Where have all the 70s female stars gone and have their ironic looks stood the test of time? Well, wonder no more as we now list 20 of our favorite women stars of the 70s and show you what they’ve been up. Enjoy!
Loni Anderson is best remembered for her role in WKRP in Cincinnati as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe, which earned her multiple Golden Globe awards. She still acts occasionally and makes sporadic public appearances, even recently publishing her own autobiography.
Barbara Mandrell’s first chart-topping hit was 1978’s “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed,” immediately followed by her second “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right” in early 1979. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Cote De Pablo is most well-known for playing the role of Ziva David in the hit television series, NCIS. She appeared in other less known TV shows and a few films after leaving NCIS, with her last appearance being in the year 2016. She resurfaced once more when she attended the 2018 Riviera International Film Festival, looking as beautiful as ever.
Ali MacGraw became famous when she starred opposite Ryan O’Neal in The Love Story. In 2016, she reunited with Ryan O’Neal, in the stage production of “Love Letters.” She’s basically retired from acting and is now busy looking after her own clothing line, ali4ibu.
Dolly Parton started her music career in the 1960s, but didn’t peak on the charts until the 1970s with her hit “Jolene.” She held her largest U.S. tour to date in 2016, where she re-released “Jolene.” In June 2018, she announced an eight-part Netflix series, featuring her music career.
Cheryl Ladd started her acting career by playing the role of Kris Munroe in the hit TV series Charlie’s Angels in 1977. She is still quite a bankable actress to this day, appearing both in movies and TV on a regular basis. However, she is busiest with her work as a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit, Childhelp.
Susan Dey is best known for her role as Laurie Partridge on the sitcom The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974. After the show, she starred in various TV mini-series through the 80s and even won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series for L.A. Law. She had officially retired by the time the new millennium rolled in.
Catherine Bach is best known for playing Daisy Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV series. The studio famously took out a $1-million insurance policy for her legs at that time. After playing Daisy, she guest starred in other TV shows before playing Anita Lawson in the hit soap opera “The Young and The Restless.” Her most recent role was in the 2016 TV movie “My Best Friend.”
Jaclyn Smith was introduced to the world as one of Charlie’s Angels in 1976. She’s seen most of her success in TV movies and TV shows since then. Her most recent role was in the 2015 TV movie “Bridal Wave.” Smith is also a clothing designer and has been credited with encouraging celebrities to develop their own brands instead of endorsing others.
Maureen McCormick is famously known as Marcia Brady on the TV sitcom “The Brady Bunch.” After the show ended in 1974, she reprised the role several times in spin-off feature films and TV movies. Since 2015, Maureen has appeared on some reality TV shows like “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” and “Dancing with the Stars.”
Denise Austin is one of the finest examples of enjoying health and fitness. Four decades after she found fame co-hosting The Jack LaLanne Show, she looks as great as ever. A true fitness icon during more than 30 years’ promoting health and fitness, Denise has sold more than 24 million exercise videos and DVDs. These days, she has a website which people can subscribe to and she regularly releases books related to losing weight and being healthy.
Goldie Hawn rose to fame in the 70s due to her formidable comedic talent. She started with the gag show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in the late 60s and soon appeared in many films such as There’s a Girl in My Soup and Butterflies are Free. She is the mother of actress Kate Hudson and actor Wyatt Russell, both of whom have hugely successful careers.
Heather Locklear was one of the most popular blonde bombshells of the 1980s and ’90s. Her first breakthrough role was Sammy Jo Carrington on the TV show Dynasty. Then came a lengthier tenure on Melrose Place and a 71-episode stay on the show Spin City. She made headlines early this year when she reportedly entered rehab.
Bernadette starred in two classic Broadway musicals of the seventies: “On The Town” and “Mack & Mabel.” She later moved to the big screen, starring in Mel Brooks’ “Silent Movie” and “The Jerk” alongside Steve Martin. Bernadette has also recorded six solo albums as well as multiple singles and performs regularly in her own solo concerts.
Before she starred in Grease (1978), Olivia already had a prominent reputation as a singer and this iconic movie just furthered her career as a successful singer. She has won 4 Grammy Awards and has sold around 100 million records worldwide. She still regularly tours with her music and recently appeared as a guest judge on Dancing With the Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Sadly, Olivia has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time.
People began to know Cher as her and her husband started the pop group, Sonny & Cher. Dubbed the Goddess of Pop, she has had a number-one single on a Billboard chart every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s.
After acting in “One Million Years BC,” Raquel Welch became quite popular in the 1970s. She won a Golden Globe award in 1974 for her performance in “The Three Musketeers.” Aside from acting, she is also a businesswoman and succeeded with her signature line of wigs. Her most recent on-screen appearance was in 2017’s film “How to Be a Latin Lover.”
Through the 1970s, Michelle Pfeiffer landed only small roles. It was not until the 1980s that she played a major role in Grease 2. Michelle was very successful through the 1980s and 1990s. Her acting career has remained steady through the early 2000s until now. Michelle is extremely active in fighting to keep children’s environmental health and in protesting toxic foods and cosmetics.
Sally Field rose to fame in the mid-1960s when she starred on the short-lived sitcom “Gidget.” Later she was highly praised for her performances in shows like “The Girl with Something Extra” and “The Flying Nun.” Her career further expanded during the 1980s, twice receiving the Academy Award for Best Actress for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart. In September 2018, her memoir In Pieces was published by Grand Central Publishing.
White made her Wheel of Fortune debut in 1982, meaning she has spent more than half of her life co-hosting this iconic game show!