You love acting and want to become an actor, so you’ve worked hard to improve your acting skills day by day. That’s always appreciated, however, whether you are successful or not in the movie industry is what no one can make sure of. It’s because the actor is a job that requires both skills and talents. The truth is a lot of actors and actresses are willing to devote their lives to their passion for acting. It’s not easy to make it big in the industry.
Besides, there are many talented actors who made it big with just only one role. They have made their characters become iconic. Even sometimes we can’t remember these actors’ real names and we call them by their characters’ names.
Below, we highlight some of these stars who we still remember until now with their excellent roles. Let’s see who is on the list and what they look like now!
#1 Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira in Scarface
At the age of 25, Brian De Palma presented the film Scarface, starring Al Pacino. She made an impact with her beauty and talent. Until now, she has still been a top actress in Hollywood with other famous roles.
#2 Geena Davis as Thelma Dickinson in Thelma & Louise
Geena Davis is loved for famous films like The Fly and The Accidental Tourist, which won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1989. In recent years, she has acted mainly in television series.
#3 Brendan Fraser as Rick O’Connell in The Mummy
The role of adventurer Rick O’Connell in The Mummy had actually marked Brendan Fraser’s career. It made him a television star and appeared in numerous films. However, some personal and health problems kept him away from the big screen. He has just come back in 2019.
#4 Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha in Bewitched
In 1964, Elizabeth Montgomery took the role of Samantha Stephens, a friendly witch. The adventures of Samantha, who used her magic in everyday situations, were the basis of the Bewitched series. She quickly captured many hearts because of her cuteness at the age of 31. She died in 1995.
#5 Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins
One of Julie Andrews’ emblematic roles is the magical Mary Poppins in 1964, which won her the Oscar for Best Actress.
#6 Cameron Diaz as Tina in The Mask
Cameron Diaz had her first debut at the age of 22 with the role of Tina, a singer, and girlfriend of the villain, who falls in love with Stanley Ipkiss (Carrey). This served to launch her career with many following hits like There’s Something About Mary and Charlie’s Angels. In 2017, she informed her definitive retirement from acting.
#7 Barbara Eden as Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie
Barbara Eden starred in I Dream of Jeannie in 1965 as Jeannie, the beautiful genie. This role earned her Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. Today, at 90 years old, she is still active in giving interviews and connecting with her fans on her official social networks.
#8 Molly Ringwald as Andie Walsh in Pretty in Pink
Molly Ringwald was one of the best-known young actresses of the era thanks to the success of Pretty in Pink in 1986. She also appeared in 2 iconic films of the 1980s: Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, both by Hughes.
#9 Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman
The character Jaime Sommers of Lindsay Wagner in the series The Nuclear Man is actually such an influential character that viewers forced the directors of ABC to revive her and give her her own series. That’s why we had The Bionic Woman born in 1976.
#10 Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in Back to the Future
The movie that has made the name of Michael J. Fox a star is Back to the Future on October 26, 1985. The iconic moment in the movie is when he traveled to the past in a time machine built in a DeLorean car. The movie has two later sequels in 1989 and 1990.
He is continuing his career with other roles in different movies, but that character is considered the most successful role in his film career.
#11 Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather
At the age of 32, Al Pacino was the chosen person for the role of Michael Corleone, the youngest son of mob boss Vito Corleone in The Godfather. This role was one of the most coveted in 1972, which many celebrities wanted to take. This film also marked his career and won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
#12 David Hasselhoff as Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch
The series Knight Rider (1982-1986) made David Hasselhoff a star in several countries. His role as Michael Knight captured many people’s hearts. In recent years, the actor has made cameos in films like SpongeBob SquarePants the Movie.
#13 Lynda Carter as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter played Diana Prince, Wonder Woman when she was 24 years old. The series aired from 1975 to 1979. This character significantly marked her career. In 2020, she made a cameo in the film Wonder Woman 1984.