See the Cast of ‘Sixteen Candles’ Then And Now
The 1984 coming of age comedy âSixteen Candlesâ was the first movie directed by John Hughes, who had already made a name for himself writing screenplays for movies such as âMr. Momâ and âVacationâ
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 âBrat Pack.â
See what all the young stars of âSixteen Candlesâ are up to now.
Molly Ringwald, Samantha Baker
Then: Ringwald was in fact 15 when she played newly 16 Samantha Baker inÂ âSixteen Candles.â Ringwald got her start on a 1979 episode of âDiff’rent Strokesâ and was a recurring character on âThe Facts of Life.’ But it was âSixteen Candles,â followed in yearly succession by two more John Hughes films, âThe Breakfast Clubâ and âPretty In Pink,â that made the redhead into an â80s icon.
Now: In what is probably her biggest role since her John Hughes days, Ringwald plays Anne Jurgens on the ABC Family show âThe Secret Life of an American Teenager.â The 44-year-old is married and has three young children.