Time changes things, we know that this is true, and never more so than in how we remember stars from our childhood and how they look now. We know that they will inevitably have aged, but sometimes it’s surprising just how different they look, and other times how similar they still look!
So without further ado, we’ll take a look back at some of the big stars from the 80s from the big screen, small screen and from the music industry, too – let us know what you think about the difference between then and now!
1. Bonnie Tyler.
Bonnie Tyler rocked the 1980s and she has still got that rock-chick look today, along with those powerful lungs that made her famous!
2. Henry Winkler
Playing everyone’s favourite cool guy, the Fonze, Henry Winkler was perfectly cast in this role and there’s no-one else we think could have played him!
3. Ralph Macchio.
He is best known for his role as ‘The Karate Kid’ and is now reprising his role in the spin-off series Cobra Kai!
4. Henry Thomas.
Who could forget his role in the movie, ‘E.T.’ as Elliot, the little lad who befriended the Extra Terrestrial?
5. Tempestt Bledsoe.
She played Vanessa on ‘The Cosby Show’, one of the Cosby kids and always played the part well. She doesn’t look that different now!
6. Staci Keanan
The girl at the centre of the show in My Two Dads, she has grown up to be a real beauty!
She was a major pop star in the 80s, famous for “I think we’re alone now” amongst others.
8. John Schneider.
He was just a good ‘ol boy on ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, and everybody loved him!
9. Renee O’Conner.
She played Gabrielle on ‘Xena The Warrior Princess’, and many people preferred her to the titular character, who was your favourite?
10. Lucy Lawless
And now the Warrior Princess, Xena herself, Lucy Lawless has continued to act and turned up in some major productions!
11. Ron Howard
Playing Richie Cunningham in Happy Days, he shot to fame opposite Henry Winkler’s Fonze and is now a talented and very famous director!
12. Bo Derek.
She played a role in the movie ‘10’ opposite Dudley Moore and was one of the era’s biggest sex symbols!
13. The Pet Shop Boys
Singing such 80s greats as Suburbia, It’s a Sin and West End Girls, they are still going strong today!
14. Morten Harket.
He was the lead singer of ‘A-Ha’, with the likes of The Sun Always Shines on TV and Take on Me.
15. Tony Hadley
The lead singer of Spandau Ballet, the group famous for Gold and True, their songs are still as popular today as they were then.
16. David Jason
The star of Only Fools and Horses, David Jason is as well known as Del Boy as he is himself and the two are pretty much synonymous.
17. Michael J Fox
The star of Back to the Future and Teenwolf and one of the biggest stars of the 1980s, he was one of the hottest properties around!
18. Mia Sara.
She was Ferris Bueller’s love interest in the movie ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, and she played the part perfectly, she still looks great today!
19. Matthew Broderick
Ferris Bueller himself, can you imagine any other actor that could have played the character as well as Broderick did?
20. Molly Ringwald.
Everyone knew Molly Ringwald in the 80s as she was the star of several Brat Pack movies and one of the most popular actresses of the time!
21. Mark Hamill.
The star of ‘Star Wars’, and Luke Skywalker himself, though he is just as famous now for having given the voice to The Joker in the animated Batman Series for a number of years!
22. Judd Nelson.
He is best known for his role in ‘The Breakfast Club’ and was another star from the Brat Pack movies.
23. Jeff Cohen.
He played Chunk in the movie ‘The Goonies’ and he was seriously funny in the role, who can forget the Truffle Shuffle?
24. Ally Sheedy
Another member of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and a very talented member of the Brat Pack cast!
25. Sean Astin.
He was the main character in ‘The Goonies’ and went on to play Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings!
25. Kevin Bacon
He was the main character in Footloose and has recently been seen dancing again, this time in tight-fit rubber alongside Britney Spears in a series of ads!
26. Kelly McGillis.
She was the pretty lady from ‘Top Gun’ and is one of the ones on the list who has changed the most since!
Are you surprised by how much these stars have (or haven’t changed)? Is this post making you feel old or making you want to go back and re-watch lots of films and TV? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments as always!