Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Where in the world is Cindy Mancini?

AKA Amanda Peterson AKA Mandy Peterson AKA Phyllis Amanda Peterson
I can't buy a year of 7th grade back but I can remember 7th grade via an oldie but goodie film. Can't Buy Me Love was one of my favorite films in jr high. And Cindy Mancini? My idol. Caught this film on tv Sunday morning. It took a little of will power to tear myself away from it. And it lead to me spending an obscene amount of time googling Where is Amanda Peterson now? Whatever happened to Amanda Peterson? Amanda Peterson, Actress. IMDB and Wiki didn't give me satsfying answers...but this site was pretty addicting. Apparently, she has been out of the lime light since 1995. No photos, nothing.

In addition to hearing "He went from totally geek to totally chic" live, I loved seeing all the old product packaging (coke cans, the old dorito bag with the clear panel). And let's not forget the old rabbit convertible. Oh Cindy, how I worshiped you!
airplane graveyard scene
i immediately adored her outfit in this scene. short boots, long skirts, short sweater


then, out of nowhere today, when i am online shopping (failing another resolution), i see this outfit...hello? is she ready to go on a date with Ronald or what? Modern day version.

Muah Muah

Bestie

26 comments:

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Oh my gosh!! This is seriously my favorite movie!!! I have it memorized! I wanted to be Cindy Mancini! I may have to watch it sometime today!!

Love the modern day Cindy!!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I am going to be quoting this movie to myself for days after reading this post. Love. Love. Love it.

Torrie said...

I LOVED this movie... and love that you took the time to find her!! I can't believe she's totally out of the picture! Seriously- she has to be somewhere!! On twitter?? It's always strange when that happens to favorite actors/actresses.

Bestie said...

Torrie, trust me, I looked everywhere for her. After reading that blog posting about her (that I linked on my post) I felt challenged to do an all out google stalker search. Even searched her brother and sister on FB (yes, I'm a NUT) thinking I would at least find some photos. Nothin!

Anonymous said...

I just watched it today, which made me think, "where in the world is she???" I had the SAME thought about the Dorito bag....wow, those WERE the days!

Mattias said...

I did whatch this movie last night one more time... And today i did a total search on the internet. I did find this information and a picture I don´t know if it is her. http://uaddit.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=13406

Regards Ma

vic said...

Apparently Amanda Peterson went back to her home town of Greeley, Colorado, and she has been addicted to Meth for a long time. I am not kidding. This is the total truth. There is a native-american woman who occasionally watches her child, and actually bailed her out of jail, who has been posting pics of Amanda and her child from when they were all in a bar together.

This is not a joke. I am a big fan of this movie, and like you guys I was wondering what happened to her. I had the biggest crush on her back then. Anyway, I saved the pics of Amanda to my computer. They are definitely her, and her situation is very sad. She totally messed up her life and her acting career. She had some morons around her who let her fade away into obscurity.

Anonymous said...

She's divorced, living in the Greely Colorado area. Has 2 kis, only custody of one.

recent pic..scarred by years of cifarette smoking http://uaddit.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=13406

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear she passed away last week

cbaf said...

it's a shame how wasted her career became

Anonymous said...

Omg, is it reallly true that she has passed away ?

There are a lot of stories about her, I hope that she is allright.

TheToe said...

No, she hasnt passed away, died or become a drug addict...she is still at Colorado State University studying and writing her autobiography...its coming out this summer...

Imagine said...

Toe,

Are you sure that her autobiography is coming out this summer?
How do you know this ?

If so, I would buy this for sure.
There are so many stories about her.
True or not true.

Anonymous said...

Biography no way.
The story of her autobiography goes back to 2007.

How long does it take to write....
So I believe it when I see it.

Anonymous said...

Funny! U guys probably won't believe this but I had beers w her yesterday... It blew me away when I saw her and she was the sweetest thing ever. She lives here in Greeley.

Anonymous said...

Wow, beers with Amanda Peterson, many people would envy you, including myself.
Did you had the oppurtunity to ask her if the bad rumors about her are just rumors ?
Wish her all the best....

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the truth about her doing Meth is fact. The pictures of her with the little girl, are her. She looks awful. Drugs really screws you over. Health and Looks wise. Hoping she recovers and makes a comeback. A fine actress in her day and a beautiful one.

Anonymous said...

As far as meth? Idk.. I don't believe everything I hear.. But she was sweet and beautiful.. I have nothing bad to say about her.. she was not stuck Up and was actually really out going.. it was an amazing experience.

Anonymous said...

That is how we want to remember her, sweet and beautiful, but there are so many rumors about her concerning drugs that you sometimes wonder what the truth is.

It would be nice if she would just once responded to these rumors....

Untill then it wil be guessing what happened to her.....

Bradley Turner said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! We love you and wish you the best!

Anonymous said...

She is simply the best of them all!

KR Productions said...

At Amanda's request I have a link to some recent pics of her. She is doing awesome and appreciates all the continued support. As for where she lives, she does enjoy her privacy as I'm sure you all can appreciate. As I get more pics approved I will gladly post them at the following link. For the time being I hope that three will suffice.

http://www.krproductionscolorado.com/amanda-peterson.php I took these photos personally on June 3rd of this year.

Anonymous said...

We would love to see Amanda at Chiller Theatre! Can you pass the message onto her?

Anonymous said...

just stopping by to say hi

Anonymous said...

I ran into Amanda on the 4th of July 2012 in Greeley, Co. we both live there and she's as beautiful as ever. Always willing to talk and take pictures. I blogged up earlier about having a beer with her. Again, on the fourth, we had yet another. She's very down to earth and appears to be doing well!

Matt McGuire said...

The pictures certainly confirms it. She has Meth mouth. It makes me sad to see something like this. She was a friend of a friend when we were in High School. I guess she was a sweetheart. I hope the best for her.