Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates

Highest Rated: 85% Gremlins (1984)

Lowest Rated: 11% Drop Dead Fred (1991)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1963

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The cinematic object of desire for many a young man in the early 1980s, Phoebe Cates was a model-turned-actress who gained plenty of attention for her sexually charged roles in films like "Paradise" (1982), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) and "Private School" (1983). Her willingness to appear nude on camera made her a favorite of teenaged viewers and devotees of cinematic skin, all of which eventually pigeonholed Cates as wantons. The runaway success of "Gremlins" (1984) moved her into more wholesome roles, but she struggled to find substantive parts in its wake. By the early 1990s, she had abandoned acting altogether to focus on her family with actor Kevin Kline and business opportunities. Her brief film career, however, provided enough memorable moments - albeit somewhat prurient ones - to ensure her a permanent place in the annals of screen sex symbols.

Highest rated movies




63% 50% Princess Caraboo Princess Caraboo/Mary Baker (Character) $3M 1994
53% 50% Bodies, Rest & Motion Carol (Character) $732K 1993
11% 77% Drop Dead Fred Elizabeth (Character) $13.9M 1991
56% 63% I Love You to Death Joey's Girl at Disco (Character) $14.9M 1990
71% 57% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Kate Beringer (Character) $40.5M 1990
No Score Yet 24% Heart of Dixie Aiken Reed (Character) $691.7K 1989
60% 38% Bright Lights, Big City Amanda (Character) $15.7M 1988
65% 88% Shag Carson (Character) $6.1M 1988
14% 58% Date With an Angel Patty Winston (Character) $1.5M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lace II Lili (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 90% Lace Lili (Character) - 1984
85% 78% Gremlins Kate (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Sister Annie Burroughs (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 38% Private School Christine Ramsey (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 43% Paradise Sarah (Character) - 1982
77% 80% Fast Times at Ridgemont High Linda Barrett (Character) - 1982


No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lace Lili (Character) 1984


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