Their voices played on repeat on your walkman, and their pretty faces and BIG 80s hair graced the covers of every teen magazine. Yes, the ladies who won fame as 80s pop stars were a special crew, some so beloved they didn’t need to use their whole last names (Stacey Q.) or last names at all (Tiffany and Martika). And while their hairstyles may have changed (we hardly recognize Sheena Easton now), a lot else has remained the same. Let’s check in with them today, some 30 years after their catchy tunes first got caught in your head.
14 of Your Favorite Child Stars All Grown Up!
Debbie Gibson Then And Now
The It singer of the late 80s has since appeared on Broadway, reality TV shows, and movies.
Belinda Carlisle Then And Now
After fronting The Go-Go's and having successful solo hits like "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," she now has a nonprofit--and an adult son. She's also touring the U.S. with her old band and releasing a new album.
Jody Watley Then And Now
The "Looking for a New Love" singer is still making music with a group called Shalamar Reloaded. She's a mom of two.
Sheena Easton Then And Now
The 80s hitmaker is now a single mom of two adopted children and still regularly performs, spending much of the 2000s as a resident artist in Las Vegas.
Tiffany Then And Now
She can't think we're alone now anymore--she has a son. Darwish (the last name she dropped when she tried to hit it big) still occasionally appears on TV and just released another album.
Susanna Hoffs Then And Now
The lead singer of The Bangles who had the whole world walking like an Egyptian is now a married mom of two. She most recently lent her voice to a song sold to benefit animal charities.
Samantha Fox Then And Now
Famous in the U.S. for "I Wanna Have Some Fun," the British beauty will be on the reality show Celebrity Big Brother across the pond.
Stacey Q Then And Now
The "2 of Hearts" singer is still touring, most recently in Australia with other 80s acts.
Karyn White Then And Now
Still a "Superwoman," the mom of an adult daughter is active (and an activist) on social media and regularly performs around the country and the U.K.
Taylor Dayne Then And Now
Now a mom of twins delivered via a surrogate, the "Tell It to My Heart" singer still graces stages around the U.S. and was considered to be a judge on American Idol.
Brenda K Starr Then And Now
Brenda K. Starr
She sang "I Still Believe" before Mariah Carey did--yet Carey was HER backup singer. Her daughter, Gianna Isabella, was a top 10 finalist on American Idol's final season, and Starr, herself, is also performing these days.
Martika Then And Now
The "Toy Soldiers" songstress was sampled by Eminem years after her hit, and is now on the same "Totally 80s" tour in Australia with Stacey Q.