Pretty In Pink Cast Then and Now

I’m a true child of the 80’s, I plastered my walls with Tiger Beat posters while wearing jelly bracelets and watching movies like 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink.  This week while watching TV it occurred to me that the Pretty in Pink cast has changed, a lot!  When did they get so ‘old?’ And does that mean I am really getting old too?

Take a look and decide for yourself…

Molly Ringwald as Andie in Pretty in Pink


Molly Ringwald in The Secret Life of an American Teenager (2008-2013)

Andrew McCarthy as Blane in Pretty in Pink

Andrew McCarthy in Unforgettable

John Cryer as Duckie in Pretty in Pink

John Cryer in Two and a Half Men

James Spader as Steff in Pretty in Pink


James Spader in The Blacklist



So which of the Pretty in Pink cast was your favorite then?  And who are you still watching now?


I have to admit that as beautiful as I thought Andrew McCarthy was, I was rooting for Duckie to get the girl way back when.  As for these days, I’m still loving Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men.  I haven’t seen Secret Life of an American Teenager or Unforgettable but did attempt to watch The Blacklist last night and it was just too much for me.  I watch some pretty graphic and intense shows and maybe it was just a sensitive day for me but I got to the point that I was literally getting queasy from watching.  (I do think it was great writing and acting though so if you aren’t as much of a wuss as I am, check it out.)


  1. I just watched the Blacklist last night and didn’t even put two and two together that was the same guy! He is the only one that changed as he got older!

  2. Whaaaat!? That’s hilarious – I never made any of those connections, although I did always wonder why the mom in Secret Life looks familiar. :p

  3. OMG this was my FAVORITE movie of the 80s.
    Ok well ONE of the many favorites.
    I cannot believe how old James Spader looks……I feel sad.
    And old.

  4. Natalie Winnett says:

    Molly Ringwald looks fantastic! Actually, they all do! I need to work in showbiz so somebody can do my hair and makeup 😉

  5. Molly Ringwald looks amazing! Wow!

  6. James Spader! Though I always thought that Andrew McCarthy was cute. 🙂

  7. This is still one of my favorite movies. Molly Ringwald hasn’t aged at all, and wow look how young John Cryer was!

  8. Did you see the Blacklist? We think it’s going to be one of our new faves!

    • I watched about 3/4 and then got queasy and changed the channel. Apparently it was too intense for me (I don’t know why I watch Sons)

  9. fausses ugg chaudes says:

    Thank you for your article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  10. What ever happened to the actress Emily Longstreth who played Kate in Pretty in Pink?

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