She was the quirky, sweet red-head, whose movies defined a generation.

Actress, singer and author Molly Ringwald was in town Wednesday as the headliner for the Society for the Performing Arts fall luncheon.

Local 2 Anchor Dominique Sachse emceed the program at Jones Hall in downtown Houston.

Ringwald shared how the arts impacted her as an artist, mother, and wife and how important they are to her children.

All the proceeds from the luncheon went to SPA's education and outreach programs.