For many of us, it’s easy to think that 1970 was just a few years ago instead of…well…more than half a century ago (don’t shoot the messenger). But the truth is that many things have changed since then, including all of your favorite stars from the ‘70s.
Many of the hottest 1970s stars are still around, and you won’t believe what they look like now. Are you ready to see what the icons of the ‘70s look like in this day and age? Keep reading to discover some shocking “then and now” photos of your favorite sexy stars from the swinging seventies!
There seems to be no end to Meryl Streep’s many talents. She was a Broadway star before becoming a film icon, and over the years, she has earned multiple Golden Globes as well as an insane 21 Academy Awards (yes, you read that number correctly). And in addition to still looking very beautiful, Streep still headlines numerous films and television shows, and she knocks her performance out of the park each time.
Sigourney Weaver is one of those ‘70s stars that just never stopped being a hot Hollywood starlet. After starring in Alien, she parlayed that into an ongoing franchise as well as roles in other amazing genre work such as Ghostbusters and Galaxy Quest. And considering that she just starred in Avatar: The Way of Water, it looks like she isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Mary Tyler Moore
Considering that The Mary Tyler Moore Show ran from 1970 to 1977, it’s fair to say the titular star was basically the face of the 1970s. For her performance, she ended up winning 29 Emmys over the years, cementing her as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars. And in addition to still looking lovely, Moore has parlayed her success into numerous progressive causes, allowing her to positively impact future generations.
Rajee Narinesingh is known for her unique story and appearance. She is a transgender woman who gained notoriety for undergoing illegal and botched cosmetic surgeries. She was injected with a variety of substances, including cement and tire sealant, by a fake plastic surgeon who claimed to be able to provide her with inexpensive cosmetic procedures. As a result of the botched surgeries, Narinesingh suffered from a number of health problems, including severe disfigurement and infections. Narinesingh’s story gained national attention when she appeared on the TV show “Botched,” where she received pro bono surgery from a team of plastic surgeons who worked to correct the damage done by her previous procedures.
The phrase “a woman who needs no introduction” might as well have been coined to describe Stevie Nicks. Her unique vocal styling helped make Fleetwood Mac one of the most successful bands in the world, and she went on to have a successful musical career of her own. Nicks even still tours internationally, so you have a chance to see this musical legend in the flesh.
While it may be Cher who wished she could turn back time, it’s Dolly Parton who appears to have stopped time entirely, at least when it comes to her own aging. Parton became a breakout musical success with “Jolene” in the 1970s, and she’s been a musical mainstay ever since. She still looks just as stunning as she ever did, which is something you can see for yourself if you check out one of her performances or catch her at Dollyworld, her own iconic theme park.
In retrospect, it’s wild to think that Pam Grier only had eight roles in the ‘70s. Thanks to the success of films like Foxy Brown, she helped to define an entire era with her signature style. And though she has moved on from acting to earn multiple PhDs and the Pam Grier Community Garden and Education Center, we loved her comeback role in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown and would love to see her in more modern roles.
Jane Seymour has had many roles in Hollywood, but she is perhaps best known for being a “Bond girl” in Live and Let Die. Not content to be an amazing actor, but she is also an accomplished author (her children’s books written with James Keach are quite memorable) and even serves as a celebrity ambassador for a nonprofit named Childhelp dedicated to fighting against the neglect and abuse of children. As you can tell, Seymour went from being a Bond girl to being a hero in her own right!
Candace Bergen is another of those impressive 1970s stars that managed to reinvent herself over time. She began as a fashion model in the ‘60s and ‘70s, headlining covers for magazines such as Vogue. Eventually, she went into acting, eventually headlining Murphy Brown, one of the most influential TV shows of all time.
Is there anything that Goldie Hawn can’t do? After winning both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her performance in the 1969 film Cactus Flower, she became one of the most popular actors for the next 30 years. Hawn then became an accomplished executive producer, and along the way, she founded the Hawn Foundation to provide assistance to struggling students (especially those from poor backgrounds).
Some stars fall out of touch over time, but that can never be said for Cher, a talented actor and musician who always has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot. In the ‘70s, she entertained us all with her weekly appearances on The Sonny & Cher Hour before branching into a successful solo musical career that continues to this day. She is also a proud supporter of progressive causes such as LGBTQ+ rights, speaking at numerous rallies and events in her fight for equality. Whether or not you believe in “life after love,” Cher is here to make sure everyone can live their best possible life.