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See the Cast of ‘Sixteen Candles’ Then And Now

Sixteen Candles Then and Now
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The 1984 coming of age comedy ‘Sixteen Candles’ was the first movie directed by John Hughes, who had already made a name for himself writing screenplays for movies such as ‘Mr. Mom’ and ‘Vacation’

Among its young stars were Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall, both of whom became regular John Hughes players, and were a part of a group of actors that became known as the ‘Brat Pack.’

See what all the young stars of ‘Sixteen Candles’ are up to now.

Molly Ringwald, Samantha Baker

Molly Ringwald
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Then: Ringwald was in fact 15 when she played newly 16 Samantha Baker in ‘Sixteen Candles.’ Ringwald got her start on a 1979 episode of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ and was a recurring character on ‘The Facts of Life.’ But it was ‘Sixteen Candles,’ followed in yearly succession by two more John Hughes films, ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Pretty In Pink,’ that made the redhead into an ’80s icon.

Now: In what is probably her biggest role since her John Hughes days, Ringwald plays Anne Jurgens on the ABC Family show ‘The Secret Life of an American Teenager.’ The 45-year-old is married and has three young children.

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