Women all over the world envied them, guys wanted to date them. These famous women from the 70s were all over the TV, newspapers, movies and posters. So, what are they up to now?
Sally Field was truly a major star in the 70s. She was even awarded an Academy Award for her performance in the movie, Norma Rae. Since then, Sally has gone on to have an illustrious career in both film and television. She has made appearances in the TV series, ER and Brothers and Sisters.
Bo Derek entered the frame in the 70s making her film debut in the horror flick, Orca. Although the movie bombed at the box office, it helped her land her breakout role in the movie, 10. These days, she invests her time in political activities. She is also an advocate for animal rights.
Before landing her breakout role in the Bond flick, Diamonds Are Forever, Valerie played as Montana Wildhack in Slaughterhouse-Five. Since then, she has been seen in Mel Gibson’s, What Women Want and the TV show, Lights Out.
Cybill Shepherd started her career as a model. However, she soon turned her attention to acting to a fair amount of success. She made a name for herself with her roles in the movies The Heartbreak Kid and Taxi Driver. Recently, Cybill was seen in the TV show, The L Word.
Kate Jackson shot to fame after starring in the original Charlie’s Angels. In fact, she actually came up with the name of the show. Since then, Kate has been married and divorced thrice! These days, she serves as an advocate for excellent heart health and for breast cancer.
Maureen McCormick gained prominence with her recurring role on the sitcom, The Brady Brunch. Since then, the actress has also tried her hand at songwriting, TV presenting and being a recording artist. However, she did go through a tough financial period in the recent past and even had to resort to prostitution to make ends meet.
Alison Arngrim found success relatively early in her career. She was only 12-years-old when she landed the role of the antagonist in Little House on the Prairie. These days, Alison spends her time doing charity work.
As an actor and director, Liv Ullmann was a household name in the 70s. She has even received a Golden Globe for her work on the film, The Emigrants. More recently, Liv directed Colin Farrell in the 2014 film adaptation of Miss Julie.
Goldie Hawn received her first Oscar when she was only 24-years-old. She was awarded the coveted prize for her performance in the 70s film, Cactus Flower. The actress currently does movie work intermittently. She is the mother of the actors, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson. Goldie is currently romantically involved with Kurt Russell.
Jane Seymour shot to fame in Live and Let Die. Her role as a Bond girl catapulted her into superstardom and made her a sex symbol. She remains active as an actor both on-stage and onscreen.
Jodie Foster’s role as a teenage prostitute in Taxi Driver helped her garner legions of fans worldwide. This was shortly followed by her role in Silence of The Lambs—both of which earned her an Academy Award. These days, she is also active as a director. Recently, she directed Julia Roberts and George Clooney in the movie, Money Monster.
Cher is a legendary figure in the entertainment industry. Despite growing old and feeble now, she continues dabbling in music and acting every now and then. Recently, she enjoyed successful stints as a judge on both the reality TV shows, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars.
Susan Sarandon initially shot to fame in The Rocky Horror Show. However, it was her role in the movie, Thelma and Louise, which truly catapulted her into superstardom. These days, the actress is known for her political activism in humanitarian, human rights and other various progressive and liberal causes. She currently serves as UNICEF ‘s Goodwill Ambassador.
Before starring in movies, Meryl Streep started her acting career in stage shows. She made her debut in the film, The Deer Hunter, alongside Robert De Niro. Since then, she has won over 157 awards for her outstanding performances. The actress also holds the record for Academy Award nominations, at a whopping 19.
Pam Grier got her big break in Quentin Tarantino’s successful flick, Jackie Brown. She even received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress that year. The actress was recently seen portraying the character of Kit Porter on the L Word.
Diane Keaton reached the pinnacle moment in her career when she won her first Oscar for her performance in the film, Annie Hall. Recently, she provided her to voice to the animation movie, Finding Dory. The actress has also dabbled with photography, real estate, writing and singing.
Barbra Streisand is a woman of many trades. She was the most successful female artist in the US in the 70s. Currently, Barbra continues singing, acting, and giving her opinions on important issues all over the world.
Talia Shire rose to prominence with her roles in the movies, The Godfather and Rocky film franchise. For her performances in the aforementioned flicks, she was even nominated for two Academy Awards. These days, she displays her acting prowess mostly on stage rather than in movies.
Ellen Burstyn started her acting career in theatre. She then made the transition to the world of cinemas to great success. She won her first Oscar for Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore in the 1970s. The actress also won critical acclaim for her performance in The Exorcist.
Carol Kane is mostly known for her role in the TV series, Taxi. She also starred in the well-loved classic, Annie Hall. These days, the actress has a recurring role in the Netflix Original, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Olivia Newton-John truly captured the attention of the people all over the world with her lead role in the movie Grease. Since then, she has also been able to forge a successful career in music, having managed to win four Grammy Awards thus far. In 2015, she reached the number one spot on Billboard’s dance club chart, with the song she released with her daughter, Chloe.
Faye Dunaway has starred in several successful movies over the years including Bonnie and Clyde, The Thomas Crown Affair and Chinatown. She continues acting to this day!
Before making a name for herself as an actor, Kim Basinger took the fashion world by storm. The actress is the recipient of an Oscar; she won the coveted award for her role in L.A. Confidential. She was also cast to play a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again. The actress continues acting to this day and will be next seen in the 50 Shades sequel.
Rene Russo has had a successful career as a model and an actress. She has been able to grace the covers of household magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan. The actress is mostly known for her performance in the film, Lethal Weapon. She was last seen in the movie, The Intern, alongside Robert De Niro.
Lynda Carter is globally recognised as the actress who brought the comic character, Wonder Woman, to life. In 1972, she was crowned Miss World America. These days, she spends her time recording music and singing.
Although Raquel Welch only delivered three lines in the movie, One Million Years B.C, she still grabbed the attention of the world. Perhaps, it was partly because she was scantily clad in an animal skin bikini? Since her rise to fame, she has published a book, released a few DVDs and has even enjoyed a successful stint as the face of MAC cosmetics.
Stefania Sandrelli started acting when she was only 14-years-old. The actress is mostly known for her performances in the Italian hits, Divorce and Italian Style. Although she continues acting to this day, the actress prefers to stay away from the limelight. Her daughter, Amanda Sandrelli, is also an actress.
Pam Dawber made a name for herself playing the titular role of Mindy in Mork and Mindy, and Samantha in My Sister Sam. These days, she has her hands full as the spokeswoman for a charity organisation named, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, that is a youth mentoring organization.
At her prime, Candice was truly worth her salt as an actress and model. She is best known for her decade-long stint as the title character on the sitcom, Murphy Brown. The actress isn’t as active as she was before; she definitely deserves to be semi-retired.
Michelle Pfeiffer’s role in the cult-hit, Scarface, catapulted her into superstardom. She has only gone from strength to strength since then. The actress recently gave a memorable performance in the film adaption of the musical, Hairspray, alongside John Travolta.
Here’s a surprising fact for you! Dolly Parton has had 25 number one songs on the country Billboard Charts! The singer isn’t too active anymore and why would she be? She could basically live off of her royalties. In her career thus far, she has released 42 studio albums!
You would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t know Jane Fonda. She has done Broadway, starred in a handful number of successful movies, made numerous TV appearances and even released fitness videos. These days, she has been keeping herself busy with political activist causes. She is primarily active in movements related to feminism, Native American rights, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and environmentalism.
Susan Anton is a woman of many trades. She has released hit singles, starred in successful films and has even done well in numerous beauty pageants. However, she is most prominent for her role on Baywatch and her performances on Law & Order.
Catherine Bach is best known for playing the role of the iconic, ¨Daisy Duke¨ in The Dukes of Hazzard. The actress was recently seen on the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless. She continues acting to this day.
Although she passed away in 2009 owing to a sudden recurrence of cancer, Farrah Fawcett has managed to leave behind a legacy. She will be forever remembered as one of the original stars in the successful TV series, Charlie’s Angels.
Jaclyn Smith was the only angel to stay for the entire run of Charlie’s Angels from 1976 to 1981. Since then, she has been able to establish her own successful clothing brand. The actress was recently seen on the TV show, Law & Order.
Stevie Nicks achieved superstardom as the frontwoman of the rock band, Fleetwood Mac. She was later able to forge a successful solo music career. She doesn’t have any children.
Mary Tyler Moore
The actress is best known for portraying the character of Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Show. Over the course of her career, she was also able to win an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild’s lifetime achievement award. During her last years, she actively participated in charity events.
Linda Blair will always be known for her role as Regan in the 70s horror flick, The Exorcist. Her performance in that movie won her a Golden Globe Award and even earned her an Oscar nod. She was recently seen in the comedy web-series, Whoa!, and the film, The Green Fairy. She has definitely aged well.