QUIZ: Can You Name The Star From Their ’80s Photo?

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Hollywood and entertainment in the 1980s saw more science fiction, action, and horror films as new cinematic effects were available and PG-13 movies were born. Legendary actors and actresses who are still going strong today got their start in the ’80s with breakthrough roles that changed their lives forever. On the music side, new wave, rock, and glam metal hit the airwaves, for better or for worse. The hairstyles were off the charts and everywhere you turned, something new was happening. How well do you remember the ’80s? Can you match a name to the face of these top actors and artists? Let’s find out!

Who is this lovely young lady in this photo taken in London?

Retry Correct Incorrect Diana Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981, becoming the Princess of Wales. She was so popular, they nicknamed her “The People’s Princess.” She’s the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.
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Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

Who is this lovely young lady in this photo taken in London?

  • Lady Diana Spencer
  • Jane Fonda
  • Jessica Lange
  • Diane Keaton
0%

Who is this Australian pop singer?

Retry Correct Incorrect Kylie Minogue rose to fame starring in an Australian soap opera called Neighbours before she started her career as a singer. She’s been nicknamed the “Goddess of Pop” and is the highest-selling Australian artist of all time.
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Who is this Australian pop singer?

  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Madonna
  • Dalida
3%

Who is the woman in the boots with the microphone?

Retry Correct Incorrect This photo is of singer, actress, and producer Diana Ross, at Studio 54. The singer was entertaining fans during a farewell party for co-owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager.
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Who is the woman in the boots with the microphone?

  • Gladys Knight
  • Brenda Holloway
  • Mary Wells
  • Diana Ross
5%

Who is this gentleman on his wedding day?

Retry Correct Incorrect Did you forget that Elton John was married to a woman? He and Renate Blauel were married from 1984 until 1988, when he became openly gay.
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Patrick Riviere/Getty Images

Who is this gentleman on his wedding day?

  • Paul McCartney
  • David Bowie
  • Elton John
  • Buddy Holly
8%

Who is this handsome young actor?

Retry Correct Incorrect Did you recognize Tom Cruise? Cruise got his breakthrough role starring in Risky Business in 1983 before filming Top Gun in 1986. Everyone was interested in this up-and-coming star!
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Who is this handsome young actor?

  • Matt Damon
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Tom Cruise
  • Edward Norton
10%

He currently stars in Mr. Robot…

Retry Correct Incorrect This photo was taken in 1988, of actor Christian Slater on the set of the film Heathers. This was his breakout role as Jason “J.D.” Dean.
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He currently stars in Mr. Robot…

  • Michael Douglas
  • Kevin Costner
  • Richard Gere
  • Christian Slater
13%

Who is this star with his daughter?

Retry Correct Incorrect Taken in 1980, rocker and Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, holds his daughter Kelly. Ozzy has a total of six children and has since transitioned from music to reality TV.
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Who is this star with his daughter?

  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Rod Stewart
  • Steven Tyler
15%

Who is the actress on the left, pictured here with her family?

Retry Correct Incorrect Actress, singer, and stage director Phylicia Rashad is best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She was the first black actress to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
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Ron Galella/WireImage

Who is the actress on the left, pictured here with her family?

  • Elise Neal
  • Valarie Pettiford
  • Dawnn Lewis
  • Phylicia Rashad
18%

Who is this actor who had a role in a popular ’80s TV series?

Retry Correct Incorrect Larry Hagman is best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on the prime time soap opera Dallas. He’s also a true Texan!
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Who is this actor who had a role in a popular ’80s TV series?

  • Dennis Hopper
  • Henry Fonda
  • Patrick Duffy
  • Larry Hagman
20%

Who is this hunk? He starred in Little Darlings.

Retry Correct Incorrect Matt Dillon became a teen idol after appearing in Over the Edge, My Bodyguard, Little Darlings, Tex, and The Outsiders, among other films.
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Who is this hunk? He starred in Little Darlings.

  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Matt Dillon
  • Johnny Depp
  • Russell Crowe
23%

This rock band was formed in 1976 and is still going strong today.

Retry Correct Incorrect This is Irish rock band U2, led by Bono. The group formed when they were just teenagers, and quickly grew to be an international success.
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This rock band was formed in 1976 and is still going strong today.

  • Bon Jovi
  • Def Leppard
  • Journey
  • U2
25%

This beauty is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Who is she?

Retry Correct Incorrect The talented Whitney Houston was a singer and an actress who won an incredible amount of awards during her lifetime. She tragically passed away at the age of 48 in 2012.
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This beauty is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Who is she?

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Janet Jackson
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Whitney Houston
28%

Do you recognize this Academy Award winning actress?

Retry Correct Incorrect Australian actress Nicole Kidman kicked off her acting career with the 1983 film Bush Christmas. In 1990 she met her future husband Tom Cruise while filming Days of Thunder.
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Do you recognize this Academy Award winning actress?

  • Nicole Kidman
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • MIchelle Pfeiffer
  • Mia Farrow
30%

What’s the name of this popular band?

Retry Correct Incorrect Did you recognize AD/DC? The Australian rock band has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making them the tenth highest-selling artist in the U.S.
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What’s the name of this popular band?

  • Van Halen
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • AC/DC
  • Pink Floyd
33%

Who is this fresh faced actress?

Retry Correct Incorrect This photo of model and actress Brooke Shields was taken back in 1986 in New York City. She got her breakthrough role in Pretty Baby in 1978.
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Who is this fresh faced actress?

  • Elizabeth Hurley
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Brooke Shields
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
35%

Which hot couple is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect Supermodels and rock stars go hand-in-hand. Here Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger walk down a beach in Barbados holding hands. Jerry Hall is now married to Rupert Murdoch!
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Which hot couple is this?

  • Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger
  • Angela and David Bowie
  • Carolyn Dennis and Bob Dylan
  • Patti Hansen and Keith Richards
38%

Who’s this rocker with style for miles?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is none other than Jon Bon Jovi in 1986. After having a successful music career, Bon Jovi has focused his efforts on charity and philanthropy.
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Paul Natkin/Getty Images

Who’s this rocker with style for miles?

  • Axl Rose
  • Billy Idol
  • Joe Elliott
  • Jon Bon Jovi
40%

Who is this shy guy in 1989?

Retry Correct Incorrect Before he took on the tough guy roles, Bruce Willis got his breakthrough as David Addison in the TV series Moonlighting. He won an Emmy Award for Best Actor for the role.
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Deborah Feingold/Getty Images

Who is this shy guy in 1989?

  • Sean Penn
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Bruce Willis
  • Nick Nolte
43%

Who is the blonde beauty in this awards show photo from 1980?

Retry Correct Incorrect Meryl Streep was 31 in this photo taken at the 52nd Academy Awards in 1980. That’s her co-star Dustin Hoffman kissing her neck!
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Who is the blonde beauty in this awards show photo from 1980?

  • Meg Ryan
  • Jodie Foster
  • Meryl Streep
  • Sharon Stone
45%

Who is the Texas born beauty pictured here with Ryan O’Neal?

Retry Correct Incorrect Farrah Fawcett was a very talented actress, model, and artist. She was nominated for four Emmy Awards and six Golden Globes during her lifetime. She sadly passed away in 2009 at the age of 62.
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Who is the Texas born beauty pictured here with Ryan O’Neal?

  • Morgan Fairchild
  • Farrah Fawcett
  • Kim Alexis
  • Christie Brinkley
48%

Who is this award winning artist?

Retry Correct Incorrect This photo is Paula Abdul at the 1989 Emmy Awards. Known for her hit song “Straight Up,” she rose back to fame at the turn of the century as one of the original judges on American Idol.
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Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage via Getty Images

Who is this award winning artist?

  • Whitney Houston
  • Paula Abdul
  • Mariah Carey
  • Janet Jackson
50%

This star grew up right before your eyes! Who is she?

Retry Correct Incorrect Christina Applegate became a star after this picture was taken while starring on Married… With Childrenon Fox. The show helped launch the network, and Applegate’s career, to incredible heights!
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Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage via Getty Images

This star grew up right before your eyes! Who is she?

  • Tiffani Thiessen
  • Christie Brinkley
  • Heather Locklear
  • Christina Applegate
53%

Who is this city dwelling woman?

Retry Correct Incorrect Sarah Jessica Parker looked a lot different in 1989! Starring in your own show about living in New York as a single woman who loves designer shoes can do that do to a person!
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Who is this city dwelling woman?

  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Molly Ringwald
55%

Who is this folksy songstress?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is Tracy Chapman in 1989 performing her hit songs at the Oakland Coliseum. She was there to help raise money for the annual Aids Benefit. Do you think she looks the same today?
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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Who is this folksy songstress?

  • Alanis Morisette
  • KD Lang
  • Bonnie Rait
  • Tracy Chapman
58%

Can you name this dreamy actor?

Retry Correct Incorrect Kevin Costner sure looks good in a suit! A major star in the ’80s and ’90s, Costner memorable played baseball is his cornfield in the Oscar nominated Field of Dreams. He won a statue of his own after directing Dances with Wolves.
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Ron Galella/WireImage via Getty Images

Can you name this dreamy actor?

  • Kevin Costner
  • Sean Penn
  • John Cusack
  • Tim Robbins
60%

Which proud American is seen here?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is Bruce Springsteen, of course! Known as “The Boss” it’s impossible not to sing along when his hits come one the radio. Admit you, you love shouting the chorus of “Born in the USA” with the windows down.
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Bill Marino/Sygma via Getty Images

Which proud American is seen here?

  • Tom Petty
  • Nick Cave
  • Robert Smith
  • Bruce Springsteen
63%

Can you name this ’80s hair metal band?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is an early image of Motley Crue. From left to right you see Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, and Mick Mars. Together, they were one of the biggest bands of the decade!
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Gary Leonard/Corbis via Getty Images

Can you name this ’80s hair metal band?

  • Whitesnake
  • Van Halen
  • Poison
  • Motley Crue
65%

Who is this Award winning icon?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is a photo of Nicholas Cage on the set of The Boy In Blue. The film isn’t the most memorable of his career, but it was a good place to help launch it. He made a name for himself in the ’90s with movies like Con Airand Leaving Las Vegas.
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Who is this Award winning icon?

  • John Cusack
  • Harrison Ford
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Richard Gere
68%

We’ll be impressed of you recognize this singer/actress!

Retry Correct Incorrect Tina Turner might be known best for her music, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have other hobbies. Here she is working alongside Mel Gibson in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.
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Warner Bros. Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images

We’ll be impressed of you recognize this singer/actress!

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Whitney Houston
  • Tina Turner
70%

This band helped changed the music landscape in the ’80s.

Retry Correct Incorrect Run DMC was part of the hip-hop revolution of the ’80s. The members of the band look a lot different today, so if you got this one right, go ahead and pat yourself on the back.
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Oliver Morris/Getty Images

This band helped changed the music landscape in the ’80s.

  • De La Soul
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • The Sugarhill Gang
  • Run DMC
73%

Good luck figuring out who this funny man is!

Retry Correct Incorrect This is David Letterman. You might not be used to him without a suit on. He’s also not sitting behind his signature desk. You didn’t think he lived behind that thing, did you?
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Good luck figuring out who this funny man is!

  • Conan O’Brien
  • Jay Lenno
  • David Letterman
  • Bob Odenkirk
75%

Who is this acting icon?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is a photo of Goldie Hawn filming a scene for Seems Like Old Times. These days she might be know best as Kate Hudson mom, but back in the ’80s she had an amazing career of her own!
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Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

Who is this acting icon?

  • Heather Locklear
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Farrah Fawcett
  • Elizabeth Taylor
78%

Are you talking to this guy?

Retry Correct Incorrect Here we have Robert De Niro sitting next to legendary movie director Martin Scorcese. The two have worked together several times, most notably on the boxing film Raging Bull.
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Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

Are you talking to this guy?

  • Al Pacino
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Robert De Niro
80%

Which actor do you think this is?

Retry Correct Incorrect You might not recognize Robert Redford with a mustache! The actor, known for his iconic role in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, retired from acting in 2018.
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Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images

Which actor do you think this is?

  • Robert Redford
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Richard Gere
  • Richard Dreyfus
83%

Which screen queen is picture below?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jamie Lee Curtis got her big break in the horror franchise Halloween. The scary movies are so popular that a new one is coming out in 2018 with Curtis returning to the role that made her famous.
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Frank Edwards/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Which screen queen is picture below?

  • Susan Sarandon
  • Sandra bullock
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
85%

Which singing legend is seen here?

Retry Correct Incorrect Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of rock and roll legends Queen. He was tragically taken from the world after contracting Aids. Actor Rami Malek portrayed him in a movie in 2018.
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Which singing legend is seen here?

  • Boy George
  • David Bowie
  • Freddie Mercury
  • George Michael
88%

Which jerk of an actor is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect Steve Martin doesn’t look like he’s aged a day. He’s always had white hair, it just wasn’t until recently we could call him a silver fox. One of his breakout roles came in The Jerk, which he starred in shortly after leaving Saturday Night Live.
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Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Which jerk of an actor is this?

  • Steve Martin
  • Bill Murray
  • Chevy Chase
  • Dan Akroyd
90%

This child star grew up right before our eyes on the silver screen.

Retry Correct Incorrect Drew Barrymore melted heart in E.T. The ExtraTerrestrialand continues to act today. Some career highlights include Never Been Kissedand The Wedding Singer. More recently she has dabbled in directing and producing.
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This child star grew up right before our eyes on the silver screen.

  • Lisa Monet
  • Tiffani Thiessen
  • Raven Symone
  • Drew Barrymore
93%

Which blonde rocker is this?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie. Just remember, one way or another, she “gonna get ya, gonna find ya.” You can run, but you can’t hide from this punk rock queen!
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Leah Singer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

Which blonde rocker is this?

  • Madonna
  • Debbie Harry
  • Annie Lennox
  • Kate Bush
95%

This actors happy days are far from behind him

Retry Correct Incorrect Ron Howard might not act anymore, but he has made an amazing career for himself as a director. Most recently he directed Solo: A Star Wars Storyfor Disney, which has grossed over $200 million!
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This actors happy days are far from behind him

  • Ron Howard
  • Dan Akroyd
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Henry Winkler
98%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Why?? You really didn’t recognize any of these big names from the ’80s?!? Ehh… you could have done better. Madonna isn’t super impressed with your results, here. That’s a pretty radical score. You did good, and got a thumbs up from George Michael for your efforts. Amazing! Wow, you recognized most all of them!
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