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Then and Now: ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’

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Ruby Sue (Ellen Hamilton Latzen)

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After Christmas Vacation, Ellen appeared in a couple movies but took a hiatus from acting to attend boarding school. She filmed a documentary or two but is leading a pretty normal life post college.

Catherine Johnson (Miriam Flynn)

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Fun fact: Miriam has been the voice of Grandma Longneck in The Land Before Time series since 1997. Her most recent appearances have been on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Suburgatory.

Margo Chester (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)

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We allllll know where Julia ended up after playing Margo Chester. That same year, Julia started working on Seinfeld as Elaine Benes and became on of the biggest television stars in history. She now plays the character Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep.