Molly Ringwald as Birthday Girl Samantha Baker
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In 1984, Molly Ringwald appeared in her first John Hughes-directed movie; She'd later appear in "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty In Pink" too. "John saw something in me that I didn't even see in myself. He had complete confidence in me as an actor, which was an extraordinary and heady sensation for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old girl," she wrote in a New York Times op-ed about the director, who died unexpectedly in 2009. Until last year, Ringwald, the author of two books, starred on the ABC Family drama "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." She is married with 4-year-old twins, Adele and Roman.