Molly Kathleen Ringwald (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 Molly Ringwald is an author, singer, and dancer.

!!Works she has starred in include:
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
* ''Film/PrettyInPink''
* ''Film/SixteenCandles''
* The TV miniseries adaptation of ''Creator/StephenKing[[InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt 's]] Literature/TheStand''.
* ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''
!!Books she has written include:
* ''Literature/WhenItHappensToYou''
!!Provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: Played a minor role in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', where she called out how trite and insincere the JerkJock's apology was, and essentially {{lampshaded}} the entire ending scene.
* BMovie[=/=]CultClassic: Her films tend to be these.
* DawsonCasting: Averted. She was a teenager actually playing teenagers.[[invoked]]
* [[DoubleActsAndGroups Celeb Posse]]: As part of the Creator/BratPack.
* DyeHard
* {{Fanservice}}: The 1995 direct-to-video thriller ''Malicious'' has her topless for about thirty seconds.
* [[FormerChildStar Former Teen Actor]]
* JadedWashout: Portrays herself as this in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', where she's working as a flight attendant to pay the bills.
* TheEighties
* OldShame: She's pretty much disowned her 1988 film ''Film/ForKeeps'' on the grounds that it glamorized teen pregnancy. It doesn't help that the film is considered by many to be her StarDerailingRole.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood[=/=]BizarreTasteInFood: Famous during the Creator/BratPack years for going to at all the trendiest restaurants and ordering onion rings with the onions removed.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In comparison to ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Film/SixteenCandles'' and ''Film/PrettyInPink'' have ''not'' aged well.