| Where are they now?
"The Facts of LIfe"
Though she says she "couldn't see much eternal impact" of starring on Facts at the time, Whelchel, who played Eastland rich girl Blair Warner, does now. Currently on a cross-country tour to promote The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me, a book of essays about her Christian faith, Whelchel, 38, says her Facts fame "gives me the opportunity to reach a wide audience." Married since 1988 to Steven Cauble, 51, a minister, Whelchel says she "can't go anywhere without being recognized as Blair," but has no immediate plans to act again. "If I didn't have kids, I would definitely go back -- it's such a creative release," she says. "But it doesn't compare to being a mom."