Barbara Streisand was already doing marvelously in the 60s like a singer when she decided to give films a go in the 70s. It turned out she was a great actress as well, and she received quite a few awards that prove so, including an Oscar. She’s still singing and acting.
The blond lead singer of the band “Blondie” was a tremendous success in the 1970s and there is no denying that even though “Blondie” is the name of the band, Debbie Harry is the icon and she was featured in the Rolling Stone magazine (1979). She declared that she was bisexual in 2014. Debbie Harry is now mostly devoted to philanthropy mainly with charities fighting Cancer and Aids.
Diane is mostly known for her roles in Woody Allen films throughout the 70s. She’s been awarded many times and these include an Academy award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. She’s continued as an actress throughout the ages and she’s also written 2 books. Dianne stars in a “Book Club” a film to be released this year (2018).
Faye Dunaway is an exceptional actress who despite of remaining active with 3 films last year (2017) has starred in movies that today are considered classics. With a reputation for being “impossible” she’s rather a passionate perfectionist and one of the most beautiful actresses of her generation. She’s also looking great at 77.
Katharine Ross will always be remembered for her role as Elaine Robinson in The Graduate that earned her an Academy Award Nomination. She was dropped by the big studios for refusing many roles. She still managed a successful career as an actress receiving a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. Ross also published over 10 children’s books. Her latest film “Hero” premiered last year on the Sundance festival.
One of Charlie’s Angels, the successful TV show of the 70s, Kate Jackson starred in many Television films and Series. She’s been working on her memoirs over the last decade.
Ellen Burstyn won an Academy Award, An Emmy and a Tony –the triple crown of acting– in the 70s. She was in the now classic of horror “The Exorcist” and “Alice doesn’t live here anymore.” Burstyn recently appeared in “Interstellar” and remains acting.
Meryl Streep is the actress that has received the most Academy Award nominations to this day. Her awards are numerous, including 3 Oscars and 8 Golden globes. She’s globally recognized as one of Hollywood’s best actresses and she remains active, with a role in the new “Mary Poppins” and a sequel for “Mamma Mia” coming up.
Lynda Carter will forever be known as “Wonder Woman” for those who saw her in the late 70s. Carter was voted “The most beautiful woman in the world” by the International Academy of beauty. She continued acting after the series ended in 1979 though she was never as popular since. Carter continues working and she’s to be a cast member in “Super Troopers 2”
Cybill Shepherd was a teen in the 70s but she made a some films, some very successful others not quite so much. Later in the 80s she stared along Bruce Willis in the TV series “Moonlighting” which re-launched her career and made Bruce Willis a star. She published her autobiography in 2000 and it was a bestseller. Her latest film “Rose” came out last year.
Agnetha Faltskog is the blond woman in ABBA the famous pop group from Sweden. When the group separated in the 80s she recorded a “solo” album that wasn’t remarkably successful. She released her autobiography on 2016 in the UK.
A sex symbol in the 60s that won a Golden Globe in the 70s, Rachel Welch, remains a movie star and her latest film “How to be a Latin Lover” was released last year.
Admittedly more a woman of the 80s given that the Dukes of Hazzard, the TV series where she was none other than the sexy Daisy Duke ran from 1979 to 1985 where she became a sex symbol. She’s had minor roles ever since, her latest in a TV film in 2015.
Ali Macgraw had some very interesting roles in the 70s even though she was only in 4 films: Love Story; The Getaway; Convoy and “Players.” These were enough to earn her a place amongst GQ magazine’s “Sexiest 25 women in Film Ever. She appeared in the TV series “Dynasty” in the 80s. She was on Oprah in 2015, alongside Love Story co-star Ryan O’Neil.
Dolly Parton has enjoyed a brilliant career both as a Country performer and an film Actress. Her record sales have been consistent throughout the years. She continues performing and recently embarked on a tour to promote her latest album. As far as films and TV shows go, she’s always remained popular. Needless to say that she’s the wealthiest “country” star, by far. She’s won 9 grammies and has been nominated for the Academy Awards twice.
British-Actress Jacqueline Bisset appeared in 17 movies in the 1970s. She’s a movie icon that worked in Hollywood and in Europe. Bisset was awarded the Legion d’honneur in 2010 by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Her latest film was in 2015, “Miss you already” were she acted with Drew Barrymore.
Perhaps Jane Seymour’s most famous role has been as Solitaire, in the first Bond film played by Roger Moore “Live and let die” in 1973. She’s been in many films since and is currently engaged in performances for 2 upcoming films next year.