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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.

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!!Works she has starred in include:
* ''Film/SixteenCandles''
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
* ''Film/PrettyInPink''
* ''Film/ForKeeps''
* The TV miniseries adaptation of ''Creator/StephenKing[[InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt 's]] Literature/TheStand''.
* ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''
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!!Books she has written include:
* ''Literature/WhenItHappensToYou''
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!!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.
* {{Fanservice}}: The 1995 direct-to-video thriller ''Malicious'' has her topless for about thirty seconds.
* [[FormerChildStar Former Teen Actor]] / JadedWashout: What the popular media tends to stereotype her as.
* TheEighties
* TrademarkFavoriteFood[=/=]BizarreTasteInFood: Famous during the Creator/BratPack years for going to at all the trendiest restaurants and ordering onion rings with the onions removed.
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