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Molly Ringwald (born February 18, 1968 in Roseville, California) is a red-haired American actress who first became famous and popular with teenagers in the 1984 movie Sixteen Candles. After the success of the film, she appeared in many other teen movies .
Ringwald, the daughter of blind jazz pianist Bob Ringwald , started her acting career young. At age five, she starred in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland, playing the dormouse. At age eight, she landed herself a place on TV's New Mickey Mouse Club. Her breakout role was Pretty in Pink (1986).
Ringwald was a member of the so-called Brat Pack. The term was first coined in 1985 after a night out with a reporter of the New Yorker Magazine. The reporter published a sensationalist article calling her and her fellow actors (Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore and Anthony Michael Hall) The Brat Pack.
Among Ringwald's movies are Fresh Horses, The Pick Up Artist , and the movie that got the Brat Pack together: The Breakfast Club. During the period that Ringwald was Hollywood's top female teen, she appeared in countless covers of such publications as Tiger Beat, Teen and many others. She later lived in France for four years and only appeared in French-language films.
- Tempest (1982)
- Sixteen Candles (1984)
- The Breakfast Club (1985)
- Pretty in Pink (1986)
- The Pick-up Artist (1987)
- For Keeps (1988)
- Fresh Horses (1988)
- Strike It Rich (1990)
- Betsy's Wedding (1990)
- Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
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