Remember Charlie from 'Top Gun'? Here's what Kelly McGillis looks like today

In 1986, Kelly McGillis got Tom Cruise's heart racing in "Top Gun" -- and audiences fell for her just as fast. A classic blonde bombshell, McGillis was known for her thick, wavy hair and sultry smirk. Between 1983 and 2001, she appeared in 20 films, co-starring alongside actors like Jeff Daniels and John Goodman.

During that time, McGillis started to take her look in a different direction: She chopped off her blonde locks and opted for glasses over contacts. A Juilliard graduate, McGillis also starred in a number of theater productions.

In 2009, McGillis publicly came out as lesbian, revealing that she'd struggled with her sexual orientation since age 12. She has two daughters from a previous marriage.

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Kelly McGillis through the years
American actress Kelly McGillis in London, 15th May 1985. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Kelly McGillis sits at a desk in a scene from the film 'Top Gun', 1986. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
American actors Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis on the set of Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actress Kelly McGillis on the set of Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Snap/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actress Kelly McGillis in London, 15th May 1985. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Actress Kelly McGillis attends the Los Angeles Cahpter of the National Organization for Women's Courage Awards Gala Honoring Kelly McGillis on December 1, 1988 at the University of California - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Kelly McGillis attends 'Stake Land' Premiere during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 17, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Getty Images)
Kelly McGillis attends the 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Kelly McGillis attends the 'Stake Land' premiere at The Film Society of Lincoln Center on October 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actress Kelly McGillis leaves the Los Angeles Times portrait studio on January 19, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 18: Actress Kelly McGillis poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at Village At The Lift on January 18, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
American actress Kelly McGillis in London, 15th May 1985. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
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