There is no way around it: celebrities fascinate people because they seem to have it all! Fame, money, beauty and good luck. They have all the things that the modern society values, or so it seems. What fascinates people more is to see that they’re really just like us, that they’re approachable, that they lead normal lives, they shop, they get drunk or lose their money. Pictures of drunken celebrities are extremely popular these days, or those worst celebrity selfies that keep going around the web. Today we’re going to take a look at 10 celebrities who have hit rock bottom and bounced back.
This gorgeous lady was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America. All was well until some naked photos of her surfaced and she was forced to give up her crown due to the scandal. We don’t really know why people were so offended by a little bit of nudity, but Vanessa took quite a fall after that. But she’s a strong woman who managed to hit it big again: she was a successful singer and now she’s a successful actress.
Toni Braxton had the ‘90’s under her thumb. Unbreak My Heart was an anthem of that time and it brought her a trainload of money. Well, having bad management or no financial skills forced Toni to file for bankruptcy in 2007 and then again in 2010. Apparently she owed $50 million. How can one owe that much money to anyone?! She’s much better now, though. She had a reality show in 2011.
Martha Stewart was the last person in the world we would have imagined being sent to prison. But in 2005 she did just that: she spent one year in prison for fraud. She took the blow gracefully and in 2005 and returned to work. She’s just released her 75th cookbook, she’s working on her TV show and her magazine. Go girl!
Nicole Richie is Lionel Richie’s daughter, but she’s famous for more than that. In 2003 she hit it big with the reality show The Simple Life with Paris Hilton. Those two girls were as wild as they came, going out, partying hard and getting DUIs. Right now, Nicole is a married woman with two young children, Harrow and Sparrow Madden.
Robert Downey Jr. is the ultimate Hollywood bad boy! He’s been in jail, he’s been caught with cocaine on him more times than Kirstie Alley has been caught eating out. He told a judge back in ’99 that It’s like I’ve got a shotgun in my mouth with my finger on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gun metal. Well with that in mind, it’s amazing that he’s back on top of the world. He’s sober, married with a child on the way and right now he’s the highest paid actor in Hollywood and the star in the amazingly successful film franchise Iron Man.
Speaking of Kirstie, she’s been quite popular in the ’80s and ‘90’s, but her constant battle with her weight unfortunately led to her losing most of the roles she went after. She had a semi-come back with the TV series Fat Actress, but she really hit it big again with Dancing with the Stars. Out of all the celebrities who have hit rock bottom, she’s the one that seems to go back and forth between popular and not so popular.
Sandra Bullock isn’t just a nice lady, she’s a great actress and she’s liked by pretty much everyone in the world. That’s why it was so easy for her to bounce back after the cheating scandal. 10 days after she won an Oscar for the movie The Blind Side her marriage to Jesse James blew up in pieces after his many affairs were revealed to the public. Sandy’s a tough woman and she’s now more popular than ever. As for Jesse…
Drew Barrymore lived out her wild years when she was still a kid. She was addicted to cocaine and booze at 13 and she published a book called Little Girl Lost when she was just 15. After a very public fight with her addiction, the little girl grew up into a very powerful and beautiful woman. Drew is a great actress, who is now a proud mother of two. We always knew she rocked.
The moment you say the ‘90s you say Winona Ryder. We’re pretty sure that the ‘90s wouldn’t have been the same without Winona in them. But after her massive success waned, Winona didn’t do so well. It all culminated with her being caught shoplifting in 2001 and an embarrassing trial. She managed to bounce back pretty well and went on to star in the massive hit Black Swan.
Britney Spears is the queen of rock bottom. She even said it herself when she talked about her 2007 public meltdown: I hit rock bottom. She lost custody of her sons, she shaved her head, she smashed cars’ windows with her umbrella. But now, Britney is a calm and quiet celebrity. She’s had quite a successful comeback album and we’re expecting her to last in this industry.
Do you know of any other celebrities who have hit rock bottom and bounced back? Care to share them with us? Drop us a line in the comment section below, we love hearing from our readers!