“Charlie’s Angels” helped Demi Moore make a comeback. The actress would receive accolades for acting and directing and became a mainstay in the public eye.
The actress has stepped out of the limelight in recent years, avoiding the pressure of big-budget movies, and has taken roles in a handful of Indie movies. “Author” was added to her list of talents after her memoir, “Inside Out” took the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Cameron Diaz Now
Cameron Diaz held on to her title as the golden girl of cinema until her surprise announcement that she is retiring from acting in 2014. Diaz went out with a bang and left a string of blockbusters in her wake.
The creative spirit continues to burn bright, and the multi-talented performer has turned to writing. She co-authored and released “ The Body Book,” a New York Times bestseller that focuses on the link between body and mental health. She then followed this up with a sequel, “The Longevity Book,” which also saw it take first place on the New York Times bestseller list.
Demi Moore Then
Demi Moore, one of the most recognizable faces of the legendary brat-pack, returned to the big screen after a brief acting hiatus as the antagonist in the 2003 "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle."
Moore assumed the role of Madison Lee, a previous Angel that fell out of Charlie’s favor after she went rogue. The "Charlie’s Angels" reboot created several iconic film history scenes, and Moore certainly left her mark. In the now-famous beach scene, the then forty-six-year-old actress emerged from the ocean in cinematic glory, her tiny black bikini and washboard abs dazzling audiences worldwide.
Kim Basinger Then
Taking on her second only acting role, a fresh-faced, twenty-three-year-old Kim Basinger had a spotlight role in a single episode of the first season of "Charlie’s Angels." Basinger played Linda Oliver, who was victimized by a corrupt sheriff.
The episode revolves around the Angels going undercover and rescuing Basinger from the licentious law enforcer and ultimately having Charlie Townsend hire her as part of the team of the secret organization. Ok, the admin team, but it counts! Basinger made an impression on producers, and she was briefly considered to take over the role of Jill Munroe before Cheryl Ladd.
Kim Basinger Now
Kim Basinger would escape television bit roles and become a Hollywood heavyweight. Her platinum blonde locks would grace the leading lady role in several unforgettable films. A vocal and passionate activist, Basinger has used her celebrity credentials to raise awareness of animal rights, has been a spokesperson for a number of organizations, and even helped draft and take to congress an animal protection act.
The 2000s got a bit quiet for Basinger until she played the part of Elena Lincoln in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise. The elusive Basinger has remained behind the scenes since her Fifty Shades appearance.