Where Are They Now? Popular Women from the 1970sTedEntertainment0 Comments 0 The 70’s brought the rise of bell bottoms and the creation of arcades. There was a lot of political turmoil that was hard to ignore, but one way was to turn on the TV and watch our favorite stars. Have you ever thought back to that time and wondered what ever happened to your favorite stars of the 1970’s? Well we did some digging and found the answers. Here’s our list of 60 of the most beautiful 70’s stars and where they’re at today. Dolly Parton Women took over Hollywood in the 1970s. Wherever you looked you would see a new beautiful and successful woman gaining immense popularity. Now, almost 50 years later, where are these women now? Morgan Fairchild Originally born Patsy Ann McClenny, you’ve seen Morgan Fairchild in shows like Happy Days, Dallas, and her breakthrough role on Search for Tomorrow. She is still acting today and recently appeared in A Christmas in Vermont with Chevy Chase in 2016. Linda Ronstadt Dubbed the Queen of Rock, Linda Ronstadt had a successful music career. She won 10 Grammys and 31 of her records went either gold or platinum. She announced that she had Parkinson’s disease in 2013 resulting in a halt to her singing. Goldie Hawn You’ve seen Goldie Hawn in There’s a Girl in My Soup, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and The Sugarland Express. She also voiced a character in the Disney Channel show Phineas and Ferb. She will soon return to the big screen alongside Amy Shumer in Snatched. Pam Grier Pam Grier had a habit of playing strong, bold characters in movies like Foxy Brown and Coffy. She still acts today and had a large role in The L Word. Linda Gray Linda Gray started her career as a body double in The Graduate for Mrs. Robinson. She went on to star as Sue Ellen on Dallas and has appeared in Hollyoaks, Hidden Moon, and Expecting Mary. Kim Basinger Before appearing on the big screen, Kim Basinger had a successful modeling career. She appeared in movies like From Here to Eternity and recently Fifty Shades Darker. She won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in L.A. Confidential. Barbara Streisand After a successful music career in the 1960s, Barbara Streisand broke into acting in the 1970s. She won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for her performance in Funny Girl. She will star in Gypsy, which begins filming in 2017. Billie Jean King Winner of “Battle of the Sexes,” Billie Jean King fought through sexism and homophobia throughout her tennis career. She has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and started the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative for diversity workplace issues in 2014. Ann-Margret You know Ann-Margret from her famous role in Bye Bye Birdie. She recently appeared in Ray Donovan in 2014, but is expected to star in at least two more upcoming roles. Allison Arngrim Young Allison Arngrim starred as Nellie Oleson in Little House on the Prairie. She released a memoir, “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated,” which was a major hit. Maureen McCormick Maureen McCormick’s most famous role is Marcia on The Brady Bunch. She went on to appear in Happy Days and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! She recently competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2016 and earned 8th place. Teri Garr Teri had her first major breakthrough with her role in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation. People know her best from Young Frankenstein. She announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002 and became an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Cicely Tyson She started her career as a model before winning two Emmy awards for her performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman. She went on to act on Broadway and in the hit movie The Help. Her most recent role was in Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away with Murder. Charlene Tilton You know Charlene Tilton as Lucy Ewing on Dallas. She’s also known for her short height. She stands at just 4’11’’. After her role on Dallas, she went on to start a pop music career. In her off time, she focuses on taking care of foster children and doing charity work. Paula Prentiss Comedic actress Paula Prentiss is best known for her role in The Honeymoon Machine. She also starred in The Stepford Wives and recently appeared in I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in this House in 2016. Loretta Swit Loretta Swit was one of four actors who appeared in all 11 seasons of M*A*S*H. Her performance in the show won her two Emmy awards. Her most recent job was narrating a documentary called Never the Same: Prisoners of War Experience. Debbie Harry Debbie Harry was the lead singer of the band Blondie. She was inspired by Elton John to do charity work and has been involved in Amnesty International Human Rights and Endometriosis Foundation of America. The band is still together and released their latest album in 2014. Kate Jackson You know Kate Jackson from her role in Charlie’s Angels. She went on to star in Mrs. King, Scarecrow, and Baby Boom. She is set to release a memoir in 2020. Beth Chapman Beth Champan was the youngest person on Colorado to become a bail bondsman. In the 1990s she met her husband Duane Chapman and went on to create Dog the Bounty Hunter with him. In 2017 she shared that she was diagnosed with cancer but has been in remission. Cheryl Ladd You know Cheryl Ladd as Kris Munroe in Charlie’s Angels. She also started a music career in 1978 with the release of her song “Think It Over.” She sang the National Anthem at one of the Superbowl games during the 1980s. She recently appeared in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Grace Slick Rock and roll singer Grace Slick was a big name in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in San Francisco. She now focuses on visual art rather than music. She has said, “When you are older, generally, you’re a bit quieter. Rock and roll is a young expression – it’s strong, loud, and ironic. There are just things you do when you’re 25 you don’t do when you’re 70 because you look silly.” Jane Seymour Jane is known best for her role as a Bond Girl in Live and Let Die and her roles in Four Fathers and Battlestar Galactica. She even paired up with Kay Jewelers and designed the Open Heart Collection in 2008. Diane Keaton Keaton’s first big role was as Kay Adams-Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic The Godfather. She went on to star in Annie Hall, which won her an Academy Award, Sleeper, and Love and Death. She is still acting and most recently starred as Sister Mary in the television show The Young Pope. Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway first appeared on Broadway. She moved to the big screen with her role in The Happening, which was released in 1967. She is best known for her performance in Bonnie and Clyde and even won an Academy Award for it. She still acts today and has two movies coming out in 2017. Sissy Spacek You know Sissy Spacek from her performance in Carrie. This role earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Throughout her career she has appeared in JFK, Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Help, and In the Bedroom. Katharine Ross Katharine Ross started her famous career with her role as Mrs. Robinson’s daughter in The Graduate. She would later land the lead role in The Stepford Wives. She still acts today and even writes children’s books. Julie Andrews Julie Andrews had two iconic roles: Mary Poppins and Maria in The Sound of Music. She continues to act today and has appeared in The Princess Diaries, Shrek, and Despicable Me. She has a Netflix series coming out soon called Julie’s Greenroom. Beverly Johnson Betsy Johnson holds the title for being the first African American woman to be featured on Vogue in 1974. Her acting career was groundbreaking for African American models. She wrote an article in Vanity Fair accusing Bill Cosby of drugging her in the 80s. This was published in 2014. Karen Lynn Gorney The soap opera star spent four years on All My Children and eventually starred alongside John Travolta in the dancing hit Saturday Night Fever. She took some time off, but returned in the 1990s and appeared on The Sopranos and Law & Order. Lorraine Gary Lorraine Gary played Ellen Brody in the horror film Jaws. She continually reprised the role in multiple sequels to the movie. She now works for the Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Advisory Committee and the Humans Rights Watch Africa Advisory Committee. Ellen Burstyn Ellen Burstyn has a list of award nominations from her performances. She has been nominated for Academy Awards and won one for her performance in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. You can see her act in The Exorcist, The Last Picture Show, and The Age of Adaline. She still acts to this day. Meryl Streep Known as one of the best actresses of our time, Meryl Streep got her start on Broadway. She made it to the big screen with her role in Kramer v Kramer. She has received many awards and continues to act to this day. Her most recent film was the musical, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Marilu Henner Marilu began her career touring with the cast for Broadway’s Grease. Her fame spiked with her role as Elaine Nardo in Taxi. One fun fact, she is one of twelve people who have Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, which probably helps her write so many books and memoirs. Carol Kane Carol Kane won a Golden Globe for her performance in Hester Street and also went on to appear in Taxi and Annie Hall. She also performed on Broadway in the hit musical Wicked as Madame Morrible. She currently plays Lillian Kaushtupper on the Netflix original show The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Jane Fonda Actress and fitness enthusiast Jane Fonda has made quite a career for herself. She won an Academy Award for her performance in Klute and then moved on to producing with the movie Fun With Dick and Jane. She currently stars in the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie alongside Lilly Tomlin. Talia Shire You can see Talia Shire in The Godfather and Rocky. She earned nominations for Academy Awards for these performances. Lynda Carter Lynda Carter made her mark on Hollywood with her role as Wonder Woman in the late 1970s. In 1978, she turned to music and released an album called “Portrait.” She made a guest appearance on the show “Supergirl” recently. Cybill Shepherd Cybill Shepherd appeared in movies such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, The Last Picture Show, and the Broadway show The Best Man. Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog is one of the four members of the Swedish group ABBA. You can hear her on big hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me.” In the 1980s she went off on her own to start a solo career. Raquel Welch Raquel Welch made her mark with her famous bikini scene in One Million Years BC. She received a Golden Globe award in 1973 for her role in The Three Musketeers. She also got into fitness and beauty later in her career. She also has a line of wigs she calls “HAIRuWEAR.” Carly Simon Carly Simon came out with her first album in 1971. It was her song “You’re So Vain” that left her mark on popular culture though. To this day, fans argue about who the song is actually about. She wrote a memoir, Boys in the Trees: A Memoir in 2015. Catherine Bach You know Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. Her fame declined after this role until she landed a part on The Young and the Restless in 2012. She also appeared in Hawaii Five-O and Monk. Chris Evert Champion tennis player Chris Evert won seven World Championships during her career. She also won the Sportswoman of the Year from Sports Illustrated in 1976. She now runs a tennis academy in Florida and has come out with her own line of tennis gear and apparel. Ali Macgraw The first gig Ali Macgraw had was in commercials. She then would land roles in Love Story, The Getaway, Convoy, and Players in the 1970s. GQ listed her as one of the 25 sexiest movie stars in 2008. Lauren Hutton Everyone wanted a gap tooth after Lauren Hutton came on the scene. Vogue featured her a total of 27 times during her career and she appeared in The Gambler and The Joneses too. Dawn Wells You know Dawn Wells as Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island. After the show ended, she couldn’t catch any other large roles. However, she still does make money off of the show whenever there are reruns. Christie Brinkley Christie Brinkley is one of the world’s most famous supermodels. For 25 years she was the face of Covergirl and even landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2017. At 63 years old, she still looks like she’s in her 30s! Olivia Newton John Olivia Newton John’s most famous role was Sandy from Grease. She didn’t go on to act in many more films but instead turned to music and released some pretty catchy hits. In 2015 she paired up with her daughter and released “You Have to Believe.” Erin Murphy You’ll remember Erin Murphy as Tabitha from Bewitched. She and her twin Diane were both cast for the part. She grew tired of the child actor life and went back to a normal life after the show ended. Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah’s first role was in the horror film The Fury in the late 1970s. She went on to appear in Splash, Steel Magnolias, A Walk to Remember, and Grumpy Old Men. She now stars in Sense8 on Netflix. Samantha Fox Samantha Fox’s career began when she was just 3 years old. She went on to release music including popular song “Touch Me.” She competed in Celebrity Big Brother 18 in 2016. Kultida Woods Kultida Woods is the mother of famous golfer Tiger Woods. She married Earl Woods, a military man in 1969. She loves her family more than anything and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren. Diana Ross Diana Ross began her career in the girl group The Supremes in the 1960s. She went on to have a solo career and came out with the beloved hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Mindy Cohn You know her best from her role as Frenchie on The Facts of Life. She has also appeared on The Secret Life of an American Teenager, The Second Half, and The Kids from Room 402. She recently starred in Hollywood Dirt in 2017. Lucille Ball While Lucille Ball is known best for her comedy show I Love Lucy in the 1950’s she stayed relevant in the 1970s. She had successful variety shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Lucy passed away in 1989. Sigourney Weaver Sigourney’s first role was in Annie Hall. She went on to star in Alien, Hole, Avatar, and Ghostbusters. Her career has won her a Tony Award and several Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Traci Lords Traci Lords began in the adult film industry before moving to acting in Melrose Place, Married with Children, Cry-Baby, and MacGyver. She now has her own line of clothing and sings. Jaclyn Smith Jaclyn Smith was one of the three Charlie’s Angels in the 1970s. She went on to star in Christina Cromwell and was recently in Bridal Wave. Lola Falana Lola’s career started in Italy. She moved over to America in 1970 and started appearing in American films. The last time she appeared in a film was 1989. She was diagnosed with MS in 1987. Barbi Benton Barbi Benton made her mark with her pictures in men’s magazines. She appeared on the cover four famous magazines throughout her career. She even married Hugh Hefner. She moved on from modeling to singing country music. She also appeared in The Love Boat and Sugar Time! She later married George Gradow, who was eventually convicted of tax fraud and is serving time in prison. Bo Derek Bo Derek’s first appeared in Orca and would leave her mark with her performance in 10. She had a whirlwind romance with the movie’s director and married him despite the decades age difference. She now has a line of organic dog shampoos and conditioners. Jacqueline Bisset Jacqueline earned her fame after her role in The Detective alongside Frank Sinatra in 1968. She has gone on to star in Airport, Day for Night, and recently Miss You Already. Fun fact, she’s Angelina Jolie’s godmother! Susan Dey You remember Susan Dey from The Partridge Family. She also appeared in Loves Me, Loves Me Not, L.A. Law, and Third Watch. She won a Golden Globe for her performance in L.A. Law. Dolly Parton Dolly Parton is a woman of many talents. Her songs “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” are forever popular. She also had a variety show titled Dolly! in the late 1970s and even has her own amusement park. Barbara Eden Barbara Eden is remembered for her role on I Dream of Jeannie. This was the role that really made her career. Before that she appeared in B Movies in the 1950s. She hasn’t had any roles for quite a while now.