It's been more than 30 years since "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" hit theaters in 1986, instantly becoming an ultimate high school movie classic. (Okay, THE ultimate high school movie classic.) The flick follows Matthew Broderick's Bueller, his best friend Cameron and gorgeous Sloane, played by Mia Sara, as they ditch school for a much-needed break from the weekday grind.
Well, as Ferris says, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you might miss it." Broderick, still a nonstop film and stage actor, has been happily married for two decades; Ruck continues to book many film and TV roles. But what about Mia Sara?
Now 51, the Brooklyn native has said that she's "mostly retired" from acting. In the '90s, she married Jason Connery, son of Sean Connery. They divorced in 2002, and she's now married to Brian Henson, whose father is Muppets creator Jim Henson. A devoted mom of two, she's said that her role in "Ferris Bueller" is "really embarrassing" for her kids.
Although she occasionally gets recognized in public, people usually don't know exactly what they know her from: "Most of the time people think they went to high school with me," she told Glamour. See her then and now in the slideshow below:
Mia Sara through the years
Mia Sara through the years
Mia Sara in 1986's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Mia Sara with Matthew Broderick in 1986's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, and Alan Ruck publicity portrait for the film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', 1986. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Mia Sara in a scene from the film 'Timecop', 1994. (Photo by Largo Entertainment/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Mia Sara and actor Clayton Rohner attend the Women in Film's Ninth International Women's Film Festival Opening Night - 'Angie' Screening on February 28, 1994 at the Avco Center Cinemas in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - ABC miniseries - 5/11-12/97, This four-hour miniseries, inspired by the Jules Verne novel, took place in 1886 when a 'creature of unknown origin' destroyed ships at sea. Marine expert Pierre Arronax (Patrick Dempsey) and several companions set sail with an American frigate to learn the truth about its existence. After an attack on their ship, Arronax learned the menace was an astounding man-made vessel called The Nautilus, a ship of untold power guided by its builder, Captain Nemo. Arronax fell in love with Nemo's reclusive daughter, Mara (Mia Sara), whom the captain has kept hidden away aboard the Nautilus., (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
Actor Jason Connery and wife Mia Sara attend the world premiere of 'Entrapment' on April 15, 1999 a Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 21: Actor Jason Connery and wife Mia Sara attend 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 21, 1996 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Mia Sara during Shanghai Noon Premiere at Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Actor Jason Connery (R) and his wife Mia Sara pose for photographers as they arrive at the premiere of his latest film "Shanghi Noon" in Hollywood May 23[ Connery portrays Andrews in the western spoof which also stars Jackie Chan. The film opens May 26 in the United States. ]
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 05: Actress Mia Sara arrives at 'L.A.Frock Stars' - Los Angeles Screening at LACMA on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 05: Mia Sara attends the 'L.A.Frock Stars' Los Angeles screening and party held at the LACMA on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
Mia Sara (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Mia Sara and Director Brian Henson 11900_120 (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Turner)
Mia Sara during The Way We Wore Presents the 50Fifty Boutique Sale - July 19, 2006 at The Way We Wore in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic for Lisa Sorensen Public Relations)