If you were a kid of the 80s, you likely would have had these celebs faces plastered all over your bedroom walls
Hot 80s teen heart-throbs that you followed avidly in fan magazines, back in the day before YouTube and Twitter.
But as the decades have rolled on, you probably are wondering whatever happened to them? Why has it been decades since we can remember last seeing them on the big screen? Well, let’s find out!
Iconic as the Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio was a mega-star when he was young, and also a teen hunk in the film The Outsiders. But what happened to him?
He has made a few cameo appearances and had small roles here and there over the years. But he made the choice to settle down for a quiet life with his wife, whom he was introduced to by his grandmother when he was 16, and raise some kids.
His lack of interest in the party lifestyle of Hollywood was even poked fun at in a short comedy sketch by Funny or Die in 2010, which suggested that his wholesome lifestyle is what killed his career.
Super teen hunk of the 80s, star of the hit sitcom Growing Pains and films such as Like Father Like Son. Kirk Cameron converted to evangelical Christianity and decided the showbiz life was not appropriate for him. He has driven up a lot of controversy with his religious views, and is now more well known for his radical beliefs about homosexuals, and refuting atheism.
So where is Kirk Cameron today? Well, he and a friend started an evangelical ministry in 2002, and he spends most of his time preaching on the pulpit, or raising money for the Foundation he runs with his wife. If he appears on TV these days, it is usually just on the TV show run by his church.
This sexy 80s star is most well known for her sultry role in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun, where she starred along side Tom Cruise. Predicted to become a potential Oscar winning actress in future roles, she chose to give it up instead.
She came out as a lesbian, and is now in a civil marriage union with her partner. She has concentrated on giving back to the community and has worked full-time with alcoholics and drug addicts in a rehab center. Generally, she prefers a quiet life out of the lime-light.
You will recognize her from her roll in the highly famous film franchise Back to the Future. Claudia Wells played the girlfriend of Marty McFly, performed by teen heart throb Michael J Fox.
However, not long after, her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and feeling her priorities had changed she concentrated on devoting herself to her family. Nowadays she runs an Armani Wells high-end resale store for men, in Studio City. She is vocal in supporting many children’s charities and occasionally takes on minor acting roles.
Rick Moranis had an incredibly successful film career before tragedy struck. Most famous for his starring roles in Ghostbusters I and II, Little Shop of Horrors and Honey I Shrunk the Kids, he appeared to slip off the face of the planet not long after.
Moranis and his children had endured the grief of losing his wife and their mother to breast cancer. So he gave up Hollywood to becoming the widowed single-father of his children. To Rick Moranis, family comes first.
He is immensely private about their lives, wanting to give them a wholesome upbringing out of the spotlight. Occasionally he does some voice over work since his children have grown, but so far no film roles have appealed to him.
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