Whatever Happened to Lea Thompson?

Lea Thompson

It never had the fame of the famous out of pool scene with Phoebe Cates from Fast Times at Ridgemont High but those of us who are 80s buffs should remember the full out nude scene featuring Lea Thompson and Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves.  It was at that moment that Lea would be destined for greatness.

And destined she was.  Lea went on to absolutely kick ass for the next 17 years of her career.  Most notably appearing in 80s hits like Back to the FutureCasual Sex, Some Kind of Wonderful, and Spacecamp.

Thompson took a bit of a lull in the early 90s but became relevant again in the mid 90’s with her show Caroline in the City (this is when sitcoms were sitcoms).   But like most women who are starting to show signs of age, Hollywood kind of writes you off unless you are a really really good actress.

So I’m wondering whatever happened to one of my favorite redheads of the 80s….


Lea is still going strong as an actress.  She’s just not landing anything of big significance.  Lea is almost 50 and has had bit roles in stuff like Jane Doe, Spy School,  and The Mrs. Clause.

I just want to give a shout out to Lea.  She’s still a little cutie and I miss her so.


  1. Adam March 9, 2010
  2. Nattyb March 9, 2010
  3. Jon March 9, 2010
  4. E March 9, 2010
  5. MacGyver1138 March 9, 2010
  6. Xaos Bob March 11, 2010

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Top 10 Alien Horror Movies of All-Time
The 10 Best Bigfoot Movies of All-Time
The Most Iconic Accessories To Appear on Film
Here’s How to Make That Lasagna From “Garfield”
Everything You Need to Know about the Sheh Rata Shrine
The Top 10 Educational Games and Platforms Online
5 of the Best Virtual Reality Multiplayer Games
The Top Five Characters from Borderlands 2
The World is Freaking Out About Netflix
The Top 10 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All-Time
Ranking Every Season of Arrow So Far
What is the Cast of Firefly Up to Today?
The History of and Story Behind the Wonder Woman Logo
Who is The Black Flash?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefly from DC Comics
10 Fun Facts About “The Legend of Korra” Comic Book
Five Awesome Pieces of Marvel Themed Jewelry
10 Awesome Geek Themed Book Lights
10 Great Products for Any Legend of Zelda Fan
LEGO Reveals A TRON: Legacy Light Cycles Set
An Interesting Gallery of Undertale Cosplay
Famous Cosplayer Yota Nakiri Before And After She Started Cosplaying
Amazing D&D Cosplay Brings Kenku To Life
Five Video Games that Generate the Best Cosplay