Some of our favorite faces from the ’80s have continued to make appearances on TV and in films, while others have stepped away from the spotlight. Iconic ’80s star Phoebe Cates, most widely known for her role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, hasn’t appeared onscreen since 2001. But the former actor has been keeping busy with a new career and the children she shares with her husband, actor Kevin Kline. Read on to see what Cates looks like now, and why she left Hollywood behind.
Phoebe Cates starred in several popular movies in the ’80s and ’90s.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High was only Cates’ second film, following Paradise. Her memorable performance as the crush-worthy Linda Barrett helped propel her into other iconic films, including Drop Dead Fred and both