Hollywood Stars of Golden Age: What Do They Look Like Now?
1. Olivia Newton-John
Since her first single in 1966, the four-time Grammy winner has been charming the world with her timeless hits and iconic locks (now gracefully swept straight).
2. Melissa Sue Anderson
Melissa Sue Anderson started off as a child actress in The Brady Bunch and Bewitched, and rose to fame for her role as Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. She now lives in Montreal with her husband Michael Sloan and two children.
3. Raquel Welch
Welch was a sex symbol and movie icon in the 1960s and 1970s. She drew attention with a doe-skin bikini in Fantastic Voyage, and was ranked as top sexiest women for multiple times. She married and divorced four times and has no intention to marry again.
4. Sophia Loren
Loren made her first appearance in film at the age of 16 after entering a beauty pageant. She played small parts in the early years until she got a chance to sign a five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956, which later lent her international fame.
5. Barbi Benton
Barbi Benton began to model at the age of 16 and took a job with Playboy at the age of 18. She later became a four-season regular on the comedy series Hee Haw. Barbi Benton married a real-estate developer in 1979.
6. Charlene Tilton
As a woman of many talents, Tilton is a successful singer and actress. She is best known for her role as Lucy Ewing in Dallas. Tilton is an advocate for autism awareness and is currently the ambassador for Actors for Autism.
7. Sigourney Weaver
Weaver won the title of "the Sci-Fi Queen" for her numerous roles in science-fiction films. She rose to fame with lead role of Ripley in Alien, and starred in famous movies such as the box-office hits Ghostbusters, Avatar and Galaxy Quest.
8. Kim Novak
Kim Novak had a charming face and starred opposite several top leading actors of the era, including Fred MacMurray, William Holden and James Stewart. She is best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.
9. Lauren Hutton
Born and raised in New Mexico, Hutton started acting and modeling at a very early age. She was among the main cast in the movies The Gambler and American Gigolo, and was recently featured in Calvin Klein’s underwear advert.
10. LeVar Burton
Most of us grew up watching him in Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Reading Rainbow. Burton is still acting now, and his most recent roles was in the 2016 remake of Roots.
11. Britt Ekland
The Swedish beauty was known for her looks, acting skills, and accent. She is most known for being the Bond girl, and being in films such as Mary Goodnight and The Man with the Golden Gun. Ekland currently lives with her dog Tequila in L.A.
12. Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds was forced into show business by a car accident which intercepted his football dream. He had a guest spot on the 1960 Pony Express episode, “The Good Samaritan.” Recently he voiced a character in the Grand Theft Auto video game, and voiced himself in the hit show “Archer.”
13. Barbara Hershey
As a renowned television and movie actress, Barbara Hershey has won many awards for her impeccable performance in movies and TV shows, like Hannah and Her Sisters, A world apart, The Last Temptation of Christ, Paris Trout, and many others.
14. Sally Field
This successful actress made her first appearance on the TV show “Gidget” in 1965 and then went onto the show “The Flying Nun” in 1967 for 3 seasons. Later “Sybil” earned her an Emmy Award. She still is very active on stage now with her recent role in “The Glass Menagerie”.
15. Al Pacino
No more words needed when speaking of Al Pacino, The Godfather is enough. Known for his stunning acting performances, Al Pacino has numerous hits to his credit and the number of awards and honors he has received are a testimony to his success.
16. Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett’s made her first debut on TV in 1968. However, it was her character as Jill Munroe in the hit TV show, “Charlie’s Angels” that rocketed her to stardom and earned her her first Golden Globe nomination. Fawcett died in 2009, at a relatively young age of 62.
17. Mia Farrow
Modeling, acting, and social work, Mia Farrow has done it all and done it convincingly. A noted figure of the golden era of the Hollywood, Farrow appeared in several supporting roles in 60s and 70s and made her mark in the field of entertainment.
18. Sean Connery
Sean Connery, the first James Bond, is winner of two BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe awards, and an Academy award. Other than the Bond franchise movies, Connery has also given great performances in Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, etc. If not for his iconic looks, we wouldn’t recognize this chameleon in so many distinctively different roles.
19. Tina Turner
Tina Turner’s powerful voice and electrifying stage performance attracted people of her time and the generations to come. Fun fact, a street in Tennessee has been named after her.
20. Elton John
The world-renowned songwriter with all his eccentricities married David Furnish in 2014, almost as soon as same-sex marriage became legal in UK. They have been together since 1993, and now have two sons.
21. Gillian Anderson
Born in 1968, Gillian has done quite a few movies and shows that many recognize her in, but is still best known for her role as Dana Scully in the hit sci-fi television series, The X Files. The British-American actress also has a heart of gold having participated in many activist movements.