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Originally posted 03/08/2010 02:00PM
Molly Ringwald made a glamorous return to the Oscar stage Sunday night to pay heartfelt tribute to the late director John Hughes. But it wasn't just a stylist's advice she consulted. It was her 6-year-old daughter, Mathilda's.
"I was choosing between two dress colors, and she decided on this," Ringwald told PEOPLE before the ceremony. "She said this was the way to go. I always listen to her, she's a 6-year-old fashionista."
It wasn't just a good (looking) choice, it felt right, too.
"It's comfortable," the actress said of her Todd Thomas dress and Alexander Calder-designer jewelry. "It's a huge honor to wear his jewelry. I feel very honored." Plus, Ringwald added, it was just fun to attend the show. "There's so much adrenaline," she said, "it's fun to be here again."
The Secret Life of the American Teenager star wasn't the only actress who got some Oscar fashion advice from young family members, meanwhile. Best actress winner Sandra Bullock also got a hand from her stepdaughter.
Originally posted 08/12/2009 12:40PM
John Hughes made Molly Ringwald the "It" Girl of the 1980s – though he was also capable of making her feel just awful, she revealed Wednesday.
Detailing their working relationship in a tribute to the late writer-director, who died of a heart attack on Aug. 6, Ringwald, 41, writes for the Aug. 12 edition of The New York Times, "In life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become. For me, that person was John Hughes."
Now starring on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Ringwald was a teen when she had leading roles in Hughes's 1985 classic The Breakfast Club and 1986's Pretty in Pink. But she now admits that she'll "always be the girl whose 16th birthday is forgotten" due to her breakout role in Hughes's 1984 Sixteen Candles.
Originally posted 08/06/2009 08:20PM
John Hughes made Molly Ringwald a teen star after casting her in his 1984 movie Sixteen Candles. After learning about the writer-director's death on Thursday, Ringwald shared fond words about her frequent collaborator.
"I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes," Ringwald said in a statement. "He was and will always be such an important part of my life."
"He will be missed – by me and by everyone that he has touched," she added. "My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now."
Ringwald, who now stars in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, also had leading roles in Hughes's 1985 classic The Breakfast Club and 1986's Pretty in Pink, which he wrote.
Originally posted 08/06/2009 11:15AM
Molly Ringwald isn't logging much sleep these days – and she couldn't be more delighted about it.
"You get up with one of the babies and feed and change that one and get the baby back to sleep, and the other wakes up, and then you feed and change that one," the star of '80s classics Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles says of her nocturnal routine since the July 10 arrival of her twin son and daughter, Roman Stylianos and Adele Georgiana.
"It is exhausting, but it's wonderful," the actress, 41, tells PEOPLE in its new issue.
The twins join big sister Mathilda, 5 ½, and dad Panio Gianopoulos, 34, whom Ringwald married in 2007. "After Mathilda was born, I had some things fixed" – surgery to remove fibroids – "that made it easier to get pregnant again," says Ringwald.
Originally posted 07/13/2009 03:05PM
Molly Ringwald plays the mother of a pregnant teen on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager – but in real-life she's a new mom to twins!
The 80s icon delivered daughter Adele Georgiana and son Roman Stylianos on Friday, July 10 in Los Angeles.
Born naturally, Adele arrived first at 9:01 a.m. followed closely by her brother at 9:04 a.m.
The twins join big sister Mathilda Ereni, 5 ½. As for the age difference between the siblings, "I actually think it's a good thing considering we're having twins," Ringwald, 41, told Fit Pregnancy recently.
Originally posted 06/02/2009 02:20PM
Molly Ringwald may be the most nostalgia-inducing star for a generation of movie-goers, but she is not one to get sentimental about things like, say, pregnancy.
When asked if she loves expecting twins, she tells Fit Pregnancy with a laugh, "No. I don't hate it, though. There is something wonderful about it."
Ringwald, who announced her pregnancy in December, says that the limitations of carrying twins takes getting used to. "I find it difficult to be restricted in my movements and to feel vulnerable all the time," she says. "I am used to feeling very strong and active."
Originally posted 01/23/2009 08:40PM
Molly Ringwald, who plays the anxious mother of a pregnant teen on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, is expecting twins of her own, the actress tells PEOPLE exclusively.
It will be the second daughter and first son for Ringwald, 40, and husband Panio Gianopoulos, 33. They have a 5-year-old daughter Mathilda Ereni. The babies are due in August.
Secret Life's second season airs on Monday nights on ABC Family. A spokeswoman for the show says Ringwald's pregnancy will be written into the storyline.
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