Judged the Tropfest film festival 2000 in Australia.
Family: dad, Robert Ringwald; mom, Adele; older sister, Beth Ringwald; older brother, Kelly.
Her first acting break was as Kate in the West Coast production of "Annie".
Is fluent in French, having been educated at the Lycee Francaise School in Los Angeles; having lived and worked in France for a few years; and was married to a Frenchman.
Turned down the Julia Roberts role in Pretty Woman (1990) and the Demi Moore role in Ghost (1990)
Refused the Lea Thompson role in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), ending her successful business relationship with John Hughes, who was furious.
Her parents owned a cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles
David Lynch sent her the screenplay of Blue Velvet (1986), in the hope that she would be interested in playing the role of Sandy, which was eventually played by Laura Dern. However, Molly's mother read it first, and because it disturbed her, she never showed it to Molly for consideration.
Gave birth to first child with Panio Gianopoulos: Mathilda Ereni, born 22 October 2003 in New York City.
Has very fond memories of Pretty in Pink (1986). She lists it as her favorite film, and says her kiss with Andrew McCarthy a the very end is her favorite on screen kiss.
Grew up singing for her father's (Bob Ringwald) traditional and swing bands in Sacramento. Conrad Janis ("Mork & Mindy" (1978)) also played part time in the band.
At the beginning of her film collaboration with John Hughes, she was driving a silver VW Rabbit convertible. By the time it ended with Pretty in Pink (1986), she was driving a white BMW.
Daughter of Robert Scott Ringwald and wife Adele Edith Frembd (who has remote Dutch American ancestry).
Measurements: 34C-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Because her name is so associated with the "brat pack" movies of the 1980s, there is a band that plays covers of '80s hits called "The Molly Ringwalds."
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