Lindsay Lohan was once on track to become the most successful actress in Hollywood. With multiple movies having huge turnouts at the box office, it seemed like the sky was the limit for Lohan as she entered into her late teens.
But when you think of celebrities who threw away their career, there shouldn't be a name that comes to your name quicker than Lindsay Lohan.
By 2007, her love of partying had caught up to Lohan, and she ended up getting into some trouble. Multiple tabloid stories emerged from Lohan over the following years that we're sure she was less than happy with, including her writing out a list of alleged lovers that made it's way to the paparazzi.
But Lohan has recently re-emerged in the public spotlight looking better than ever before. She's landed a new endorsement deal (dealing with attorneys of all things), and she is even working with Rupert Grint (perhaps better known as Ron Weasley) on the series, Sick Note.
Lohan started at the top, and man did she ever hit the bottom. But watch out, because as you're about to see, her career may be ramping up for another run!
15 She Came On The Scene With The Parent Trap
Lindsay Lohan's career kicked off in a big way when she starred in The Parent Trap (1998) which was produced by Disney. In the movie, Lohan played the role of Annie and Hallie Parker, 11-year-old twins. The film also starred Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson.
The movie was made on a budget of under $20 million but made close to $85 million at the box office. Much of the praise of the film was also directed towards Lohan, who at that point and time, seemed like the sky was the limit. She was later awarded the "Young Artist Award" for her performance in the movie. It shouldn't have come to a surprise to anyone that Disney was excited to work with her again in the near future. (Source: IMBD)
14 She Stayed There With Her Teenage Movies
Lindsay Lohan made her debut in Parent Trap but really started coming more into her own by the time Freaky Friday (2003) found it's way to theaters. This time, it was Jamie Lee Curtis who Lohan was playing opposite of.
The movie, like Parent Trap, was made for a budget of under $20 million. But while Parent Trap's box office finished around $85 million, Freaky Friday made it all the way to $160 million before all was said and done. Now 17 years old, Lohan was ready to start to try and take a more active hold over her career.
She later appeared in Mean Girls (2004) and Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) both of which also made over $100 million at the box office. (Source: BoxOfficeMojo)
13 Her Attractive Status Level Went Up
Men's magazines were definitely starting to pay attention to Lindsay Lohan in a big way as her career was starting to take off with some of the aforementioned movies. Which perhaps made it all the more shocking that she later was posing for a police camera and not future issues of magazines.
Lohan's "accomplishments" include having Maxim state that she was the most attractive woman in the entire world back in 2007, a step up from her #3 placement the previous year.
It wasn't until 2012 until Lohan agreed to meet with Hugh Hefner to appear in his magazine. Though when she did, it was in an issue inspired by Marilyn Monroe and ended up being incredibly popular with Hefner releasing a statement to CNN saying, "The Lindsay Lohan January-February Double Issue is breaking sales records," Famed men's magazine FHM also regularly had Lohan's names among the list of the most attractive actresses.
12 2007 Was The Beginning Of The Slide
Perhaps ironically, Lindsay Lohan's troublesome behavior started coming to the forefront in 2007 when she played the role of an out-of-control daughter on Georgia Rule. Reports from the set painted the picture of an unprofessional and difficult actor to work with.
When talking about the reputation with Allure magazine, Lohan stated,
"It upset me because I was a bit irresponsible. I didn't think about the consequences, but I was also going through something in my life."
She didn't help her case when she was later arrested. She went to rehab as a result of the arrest, but it didn't do enough to deter her as she was then arrested again 2 weeks later. She went on to then spend 3 months in rehab following a sentence of 3 years probation.
11 That Ended Up Costing Her Millions
It's not a coincidence that Lohan's roles in Hollywood ended up costing her significantly. Lohan was surely not an option for several casting directors after her legal issues.
When discussing her employability in 2007, Hollywood publicist Michael Levine spoke out to ABC News saying,
"For the next 18 months, no way. No deal. This makes Paris Hilton's problems look minimal."
He continued with, "She's got to get herself in the hands of some very serious rehabilitation specialists for a long period of time. If she's able to make a statement where she accepts responsibility and does whatever it takes to get well, that would be preferable."
While there is no telling what potential roles Lohan was passed over for, nobody could blame a movie studio if they decided not to return Lohan's calls.
10 She Was Constantly Photographed Partying
One of the worst things that come with being a celebrity is the fact that whenever you leave the house, you run the risk that you're going to be photographed. This may be an even higher possibility if you are going out to the club to get your drink on and word leaks that you are there. Good luck enjoying your night then! Though at least celebrities don't typically need to go to the bar and be worried about the costly ramifications of that decision.
Lohan has unfortunately had far too many moments over the years where the paparazzi became a fun surprise at the end of the night. And while we're sure Lohan knows plenty of amazing cures, there's no way to cure the feeling she may have had when she first comes across photos of her under the influence.
9 She Continued To Struggle
2007 was not the only time she found herself in trouble. Lohan's failure in 2009 to follow the rules of her probation - such as attending help classes - saw her terms get extended another year.
She slipped up again in 2010 when she failed a court-ordered drug test and found herself attending rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic. Photos also emerged shortly after that were allegedly taken in 2007 of her getting "close" with Paris Hilton while also engaging in other sorts of problematic activities.
Still not enough? She was also caught stealing. Lohan also was charged with providing misinformation to an officer after being involved in a car accident that led to her having another mugshot being taken in 2013.
8 She Penned a List Of Guy Friends In 2013
Lindsay Lohan was hanging out with friends in her hotel room when she was getting her drink on when the topic seemingly turned to people she had entertained behind closed doors.
As reported by In Touch magazine,
'They were giggling and talking s**t about people in the industry. It was her personal conquest list. She was trying to impress her friends with the list and then tossed it aside."
The shocking nature of some of the names on the list such as Heath Ledger and Zac Efron definitely raised some eyebrows! Adam Levine who was also listed by Lohan later denied the accusations during an interview with Howard Stern, but it definitely seems like a weird thing for Lohan to have randomly made up.
7 She Left The States In 2014
When you consider the amount of negative press that was written about Lindsay Lohan during her time in the spotlight, perhaps you don't blame her for getting out of America. She left in 2014 following an 8-part documentary series titled Lindsay that she shot with Oprah; during which Lohan also allegedly suffered from losing a baby.
When discussing her move to Dubai and how she was doing in 2017 in an interview with W Magazine, Lohan stated,
“There’s a certain calmness that I find there. There’s no paparazzi, no cameras; that’s a big deal for me."
She continued with, "I felt so relieved when I moved everything over from London to Dubai, and I saw everything in one place. Now I don’t have to open suitcases and live out of hotels and bags. Everything is where it should be.”
She went on to say, “I do really appreciate having the life where I can just go outside and not have to worry.” (Source: LittleThings)
6 Opened up a business
You read that right. Despite having significant issues with these things throughout her career, Lohan still elected to make one of her biggest ventures of her life when she opened up her own nightclub.
Located in Athens, Greece, the club is perhaps appropriately named Lohan Nightclub.
We're sure if she could have it her way, she would ban all members of the paparazzi! Helping encourage her in this idea may have been the fact that Lohan was officially declared off probation in 2015.
According to the club's official website, Lohan can also be expected to show up at least 2-3 times a month and is described as "Lindsay meets Night at the Roxbury". While that is a pretty fantastic movie, you wouldn't be the only one who raised some eyebrows at the idea of Lohan getting so heavily involved with a club. (Source: LohanAthens)
5 She Re-Appeared Looking Amazing In 2017
Lindsay Lohan spent a solid portion of her career trying to avoid red carpet events. Not to mention many moments where her fashion sense seemed to be left back at home. But she has started to make appearances at red carpet events again and looking like she does now, you can perhaps understand why people think she looks better than ever before.
It may also help that it seems like Lohan has finally managed to get a hold on her issues, trying her best to put everything away, which as a result is having a significant impact on her appearance. If she keeps this up, she may be able to drop everyone's jaw at future award shows and remind people why she was once considered so beautiful.
4 Though She Did Defend Harvey Weinstein
There weren't many people out there who were willing to come to the defence of Harvey Weinstein after the numerous allegations came out against him. Which is definitely understandable. But Lohan definitely earned some public backlash when in 2017 she defended him in an interview with Extra.
“He was always like a father figure to me because I was already working… Women are all very good people so we should stick together, and I think everyone’s a good person."
Following backlash from the video that she took down, Lohan continued her defense in a statement to DailyMailTV, "I am saddened to hear about the allegations against my former colleague Harvey Weinstein. As someone who has lived their life in the public eye, I feel that allegations should always be made to the authorities and not played out in the media. I encourage all women who believe Harvey harmed them to report their experiences to the relevant authorities."
3 She's Returning To The Spotlight With Ron Weasley
Rupert Grint is always going to have to work incredibly hard for people to not see him as Ron Weasley. But one of his biggest ventures comes with his new series Sick Note that also stars Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun Of The Dead) also features Lindsay Lohan who has been in 8 episodes of the series.
Going into the 2nd season now, the show is based around the premise of Grint's character telling everyone he has a terminal illness, only to later find out he was misdiagnosed.
However, he enjoyed how much better people treated him when they thought he was dying, and thus is conflicted on what to do. Sounds like a role that George Costanza (Jason Alexander's character from Seinfeld) was born to play!
Along with hopefully turning heads with her acting ability, we're sure many people will think Lohan looks fantastic with her new shorter hairstyle.
2 You Can Pay To Live Like Her
After you read this list you may come away with the impression that Lohan may not exactly be the best person to take life advice from. But Lohan still thinks she has insightful information and is willing to share it with her fans. That is, assuming you're willing to pay for it.
Titled "Preemium", Lohan opened up her service in 2017 and took to Instagram to describe the value in signing up for her the service,
“I will give you access to all my exclusive content and tell you all my secrets and breaking news before anyone else."
Though to be fair, her being able to be in charge of when she wants tabloid stories to come out is at least an intriguing concept in theory. That being said, it still runs users $2.99 a month!
1 She's Also Now Giving Out Lawyer Advice
One of the most lucrative ways for celebrities to earn money is by signing endorsement deals. And while Lohan's troubled past has surely kept many companies from ever thinking of hiring her, one company that recently extended the olive branch to Lohan's camp was Lawyer.com
Perhaps it's her legal issues that makes her such a strong candidate! Plus, hey, maybe she'll get a discount herself if she ever needs to use the service again? The site is built around the premise of pairing people with potential attorneys.
Lohan definitely helped pay for her contract with an incredibly popular Tweet that she directed towards Donald Trump to help promote the service, saying, "Hey @realDonaldTrump heard you need a lawyer...at Lawyer.com we are always here for everyone ;)" (Source: Newsweek)