The life of a celebrity is not all glitz and glamour as some people may believe. They constantly like to remind everyone that just because they are public figures doesn’t mean they are perfect. No need of reminding, though. Most regular folk know just how regular celebrities can be, especially when they falter on the wrong side of the law. Celebrities make mistakes and they get in trouble with law enforcement what almost seems like clock work these days. Perhaps it’s because they know their celebrity status can get them out of trouble?
As rich and famous as they may be, there is no eluding the authorities if you have violated the law. Some celebrities like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are known as bad girls and were kept relevant for years because they kept getting in trouble with the law.
However, these celebrities appear to have kept their cool during booking and managed to make their mugshot look like a head shot for their portfolio. Call them stupid all you want, but people like Hilton, Richie, and even Lindsay Lohan are smart enough to know that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Heck, maybe that’s why they got into so much trouble with the law in the last decade.
Below is a list of the top celebrities with the most photogenic mugshots around. These celebrities look so good that it makes you wonder if they had their makeup artist with them prior to the arrest.
11. Michelle Rodriguez – DUI
The fierce and sexy Michelle Rodriguez from the Fast and Furious franchise had a little run-in with the law back in her Lost days. In April of 2006, Rodriguez was charged for violating her probation when she was pulled over in Kaneohe, Hawaii, in 2005 for driving under the influence. The starlet was on a 36-month probation that was issued to her after another DUI and hit-and-run incident from 2003 in the state of California.
The star pleaded guilty for a felony offence but only had to serve five days in jail and a fine of $500, a penalty that allowed her to get her life back on track with ease. Her natural beauty is what really makes this photo so appealing. Rodriguez plays a tough girl on the screen and apparently is one in real life, making her all the sexier.
10. Carmen Electra – Domestic Violence
In 1999, former Baywatch star Carmen Electra was arrested alongside her now ex-husband Dennis Rodman for domestic violence. Both made claims to local authorities that the other had hit them. The divorced couple was staying at a Miami Beach Hotel when there were reports of the two getting loud and hostile.
According to police, when officers arrived, Carmen had a cut on her lips and Rodman had a torn shirt and scratches. The couple was charged with misdemeanor battery. They were later taken to Miami-Dade County Jail. Under Florida state law, police must arrest the person accused of domestic violence. Although she was visually upset over the whole situation Carmen managed to still look good for cameras.
9. Lindsay Lohan – Reckless Driving
Lindsay Lohan has been a star since she was a child. We first met the red-headed, freckled, starry-eyed child in the movie The Parent Trap. Since then, Lohan starred in a series of movies that propelled her to stardom. Her fame only grew after she had the starring role in the 2004 smash-hit movie Mean Girls. The movie was well received by audiences and critics everywhere and it was expected that Lohan would become the next big thing in Hollywood.
Except she didn’t, and instead her life just spiraled out of control. She’s been arrested several times for a numerous amount of things since 2007. She has gone to rehab multiple times, served two weeks in jail, 35 days of house arrest and recently completed 125 hours of community service. Although her criminal past deterred her from her career, her fans stayed loyal through it all. Many of them loved her 2013 mugshot when she was arrested for reckless driving. Fans love her makeup and even refer to the photograph as “contour goals.” For those who don’t know much about makeup, contouring is the subtle highlighting of an area to define one’s facial structure. The now 28-year-old actress seems to be getting her life back on track these days but her years of run-ins with the law will forever follow her.
8. Khloe Kardashian – DUI
The Kardashians are pretty much everywhere these days and it is almost impossible to turn on the television without hearing about them. So it comes with no surprise to learn that a Kardashian has a criminal record. Khloe Kardashian was arrested for driving under the influence in March of 2007 and sentenced to 30 days behind bars. Strangely, she served only 3 hours due to “over-crowding.”
The eldest Kardashian clearly did not learn her lesson. She recently tweeted a his and hers DUI pictures of her long-time friend Scott Disick and herself. When she tweeted the picture, she seemed rather proud just like that subtle smile in her mugshot indicates.
7. Bruno Mars – Cocaine Possession
The “Lazy Song” singer was arrested in Las Vegas in 2010 for narcotics possession. Bruno Mars was caught snorting cocaine in the bathroom of the Hard Rock Casino and Café. The singer was charged with felony cocaine possession and was placed on a year probation. He was in possession of 2.6 grams of cocaine. That’s a lot of cocaine. Apparently he told Vegas Police it was his first time using the drug even though it was a lie.
“I don’t know where that came from. I was really intoxicated. I was really drunk,” Mars told GQ magazine in 2013. “So a lot of that is a big blur, and I try every day to forget and keep pushing.”
Although he faced possible jail-time and a fine, Bruno Mars looks pretty happy in his mugshot. Looks like he had a good time during his arrest.
6. Chace Crawford – Marijuana Possession
Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl fame was arrested in 2010 in Plano, Texas for the possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. It’s not a lot, but enought for the local authorities to arrest Crawford and his friend when the vehicle they were in was spotted in the parking lot of a local pub.
They reported that they found a single un-lit joint in the car, and since marijuana had yet to be decriminalized in the great state of Texas, Crawford and his friend were charged with a misdemeanor offense. Reports say that the young actor kept his cool through the whole ordeal. Although he looks incredibly upset in his mugshot, Crawford’s chiseled good looks make this picture very appealing.
5. Shia LeBeouf – DUI
Shia LeBeouf was recently arrested for public intoxication outside of a bar in Austin, Texas. Coincidently this is not the ex-Disney star’s first alcohol-related misdemeanor. In July of 2008, LeBeouf was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his pickup hit another car in West Hollywood.
The-then 22-year-old looked really happy despite sustaining minor injuries from the crash. He didn’t have the same reaction recently, though; in his most recent mugshot the actor looks devastated. LeBeouf is an accomplished actor, having appeared in a multitude of films like the Transformers franchise, Lawless, and the latest Indiana Jones movie. But his behavior in public have been worrisome to say the least.
4. Reese Witherspoon – Disorderly Conduct
It’s hard to believe that the wholesome-looking Reese Witherspoon would ever get herself arrested, but even the Legally Blonde star let her inhibitions loose when her husband, Jim Toth, was caught driving after a night of drinking in 2013. Toth, a Hollywood agent was being detained for driving under the influence and it was then that Witherspoon decided to intervene.
The arresting officer asked her stay in the car but the 37-year-old actress refused, and tried using her fame to get herself and her husband out of trouble. The Oscar-winning actress was then charged for disorderly conduct and had to pay a fine of $213. Although the actress later admitted her behavior was unacceptable and felt rather ashamed about the whole ordeal, she still looked good in her mugshot. Her innocent smile and black hair makes you forget that she was drunk and in trouble.
3. Nicole Richie – Possession Of Heroin
Although Nicole Richie is now a mother of two and has a successful clothing line, the fashion designer has a criminal past. In February of 2003, Nicole Richie was arrested for possession of heroin and driving on a revoked license. This is when the Simple Life star had her not-so-proud, yet glamorous mugshot where the diva only looks up at the camera with a no-regret smile on her face.
The socialite got herself arrested a second time in 2006 for driving under the influence after several drivers reported seeing her driving down the wrong side of the freeway and was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol. She was sentenced to only four days in jail, but only served 82 minutes. Since then, Nicole Richie has turned her life around and is now married, the author of a book and the star of her own reality VH1 series called Candidly Nicole.
2. Paris Hilton – Possession of Cocaine
Reality TV star Paris Hilton became a starlet after her infamous sex tape “A Night in Paris,” was leaked. Since then Paris has starred in her own television series, released a line of perfumes, had a Top-40 single. But what made her truly relevant was her party-girl attitude. From 2007-2010, she was constantly on the tabloids for getting drunk and causing a scene. Her bad-girl behavior rubbed off on many of her friends like Lindsay Lohan and her ex-best friend Nicole Richie, but neither girl was ever able to have a mugshot as glamorous as Paris’.
In 2010, the-then 29-year-old socialite was arrested for the possession of cocaine in Las Vegas. Despite a felony charge, Hilton kept her calm and managed to take her best mugshot to date; her hair perfectly primed to the side and a complementary smirk. It’s evident that Paris has mastered the mugshot look and rather than dwell the fact that she had just been arrested, she owned the moment.
1. Justin Bieber – Drag Racing While Drunk
Justin Bieber went from Internet sensation to world star practically overnight. By 2009, the teen was a multi-platinum singer, with a world tour and millions to his name. After living years in poverty and quickly becoming one of the world’s biggest stars in the world, it’s no surprise that fame got to his head. The young Canadian pop star was arrested in early 2014 in Florida after he was caught drag racing down a residential area. He was 19 during the time of his arrest and had a blood alcohol level of .04, but since he was underage it counted as a DUI; his license, already expired, was suspended.
What made the Beib’s arrest so famous was his attitude through it all. The young star was charged with resisting arrest after he cussed out the arresting officer. It’s pretty obvious that the criminal offense did not phase the star and he seems rather amused by the whole situation. A DUI is usually supposed to be shameful and will teach the importance of driving sober, but not him – he looks proud in his mugshot.