After a 1983 appearance on the popular sitcom Family Ties, her first starring role in a feature film was Valley Girl with the then-little-known Nicolas Cage, which brought her national fame. In 1985, Foreman had a role in the comedy film Real Genius. A year later, she was named "Most Promising New Star" by ShoWest, the largest and most notable film convention in the world.
She had a starring role in the comedy film My Chauffeur, in which she played a somewhat Madonna-influenced character who gets a job as a driver for a stuffy limousine service.
That same year, Foreman played dual roles in the offbeat dark comedy and preppy murder mystery April Fool's Day.
During the five years following, Foreman appeared in over half a dozen horror movies and independent films.
Though she retired from acting, Foreman did make a brief appearance in a music video for the rock band She Wants Revenge, as well as a small cameo as a shopgirl in the 2020 remake of Valley Girl.