There are a lot of talented and gorgeous women in Hollywood. But it takes more than the face, body, and talent to get the longevity that everyone wants in this business. You have to be extra special to keep a career in showbiz for a very long time. And these women definitely have what it takes. Here are the great actresses in Hollywood from the ‘80s who are still active in the business.
1. Meryl Streep
Then: Streep started performing on Broadway in the ‘70s. Her first film called “Deadliest Season” debuted in 1977. She got her first awards in the Golden Globes and the Academy for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Joanna in the movie “Kramer v Kramer”
Now: Celebrated as one of the greatest actresses in history, Streep now has the record of the most nominations for an actress in the Academy Awards, in which she won three of them.
2. Cybill Shepherd
Then: Cybill grew up in a small country town in Tennessee. She started her career as a model right after she won in a beauty pageant. Her acting career kicked off in 1971 as she debuted in “The Last Picture Show” by Peter Bogdanovich.
Now: After she took a break in her career right after she had her first child, Shepherd made a comeback in 1983 and made her TV series debut in Fantasy island. She was made popular in her performance with Bruce Willis in the show “Moonlighting”. She continued to take on a producer role in the past decade.
3. Raquel Welch
Then: Welch kicked off her career with a bang as she was taken as an international sex symbol in the ‘60s for her role in the film “One Million Years B.C.” Hers was one of the most iconic sexy roles in the history of Hollywood. She went on to make several films, one she was popularly known for was her role in the movie “The Three Musketeers”.
Now: Racquel also made great TV series such as the Hispanic-oriented “American Family”. Her latest projects was a movie she made in 2006 called “Forget About It.”
4. Ali Macgraw
Then: Ali’s first exposure into the world of show business was through appearances in commercials in the ‘60s. She started to make a name for herself in the industry with her role as Jenny in the 1970 film “Love Story”. After that, she started to get projects left and right.
Now: She had a lot of projects in TV – “Convoy”, “Players”, and “Dynasty”. Her latest performance was a reunion with Ryan O’Neal, her “Love Story” co-star, in the production of “Love Letters” which was in 2016.
5. Jacqueline Bisset
Then: Bisset captured the eyes of the world when she first appeared in the film “The Detective” as Norma Maclver. From there, her acting career kept soaring with her ending the decade with 17 movies all in all.
Now: Following her very successful career in the ‘70s, Jacqueline continued to appear in several films and TV shows. Her most recent one was in a 2015 film “Miss You Already” with Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore.
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