Gremlins star Phoebe Cates is unrecognizable after leaving showbiz 38 years after the hit horror flick

GREMLINS first appeared on our screens almost four decades ago and the majority of its cast have looked completely unrecognizable since filming.

The horror-comedy, which first aired in 1984, centered on Billy and his new pet, whom Billy’s father brings back from China with three specific rules he must obey.

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Phoebe Cates portrayed Kate Beringer in Gremlins almost four decades ago
The 58-year-old looks completely unrecognizable from his appearance in the 1984 film

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The 58-year-old looks completely unrecognizable from his appearance in the 1984 film

However, when Billy doesn’t follow instructions, it creates major problems as an array of monsters are released.

Phoebe Cates was a fantastic addition to the cast of Gremlins when she took on the role of Kate Beringer.

Prior to appearing in the film, Phoebe had an established acting profile thanks to her role as Linda Barrett on Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

After Gremlins, Phoebe continued acting throughout the 80s and some of the 90s.

She reprized her role as Kate in Gremlins 2: The New Batch in 1990, but decided to retire in 1994.

Since then, Phoebe, now 58, has only participated in two acting roles.

In 2001, she appeared on The Anniversary Party as Sophia Gold and also lent her voice to the hugely popular video game Lego Dimensions.

She then dusted off her role as Kate Beringer to reprise it for the third time.

Since leaving showbiz, Phoebe now owns and operates a clothing boutique in Manhattan called Blue Tree, which she opened in 2005.

Located on Madison Avenue, the store offers a variety of unique products including jewelry, clothing, antiques, candles and books.

Phoebe was a fantastic addition to the cast of Gremlins

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Phoebe was a fantastic addition to the cast of Gremlins
She has since left showbiz and now owns a clothing boutique in Manhattan

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She has since left showbiz and now owns a clothing boutique in Manhattan

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