Phoebe Cates is admirable at so many things. Life of the sensational actress of Hollywood’s ’80s era has been a roller coaster ride. An injury crushed her childhood dreams but she flourished as an actress.
Despite few rumored previous relationships, she’s happily experiencing one of the longest married life in Hollywood. She has given one of the hottest and stylish red bikini scene in her movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Phoebe Cates was rose to fame with her movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. The American actress was born on July 16, 1963, in New York City, NY and her sun-sign is Cancer. Till now, her total credits on IMDB are 19 as an actress.
She has three professions actress, model and now an entrepreneur. We have the details about her current whereabouts and some unknown facts.
An Injury Crushed The Dreams of Little Phoebe Cates
Like every little child, Cates had some dreams too. Unfortunately, she met with an injury and was forced by destiny to follow something else.
She attended the Hewitt School, the Professional Children’s School and Juilliard School. She wanted to become a dancer at the age of ten. And Cates was good at dancing, so good that she received a scholarship to the School of American Ballet.
But at the age of 15, she suffered a serious knee injury that crushed her dreams, and she gave up her dancing career.
Phoebe Cates then started her modelling career that was short but a successful one.
Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline, The Exciting Journey Together
The Academy Award winner Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates met in 1983. Cates was doing an audition for a role called Chloe, in the movie The Big Chill. Her audition wasn’t successful, but she found the right life partner during that.
Cates and Kline fell in love and started dating despite their 16-years gap. Of course they might have found it little awkward in the beginning, but eventually, they came so close to each other that the couple tied the knot in 1989.
It’s great that there were no rumors about their separation.
They have two children. First one is boy Owen Joseph Kline, born in 1991. Second is a girl Greta Simone Kline, born in 1994.
Phoebe and Kevin are living happily together with their children in New York. She has retired from acting while Kevin is still active as an actor. His one of the recent appearance was in Beauty and the Beast as Belle’s father.
Angelic Voice of Phoebe Cates
Cates has an amazing voice, and the world knew about it when she sang the hit song Paradise. It was the title song of her movie Paradise (1982). Here are the beautiful lyrics of the track followed by the lyrics video.
“When I am with you it’s paradise
No place on earth could be so nice
Through the crystal waterfall I hear you call
Just take my hand it’s paradise
You kiss me once I’ll kiss you twice
As I gace into your eyes
I realize it’s paradise”
It was Phoebe Cates, Who Proved There’s No Santa Claus to the ‘80s Kids
As a child even I use to believe that Santa is actually true. But later on realized that the parents are actual Santa’s of all the children.
Phoebe proved it to the ’80s kids with a horrifying story in the movie Gremlins. If by any chance you haven’t watched the movie, here’s the sad and shocking Santa story.
“The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple of hours went by. Dad wasn’t home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. And that’s when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead, they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He’d been climbing down the chimney on Christmas Eve, his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that’s how I found out there was no Santa Claus.”
The Famous Bikini Rain Image, It’s Her
You might have seen the above image on the internet several times. In the form of memes or just as a sexy gif. You’ll be surprised that it’s Phoebe Cates in her movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Her Store, Charity Work and Son’s Condition
These days Phoebe Cates is not doing acting, but she devoted her life to helping others. Unfortunately, her son is type 1 diabetes patient. She wants to find the cure for the disease.
In order to do that she started collecting money for charities that help patients with this disease. She has supported the charity Heifer International. They help the causes like AIDS & HIV, Children, Hunger, and Poverty.
Other notable celebrities connected to this charity are JK Rowling, Ashley Judd, Meryl Streep and many more.
As an entrepreneur, in 2005 she opened her own boutique, called Blue Tree, on New York’s Madison Avenue. Phoebe Cates also has an online store for this boutique. It’s still running in 2017.
Previous Relationships of Phoebe
There’s not much information about her past relationships in the details. But she definitely had a boyfriend before she met Kevin.
She reportedly dated Stavros Merjos for three years starting from 1979. After the end of her first relationship, there was a rumor of her dating the American actor Willie Aames.
The possibly dated for almost a year.