Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. She was born in Roseville, California. She starred in mostly television roles as a child before she went on to star in Tempest which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She later went on to appear in the successful John Hughes films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink, which went on to all become classics and have all been called the most influential teen movies of all time. These roles led Ringwald to be a part of the "Brat Pack". She gained more success with her role in For Keeps, which has since gained a cult following.
Ringwald starred in many films in 1990s which all varied in success, and starred in many television roles during this time period. She has also played Anne Juergens in the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She has wrote novels and launched her music career when she released a jazz album in 2013 which was critically successful. Ringwald was established as a teen icon and has been credited as the most influential teen of all time. Ringwald was ranked number 1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.