Born 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota, American actress Lea Thompson moved to New York at age 20, she performed in a number of Burger King advertisements in the 1980s along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Elisabeth Shue, her eventual co-star in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III.
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Thompson made her home-media screen debut in 1982 as Cecily “Sissy” Loper in the interactive live-action video game MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone? and her movie debut in 1983, with Jaws 3-D. She followed this with All the Right Moves (1983), Red Dawn (1984), and The Wild Life (1984).
Thompson is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films include Howard the Duck (1986), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993). From 2011 to 2017, she co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family-turned Freeform series Switched at Birth.
Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of a young Lea Thompson in the 1980s.