When you look for a new vacation spot, sometimes you want to really get away from everything and everyone you know.
Or perhaps you just want to find a hidden gem that is a bit off the beaten path. Montenegro, a country that only became independent back in 2006, offers an amazing place to get some rest and relaxation called the Bay of Kotor.
The bay sits on the Adriatic Sea. Across it is the eastern coast of Italy, in other words, at the backside of the “boot.” The bay is a fjord, which can only be found usually in very cold countries like Norway, Sweden, and Finland. What is nice, though, is that you get the “architecture” of a fjord, with the weather of the Mediterranean.
The Bay of Kotor is actually a UNESCO Heritage Site, an honor which is also had by places like Machu Picchu, Petra, and Venice. The city has walls, which were originally put up for defense, but now provide travelers with the opportunity to take beautiful panoramic pictures from the top.
The town has a great vibe, with cobblestoned streets, and a main piazza with restaurants.
One thing to be aware of is that, although to most of the world, this beautiful bay is unknown, Europeans have taken advantage of it, and sometimes organize cruises to come by the town. Before you travel, it is important to make sure you will not be there when there is a lot of cruise traffic, as to not disturb the small-town feel of the place.
Still, nothing can really ruin the beauty of this waterfront area. The sunset itself is worth the flight. Since there were many wars in this region, it is not well trekked, and could be a unique way for you and your family to spend your vacation days.
It’s been a couple of years since the 1980’s… okay, it’s been a bit longer than a couple of years. Where did the beloved celebrities of that era end up? Still famous, or obscure and forgotten? Take a look.
Raquel Welch is known as a teen idol who popularized a fur bikini in One Million Years B.C. She still works today: her latest film credit is 2017’s How to Be a Latin Lover. Welch has been married and divorced four times over the years, and she doesn’t think she wants to marry again. Even at age 76, she is still praised for her stunning fashion sense and figure; in her mid-sixties, she was picked to be the face of MAC Cosmetics Beauty Icon series.
Erin is best known for her portrayal of Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days. Besides for starring in an unsuccessful spin-off of Happy Days, Erin lived a relatively regular life. She had a couple of guest roles here and there until she passed away after being diagnosed with throat cancer.
The career of Brooke Shields began when she was young; she modeled as a child and starred in a provocative role at age 12 in the film Pretty Baby. She attended Princeton University, graduating with A’s and B’s. A steady stream of film, stage, and TV roles followed, including The Blue Lagoon, the film she is widely recognized for still. Brooke just landed a big, recurring role in the 19th season of Law And Order: SVU. Along with acting, she stays busy as an animal rights activist.
Kathleen Turner is best known for her Golden Globe winning movies Romancing The Stone and Prizzi’s Honor. Since then, she has had a steady stream of roles in movies, including in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. Stage acting on Broadway is also on her résumé, with two Tony nominations. As she got older, her body went through changes as a result of rheumatoid arthritis treatment, as well as for substance abuse. In 2017, she got a new role in a film called Someone Else’s Wedding.
Once the star of The Woman In Red (alongside Gene Wilder), Weird Science, and Hard To Kill (with future husband Steven Seagal), Kelly LeBrock has decided to abscond from society. She raised her kids, “away from the limelight,” in a house in the middle of nowhere countryside, “with no TV for 24 years!” Her daughter Arissa brought her back to television on Growing Up Supermodel. On the reality show, Arissa, a plus sized model, looks to achieve the model status Kelly had when she was young.
After rising to fame as the ditzy blonde daughter of Al Bundy on Married… With Children, Christina Applegate has had a steady stream of roles in comedy movies. She appeared alongside Will Ferrell in Anchorman, alongside Ed Helms in Vacation, and most recently, she is in a dramatic movie about an affair called Crash Pad. Christina was unfortunately diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, but luckily due to early detection and a double mastectomy, she is cancer-free. Now, she dedicates time to raising funds for cancer research.
Wielding an Amazon fighting staff, Renee O’Connor’s character Gabrielle on Xena: Warrior Princess fought enemies for the show’s six-season run. Although she is best known for the role of Xena’s sidekick, she started off as a commercial actress, even appearing in a TV ad for McDonald’s. Since then she has acted in many movies and even started her own production company, ROC Pictures (from her initials). In 2017, she starred in two movies in post-production: Watch The Sky and A Question Of Faith.
Tempestt played the fourth child of the Huxtable family on The Cosby Show. After eight seasons the award winning series ended, and Tempestt moved onto smaller TV movies and guest roles on shows. She also picked up a bachelor’s degree from NYU. In 2012, she was a main cast member alongside Anthony Anderson in the TV show Guys With Kids, by creator Jimmy Fallon, but the show only lasted one season. She is currently the host of Clean House, an interior design show on the Style Network.
Coming from a family of actors and actresses that includes half-sister Blake Lively of Gossip Girl fame, Robyn Lively was born to pursue the thespian arts. She starred in Teen Witch, a movie that became a cult classic, and still shown late at night at some cinemas. The film’s rapping sessions and fashion have become engrained in culture. Since then, Lively has had a consistent run of TV appearances. In 2017, she has a movie, Small Town Crime coming out, and three projects for 2018.
Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler sang the mega hits, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” and “It’s A Heartache,” and since then has not stopped performing. In 2013, her latest album, Rocks And Honey, came out. Off this album is the single “Believe In Me,” which she performed as the representative of the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest in the same year. In 2017, Bonnie sang her mega hit during the Great American Eclipse, as the lyrics of “Total Eclipse…” fit so well.
“Whatchu’ talkin’ about Willis?” This famous line from Diff’rent Strokes said to Todd Bridges’ character. After eight successful seasons, in line with the stereotype about child stars, Todd sadly got involved in substance abuse. This led to serious legal trouble; Johnny Cochran came to his defense for an attempted murder charge, and Bridges was acquitted. Bridges played Monk, a prominent recurring role on Chris Rock’s sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Now, he has multiple films in post-production, as well as a role in an upcoming TV series called Fly.
In The Goonies, Chunk was the aptly named, rotund comic relief, and the origin of the truffle shuffle. After the Spielberg hit, he was featured in a couple of CBS game shows. However, he grew up and gave up on acting, focusing instead on academics, studying at UC Berkeley. Although being Chunk helped, and he used this name recognition to become president of the students association while in school. Now, he is an attorney, after getting a JD from UCLA law school. He specializes in entertainment law.
In The Breakfast Club, Ally Sheedy was the “basket case,” famously using her dandruff to complete a piece of charcoal artwork with some “snow.” She was in another brat pack movie, St. Elmo’s Fire. Since then, she has been in a film that garnered praise from film critics called High Art in 1998, and was in an 0ff-Broadway production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Most recently, she was in the 2016 dark comedy Little Sister and had a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse.
The leader of the Goonies, Mikey Walsh, was played by Sean Astin when he was just 13 years old. Unlike many child stars whose fame fizzles out, Sean was able to score another huge role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. He continued on to star in more film and TV, for example in 50 First Dates and 24. Recently, Sean played a major role in the Netflix hit Stranger Things. Off screen, Sean stays in shape by participating in Iron Man competitions.
In the seventies and eighties, long-haired singer-songwriter Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was a huge rockstar for songs that are still popular today like, “Dream On,” and “Walk This Way.” Sadly, because of various issues including substance abuse, the band fell apart. Rising from the ashes, Aerosmith re-formed, and came out with more hits. More recently, Tyler was a judge on American Idol for two seasons. In 2016 he released a solo album, and in 2017 he is still touring with Aerosmith.
Mickey Rourke’s first love was boxing. He eventually started acting and had a huge success in the 1980’s in the movie 9 1/2 weeks. However, in the early 1990’s, Rourke left acting to pursue boxing professionally. When he retired from the sport, he returned in supporting roles in successful films in the early 2000s like Man On Fire. As a leading character in mainstream movies, he made a huge comeback in films like Sin City, Iron Man 2, and The Wrestler. His next movie, Tiger, is completed.
Madonna is an artist who has somehow remained appealing and popular from the 1980’s until today. She re-invents herself from record to record, and somehow doesn’t look like she’s aging despite being 59 years old currently. Her latest album, Rebel Heart, was released in 2015, and she was able to make millions from touring that album. In 2016, she supported Hilary Clinton, holding a concert in support of her candidacy. Recently, she adopted four-year-old twin sisters from Malawi.
A legend of folk rock, Neil Young had many albums out as a solo artist or as part of major bands like Buffalo Springfield or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Politically, Young made music that is entwined in the fabric of United States history like “Ohio,” and “Southern Man,” which spawned a heated response from Lynyrd Skynyrd. In 2005, he had a brain aneurysm that was luckily treated with no major complications. He announced in 2017 a new album, Hitchhiker, which is a mix of old and new songs.
She’s called the Princess Of Pop or the Goddess Of Pop, but she started out as a soap opera star on Neighbours. Her biggest hit, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” is, according to Yahoo! music, “the catchiest song ever.” In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and was thankfully successfully treated, and returned to an acclaimed tour. More recently, she was a judge on The Voice (the UK and Australian versions). In 2017, she announced that she’s working on a fourteenth studio album.
From 1985-1992, Jeremy Miller played Ben Seaver on Growing Pains. After starring in the pilot of Ghostwriter, he was booted from the cast, and besides a couple of Growing Pains reunions has not had huge roles. He spent years recovering from an substance addiction, which he attests began at the shockingly young age of 4. However, in 2017, he can boast 4 new films, two which are already in post-production. Perhaps he is on the cusp of a powerful comeback!
Lisa Welchel was a child star who started off her career in The New Mickey Mouse Club, but probably is best known for her almost decade-long role as Blair Warner on The Facts Of Life. She became a devout Christian at age 10, and was devoted enough to release a Christian pop album in 1984. After a long hiatus from the screen, she appeared on Survivor: Philippines and won $100,000 prize money. In 2013, she co-hosted the talk show The Jeff Probst Show.
Peg Bundy always had a comeback to Al’s snide comments on Married…with Children. She actually had a career singing backup for major stars like Bob Dylan before her TV career. After Married, Sagal played guest roles on shows and was finally cast in 8 Simple Rules, which unfortunately ended with the death of John Ritter. She recently starred in a main role in her fourth husband’s show, Sons Of Anarchy. She revealed recently that she’d had an affair with Kiss’ Gene Simmons.
Traci Lords started her career scandalously: as an adult film actress who was underage (she used fake identification). After the scandal came out, she went legit, and studied acting. She had a major hit in the feature film Cry-Baby (one of many film and TV roles). She also pursued singing, and had a hit single “Control” which went double platinum. In 2015, she was on Celebrity Wife Swap. In 2016, she collaborated with a fashion line. This year, she has her directorial debut in The Unquiet Grave.
In the daytime soap opera Search For Tomorrow, Morgan Fairchild played Jennifer Pace for four years, graduating to primetime soap opera Dallas as the original Jenna Wade. She got a nomination for a Golden Globe for her starring role in NBC’s Flamingo Road. She is a self-declared science nerd, and is also deeply informed about political issues. It has been said that she knows, “more about terrorism than 99.9 percent [of] Americans—and most members of Congress.” She tweets to keep her 60,000 followers informed.
Due to her stunning performance in 1981’s Ragtime, Elizabeth McGovern was nominated for an Oscar. Since then she has worked steadily with big names like Robert DeNiro, Mickey Rourke, and Brad Pitt. She was even once engaged to Sean Penn, who she met on set. Along with acting, she is a singer-songwriter. Recently, she had a major role in Downton Abbey and has two movies coming out in 2017. She has two children with Simon Curtis, a British director and producer.
Bo Duke from The Dukes Of Hazzard was a role the John Schneider secured at the young age of 17. He had a smattering of TV guest stars until 2001 when he had a starring role in Smallville. All throughout, John has been a singer-songwriter of country music, releasing nine studio albums. After hearing Johnny Cash talk about Christianity, Schneider became born-again. He was most recently in Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, and has many new projects coming out this year.
Richard Dean Anderson
Although Anderson started off on General Hospital, he is best recognized as Angus MacGyver from MacGyver. After the success of MacGyver, Anderson starred in a couple of films, but returned to television in 1997 to star in Stargate SG-1, a role that effectively lasted a decade. The last film he starred in was a spinoff movie of the series, called Stargate: Continuum. Now, he mostly focuses on being a single dad to his teenage daughter, as well as helping environmental organizations.
Although she is famous for being Tom Cruise’s love interest and flight instructor in Top Gun, Kelly McGillis is farther from being with Cruise than anyone. She came out as a lesbian, but only after two marriages to men and having two kids. The BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated actress is classically trained, and used her skills to act on stage. She is returning to the screen, though. In 2017, she scored a lead role in the thriller Mother of All Secrets.
Margot Kidder started her film career in 1968, and worked in various roles opposite stars like Gene Wilder and Robert Redford. The role that gave her mainstream recognition was Lois Lane in the Superman series of movies, the first of which came out in 1978. In 1996, she suffered a manic episode that was widely publicized, and was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She had many relationships, including a six-day-long marriage. In 2015, she won an Emmy for her work in R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
Audiences might have been too occupied with the ghoulish killer character from Scream to remember Neve Campbell, who was the lead female actress in the role. The whole Scream franchise was very profitable, including a fourth installment in 2011. More recently, Neve played a recurring character on the Netflix political hit House Of Cards. Her son Caspian was born in 2012. She is currently in the midst of filming Skyscraper, alongside Dwayne Johnson, which is set for release in 2018.
Playing the upbeat character Barbara Good on BBC’s The Good Life brought Felicity Kendal to prominence. However, she came from a theatre family and had her first role on stage as a baby, so Felicity felt that she should return to her roots. She spent the last couple of decades on West End or off-West End stages; most recently, she has been cast in a 2017 revival of Lettice and Lovage. She converted to Judaism, and says she experiences anti-Semitism from people confused about her religious choices.
Delta Burke became known to American audiences after her role as ex-beauty queen Suzanne Sugarbaker on Designing Women. This is based on a real-life achievement: Burke was crowned Miss Florida when she was a high school senior! Sadly, labor disputes and personal issues with the other castmates resulted in her release from her contract at the end of five seasons of the seven-season show. She struggled with weight fluctuations and is a compulsive hoarder. In 2012, she was part of a failed pilot called Counter Culture.
When she was known just by her first name, Tiffany Darwish was a teen icon and singer-songwriter. She was commercially successful, but her later work never lived up to her first album. She posed in Playboy magazine in 2002. Recently, she’s been in a string of reality shows, including Celebrity Fit Club, where she lost 28 lbs. In 2014, she appeared as a contestant on Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off and placed third. Her last album was in 2016, called A Million Miles.
Tawny Kitaen was given the name Julie, but at age 12 decided on her own that she wanted to be called Tawny. She became well known as the girl from multiple Whitesnake music videos. Since then, Tawny had multiple TV roles, none of which lasted more than 2 to three seasons. Multiple legal issues plagued her, including a domestic violence charge, which led to her divorce from MLB player Chuck Finley. She stars in the TV series Moms Anonymous in 2017.
Rebecca De Mornay
In Risky Business, Rebecca De Mornay played Lana, a mischievous working girl who got Tom Cruise’s character in trouble while his parents were out of town. After that, she had a couple of big roles, notably in 1991’s Backdraft. Briefly, she was engaged to legendary musician Leonard Cohen, but ended up with two daughters fathered by Patrick O’Neal, a sports reporter. Recently, she starred in a film alongside John Travolta called I Am Wrath, and starred in Netflix’s Jessica Jones.
They call her “The Body” for her impressive record: five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers! Modeling was her first venture, and she was super successful at it, with a host of magazine covers, runway shows and corporate endorsements. She worked as an actress in various roles, and she hosted Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. She dated Billy Joel, and was also married multiple times to multi millionaires. She is getting a divorce from her latest millionaire husband, Donald Soffer, this year.
In the 1980’s, Daryl Hannah starred in multiple huge films, such as Blade Runner, Splash, Crimes And Misdemeanors, and, Wall Street. Her on-screen career has been steady since then. Notable roles include an assassin in the Kill Bill series as well as a role on the Netflix-produced show Sense8. Hannah has had high profile relationships with major celebrities including John F. Kennedy Jr., Jackson Browne, and, currently, Neil Young. The environment is extremely important to her; she’s been arrested many times at protests.
Immediately, when you think about Olivia Newton-John, you think about Grease and the classic soundtrack. However, she is a standalone artist as well who has won four Grammys, and is one of the highest selling artists of all time. In 1992, she had breast cancer but luckily recovered. As recently as 2015, she had a hit single, “You Have To Believe,” which reached the number one spot on the Billboard Dance Club Song Chart. Sadly, in 2017, her cancer has returned- in her lower back.
Starring alongside John Cusack in Say Anything… was her biggest role on screen, which she is still known for today. She has had an impressive history of relationships. First, she dated Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer and frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Then, she dated and married Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz, only to separate and divorce. She had a daughter with David Netto, but they eventually broke up. Now, she’s with Ben Lee, Aussie singer and actor, and they have a daughter as well.
Lysette Anthony acted alongside Woody Allen in Husbands And Wives and also has been in British sitcoms and soap operas. Her casting on Hollyoaks came to an end this year, but she is starring in an upcoming film called When the Devil Rides Out. She has had 3 major relationships. The first was a marriage to an artist, Luc Leestemaker. The next was to American director David Price. Finally, she was with composer Simon Boswell for six years, whom she has a son with.
Bo Derek dropped out of high school at 16 and started a relationship with John Derek, who was 30 years older than her. They had to relocate to Germany, as their laws allowed them to date (and eventually marry). She was John’s fourth wife. Her big acting break came in the movie 10, which made her an international teen idol. John died in 1998 of heart failure, and since then she has been dating actor John Corbett. In 2017, she had a role in the film 5 Weddings.
Daniel-San, or, Mr. Daniel in Japanese, from The Karate Kid was played by Ralph Macchio. He went on to star in other hit movies My Cousin Vinny and a film adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Since then, he’s played small roles and TV guest spots, including many winking roles where he reprises his Karate Kid character. In 2018, he will do the latest reprisal for a series on YouTube Red where the rivalry between Daniel and the Cobra Kai is reignited 30 years later.
Henry Thomas played Elliot from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial when he was just nine years old. Since then, he had been annoyed with the box that this put him in, as nobody cared about his latest project, just about the 1981 Spielberg hit. It is fair, as he had acted in films like Gangs Of New York alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2017, he is starring in a Netflix movie based on Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game. He eventually came to terms with and embraced his E.T. role.
On Who’s The Boss? Danny Pintauro played Jonathan, Angela’s son. He has not acted much since, and has been a Tupperware salesman, as well as the manager of as restaurant. He came out as gay in 1997, and has been married since 2014. Also, he has been HIV positive since 2003, and he has become an advocate for celebrities with HIV, defending Charlie Sheen when the media released information about his medical condition. A 2016 web series he stars in explores the challenges of publicly having HIV.
As a kid, Emmanuel Lewis starred in Webster as a character with the same name. At this young age, he had success and was even a spokesperson for Burger King. Since then, he has been involved with Tae Kwon Do training and Freemasonry. In a bizarre turn of events, he is a singer who is big in Japan; his single “City Connection” got to number two on the Japanese charts. He has not had an acting credit in a decade, but was featured on a live podcast in 2014.
Everyone knows Mark Hamill from the Star Wars saga. Fewer know about his voice acting prowess: he’s been the voice of DC’s Joker character since 1992. He tried to avoid being type cast after Star Wars, acting in many roles opposite to his Luke Skywalker character. However, he has returned to the world of the Jedi in at least two more Star Wars films. He has two more films coming out, though, that are not sci-fi in 2018. Hamill has three kids and one granddaughter.
As a member of the brat pack, Judd Nelson was in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire. He has acted steadily since then, appearing in the 2017 film The Downside of Bliss and has a 2018 film coming out as well. Along with acting, Nelson has authored four books that were released on Kindle in 2013. He hates the term ‘brat pack’ and the journalist who came up with it, who he said he didn’t like from the beginning.
The catchy pop hit “Take On Me” was written and performed by A-ha. Morten Harket was the lead singer up until A-ha broke up in 2010, only to re-form in 2015. He also released six solo albums. He has five children: three kids from his first marriage, a daughter from a girlfriend, and most recently, another daughter from his current girlfriend. A 2016 review of an A-ha concert said that Morten lacked stage presence, literally standing behind the other members of the band.
Known for her role as Mallory Keaton on Family Ties, Justine Bateman has had a surprisingly academic recent history. After the end of the sitcom, she has had small roles on TV until about 2013. She also started a production and consulting company. She joined her brother Jason Bateman on his TV show Arrested Development in a guest role. After high school, she was not contractually allowed to go to university, so she enrolled in UCLA 2012, when she was 46, to study computer science.
In the new wave band The Go Go’s, Jane Wieldin played rhythm guitar. They were signed in 1981, and had some hits in the same year. Later on, she pursued a solo career, and had a hit single, “Rush Hour.” In 2011, she and the other girls from the band had a reunion tour. At the turn of the millennium, she was also on television on Spyder Games, and was a voice actor on Mission Hill. Her latest credit is in 2016, for the horror film HoneyBee.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen
Tiffani Thiessen has multiple successes on different shows. She portrayed Kelly Kapowski on Saved By The Bell and Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210. She played in various roles since then and has an upcoming Netflix show, Alexa & Katie. She had a tumultuous time when her boyfriend committed suicide in 1999. Once engaged to actor Richard Ruccolo, she ended up married to actor Brady Smith in 2005. Their first child was a girl, and five years later, she gave birth to a boy.
Although Lori Singer is best known from the screen as Ariel from Footloose, she is also a very successful cellist. After studying at Julliard, she has performed on some of the world’s premier stages, like Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall. Her acting credits are sparse, but include work with big names. In 2013, she produced an acclaimed documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. Most recently, in 2017, she acted alongside James Franco in The Institute.
After multiple cast members left the Diff’rent Strokes spin-off sitcom The Facts Of Life after the first season, Nancy McKeon was recruited for the second season. She played Jo Polniaczek until the end of the show, eight seasons later. Since then, she has performed in a slew of TV movies, and played roles on various television shows, including a role on the two-season run of the Disney Channel show (featuring Demi Lovato) Sonny with a Chance. She married in 2003, and has two daughters.
On Diff’rent Strokes, Dana Plato played Kimberly Drummond, who dealt with bulimia, which raised awareness to the audience as the character sought help and change. Plato was let go from the show before its ending because she got pregnant with her son. Her life entered a sad decline: an accountant stole a majority of her money and she started abusing substances. She tried to rob a store once and was caught. Her downfall came with an overdose at age 34, with her son committing suicide a decade later.
Since the success of Superman, there was a need for a female equivalent character. Wonder Woman was the answer. Lynda Carter is so closely intertwined with her three seasons as Wonder Woman, that she still today is asked about the new Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot (Lynda gives two thumbs up). Carter is also a recording artist and recorded five songs recently for the video game Fallout 4. DC comics is so close to her heart, she was offered and accepted a role in 2017’s Supergirl TV show.
Although she had major roles in TV shows T.J. Hooker, Dynasty and Going Places, she is best known for her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place. Since then she has had roles in many TV shows, including Spin City, although most shows she was in lasted only a season or two. Depression and anxiety plague her life, which culminated in an alleged attempt on her own life. In 2016, Locklear appeared in a TV movie and Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home.
Phoebe Cates is the girl in the red bikini from the unforgettable fantasy scene in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. The scene was nothing compared to her previous, even racier movie, Paradise, where she appeared sans clothing. She made a shift and focused on garnering a younger fan base with Gremlins. She married actor Kevin Kline and they had two kids, one son and one daughter. Cates has not had a movie role since 2001. Now, she operates her own boutique store on Madison Avenue called Blue Tree.
As a page 3 model, Samantha Fox posed topless from her teenage years, garnering praise as a teen idol. Fox transitioned to making pop music afterward, and had a big hit in “Touch Me (I Want Your Body).” Her relationships have been varied: she was linked with the famous criminal Peter Foster, Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley, and, in a surprise move, with her female manager Myra Stratton. Unfortunately, Stratton died in 2015 from cancer. In 2017, she played the lead in the TV movie A Study in Red Trilogy.
Sadly, Tracey Gold is known for her very public battle with anorexia, rather than her role as Carol Seaver on Growing Pains. She first started dieting young, as she was surrounded by Hollywood culture. The writers of the show were ruthless as well, drawing national attention to her teenage weight gain which led her to become even more obsessed with weight loss. At one point, she was a tiny 80 lbs. Luckily she was able to undo the damage to her body and was able to bear children.