It's one of those things you don't necessarily like to think about. Your folks were young once, and they had a lot of the same thoughts and desires that you have now. Your parents definitely had some pretty serious crushes on the hotties of their time. There was no internet back then, so I would argue that going to the movies to see the sexiest actresses in action was a bigger deal.
I mean, sure, there were posters, but celebrities in general weren't as overexposed as they are today. Anyway, here's a list of the hotties of the '70s and '80s and how they look today!
1. Farrah Fawcett
The Texas native was one of the sexiest women alive back in her day. She was nominated four four Emmys and six Golden Globes, notably playing Jill Munroe from Charlie's Angels (TV Series). She aged into a beautiful older woman as well, and tragically passed from cancer in 2009.
2. Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher was easily most known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. She is actually going to reprise her role in [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158) too! That's exciting news because she's still beautiful at the distinguished age of 58.
3. Bo Derek
Bo Derek was a well-known hottie in the '70s, most notably playing Jenny Hanley in 10. She was also recently in Tommy Boy and Fashion House. She's currently still pretty sexy at 58 years old.
4. Raquel Welch
Okay, wait, can you believe that Raquel Welch is 74 years old? Yeah, neither can I. She's still gorgeous! She is probably most famous for One Million Years B.C., which was released way back in 1966!
5. Kim Basinger
Pretty much everyone on this list seems to be immune to aging. Kim Basinger looks amazing at the age of 61! I personally remember her playing Eminem's mom in 8 Mile. Another talented beautiful woman who has continued to have an active acting career.
6. Kelly LeBrock
Kelly LeBrock is 54 years old. She's still very pretty, but please look at her picture from the '80s. She has like the perfect hour glass body. Amazing. She's truly and completely adorable.
7. Olivia Newton-John
That picture of a young Olivia reminds me of Iggy Azalea for some reason. Talk about a thin waist! And I love that top. She's still glamorous and beautiful at age 66! She stole our collective hearts in Grease, starring alongside John Travolta and creating the play that became a staple in drama departments at elementary and high schools across the United States.
8. Teri Hatcher
Yet another babe who has stayed glamorous and sexy into her old age. She was probably the most famous of the Desperate Housewives. She was also a Bond Girl. A truly storied career for a beautiful woman!
9. Pam Grier
In 1971, she broke out in The Big Doll and never looked back. Pam Grier was one of the first African American sex symbols who made it big back in the '70s. A trailblazer to many, she is still very busy with acting and looks great!
10. Jane Seymour
I can't think of Jane Seymour without Wedding Crashers coming to mind. Arguably one of the funniest (and sexiest) parts of the movie was the whole sexy cat scene. Clearly, she still looks good and can play the sexy older woman. Amazing.