12. Claudia Wells
Claudia Wells played Jennifer Parker, Marty McFly’s girlfriend in the original Back to the Future movie; however, she did not reprise her role in the two sequels because her mother had been diagnosed with cancer and family took precedence over films. Although she did return to the small screen for some TV movies during the ‘80s, she stopped acting completely afterward. One of the last roles she took was in 2011 for the independent science-fiction film Alien Armageddon. While she continues to take acting jobs here and there, she also owns a high-end menswear re-sale shop called Armani Wells in Studio City, California.
11. Kerri Green
As a teen, Kerri Green was quite active in Hollywood. She acted alongside John Candy in Summer Rental and played the pretty cheerleader Andy in Goonies. After filming Lucas, Three for the Road and Blue Flame, she took a break from acting to study art at Vassar College. She has since co-founded a movie production company, Independent Women Artists; however, her acting days, for the most part, are over.
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10. Debra Winger
Debra Winger started her career on the small screen in the television series Wonder Woman, but she achieved big screen success in the ‘80s with the films An Officer and a Gentleman and Terms of Endearment, both of which earned her Academy Award nominations. While she continued to work during the ’90s and even earned another Academy Award nomination for her role in the 1993 film Shadowlands, over the years, she acquired a reputation for being difficult to work with and then faded from the spotlight. After leaving Hollywood, she was a teaching fellow for one semester at Harvard, wrote a memoir called Undiscovered, was co-executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland, and was also the executive producer of the 2012 documentary Bel Borba Aqui. She most recently appeared in the movies, Boychoir, The Lovers and Kajillionaire. As for TV, she’s starred in Patriot, The Ranch, Ultra City Smiths and Mr. Corman.