Monday, January 27, 2014

The Leading Ladies of the 1980's (redux)




The Leading Ladies of the 1980's! - That is right, I am revisiting hence the redux the list's thus far made for the leading ladies and men of each decade. A total of only 3 does not allow us to fairly capture the actors from around the globe that truly left a mark in that particular decade. With a lot of thought a pain staking hours I have finally came up with the leading lists for each decade and now bringing you the COMPLETE LIST of the ladies of the 1980's who simply were in my book the definition of that decade. Enjoy and left me know via comments your thoughts...perhaps you agree or disagree and have leading ladies that potentially belong to the "Runner's Up List."

The eight top leading ladies deemed as the defining women of the 1980's are:

Meryl Streep, Kathleen Turner, Molly Ringwald, Sissy Spacek, Michelle Pfieffer, Jessica Lange, Debra Winger, & Isabelle Adjani.

These leading ladies truly hit the silver screen in big ways with major roles in motion pictucres during the 1980's. "Love Those Classic Movies!" will highlight in articles each leading lady as being the definition of what made the 1980's a great decade for films.

Great films that each leading lady appeared during the 1980's:

Meryl Streep:

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Still of the Night (1982)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Silkwood (1983)
Falling In Love (1984)
Plenty (1985)
Out of Africa (1985)
Heartburn (1986)
Ironweed (1987)
A Cry In The Dark (1988)
She-Devil (1989)

Kathleen Turner:

Body Heat (1981)
The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Romancing The Stone (1984)
A Breed Apart (1984)
Crimes of Passion (1984)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Julia and Julia (1987)
Switching Channels (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Tummy Trouble (1989)
The War of the Roses (1989)

Molly Ringwald:

Tempest (1982)
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
P.K. and the Kid (1987)
King Lear (1987)
The Pick-up Artist (1987)
For Keeps? (1988)
Fresh Horses (1988)

Sissy Spacek:

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Heart Beat (1980)
Raggedy Man (1981)
Missing (1982)
The Man With Two Brains (1983)
The River (1984)
Marie (1985)
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
'night Mother (1986)
Crimes of the Heart (1986)

Michelle Pfeiffer:

The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Falling In Love Again (1980)
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Grease 2 (1982)
Scarface (1983)
Into The Night (1985)
Ladyhawke (1985)
Sweet Liberty (1986)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Dangerous Liaisons (1989)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Jessica Lange:

How To Beat The High Co$t of Living (1980)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Tootsie (1982)
Frances (1982)
Country (1984)
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Far North (1988)
Everybody's All-American (1988)
Music Box (1989)

Debra Winger:

Urban Cowboy (1980)
Cannery Row (1982)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Mike's Murder (1984)
Legal Eagles (1986)
Black Widow (1987)
Made in Heaven (1987)
Betrayed (1988)

Isabelle Adjani:

Clara et les Chics Types (1981)
Quartet (1981)
Possession (1981)
Next Year If All Goes Well (1981)
All Fired Up (1982)
The Last Horror Film (1982)
Antonieta (1982)
Deadly Circuit (1983)
One Deadly Summer (1983)
Pull Marine (1984)
Subway (1985)
You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (1986)
Ishtar (1987)
Camille Claudel (1988)

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