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Molly Ringwald’s most iconic TV and movie roles

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Actress Molly Ringwald and says that some of the story lines in the hit John Hughes film ‘Sixteen Candles’ his ‘problem.’

Molly Ringwald is celebrating her 52nd birthday on Tuesday, even if it seems like just yesterday she was blowing her 16 candles.

The iconic actress will forever be cemented in place in cinematic history as ” the queen of the 80s teen romance dramedies. When you play a spoiled rich girl, to an awkward teenager coming of age and finding love for the first time, we have to keep her in a movie that helped define a decade.

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Here are the seven best film and TV roles.

8. The Pick-Up Artist (1987)

Jack Jericho (Robert Downey Jr.) it is a ” pick-up artist, who set his sights on Randy Jensen (Molly Ringwald), a young tour guide, who can toe-to-toe with him.

7. Fresh Horses (1988)

Ringwald stars as a Jewel, a 16-year-old from Kentucky, who says that she is married and in an abusive relationship. Andrew McCarthy (Mt) — an engineering student — to fall in love with her at a party.

The film also stars the legendary Viggo Mortensen and Ben Stiller.

Actress Molly Ringwald and actor Andrew McCarthy to pose in front of the film, “Fresh Horses” in 1988.
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6. Riverdale (2017-present)

Ringwald is a TV comeback-as Mary Andrews in The CW’s “Riverdale” — the angsty teen drama that was inspired by the Archie comic book series. Mary and Archie’s (KJ Apa), mother, and a few of the late Luke Perry, who played the role of Archie’s father, Fred.

It was close, with Perry on the set-up. “He was a person, each and every time, I flew to Vancouver I would get a text message from him:” Are you coming?” “Are you still here?’ “When are we eating?’ He was my touchstone, the person I saw in it all the time,” she told Refinery29.

5. For Keeps (1988)

In a more progressive role over the coming decade, Ringwald starred as a high schooler (Darcy) who gets pregnant and has to do with post-natal depression after the birth as well. The character has to balance a new marriage, a baby, and in high school, before you are at least 18 years of age.

4. The Facts of Life (1979-1980)

At just 11-years-old, Ringwald starred in a supporting role as Molly Parker.

She revealed to EW that she has actually baked a 12-year-old out of the show.

“[The producers] changed their minds, and then, dismissed me, which was kind of hard for a 12-year-old girl,” she explained. “What she said, she wanted to be closer to Lisa Whelchel, who played Blair, and she wanted to be closer to her own age, and I was too young at the time. I was a little bit of a different generation to the next.”

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3. Pretty in Pink (1986)

Andie (Ringwald) is one of the most popular girl at her Chicago high school. She is good friends with a quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her, but as a rich, cute boy Blane (Andrew McCarthy) asks her out, it all seems too good to be true.

Jon Cryer, Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy on the set of the movie ‘Pretty In Pink’, 1986.
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2. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Ironically, Samantha’s (Ringwald), parents forget her birthday. She has been on the junior high school, puberty, and adolescence, and characterized the senior guy (Michael Schoeffling), but he thinks that he is not interested in her, because she was a virgin. In the meantime, in the straight guy Ted (Anthony Michael Hall) pines after her.

Even though the John Hughes movie that was a favorite with the fans, Ringwald believes that his issues are not to be maintained.

“If anyone says, and I believe this to be true, that the times were different and what was acceptable then is not acceptable now, nor should it be, then,” she told NPR in 2018. “I feel completely different about the movie, and it’s a difficult situation for me, because there is a lot that I like about each of them.

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1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

Ringwald portrays Claire, the “princess”, who is forced to spend her Saturday in detention with four other students — a brain (Anthony Michael Hall), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), a jock (Emilio Estevez), a criminal (Judd Nelson).

The original poster from ‘The Breakfast Club’
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