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The Brat Pack No More: 10 Stars Of The 80s Who Took Time Off For Parenthood

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The Brat Pack No More

Once they were dubbed the brat pack, a bunch of fiesty young actors who ruled Hollywood for a decade.  The 80s ended and many of them disappeared from sight.   These days they are a bunch of actors who stepped out of the spotlight to focus on parenthood. 

The good news for all you children of the 80s with your love of big hair and acid washed jeans is that the kids are almost all grown and these celebs are getting ready to get back to business!

Here’s a look at 10 of the biggest stars of the 80s who took time off for parenthood….

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  • Demi Moore 1 of 10
    Demi Moore
    Demi Moore was on fire in the 80s. Her role as Jules in "St Elmo's Fire" was one of the most memorable of the decade. Following a string of hits in the 1990s which included "Ghost" and "A Few Good Men", Demi took time off to raise her three daughters with ex-husband Bruce Willis in Idaho. As her daughters have grown up, Demi has taken some baby steps back into acting.
  • Andie MacDowell 2 of 10
    Andie MacDowell
    Andie MacDowell hit it big in 1989's "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" and had a small role in "St. Elmo's Fire". She had a few big hits in the 90s including "Groundhog Day" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral". In the mid-90s Andie fell off the Hollywood map when she retreated out of the spotlight to raise her three children. Now that the kids are in their teens you can catch a glimpse of Andie returning to the spotlight first in the Fox show "Lone Star" in fall 2010 and in the occassional L'Oreal hair color commercial.
  • Molly Ringwald 3 of 10
    Molly Ringwald
    Molly Ringwald was the "It Girl" of the 1980s with a string of movie blockbusters to her name. From "Sixteen Candles" through "Betsy's Wedding" Molly ruled the decade. These days Ringwald spends her time raising her three children and appearing on the ABC Family show "The Secret Life of the American Teenager".
  • Leah Thompson 4 of 10
    Leah Thompson
    Leah Thompson was the perfect cheerleader of the 1980's. With her girl next door looks and bubbly personality, she seemed destined for the role. From the crush-worthy mom in the "Back to the Future" films to the bomb "Howard the Duck", Leah was everywhere in the 80s. She had a televsion career bump in the mid-90s with "Caroline in the City" and then crept out of the spotlight to raise her two daughters. Leah returned to tv earlier this year in ABC Family's "Switched at Birth".
  • Mary Stuart Masterson 5 of 10
    Mary Stuart Masterson
    Mary Stuart Masterson was a late entry into the brat pack with her starring role in the film "Some Kind of Wonderful". Masterson kept a high profile well into the 90s with the hit films "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Bed of Roses." It was't until the millenium passed that she slowed down and started a family with husband Jeremy Davidson. Today she's busy raising their son and expecting twins this summer.
  • Emilio Estevez 6 of 10
    Emilio Estevez
    Emilio Estevez was a mainstay of the 80s appearing in "The Outsiders", "The Breakfast Club" and "St. Elmo's Fire". In the 90s, he reinvented himself in the family friendly "Mighty Ducks" film series. These days he prefers to stay behind the camera directing episodes of many of today's most popular dramas and raising his two children.
  • Ally Sheedy 7 of 10
    Ally Sheedy
    Ally Sheedy was the quiet misunderstood member of the brat pack. After starring in "The Breakfast Club" and "St Elmo's Fire", she made a stab at independence with the hits "Short Circuit" and "Maid to Order". A stint in rehab and the subsequent birth of her daughter in 1994 took her out of the spotlight. These days you can see Sheedy pop up on episodic tv including "Kyle XY" and "Psych". -
  • Madonna 8 of 10
    Madonna
    Madonna is never really out of the spotlight, she's just reinventing herself. Since she hit it big in 1984, Madonna has taken time both to bask in the attention of the spotlight and time to raise her four children.
  • Jodie Foster 9 of 10
    Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster made the leap from teen star to Oscar winner in 1988's film "The Accused". The 90s were good to the star who brought home another Academy Award for her role in "Silence of the Lambs". These days she makes fewer movies and spends more time raising her two sons.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer 10 of 10
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Michelle Pfeiffer danced her way into the spotlight in 1982's "Grease 2". A string of hits followed throughout the 80s culinating in the Oscar Nominated "The Fabulous Baker Boys". Michelle's career continued to florish in the new millenium until she decided to take four years off in 2003 to focus on raising her two children. Kids are grown and Michelle is heading back to work with three films due to be realeased in 2011 - 2012.

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