So much more than arm candy
Most movie fans know Preston for her memorable 90s roles, including villainous turns in "Jerry Maguire" and "Addicted to Love" and a simple romantic pairing with Kevin Costner in "For Love of the Game."
But Preston, who turns 45 years old today, spent the 1980s playing the pretty face in a handful of largely forgotten movies. But just because they're forgotten, that doesn't mean they weren't good. And give Preston credit for making every one of these films better.
TOP 5 KELLY PRESTON MOVIES OF THE 80s:
5. Space Camp (1986): I'm not going to pretend this is a great movie. But I have fond memories of seeing it for free at 2 a.m. during a free employee showing at the multiplex.
4. Mischief (1985): One of the forgotten "losing your virginity" movies of the 80s. Familiar plot, but set in the 50s.
3. Secret Admirer (1985): Preston plays nearly the exact same character as in "Mischief." But if it works, it works -- thanks to C. Thomas Howell and the ultra-sexy Lori Loughlin.
1. The Experts (1989): The flick in which Travolta and Preston met. Filmed before Travolta's comeback in "Pulp Fiction," give this film a try. (Also features Deborah Foreman -- "Julie" from "Valley Girl.")
Did you know: Preston was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. So naturally her first big acting role -- a spot in "Hawaii Five-O" in 1980.
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