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See How Gorgeous Molly Ringwald, 53, Looks Today

Find out how this actress stays “Pretty In Pink” and other colors. 

Molly Ringwald has had a long career, and a lot of time in the public eye. She was a member of the "Brat Pack" actors in the 80's. She starred in iconic 80's films like The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, and Sixteen Candles. Ringwald is still acting, but has focused on TV series roles instead. She's starred in ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager and The CW's Riverdale. And this week, she and daughter Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos attended the American Ballet Theatre's Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Read on to see 5 ways Molly Ringwald stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Eats Healthy

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Ringwald tells People that she tries to eat healthy as often as she can, especially after welcoming her twins in 2009. "I try to make sure that I eat something green. I think that's just a really good rule of thumb. I love all different kinds of vegetables, but the green ones are generally the best for you and the best for your diet."


She Doesn't Have A Strict Diet

Ringwald tells People that while she does diet, she makes sure it isn't all that strict, and just tries to be as healthy as she can. "Just dieting basically, and it wasn't even like a really strict diet. It was more just a sensible diet, cutting down on sweets and upping the vegetables and protein, less starch, and I just worked out a lot, I'd say about three or four times a week."


She Meditates

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Ringwald reveals to Yahoo Life's The Unwind, that she's started meditating. "Somebody taught me about meditation when I was younger, and it was just something that I always had sort of in the back of my mind," she explains. "But it's something that I actively use now as a tool to center myself and to make sure that I'm getting enough oxygen to my brain and all of that. It's something that I do pretty much every day at some point in the day."


She Limits Her Screen Time

In this day and age, electronics are a big part of everyday life. However, Ringwald and her husband are working to limit their screen usage, to varying results. "My husband and I, we're taking our phones and putting them outside of the room and then somehow they found their way back," she admits. "I think that's a constant struggle for everyone in these times, negotiating that time that you have on the screen."


She Gets Vaccinated Against Several Diseases

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Ringwald has become an advocate for vaccines, and not just for the COVID-19 vaccine. Ringwald is encouraging people, especially teenagers to get the meningitis vaccines. She tells, "I got involved as a possible spokesperson because I think a lot of people know me from the work I've done that has to do with teenagers — from the movies I did when I was a teenager to Secret Life of the American Teenager to Riverdale — I'm sort of inextricably connected in some ways to the teen life and existence. But I'm also the parent of a teenage daughter, a 17-year-old, and two pre-teens. My twins are 11 years old. And I'm very conscious and aware of what I can do as a parent to protect them. Of course, as a parent, you want to do everything you can and some things are out of your control but the one thing that we can control is getting them vaccinated. So I would like people to know more about meningococcal meningitis because it's not even on a lot of people's radar."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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