Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

The 1980s were a truly revolutionary decade — in everything related to fashion, music, cinema, etc. Here are some candid (and crazy) photos of the brightest stars of the 80s!

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

One of the biggest stars in the musical firmament of the 80s was Michael Jackson. In those years, he released such iconic things as "Thriller", "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Bad". This shot was taken in 1986 in the New York subway during the filming of the video for the song "Bad". The video was directed by Martin Scorsese.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Unlike Michael Jackson, actress Meryl Streep in this picture uses the New York subway for its intended purpose. Interesting fact: the New York subway in those years was the most dangerous public transport system in the world. More than 250 crimes were committed on trains or at stations every week.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

The style icons of the 80s - model Kristin Brinkley and actress/model Brooke Shields - were regulars of fun parties. The frame was taken on one of them in 1987. In 2013, friends recreated this iconic photo.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Here are two absolute legends - singer Stevie Wonder and comedian/actor Eddie Murphy. The photographer caught them in the lens at a party after a Stevie Wonder concert at Radio City Music Hall on October 18, 1983. Wonder was one of the greatest artists of the 80s, and Murphy was one of the main stars of the TV show Saturday Night Live.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Michael J. Fox and Molly Ringwald were the main stars of youth movie hits in the 80s. Fox starred in the films "Back to the Future" (1985) and "Little Wolf" (1985), and Molly Ringwald - in the cult films "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and "Breakfast Club" * 1985).

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

In this picture we see the legendary comedian dancing in an iconic club. According to Mark Fleishman, who bought Studio 54 from the original owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager and reopened the club in the 80s, Robin Williams has been a regular at the club for a decade.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

This cute kid lighting up in a New York nightclub is nine-year-old Drew Barrymore. She was one of the most famous child actors of the 80s and called herself a "party girl" from the age of eight. Alas, by the age of 12 she had to undergo a course of treatment for narcotic substances. Fortunately, Drew managed to cope with the addiction and she continues to act in films to this day.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

"Stay Alive" was a sequel to the popular 1977 musical "Saturday Night Fever". Travolta played the main role, and Stallone was the director and producer of the film. However, despite the good box office, the film received mostly negative reviews and is the oldest film with a zero rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

After the premiere of the movie, it's time to have fun! Here we see the star of "Stay Alive" at a party with singer Diana Ross. The picture was taken three years after Ross released one of her most iconic music recordings Diana, which included such iconic songs of the eighties as "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out".

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna met in the early 80s, when both were just starting their careers. Basquiat was at the center of the street art movement, and Madonna was still a budding singer. Basquiat's heroin addiction eventually led to the couple's split. The artist died on August 12, 1988 from a heroin overdose.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

On April 10, 1985, Madonna embarked on her first tour with the album Like A Virgin, which was released in late 1984. The Beastie Boys band played as an opening act for her — it would seem an excellent choice for stadium concerts, where, presumably, young girls and their parents were supposed to come down in a crowd. But in fact, after the first few concerts, Madonna's manager wanted to fire the Beastie Boys, but Madonna stood up for them, and eventually they continued the tour.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

In 1981, Tom Cruise and Sean Penn co-starred in the war film "Lights Out". It was the first major role in the film for both of them. In this photo, Tom Cruise is only 19 years old, and Sean Penn is 21 years old.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

This picture shows actress Phoebe Cates and singer Whitney Houston during a photo shoot for Seventeen magazine. Before becoming a singer, Whitney Houston was a model for teen magazines. And, by the way, one of the first black girls to appear on the cover of Seventeen.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Isn't this the coolest mirror selfie of all time? Here we see director Stanley Kubrick allegedly photographing actor Jack Nicholson on the set of The Shining in 1980. In fact, he takes a selfie in the mirror with his daughter Vivian Kubrick.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Quoting a line from a Cyndi Lauper song, "the girls just want to have fun," and they probably had a great time at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards. These singers have been friends for many years, and in 2018 Cindy took to the stage for a surprise performance in honor of Cher.

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

Perhaps this is the best photo of the 80s. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Franco Columbu gave an interview to a journalist at Venice Beach during training. Take a look at their tracksuits — this is how the sports fashion of the eighties looked like.

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