Actress Molly Ringwald

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 29, 2005

What happened to Molly Ringwald, who played in several movies in the 1980s?
—Rachel D., Tennessee

Molly Ringwald was only 16 during the peak of her fame in the 1980s with Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. But breaking that teen stereotype was not easy for the Roseville, Calif., native, and in 1990, at 22, she moved to Paris for the next 10 years, which included a failed short marriage. In the late 1990s, Ringwald took several roles in low profile projects. Then in 2000, she returned to the United States, where she worked on and off Broadway, including a portrayal of sassy Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Now 37, Ringwald lives with her daughter, Mathilda Ereni, in New York City. Her most visible recent role was in the popular 2001 spoof, Not Another Teen Movie.