Hollywood has a long, sometimes obnoxious tradition of trying to recapture the magic of the classics. But the reason that anyone still talks about Cates has little to do with her decision to walk away from the industry or her long, presumably happy marriage to actor Kevin Kline. The one that other movies have tried so hard to imitate, but none have recaptured that moment of the girl next door walking right through the illusion.
Phoebe Cates was born on July 16, and was an American film actress, model, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her roles in several teen films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. Her late uncle, Gilbert Cates, produced numerous television specials, often in partnership with Cates' father, and several annual Academy Awards shows.
She made jaws drop when she emerged from a swimming pool in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She made tears pour with a tragic tale about Santa Claus in Gremlins. But what exactly happened to Phoebe Cates, the actress who lit up '80s and early '90s cinema but then went all mogwai on us by avoiding the bright lights?
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Phoebe Belle Cates born July 16, is a former American film actress, singer and model known primarily for her roles in several s films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. Cates was born in New York City, to a family of television and Broadway production insiders. Her late uncle, Gilbert Catesproduced numerous television specials, often in partnership with Cates's father, as well as several annual Academy Awards shows.
At a pool in Paris on July 5,the world got its first glimpse of the two-piece bathing suit. Today, that groundbreaking fashion moment has its very own holiday: Bikini Day, held on July 5th. From the then-scandalous two-pieces worn by the original Bond girls to the gold and glimmering ensemble Princess Leia rocked on Tatooine, these are the 23 most important suits.
Believe it or not, Sean Penn first became famous for being a hilarious comic actor. Yep, the intense, Method-acting, two-time Oscar-winner made his big splash playing blissed-out teenage surfer dude Jeff Spicoli in " Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Released 35 years ago this week, on August 13,"Fast Times" not only made Penn a star, but also gave early career boosts to several future A-listers and made the behind-the-camera reputations of director Amy Heckerling " Clueless " and screenwriter Cameron Crowe " Jerry Maguire ".
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Doing several fully nude scenes, Cates later regretted the project and was thrilled when she snagged another gig—Fast Times at Ridgemont High—where her bikini drop put her on the map among teen audiences. Finding similar success throughout the s and early s, she went on to appear in Private School, Gremlins and Drop Dead Fred before retiring from Hollywood for good after marrying actor Kevin Kline and starting a family. The couple is still married today after 28 years with the year-old Cates showing no signs of returning to Hollywood anytime soon.