Springsteen took up acting, and was cast in her first role as a young Cheerleader in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She also appeared as a Cheerleader in the 1984 film Reckless. She appeared in Modern Girls, and Scenes from the Goldmine. Her first ever lead role came in 1988 when she accepted the role as psychotic serial killer Angela Baker in the low budget cult horror Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, and in 1989, Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland, which has earned her a cult following among horror fans. Her final film appearance to date was in 1990's The Gumshoe Kid.