20 Essential Molly Ringwald Moments

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1. When she was on “Facts of Life” for a brief — but adorable — minute.

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2. And that episode where she sang and played the ukulele.

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3. The time she sang “The Star Spangled Banner” on a Disney album.

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4. At 13, when she landed her first film role in “Tempest,” costarring alongside John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, and Susan Sarandon.

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5. When she played Niki in the 1983 movie “Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone,” a 3-D sci-fi flick. She plays an “unlikely hero” who helps save three stranded women from an evil and lecherous space lord.

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6. When she shared this romantic birthday cake with Jake Ryan in “Sixteen Candles.”

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7. In “The Breakfast Club” as the misunderstood pretty, rich, popular girl.

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8. This famous outfit from “Pretty In Pink.”

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9. And this equally famous and awesome outfit from “Pretty In Pink.”

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10. And, of course, this iconic image from the same film.

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11. One of her more incredible pictures, done by photographer Sheila Metzner.

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12. When she beat Rober Downey Jr. at his own game in “The Pick-up Artist” (1987).

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13. As a Kentucky backwoods girl in this weird (and poorly performing) 1988 film, “Fresh Horses.” But her hair looked so amazing.

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14. When she wore a top hat with her wedding dress in “Betsy’s Wedding.”

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15. When she had a red-carpet moment with JTT back in 1996.

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16. Although the 1997 horror movie “Office Killer” got pretty bad reviews, Ringwald had the opportunity to work with famed photographer Cindy Sherman, who directed.

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17. Her hilarious cameo in “Not Another Teen Movie.”

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18. When she did the Broadway revival of “Cabaret.”

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19. More recently, you’ve probably seen her on ABC Family show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

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20. What? She was a judge on RuPaul’s “Drag U”? Rad.

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And one moment we’re still waiting for and are intrigued by as seen on Molly’s site — a forthcoming album? Very interesting.

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