While the role marked an obvious transition into less sexualised parts, it also proved the beginning of the end of her acting career.
In summer 1984, Cates co-starred in the box office hit 1984 for , the highest-grossing film of her career.
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After that she was cast in the leading role of the television miniseries Lace in 1984, yet again as a sex symbol, Lili, who scours the country in search of her birth mother.
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