->''"You never know when you read a script how it's going to turn out because so much depends on the collaboration between people. If I'd been in some of the movies I turned down, maybe they wouldn't have been a success."''

Molly Kathleen Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an actress famous for being part of the Creator/BratPack (a group of actors associated with several [[TheEighties Eighties]] teenage comedy films) and for starring in films such as ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' and ''Film/PrettyInPink''. In addition to her acting career, Ringwald is also an author, singer, and dancer.

!!Works she has starred in include:
* ''Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone''
* ''Film/SixteenCandles''
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
* ''Film/PrettyInPink''
* ''Film/ForKeeps''
* The TV miniseries adaptation of ''Creator/StephenKing[[InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt 's]] Literature/TheStand''.
* ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''
* ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms''
* ''{{Series/Riverdale}}''
!!Books she has written include:
* ''Literature/WhenItHappensToYou''
!!Provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: Satirized herself as a JadedWashout flight attendant in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', where she called out how trite and insincere the JerkJock's apology was, and essentially {{lampshaded}} the entire ending scene.
* DawsonCasting: Averted. She was a teenager actually playing teenagers.[[invoked]]
* [[DoubleActsAndGroups Celeb Posse]]: As part of the Creator/BratPack.
* {{Fanservice}}: The 1995 direct-to-video thriller ''Malicious'' has her topless for about thirty seconds. The ShowerOfLove scene from ''Film/ForKeeps'' could count as well.
* LargeHam: Good God, '''YES.''' ''Film/ForKeeps'', ''Malicious'', and ''Series/TheStand'' are prime examples.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Ringwald's works often possess a cynical slant, with ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' and ''The Pick-Up Artist'' being the more prominent examples. However, there's something be said about the underlying sincerity and humanity that permeates her films.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood[=/=]BizarreTasteInFood: Famous during the Creator/BratPack years for going to at all the trendiest restaurants and ordering onion rings with the onions removed.