1. Her birth name is Phoebe Belle Katz.
2. Both her father and her uncle were movie producers, a thing that could have inspired her to pursue a career in cinema.
3. Phoebe Cates has Russian Jewish origins coming from her grandmother.
4. Her husband, Kevin Kline, won Oscar in 1988 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" for his performance in "A Fish Called Wanda".
5. In 2005, she and her husband opened a fancy shop in New York.
6. She has two kids, a son born in 1981 and a daughter born in 1994.
7. Before she began her acting career, Phoebe Cates was a fashion model and she appeared in the "Seventeen" magazine.
8. There is a song called "Phoebe Cates" performed by Fenix TX.
9. She became appreciated for her topless and nude scenes in the first two movies.
10. It seems that Phoebe Cates inspired a manga series that was very popular in Japan.