Top Gun is one of the cult films of the eighties. While Tom Cruise made women's hearts beat faster, Kelly McGillis turned male viewers' heads as instructor "Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood". The pretty blonde was one of THE stars of the decade and starred in numerous successful films such as Witness, alongside Harrison Ford and Accused, alongside Jodie Foster.

Kelly McGillis today

The former blonde bombshell has not only embarked upon a whole new career path, but her appearance has also changed dramatically and she now rocks a short gray hairdo, instead of her trademark blonde curls.

Sadly, it seems that the actress will not be appearing in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick. These days, Kelly McGillis only works as an actress occasionally. She had a guest appearance in the TV series Z Nation in 2014.

Kelly McGillis came out in 2009

In 2017, she starred in two US TV movies, and in 2018 landed the main part in Maternal Secrets. After retiring from show business, McGillis worked full-time in New Jersey as a counselor for alcoholics and drug addicts. Today, she teaches acting at The New York Studio for Stage and Screen NYS3 in North Carolina.

Kelly McGillis came out in 2009. One year later she entered a civil union with her then-girlfriend Melanie Leis. However, the couple broke up in 2011. The former actress has two children. 

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