Some decades suffer a quiet forgettableness, like the 1970s or the ’90s. Oh sure, those decades had their iconography, but not like the ’50s or ’60s. Then there were the ’80s. For everything the ’90s tried to be, it was like the whole decade simply wanted to be as remembered as the one before it. The 1980s were so littered with icons; Ronald Regan, E.T., Michael Jackson, the Space Shuttle, it’s hard to stop once one gets going. For stars of the ’80s, it was a boom time until it wasn’t. The ’90s put many successful careers on the back burner, but it didn’t end them. These are 12 of the stars we loved from the ’80s.