Beverly Hills, still a thrill! It's been 30 years since we were introduced to the gals of Troop Beverly Hills, and the cult classic only gets better with age. Click through to see how the stars have changed since the fabulous flick premiered on March 24, 1989.
'Troop Beverly Hills' in 1989
The feel-good classic stars Shelley Long as a socialite who takes over her daughter's Wilderness Girls troop. ET reunited the cast for the special anniversary at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. "I am so proud of these girls and this girl too," Long said, hugging Betty Thomas. "You know I am! And that's really why I did this, because of the girls. They are so wonderful."
Shelley Long (Phyllis Nefler)
Best known for her role as Diane Chambers on Cheers, for which she won an Emmy and two Golden Globes, Long has stayed busy since Troop Beverly Hills, stepping back into Diane's shoes on Frasier and making quite a few guest appearances on TV, most recently seen in Modern Family. (RIP, DeDe Pritchett.)
Betty Thomas (Velda Plendor)
The role of Velda Plendor, the leader of the rival Culver City Red Feathers, was Thomas' last acting role, save for a guest appearance in 2018's Kidding. She moved on to directing, helming 1995's The Brady Bunch Movie, which Shelley Long starred in, as well as Can't Hardly Wait, Doctor Dolittle and John Tucker Must Die.
Heather Hopper (Tessa DiBlasio)
Fans of Tessa, the budding therapist and daughter of a Hollywood director, recognized Hopper from Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the original iteration of Saved by the Bell that aired on Disney in 1988 and '89. She had a few guest roles through 2004, but mostly retired from acting to take care of her daughter, who was born in 1998.
Tasha Scott (Jasmine Shakar)
It's no fluke that Scott was the frontwoman for "Cookie Time" -- she's also a singer and recently dropped an EP. After Troop, she guest starred on shows like Full House and Quantum Leap and recurred on the mid-'90s sitcom The Parent 'Hood. She took a break from acting shortly after but did appear in 2018's Bluest Moon.
Aquilina Soriano (Lily Marcigan)
Without Soriano, we wouldn't have Troop's oh-so-quotable Smokey Bear exchange! Her final acting role was in 1996. She's since moved on to a career in social justice, most recently working as the Executive Director of the Pilipino Worker's Center, which empowers the Filipino community in Southern California.
Kellie Martin (Emily Coleman)
Martin starred in Life Goes On, a hit sitcom that debuted the same year Troop Beverly Hills hit theaters. Since then, she's starred in ER and Army Wives, the Hailey Dean Mystery and Mystery Woman made-for-TV movies, and recently appeared in the 2019 Lifetime movie, Death of a Cheerleader.
Dinah Lacey (Cleo Plendor)
Lacey may have played the most ruthless Red Feather onscreen -- the daughter of Velda Plendor -- but she couldn't be further from it in real life. After her hilarious turn in Troop, she had two guest parts on TV in 1990, on His & Hers and Life Goes On, before retiring from show business.
Tori Spelling (Jamie)
This movie marked Spelling's film debut, shortly before she booked the role of Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210. In the years since, she starred in a reality series with her husband, Dean McDermott, welcomed five kids, wrote six books (including autobiographies, a children's book, and entertainment how-to's) and recently donned a unicorn costume for The Masked Singer. So, yeah, you've seen her around.
Carla Gugino (Chica Barnfell)
Gugino has had quite the career since playing Chica, whose jet-setting parents were famously in Monte Carlo on her birthday. She had roles in Falcon Crest, Spin City, Californication, and Entourage, and on the big screen in Sucker Punch, Watchmen and San Andreas. Most recently, she starred in Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House.
Ami Foster (Claire Sprantz)
Claire joined the Wilderness Girls so she could do something "normal." Foster had quite the career as a child star, herself, starring in Punky Brewster and afterward, popping up in Quantum Leap, The Wonder Years, Empty Nest and Step By Step. Her last role was in CBS Schoolbreak Special in 1995, and she's now focused on raising her two kids.
Emily Schulman (Tiffany Honigman)
Schulman portrayed the spoiled daughter of a plastic surgeon. In real life, she was best known for the sitcom, Small Wonder, as well as starring in Christy alongside Troop Beverly Hills co-star Kellie Martin. She eventually switched gears but stayed in the entertainment business, becoming an acting teacher.
Jenny Lewis (Hannah Nefler)
Though Lewis has acted here and there since her childhood acting days -- including memorable turns in The Wizard and 1992's Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even -- she's best known now for her indie music prowess, having had an extremely successful career as frontwoman of Rilo Kiley and as part of electro-folk group The Postal Service. Now, she puts out solo records (she just dropped her latest, On the Line) and the video for her 2014 single, "She's Not Me," memorably included Troop Beverly Hills references.