70’s Stars That Will Absolutely Drop Your Jaw – Where Are They Now?
Girls wanted to be them, guys wanted to date them. They were seen on TV, they were posters on your bedroom wall – but where are these 10 famous women of the 70’s now?
Born on July 26, 1945, in London, England, Helen Mirren pursued stage work before debuting in film during the '60s. A versatile, highly-skilled actress, Mirren has starred in many movies, including Caligula, Excalibur, Calendar Girls and The Last Station. She was lauded for her lead role in the series Prime Suspect and she's portrayed Queen Elizabeth I and II, winning an Oscar for the latter role. She was later cast as Alma Reville, the wife of director Alfred Hitchcock, in the 2012 biopic Hitchcock.
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. She became one of television's most beloved wives, playing Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and won two Emmys for her work on the series. The Mary Tyler Moore Show — featuring a single, 30-something woman in the working world — started in 1970 and won her three more Emmys. Her roles on these classic TV sitcoms have made her one of the most popular actresses in television history. The legendary actress died on January 25, 2017 at the age of 80.
Italian actress Sophia Loren was born in Rome on September 20, 1934. Raised in poverty, she began her film career in 1951 and came to be regarded as one of the worlds most beautiful women. Loren won the Best Actress Academy Award for the film Two Women in 1961 and an Academy Honorary Award in 1991. Married to producer Carlo Ponti for 50 years until his death in 2007, Loren lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
Born in Suffern, New York, on August 22, 1939, Valerie Harper began as a dancer in Broadway musicals like Lil Abner,Wildcat and Subways Are For Sleeping. She spent the 1960s studying and performing with Chicago's Second City Theater. In 1970, Harper was cast as Rhoda Morgenstern in the hit sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a role that earned her three consecutive Emmy Awards and a spinoff show of her own called Rhoda.
Born in Germany in 1940, Elke (Schletz) Sommer moved into acting from a modeling career. During the 1960s, she starred opposite the likes of Paul Newman (The Prize, 1963), Peter Sellers (A Shot in the Dark, 1964) and Bob Hope (Boy, Did I Get the Wrong Number, 1966). She also became a familiar face on the 1970s talk show circuit and presented her own painting instruction show on PBS.
Blythe Danner first won acting acclaim for her performance in the play Summertree (1968). She then won a Best Supporting Actress Tony for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free. She has also accrued an impressive film resume, with films such as The Great Santini, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Meet the Parents and its sequels. Danner is also well known for being Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother.
Following her success as a top fashion model for the Ford Modeling Agency and Revlon cosmetics, Hutton was selected to play the only major female character in Paper Lion (1968). After a semi-successful starring role in American Gigolo (1980), Hutton's modeling career took a slide in the 1980s, and she was relegated to B-movie roles. Her modeling career was resuscitated in 1989 with photos in catalogs for Barneys and J. Crew. In 1995, she started a new job as talk show host.
Prolific performer, in films since the age of 15. Muti's career has run the gamut from low-budget Italian erotica to glossy US TV movies and she has played important parts in several prestigious European productions, including Volker Schlondorff's "Swann in Love" (1982) and Francesco Rosi's "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1987). Combining sophisticated sensuality with an innocent, child-like quality, Muti was particularly effective in two of Marco Ferreri's psychosexual onslaughts, "The Last Woman" (1976) and "The Future Is Woman" (1984).
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest, she began acting in amateur theater by the age of twelve. At the age of 14, she starred in her first motion picture, Le petit bougnat (1970). Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She holds the record for most César Award for Best Actress (5), which she won for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983) (aka "One Deadly Summer"), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) (aka "Queen Margot") and La journée de la jupe (2008) (aka "Skirt Day"). She was also given a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981. She also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She performs in French, English, Italian and German. Adjani was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2010.
Carole Bouquet was born on August 18, 1957 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. She is an actress and director, known for For Your Eyes Only (1981), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) and Wasabi (2001). She was previously married to Jacques Liebowitch.