Nostalgic Photos Remind Us Why We Loved The 80s

By | February 21, 2023

The 1980s were a truly unique and unforgettable decade, filled with maximalist music, iconic pop culture moments, and groundbreaking technology. From the rise of the personal computer to the emergence of memorable TV shows like The Wonder Years, the 1980s captured the imagination of people all around the world.

You may think you know the ‘80s… but this collection of never before seen photos will surely change your mind. These rare photos from the 1980s capture a lot more than we expected!

We are warning you, these photos are not suitable for all eyes. Unedited photos of Phoebe Cates, Demi Moore, Farrah Fawcett, and Jamie Lee Curtis... need we say more?

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Long before Cameron Diaz picked up the mantle of Charlie’s Angels in the 2000s this fresh faced young woman was a cheerleader at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, a place that also had the honor of hosting Snoop Dogg. Instead of going to college Diaz signed a contract with the Elite Model Management at the age of 16 - her fellow students must have been jealous. She appeared in ads for Calvin Klein, Levi’s Jeans and Coca Cola. That was only a stepping stone for Diaz who went onto star in The Mask in 1994 before garnering critical acclaim in Being John Malkovich.

Lea Thompson as 'Lorraine Baines McFly' in Back to the Future (1985)

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Lea Thompson did double duty (or technically triple duty) in Back to the Future when she played Lorraine, Marty’s mother who falls in love with her son. While some actresses most be put off by this, Thompson says that the plot was right up her alley. She told The Hollywood Reporter:

I appreciated the sort of odd, off-kilter subversive nature of the craziness of your mom falling in love with you and if you don't get your mom and dad to'll never be born. The idea that mom and dad have to get it on, I think we can all kind of get that. So it appealed to my sense of humor.