Remember Stephanie from 'Saturday Night Fever'? Here's what she looks like today

It's true: December 2017 will mark 40 years since "Saturday Night Fever" first premiered. And while the tabloids still love John Travolta, we haven't seen quite as much of Karen Lynn Gorney!

Gorney played Stephanie, the saucy dancer who eventually agrees to pair up with Travolta's Tony for the big dance competition. (At first, she totally shuts him down -- but then has a change of heart.) The duo made film history with the smash hit, still regarded as one of the biggest films of the 20th century.

Now 72, Gorney still maintains a steady acting career: She appeared on "Law & Order" in the '90s, "The Sopranos" in 2006, and has continued to perform in a number of independent films. Take a look at her through the years:

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Karen Lynn Gorney through the years
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Karen Lynn Gorney through the years
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1977: Karen Lynn Gorney attends the Premiere of Saturday Night Fever circa 1977 in New York City. (Photo by Images Press/IMAGES/Getty Images)
American actors John Travolta, wearing a white suit with a black shirt, and Karen Lynn Gorney disco dance in a still from the film, 'Saturday Night Fever,' directed by John Badham, 1977. (Photo by Fotos International/Courtesy Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Karen Lynn Gorney attends the party for Fourth Annual People's Choice Awards on February 20, 1978 at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
1977: Actor John Travolta dances with Karen Lynn Gorney in scene from movie 'Saturday Night Fever' directed by John Badham. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Karen Lynn Gorney and John Badham attend the party for Fourth Annual People's Choice Awards on February 20, 1978 at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Karen Lynn Gorney poses for a portrait in circa 1975. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Actress Karen Lynn Gorney attends an exclusive photo session on August 22, 1982 at her home in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Karen Lynn Gorney poses for exclusive photographs on August 22, 1982 at her home in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Karen Lynn Gorney poses for a photo at the 10th Annual Big Apple National Comic Book, Toy & Sci-Fi Expo at Penn Plaza Pavillion November 18, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Karen Lynn Gorney during 2006 Big Apple Comic Book, Art, Toy and Horror Expo - Press Reception at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Carley Margolis/FilmMagic)
John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney during Paramount Home Entertainment Celebrates DVD Releases Of 6 All-Time Musical Favorites - Inside and Show at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 28: Actors John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney attend the 'From Paris With Love' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on January 28, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 28: Actors John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney attend the 'From Paris With Love' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on January 28, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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