While our favorite actors from the 80s don’t always keep their careers going, there’s the happy few that not only manage to stay relevant, but also look great doing it. Here’s just a few people that we loved then, and still love now.
The Flashdance star didn’t have much of a career in Hollywood, but did go on to plenty of success on TV, starring in shows like The L Word and Taken.
The General Hospital and Full House star was a complete heartthrob in the 80s, and has continued acting in TV shows well into the present day.
We all remember her as Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show, but she’s taken a long hiatus from acting to raise her kids alongside husband Jason Momoa.
After massive successes with his run on SNL, his standup and his Beverly Hills Cop movies, Eddie’s career has cooled a bit over the years, though he’s clearly still got it; he received an Oscar nomination in 2009 for Dreamgirls.
She has too many awesome roles to name, but ever since Scarface we’ve all been massive fans of her work. After a few small hiatuses, she’s back on the big screen in a massive way in movies like mother! and Murder on the Orient Express.
Following in the acting footsteps of his father James, the former Goonie has had one hell of a lasting career in Hollywood. He received an Oscar nomination for his role in Milk, and is currently set to appear in massive blockbusters like The Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2.
First wowing audiences in the 70s with The Rocky Horror Picture Show and then critics in the 80s with Atlantic City, her career has been consistently impressive. She finally got an Oscar for Dead Man Walking in 1996, and has continued to appear in movies like Cloud Atlas and Zoolander 2.
if it weren’t for the salt in his hair you could be forgiven for thinking Denzel Washington has barely aged since St. Elsewhere, and after massive roles in Malcolm X, Training Day, Man on Fire and Fences, he shows no sign of slowing down.
We’ve been in love with her since seeing her in The Outsiders and Streets of Fire, and she continues to impress us in movies like Walk on the Moon, Secretariat, and Inside Out.