Molly Ringwald was born on the 18th February 1968 in Roseville, California. She is an actress and singer that became popular with teenagers when she starred in Sixteen candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink in the 1980's, all of which were directed by John Hughes. She started her acting career at age five, starring in a stage production of Alice in Wonderland as the dormouse. By the time she was six years old, she had recorded I Wanna Be Loved by You, a music album of Dixieland jazz with her father and his group, the Fulton Street Jazz Band; this album is now on the top ten all time collectable albums list. Though she played a high school "princess" in her biggest hit, 1985's The Breakfast Club, Molly specialized in portrayals of moody, awkward, brainy, angst-filled characters. Her performances greatly influenced teen-oriented television and movies that would follow in the 1990s. Her career slowed down in the 1990s, as she appeared mainly in made for TV and direct to video B grade horror films. Just when her career needed a real shot in the arm she turned down the lead roles in the two biggest grossing movies of 1990, Pretty Woman and Ghost. She is constantly asked why she didn't take the roles and has given numerous reasons.