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15 Former "It" Girls That Never Reached Ultimate Fame

Every “It” girl in Hollywood fulfills a certain niche in the entertainment industry. While there are some actresses that are similar in their look and personality, the true standouts are the women tha

Every “It” girl in Hollywood fulfills a certain niche in the entertainment industry. While there are some actresses that are similar in their look and personality, the true standouts are the women that can’t be compared to anyone else and make their own stamp on the world. From Angelina Jolie to Jennifer Lawrence, there is definitely a specific moment in time when an “It” girl finally makes it to ultimate fame in Hollywood.

There have been a number of actresses that have been coined the next big thing onscreen, but for some reason or another they never were able to get passed the hurdle to reach iconic status in film. A lot of this can be attributed to what roles are being offered at any given time. For an actress that thrives in romantic comedies, if there simply aren’t any scripts being offered to fit that genre; the public can tend to forget about them.

Many actresses make the mistake of taking on mediocre roles in order to try and stay current with fickle audiences, but others choose to take a hiatus until the good roles return. Since Hollywood seems to have an ever-changing roster of up-and-coming actresses, it can be hard for a potential “It” girl to maintain her popularity. Since audiences tend to forget about talent once their star begins to fade, it’s interesting how quickly their status can change. Check out our list of 15 'It’ girls that were never able to reach ultimate fame, and see how many of these actresses you forgot about in recent years.

15 Heather Graham

14 Amanda Bynes

13 Sela Ward

12 Ashley Judd

11 Calista Flockhart

10 Anna Camp

9 Alice Englert

8 Emilie de Ravin

7 Alicia Silverstone

6 Sarah Michelle Gellar

5 Maggie Grace

4 Nikki Reed

3 Ashley Greene

2 Karen Gillan

1 Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike is an actress that suffered a huge setback in her career early on, that seems to still affect her ability to reach that leading lady status. Other actors choose to take roles that portray them as much younger than they actually are, which helps to prolong their career and give opportunities for a wider range of roles. Yet, Pike was offered the role of a Bond girl in Die Another Day, and she played the character even though she was only 21 years old at the time. Although it may have seemed like a chance in a lifetime decision to be in a Bond film, this actually hurt her opportunities later on in her career because filmmakers weren’t sure she could play younger characters. There was a huge amount of media attention surrounding her character portrayal in Gone Girl, with many proclaiming her the new “It” girl in Hollywood. Yet, while the film was thought of as a success, she has again fallen back in the race to become an iconic movie star.

Sources:  http://jezebel.com; http://www.cnn.com; http://www.cinemablend.com

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