Photo: Everett Collection/Universal Studios/Rex USA
1 of 55
By Stacie Anthony
Everything about the '80s was totally radical -- the hair, the clothes, the movies and the tunes. And as quickly as you could make a mix-tape for your best bud on your boom box, hot young stars were making a fast break into Hollywood. From Phoebe Cates to Prince, let's click through to get the 411 on your favorite stars of the '80s, who are now, like, in their 50s.
What happened to Phoebe Cates? While her red bikini from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" has been forever ingrained into the memory of men who were teenagers in the '80s, her film career practically disappeared after the decade ended! (Sad. Because "Gremlins" was also awesome.) But before the New York native became an icon of the '80s, she wanted to be a dancer and even studied at the Professional Children's School and the Juilliard School. Unfortunately, a knee injury crushed her dancing dreams. But she went on to model before landing her first role in "Paradise."