“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” just turned 31 and one of its stars turned 50 last month. But Phoebe Cates still looks very much like the 17-year-old in the red bikini who was dancing in Brad Hamilton’s head (and probably the heads of many a young movie-goer).
Today, Cates runs a boutique on the Upper East Side of Manhattan called Blue Tree and is mother to Owen and Greta, her children with longtime husband Kevin Kline (the family is pictured above minus Owen in 2011). But Cates still gets some fans who know her — or at least think she looks a lot like herself.
She tells USA Today in an interview a couple years ago that a lot of shoppers at her store know she owns the store and aren’t surprised to see her working in the boutique. “Or if they don’t,” says Cates “they tell me I look like Phoebe Cates, and I say, ‘I get that a lot.'”