Molly Kathleen Ringwald, born February 18, 1968, became popular in the 1980s as a result of starring roles in the John Hughes movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.
Ringwald was born outside Sacramento, California in Roseville, the daughter of blind jazz pianist Robert Scott "Bob" Ringwald. She started her acting career at age five, starring in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland as the dormouse. By the time she was six years old, she had recorded I Wanna Be Loved by You, a music album of Dixieland jazz with her father and his group, the Fulton Street Jazz Band.
Though she played a high school "princess" in her biggest hit, 1985's The Breakfast Club, Ringwald specialized in portrayals of moody, awkward, brainy, angst-filled characters. Her performances greatly influenced teen-oriented television and movies that would follow in the 1990s.
Her career slowed in the 1990s as she reportedly turned down the leading role of Julia Roberts' part in the 1990 box office smash Pretty Woman, and also Demi Moore's leading role in the film Ghost.
She has stated many times that she regrets turning down those roles.
We still love you, Molly. In fact, we think you would be a great choice for the part of Kelly Burns when someone gets around to making a movie out of BIG NUMBERS. I'll have The Famous Author's people send your people a copy.
Thanks to Molly, Roseville, and Wikipedia.