Nancy McKeon – Then
Nancy McKeon was worked in various advertisements with her brother Philip before obtaining her breakout role. In the 1970’s she also began taking smaller parts in television shows, before relocating with her relatives to Los Angeles in 1975. Tomboy Jo Polniaczek was offered to McKeon, a role in The Facts of Life after she impressed a casting director with her capacity to shed tears at a Hallmark greeting cards commercial. On the Facts of Life, the character of McKeon, Jo, was ill-tempered, unpleasant, and yet somehow lovely.
Nancy McKeon – Now
Nancy McKeon was almost cast for a role in the TV adaptation of Working Girls after her time as Jo Polniaczek. The job finally went to the then unfamiliar Sandra Bullock. McKeon auditioned for the role of Monica Geller’s in Friends, but she did miss another chance to Courteney Cox this time in 1994. One year later in her own series, Can’t Hurry Love, McKeon, lasted only one season. The final role she played was in 2011 Love Begins television film.
Soleil Moon Frye – Then
At the age of two, Soleil Moon Frye began acting. Her first TV film was Missing Children: a Mother’s Story and was made public in 1982. In making-for-TV movies, Frye continued working as a young actress until after she finished her career as a child. Only at age of seven, Frye competed for NBC’s Punky Brewster title character and outscored 3,000 young women. Frye’s character, Punky, was a huge success among the children, while the series continued to struggle with viewing figures.
Soleil Moon Frye – Now
Punky Brewster was with NBC for only two seasons before even being forced to cancel and then taken by Columbia Pictures Television for two more seasons. Soleil Moon Frye has therefore made her fair contribution to working to express her leading role in It’s Punky Brewster and Zoey’s character in The Proud Family. In the 1990s and recent times she also had some sitcom appearances on the show and decided to add directing and writing to her portfolio.
Susan Saint James – Then
At just the age of twenty, Susan Saint James began acting with a role in the 1966 television film Fame Is the Name of the Game, and the two years subsequent series. She had a few other tv appearances in the late 1960s. While Saint James start to create a title for herself, showing up in various 1970 TV movies, only in 1984 was she a well-known star, landing a role in Kate & Alley.
Susan Saint James – Now
Susan Saint James took a sudden work in 1986 and ended up joining Vince McMahon to make comments on WrestleMania 2 for the Word Wrestling Federations. For her five year character in Kate & Alley, Saint James received three nominations for the Emmy award but confirmed that she would leave after the sitcom final in 1989. In recent times, Saint James has participated heavily in the Special Olympic Games and has shown up every now and then on Television shows including The Drew Carey Show and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Olivia D’Abo – Then
Although she may best be recognized as the disobedient older sister of Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years, Olivia d’Abo started playing Princess Jehnna’s role in the 1984 movie, Conan the Destroyer. Just a short time later d’Abo started to appear in Bolero, a not so widely praised drama film movie. For the very first four seasons from 1988 to 1991, D’Abo ended up taking Hippie Karen Arnold in The Wonder Years and brought back to the tv series as a recurring guest two times over the ultimate two seasons.
Olivia D’Abo – Now
Since her moment on The Wonder Years, D’Abo has already been appearing on TV, which includes minor roles at Star Trek: Next Generation, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Twilight Zone, and Eureka. She worked on Broadway, supported films like The Spirit of ’76 and Greedy and The Big Green, and worked on producing voice-over for many video games and animated series. Olivia d’Abo has also added career in music and a weekly podcast to her expanding curriculum vitae.
Danica McKellar – Then
Before Jimmy Fallon said Winnie Cooper was “the coolest girl in any TV show ever,” she used to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles at the weekend. In 1988, she ended up landing her leading role in The Wonder Years, and the series went until 1993. McKellar did play the romantic interest of young Fred Savage on the ABC sitcom, and actually, her first smooch was on camera.
Danica McKellar – Now
Danica McKellar also spoke just as she left The Wonder Years about her suffering to shift from being such a young actress to an adult actress. She was able to find a job but often in small, very seldom more than several season-long support roles. In 2005, McKellar wore lingerie in Stuff magazine for a feature and said afterward that this was an effort to reach a “grittier” role. In addition to acting, McKellar has also published four books that encourage young people in elementary school to become interested in mathematics.
Donna Dixon – Then
Just before blonde beauty, Donna Dixon became a tv series-star, in the 1976 Miss USA beauty contest, she embodied the State of Virginia and came short. A year afterward, she went back to the Miss USA beauty contest, representing the district of Columbia, and she ended up winning the 1st Miss World USA runner-up. Dixon managed to score a first big role in television together with Peter Scolari and Tom Hanks, at the ABC sitcom Bosom Buddies. Bosom Buddies spanned two seasons and did run between 1980 and 1982.
Donna Dixon – Now
Donna Dixon’s first work after Bossom Buddies was forced to cancel. It was a star role Doctor Detroit film. Dixon later married Dan Aykroyd whilst also filming the 1983 sitcom. Both of them do work together for various movies and TV shows. Dixon has showcased in the Twilight Zone: The Movie, Spies Like Us, Wayne’s World, Exit to Eden, and The Nanny during her 17-year career. In 1997 she decided to retire and already has three daughters.
Geena Davis – Then
Throughout 1982, Geena Davis had her breakout role back. She had been working as a model just before director Sydney Pollack wanted to place her for his comedy movie Tootsie into a character as a soap opera starlet. She then represented Wendy Killian in the short-lived local television series Buffalo Bill in about two seasons. Buffalo Bill was running between 1983 and 1984. Davis has been also included in seasons of Knight Rider, Riptide, Family Ties, and Remington Steele during the early days of her career.
Geena Davis – Now
Geena Davis made an impressive transformation from TV to the cinema in the late 1980s and early 1990s with feature characters in Fletch, The Fly, and Beetlejuice. In 1988’s The Accidental Tourist, Davis did took home an Oscar as best supporting actress. Davis vanished from TV in the 1990s just to come back to her own tv series in 2000 for 22 chapters, the Geena Davis Show. Davis has appeared in recent years in Stuart Little, Chief of Staff, and a few low-budget productions.
Meredith Baxter – Then
Baxter apparently started her career as an actress throughout 1972 also with a role in Bridget Loves Bernie’s CBS sitcom. Although the show was short, which lasted one season, she indeed married David Birney, her co-star in the show. In 1974 the couple tied the know but in 1989 they filed for divorce. Baxter did appear in episodes of The Young Lawyers, The Doris Day Show, and The Partridge Family during the early days of her professional life. She is best known for playing a role in the family ties of NBC.
Meredith Baxter – Now
Starting from 1982 to 1989, Baxter presented Elyse Keaton on Family Ties. Before Family Ties, Baxter won two Primetime Emmy nominations for Nancy Lawrence Maitland’s role in Family. Also in the 1990s and 2000s, Baxter appeared in numerous films such as One More Mountain, soap operas like The Young and the Restless, sitcoms like Spin City, and reality like Hell’s Kitchen all over the place. Throughout 2009, Baxter went public as a lesbian and married Nancy Locke in 2013.
Marisa Tomei – Then
Marisa Tomei made her debut with a relatively short performance on CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1983 to 1985 when she left Boston University. She characterized a hotly debated fresh-faced woman accusing Dr. Bob Hughes of inadequate behavior, Marcy Thompson. Tomei then took a permanent role in the run-off of The Cosby Show, A Different World. Throughout 1987, Maggie Lauten was portrayed by her for 21 episodes prior to actually shifting on to something larger and more diverse.
Marisa Tomei – Now
Many of the most significant and noteworthy identities on our list, Marisa Tomei is really no random person to the massive screen, which has been highlighted nearly every year since the 1990s in countless blockbuster films. Plenty of her most excellently-known movies are My Cousin Vinny from 1992, Anger Management from 2003, The Wrestler from 2008, and Captain America’s Civil War from 2016 – nearly 20 major motion picture awards were already earned and two movies in post-production in 2018, Tomei continues to thrive.
Kirstie Alley – Then
Through 1982 she got to play Lieutenant JG Saavic in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan before Kirstie Alley decided to take up her highest-profile role as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers. Alley began at Cheers in 1987 and decided to continue until after the season finale in 1993. Alley managed to win both a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for its acting as Rebecca Howe. Alley also continued to play several parts in movies in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Kirstie Alley – Now
Kirstie Alley decided to return to NBC to be the star on a sitcom named Veronica’s Closet after filming in the 1990s including Sibling Rivalry, It Takes Two, Deconstruction Harry and Drop-Dead Gorgeous. Mostly in the 2000s, Alley showed her life in a number of tv programs. All throughout the years between 2004 to 2007, Alley has been Jenny Craig’s spokeswoman and she widely publicized her dramatic weight variations. Her greatest latest movie involvement was Back by Midnight in 2002 and Accidental Love in 2015.
Alyssa Milano – Then
Only at age of seven, Alyssa Milano was brought by her nanny to an audition of national touring production. Her mother and father never came to know she had done a screen test until she defeated 1,500 girls. Her professional life had formally begun and, when she came back from the Annie tour, Milano showed up in television advertisements, off-broadway creations and her movie premiere at Old Enough. After which she played part in the ABC sitcom Who’s the Boss?.
Alyssa Milano – Now
Alyssa Milano had become a young star, portraying Samantha Micelli, Tony Danz’s daughter, on Who’s The Boss?. Milano has remained among the most widely recognized faces and names on our catalog in Hollywood, working on music videos, animated series, main movie photos and broadcast tv. Her greatest and newest contributions involve roles in Hall Pass, New Year’s Eve, My Name is Earl and the Netflix series Insatiable.
Pam Dawber – Then
Pam Dawber is definitely famous for portraying roles in two distinct television shows of the 1980s. She began as Mindy McConnell with the then unfamiliar Robin Williams between 1978 and 1982 in Mork & Mindy. She then got to play the role of Samantha Russel in the sitcom Sister Sam between 1986 and 1988.
Pam Dawber – Now
Pam Dawber is also recognized for her TV appearances, but also has a few movie roles on her buckles, starring in many movies, which include Stay Tuned in 1992, and I’ll remember April in 1999. In her latest work, in 2014 Dawber decided to join Late Robin Williams in a comedy series episode The Crazy Ones. The show was regrettably forced to cancel briefly thereafter. She also took part in a scene of The Odd Couple in 2016.
Mary Tyler Moore – Then
The television work experience of Mary Tyler Moore actually started with the character of Happy Hotpoint, a small dancing Elf who appeared in Hotpoint advertisements in the 50s. Moore proceeded to work with different TV roles until 1961 when Carl Reiner placed Moore at the Dick Van Dyke Show. Four years later, Moore and her spouse Grant Tinker decided to pitch their own television series and CBS liked what they were seeing. The Mary Tyler Moore Show took place from 1970-1977 and lasted six years in the top twenty.
Mary Tyler Moore – Now
To this day, Mary Tyler Moore continues to remain a cultural icon. During the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s, she continued working in television, film and theater. On 25 January 2017 Moore died tragically of cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 80 owing to pneumonia. She will always be acknowledged as an incredible artist who pushed the boundaries with characters that tear the cliched pictures of women and criticized sexual orientation standards. She also was a productive philanthropist and animal welfare supporter.
Mindy Cohn – Then
Throughout 1979, Mindy Cohn became one of Edna Garrett’s students, Natalie Green, for The Facts of Life. Cohn remained entirely on the television series until 1988. Her involvement as Natalie was quite progressive, breaking quite a few frontiers which would seldom come close to physical appearance, relationship issues, and adoption. While Natalie Green was widely acknowledged for her personality, she was comfortable with a stable image of herself, trying to say, “Who wants to be a skinny pencil? I’d rather be a happy marker of magic!”
Mindy Cohn – Now
The 43rd place in a VH1 List of 100 Greatest Stars was won by Mindy Cohn’s work as Natalie on The Facts of Life. In 1986, she appeared in The Boy Who Could Fly after the Facts of Life, as she did in other widely known TV shows such as Charles in Charge, and 21 Jump Street. In her latest projects, Cohn spoke in the Scooby-Doo film series from 2002 to 2015 as Velma Dinkley. She also appeared and played Thelma in Hollywood Dirt.
Tina Yothers – Then
Tina Yothers started her acting career at the age of eight and did appear in an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney. However, it was the preceding year, 1982, when her role in the hit sitcom Family Ties became a big star. She played the lead as the younger sister Jennifer Keaton up against the likes of Michael J. Fox and Justine Bateman. A delicate person, Tina expresses the liberal views of her parents and has a strained relationship with her sibs.
Tina Yothers – Now
Even when she undoubtedly acquired a pretty good impression as Jennifer, Tina Yothers made the decision to pause from the acting world in order to stay focused on a possible future career in the music industry. She decided to start a band with her brother, Jaded and got married in 2002 and since then, she has had two kids. Yothers have recently appeared on several events such as Celebrity Wife Swap, Celebrity Fit Club and What Not to Wear.
Candace Cameron – Then
John Stamos and Bob Saget definitely played a huge part in the excellence of Full House, the fairly young star of the show, Candace Cameron, also does. DJ Tanner is the oldest child in the family. She is by far the most vulnerable sibling to advise younger family members. Although some characters came to an end, Cameron was a participant of the actual show casting throughout the whole cycle and was undoubtedly a fan beloved character until the series finished in 1995.
Candace Cameron – Now
Amidst the completion of Full House in the early 1990s, Candace Cameron went on to find projects in the upcoming years. She was a major figure in the Hallmark Channel and was the female lead of programs based on the novel series of Aurora Teagarden. Throughout 2014 Cameron competed with the celebrities in the 18th season of Dancing With The Stars, where she almost walked the way, finishing third. Some years later, she hosted the television show The View and since then has taken over her character as DJ Tanner.
Judith Light – Then
No one denies that Judith Light helped to bring Who’s the Boss? feistiness w ith Angela’s famous character. Angela, a focused, independent person, is enticed by house cleaner Tony and likewise, which is a repeated story during the tv series. Even though they finally proclaim their affection for one another, the producers made the decision to not let the sweethearts marry on the show to make sure the audiences won’t lose interest. Light was recently seen on shows like One Life to Live and St. Elsewhere.
Judith Light – Now
Once Who’s The Boss? finished and bid goodbye, Judith Light continued to thrive in the TV world, making an appearance on shows including Law & Order: Specific Unit of Victims. She as well got to play a recurring character in the hit show Ugly Betty, which won her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2007. Light also succeeded with shows like Lombardi, Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties on Broadway. She won a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.
Lisa Whelchel – Then
Lisa Whelchel had become a popular person on TV from a young age, showing up initially as a Mousekeeper on the New Mickey Mouse Club. She had indeed shown up at the age of fifteen in an impressive 130 Disney episode. However, most people acknowledge Whelchel as Blair Warner in The Facts of Life for her role and played the identity for nine consecutive seasons. Blair may be a little troublemaker, who, in equal proportion, is indeed narcissistic and shallow and moreover hilarious kindhearted.
Lisa Whelchel – Now
Pretty shortly after the 1980s ended, Whelchel’s career also took ages. This appeared to correlate with her matrimony with Steven Cauble whom she had three children but finally separated in 2012. It was the same year in which Whelchel took part in the hit game show Survivor: the Philippines, wherein she came in second. She also did receive $100,000 when she was voted as a fan’s favorite. Whelchel is now doing a great deal of work as an empowering speaker.
Sara Gilbert – Then
Sara Gilbert initially exploded into the TV scene as Darlene in the Roseanne hit series. She played Dan’s daughter and the holder character has established a reputation for being an overtly masculine, young girl sitcom character. Evidently, producers almost didn’t select Gilbert since they didn’t really think she was adorable at all. It’s absolutely the correct call, but Gilbert managed to bring a certain amount of gravity to the character which most child stars just can not perform.
Sara Gilbert – Now
Over the years, Sara Gilbert has been involved in the world of TV, shows like 24, ER, and Twins, to mention a very few. Sure, the great actress managed to win her work as Leslie Winkle in the hit-sitcom The Big Bang Theory with her Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki, winning entirely new viewers. She as well took back her character as Darlene for the Roseanne, The Conners series, that has been subjected to poor reviews ever since.
Justine Bateman – Then
Justine Bateman, the elder sister of famous celebrity Jason Bateman, started her performing career by having to play the subjective Mallory Keaton on Family Ties between 1982 and 1989. She as well showed up on almost two thousand episodes of Tales from the Darkside and It’s Your Move episodes in addition to Saturday Night Live episode from 1988. Even when her professional life as a starlet lasts for very many years, Mallory Keaton is considered to be her greatest role.
Justine Bateman – Now
In the movie, television, and theater industries, Justine Bateman had tremendous success after Family Ties. All throughout the 1990s, she performed on various Tv programs such as Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman, and Men Behaving Badly. During the 1990s and 2000s, Bateman has indeed appeared in a variety of TV episodes for different programs, including Rugrats, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, mental and contemporary family schemes. She has also been busy writing, creating, and directing movies or films.
Phylicia Rashad – Then
Phylicia Rashad initially performed in Broadway theaters at the end of the 1970s with several credits including The Wiz, August, Osage County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gem of the Ocean, and Raisin in the Sun. Her TV journey began when she entered One Life Live cast in 1983. After one year, she portrayed the role Clair Huxtable, her most widely recognized role in The Cosby Show, which spanned 8 years till after 1992.
Phylicia Rashad – Now
Phylicia Rashad has shown up since her moment at the Cosby Show in many films, and more so on tv shows. Her contributions involve Everybody Hates Chris’ episodes, Psych, A Raisin in the Sun’s TV-film-adaptation, and Empire. Throughout 2017 she showed up in Tour de Pharmacy, an athletics doping mockumentary film, as well as five Amazon Studios action comedy-drama episodes of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. She was elected for 3 Emmy Awards and was awarded three NAACP Image Awards.
Shelley Long – Then
Shelley Long started to perform with a comedy troupe called The Second City. In 1975, she went on to write, created, and co-hosted a locally made program titled Sorting it Out, in which she received multiple Regional Emmys. She also appeared in several commercials in the 1970s. Her breakout role took place in The Cracker Factory in 1979. This has created various incredible opportunities, such as her greatest iconic character as Diane Chambers.
Shelley Long – Now
Long left Cheers upon completing five seasons and said that she started to feel the show was just too monotonous. In the early nineties, Long played numerous roles and in 1993 decided to return to Cheers for the season finale. In a series of recent television series, she has already directed and produced Different Flowers.