Eighties fashions aren’t the only aspect of the decade making a comeback.These 20 stars from the era quickly went from ubiquity to obscurity.
And now they’re ready to come back.
Even in a youth-dominated business, plenty of celebrities are breaking back into Hollywood 30 years later.
Michael J. Fox and “Cheers” star Shelley Long are returning to their sitcom roots, while Pat Benatar is back on tour.
Even Molly Ringwald is booked with jobs these days.
Check out what these celebrities and more are doing, and what they look like today.
It's loosely based on his own life as a father battling Parkinson's, which he has been battling in real life since 1991. Four major networks fought for the show before it landed at NBC.
Fox has been married to his wife Tracy since 1988 and they have four children.
She played spoiled rich girl Blair. After the show ended in 1988, she didn't make a television appearance until a reunion in 2001.
In addition to honing her 'Survivor' instincts over the years, Whelchel is now a mother of three and married to a minister. A devout Christian, she's also written Bible study books for women and speaks at 'Women of Faith' conferences.
She starred in 'Pretty in Pink,' 'Sixteen Candles,' and 'The Breakfast Club.' After that, she starred in flops like 'For Keeps?' and a variety of TV movies. By 2000, she had almost completely fallen off the radar.
She also starred in an episode of 'Psych.' Ringwald is married to a writer and has three children, including one set of twins.
He starred in 1980's blockbusters including 'The Outsiders' and 'St. Elmo's Fire.' His next big hit didn't come until 'The West Wing' in 1999.
By the late 1990s, his career had fizzled out. His biggest hit was voicing Moses in the animated film 'The Prince Of Egypt.'
She joined the cast of the NBC pilot 'Do No Harm,' a psychological thriller that's loosely based on 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.'
After she quit, her career fizzled out. She made guest appearances on sitcoms including '8 Simple Rules,' 'Frasier' and 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch.'
She also headlined with Al Pacino in 'The Sea of Love.' She made appearances in movies including 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' and 'The Big Easy'
And last year, she toured with Blondie. Benatar has been married for 30 years and has two daughters.
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.