Linda Gray – Then
Linda Gray got her big break in the most unusual way; she was Mrs. Robinson’s body double in The Graduate (1967) and that was good enough to land her her own roles. Her breakthrough acting role was when she played Sue Ellen on Dallas from 1978-1991. I think we can all remember sitting on the living room floor pretending not to watch this as our parents watched it!
Linda Gray – Now
Gray had reprised her role on Dallas in 2012-2014. After this, she appeared in Hilton Head Island, Holly oaks and Grand-Daddy Daycare. Now 81, she was last photographed being out in 2021, when she was shopping at a Costco in California, this was the first time she had been seen outside in 3 years! She now lives the low-key life in California on a ranch in the suburb of Valencia.
Pam Grier – Then
Pam Grier, also known as the first female action star, first rose to fame after playing bold and assertive women in the early 1970s in numerous movies. She was in multiple hit films such as Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974), and Sheba, Baby (1975). She had recieved lots of impressive awards for these roles such as an Emmy award and a Golden Globe Award!
Pam Grier – Now
Since the 70s, Grier has continued her acting resume through getting roles in films such as Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991), Jackie Brown (1997), The Man With The Iron Fists (2012) and Proms (2019). As well as Linda Gray, 74 year old Grier also lives on a ranch but in Colorado. She actually never had children, as she stated her life was way too busy to get married and have kids.
Goldie Hawn – Then
Goldie Hawn was America’s sweet heart, who originally rose to fame by becoming a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. This role gave her many more future opportunities due to her likeable and approachable personality on the show. She then landed some roles in extensive comedic productions like There’s A Girl In My Soup (1970) and Butterflies Are Free (1972).
Goldie Hawn – Now
Her career in comedic films continued as she has acted in many more huge movies and TV shows such as Death Becomes Her (1992). However, she took a break from acting between 2002 and 2017, when she returned to play with Amy Schumer in Snatched. Blondie is now 77 and has been with her partner, Kurt Russell, for over 20 years. She stated on a CNN special by Chris Wallace that she hasn’t got married to her partner because of how costly divorces are, stating ‘Why should we be? Isn’t that a better question!’.
Linda Ronstadt – Then
Linda Ronstadt began her music career when she played shows at the Troubadour, a famous nightclub in Hollywood. She was soon called the ‘Queen Of Rock’ after she made a few tweaks to her albums. Her albums consisted of diverse genres such as rock, country and light opera – with the occasional Latin! She’s gone onto win 11 Grammys and an Emmy award because of these albums.
Lisa Ronstadt – Now
Sadly, in 2013 her career came to a holt as she announced she has Parkinson’s Disease and will no longer be able to perform. This led to her retiring from singing and she released her memoir; Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir. However, a few years on from her retirement, she discovered she actually had a Parkinson’s-like disease called progressive supranuclear palsy.
Morgan Fairchild – Then
What many don’t know about Morgan Fairchild is that her real name is actually Patsy Ann McClenny! However, she is better known as Morgan Fairchild after she become a household name from becoming character Jennifer Pace on the TV series Search For Tomorrow from 1973-1977. And the rest really is history!
Morgan Fairchild – Now
Due to her mass fame, she quickly landed more roles to the likes of Happy Days, Kojak, and Dallas. However her most famous role was in the 1980s when she played Constance in Flamingo Road. She still continues to act and has recently returns to her soap opera routs through acting in Days Of Our Lives.