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The Gorgeous Women of the ’70s, ’80s, and ‘90s—Where Are They Now?

Then: Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear was one of the most beautiful women during the ’90s and early 2000s. It was impossible to watch TV without seeing her face. She appeared on TV shows like Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, and Spin City, for which she actually earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress.

She would later begin appearing in movies, but it didn’t stick. Most of the films she appeared in didn’t do well, so she stuck with TV. Still, she wanted something more and jumping to producer was the next logical step. To add to her accomplishments, Locklear was named one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1994 and 2001.  

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Now: Heather Locklear

Locklear isn’t doing too well lately. She’s run into legal trouble for a variety of reasons, mostly for domestic abuse. In 2018, police were called to her residence, and she allegedly attacked a police officer. Police wrote that she was “extremely intoxicated.”

In court, the judge ordered that she go to a court-ordered mental health facility. She was there for 30 days before being released. Since then, she’s kept a low profile while also completing an out-patient program. Maybe things will look up soon, Heather.

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Then: Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour was one of the most beautiful Bond Girls we’ve ever seen, appearing in Live and Let Die. It’s hard to forget her mysterious air and long-flowing hair. Seymour also appeared in a number of other films from East of Eden to (most recently) Wedding Crasher. In 2000, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

This English dame has won an Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards. If you take a walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you’ll also see her star. We know what she was up to in the 2000s, but what is she doing now?

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Now: Jane Seymour

Now that she’s in her 60s, Seymour is starting a new life. She met a friend from long ago, and they began dating. Instead of acting, Seymour designs furniture and jewelry. Recently, she had a one-woman art show in Washington, D.C.

When she isn’t busy doing that, she’s writing books, running a non-profit, and producing movies. In 2018, Seymour appeared on Playboy for the third time at age 67. Talk about not letting age define beauty. Seymour has seriously got it!

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Then: Sharon Stone

Everyone remembers Sharon Stone for her revealing role in Basic Instinct. After her role as the seductive killer, she began appearing in other films, including Silver, Casino, and The Quick and the Dead. However, thanks to her role as Catherine Trammel, she was sealed in history as the Most Desirable Female by MTV.

On top of that, she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Casino. After this film, she began to regain recognition for her skill as an actress. She became more than a beautiful figure – she was recognized and honored for her skill.

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Now: Sharon Stone

Where has Sharon Stone been all these years? In 2019, she had an interview with Variety to talk about what happened to her and her career. In 2001, she had a brain bleed that lasted nine days. This caused her to nearly lose custody of her children and her contracts.

Now, she’s doing well. Considering most people die from her type of stroke, she only had a 1% chance of living by the time she made it to surgery. Sharon stone stated, “They wouldn’t know for a month if I would live.” Thankfully, she did, and she’s an outspoken advocate for women’s health.

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Then: Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn is a woman no one can forget. She is an actress, dancer, and singer. She was first spotted on NBC’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, but that’s certainly not how she became popular. In 1969, Hawn appeared in Cactus Flower, for which she won an Academy Award and Golden Globe.

After that, she was a must-have in films for three decades while appearing in movies like There’s a Girl in My Soup, Private Benjamin, and Foul Play. She continued to act regularly until 2002 when she took a break until 2017.

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Now: Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn has decided to settle down and focus on other ventures. First and foremost, she became a mother to three wonderful children, one of which became a prominent, spitting-image of her mother (Kate Hudson). She’s been with Kurt Russell since 1983, and the relationship is still going strong.

Hawn still appears in movies from time to time, but her main focus is The Hawn Foundation. In 2003, this non-profit was founded to provide youth education. She’s also a supporter of LGBT rights, speaking out at nations that criminalize gay people.

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Then: Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer could sell you anything with her amazing physique and stunning poise. This fashion model posed for some of the biggest, most prominent brands of the early ’90s. It didn’t take long for the world to see everything Schiffer could do as she quickly rose to be one of the most famous supermodels in the world.

It’s no surprise that in May 1997, Schiffer appeared on the cover and in the pictorial of Playboy. Brands like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and more would do anything to have her wear their clothing on the runway. It wasn’t all about luxury brands, though. She also appeared as the face of retailers like Mango and Accessorize.

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Now: Claudia Schiffer

Schiffer tried her hand at acting, but she didn’t fall in love with it like she had modeling. Instead, she turned to design. She launched her own collection in March 2011 and soon had several collections under her belt. Schiffer is also an active member of UNICEF and a UK Goodwill Ambassador.

Instead of strutting her stuff, she prefers to watch fashion shows from the front row. She stated, “It’s a different world. I love Gigi and Bella, they’re incredible, and it’s amazing that they have these huge followings. It’s very difficult to compare [us] because they have their own level of digital success today… But, yes, I’m very happy to say, ‘Off you go, this is yours now.”

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Then: Stevie Nicks

You couldn’t have the ’80s without Stevie Nicks. This singer and songwriter defined a generation with her talents as the voice of Fleetwood Mac. She could hypnotize anyone with a distinctive voice that everyone adored. By 1975, Rumours became the best-selling album of the year, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide. Today, it’s the fifth biggest-selling studio album of all time.

Nicks remained with Fleetwood Mac in 1981 while she pursued her solo career. Her first album, Bella Donna, became a top Billboard 200 hit and reached multiplatinum status. With all this success, Rolling Stone decided to name her as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

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Now: Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks is still touring! Although, she made a few appearances here and there, even showing up in the popular TV show, American Horror Story. She planned to take 2020 off so that to battle a case of Epstein-Barr, but all that changed due to the coronavirus. Since she works constantly, it’s been difficult for her to get used to having downtime.

After everything goes back to normal, Stevie Nicks wants to go back on tour. She and her bandmates from Fleetwood Mac still regularly chat with each other to keep in touch. Turns out, there’s no rest for the wickedly awesome!

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Then: Kim Basinger

Originally, Kim Basinger started her career in the ’70s by modeling for various brands, including Ford and Breck Shampoo, but she wanted more. Who could blame her? This blonde bombshell quickly busted her way into acting through various films, including being one of the best Bond Girls.  

Thanks to Never Say Never Again, she became an instant sex symbol. After that, she could do what she wanted. Basinger won award after award, often playing the femme fatale. In the 2000s, she began appearing in dramas like 8 Mile, The Door in the Floor, and a Widow for One Year.

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Now: Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger still acts but not as much as she used to. She’s put acting in the back seat and focused on herself. Recently, interviews revealed that the actress has a lot of anxiety that made enjoyable situations extremely uncomfortable. Instead of forcing herself, she’s allowed herself to chill out.

Basinger also focused on motherhood. She has one child with a previous husband, Alec Baldwin. Ireland Basinger-Baldwin is a model and social media influencer who is very close to her mother. Apparently, they’re like two peas in a pod, and they’re often spotted on vacation together.

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Then: Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley was one of the biggest sex symbols of the ’80s and ’90s. In fact, she played the seductive devil in Bedazzled and the love interest in Austin Powers. She appeared in at least one movie a year until around 2002 when she decided to slow down a little. Along with his, Hurley modeled for huge luxury brands such as Estee Lauder.

Around the time she stopped appearing in films (and TV for the most part), Hurley changed direction. It was time to begin her fashion design career. Her first line was Elizabeth Hurley Beach. Finally, that was something she could focus her energy on.  

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Now: Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley still works as a swimsuit fashion designer. It’s her second love. Her first? Her child. Damian Hurley and his mother have a very close relationship and are very supportive of one another. When she isn’t spending time with her family, she’s out enjoying herself.

In a recent interview, Hurley stated that she adores gardening. “Secretly, I’d much rather be gardening than doing anything else. I’ve been outside doing things for at least five hours a day.” That certainly explains how she keeps such an amazing physique!

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Then: Michelle Pfeiffer

While some people picture Anne Hathaway or Halle Berry as Catwoman, the rest of us imagine the one-and-only Michelle Pfeiffer. Before anyone played the feline thief, she stole the show in Batman Returns. Still, it’s hard to imagine Michelle Pfeiffer tied down to one role or one typecast.

That’s something she struggled with in the beginning, especially after filming Grease 2. She wanted something serious, which is what led her to star in Witches of Eastwick, Scarface, Dangerous Liaisons, and The Fabulous Baker Boys. The latter two winning her two Academy Awards back to back.  

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Now: Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is as busy as ever. She’s steadily appeared in movies of varying genres from Maleficent, Murder on the Orient Express, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and many others. She’s one busy woman! On top of that, she has put a lot of focus on her family. She has two children, John and Claudia.

Because she wanted to look after her family and raise her children, she took a five-year sabbatical from Hollywood, but she returned with force. Life is much busier than Pfeiffer expected, she says in an interview with InStyle. While acting, she’s launching her own line of fragrances called Henry Rose, an idea she’s been working on for decades.

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Then: Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley has quite the reputation. She’s one of the few women to appear on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover three consecutive times. Brinkley was also the face for CoverGirl for 25 years. Few are as accomplished as this stunning woman.

Brinkley wasn’t happy being just a model, so she started to look for other opportunities. That led her to being an actress, television personality, photographer, illustrator, writer, designer, and activist. With a career spanning more than three decades, it’s impossible to go over everything.

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Now: Christie Brinkley

Where is she now? Still wowing everyone with her stunning appearance and amazing brain. Brinkley has more than half a million Instagram followers, which shows her daily life. She loves spending time at the beach and swimming. In fact, in 2017, she appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition once again with her daughters, Alexa and Sailor.

Occasionally, Brinkley will appear on the stage. In 2011, she played Roxie Hart in Chicago. Since she isn’t satisfied with just one pursuit, she also has several business ventures, including Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care, Hair2Wear, Bellissima Prosecco, and Christie Brinkley Eyewear. She has an estimated worth of $80 million.  

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Then: Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford is one of the models that started it all. She became one of the most popular supermodels overnight and one of the top-selling faces in the world. She appeared on magazines like Vogue, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and more.

In total, she had over 500 appearances in 1998 – and even that was an admitted partial count. Modeling wouldn’t last forever, however. By 2000, she only appeared in fashion magazines. Crawford used her free time to work on her own line of furniture and home goods items.  

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Now: Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford is still very much into modeling. In 2011, she threw herself into modeling for the second time in her life, appearing on Vogue Mexico. The runway also called her, appearing alongside Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, and Carla Bruni at the 2018 Versace fashion show.

On the side, she’s a writer, but her real passion is her children. Crawford supports both of her children, Presley and Kaia, both of whom went into modeling. With a mom like this matriarch, these two are sure to be just as successful.  

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Then: Lynda Carter

We may have a new face now, but Lynda Carter will always be the best Wonder Woman. When Carter was beginning her career, she was a model and beauty pageant winner. She was crowned Miss World USA in 1972 and finished Top 15 during the Miss World 1972 beauty pageant. Soon after that, she became Wonder Woman in 1976, which spurred her acting career.

Following her appearance as Diana Prince, she performed in tons of TV shows and movies. Carter was seriously in demand for promotional work and began doing commercial after commercial. She wanted nothing more than to pursue her musical interest, which she did when she recorded Portrait. This would be the first of four albums.

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Now: Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter slowed down her career a little, but she continued filming in movies and films. As she got older, she geared toward voice acting, providing her talent for nearly every Elder Scrolls game. Occasionally, she’ll make appearances on TV shows and conventions to interview about her role as Wonder Woman and her other various ventures.

Being a strong activist, Carter also put her talent to use for speaking out. One of her newest albums, Red Rock ‘N Blues, was about supporting the #MeToo movement. Considering music was one of her first loves, she spends a lot of time writing and producing her own songs.  

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Then: Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch was thrust into America’s eye when she appeared on One Million Years B.C. Even though she only had three lines, her scantily clad bikini performance skyrocketed her become an international sex symbol (and one of the best-selling posters, at the time). From there, she appeared in film after film while doing a little sponsoring on the side.  

It wasn’t all looks, however. Welch had a plethora of talent. She won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress for The Three Musketeers (1974). She was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 1987 for Right to Die. By 1995, she was already on Empire’s Top 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History and Playboy’s 100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century.

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Now: Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch is always busy. One of her most joyous ventures is her wig line, which is very popular and considered to be some of the best in the industry. She also focuses on helping young actresses navigate the tricky paparazzi life, as she grew up dodging them as a beautiful, highly-desirable woman in the industry.

Many directors and producers tried their best to stifle her Bolivian heritage. Now, she’s very outspoken about her roots. One even tried to get her to change her name to Debbie, and she absolutely refused. In 2001, she was awarded the Imagen Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for the promotion of her Latin heritage.

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Then: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar was spotted when she was just four years old. She made her acting debut at six in An Invasion of Privacy. Her biggest break came in 1993 when she was Kendall Hart on All My Children. Because of her talent, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress.

While all of that is impressive, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s legacy began when she debuted as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the same time, Gellar appeared in popular hit movies, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, Cruel Intentions, Scooby-Doo, and more. This woman doesn’t seem happy unless she’s working.

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Now: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Fans were happy to see Gellar marry on-screen love interest Freddie Prinze Jr., but that was just the start of her family story. The couple had two children, and Geller threw herself into parenthood. She fell in love with being a mother and cooking, and she even wrote a cookbook in 2017.

Since Gellar is passionate about being an entrepreneur, she also founded Foodstirs, a food crafting and e-commerce brand. That doesn’t mean she isn’t acting still. That Gellar is lined up to appear on Other People’s Houses and is working on a limited series called Sometimes I Life.

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Then: Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson became popular for one reason: her looks. This woman is the epitome of blonde bombshell. She rose to popularity after appearing in Playboy as Playmate of the Month in 1990. From there, she made appearances on magazines across the world. She tried acting in Home Improvement and Baywatch, the later further cementing her role as the sex symbol.

Early in her career, Pamela Anderson found a passion for animal rights. She began working closely with PETA, appearing in the 2003 “stripped down” campaign. Over the decades, she’s continued to appear in campaigns for the organization and won awards for her work.  

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Now: Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson has been in an on-again-off-again relationship with Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee. The two have been married and divorced multiple times. Despite this, the couple had two children. In 1998, it was revealed that Lee had been abusive toward Anderson and their two children. Finally, in 2010, the pair split for good.

That started a violent custody battle. Anderson also revealed that she had Hep C, thanks to sharing a tattoo needle with Tommy Lee (he had not disclosed his disease to her). The doctors told her she would die in 10 years, but she survives thanks to experimental medication. This gives her time to spend time with her children and continue speaking for animal rights.

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