All of these celebrities listed above seem not to be famous anymore. Some can say that many of them were true icons of millions while others never even had outstanding talent.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
You might know Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen from a movie called “It Takes Two” that was released in 1995. Twins were known to the whole world two decades ago and the audience strongly assumed that their film career is just getting started. During their 2013 interview, they stated that “there is a lot of compromise in the entertainment industry”. Sisters said their dynamic did not quite fit their lives. Since quitting acting they pursued a fashion career and formed their own fashion house The Row.
Macaulay Calkin became a Hollywood superstar when he was only ten years old after starring in an American comedy film “Home Alone” that is still seen by many people on Christmas Eve. He stopped getting parts in films because his father started to make film producers hire his other children. When Macaulay opened up about walking away from the entertainment industry, he claimed that his father Kit Culkin abused him and made him suffer for a long time. At the age of fifteen, he took his parents to court over his $17 million wealth and even removed them as legal guardians. As a grown-up Macaulay had many issues, but at the moment he works as a DJ and has his band called The Pizza Underground.
Amanda Bynes was one of the most lovable rising stars in Hollywood in the ’90s. Many people still consider her role in “She’s The Man” film one of her best and hilarious films. But the truth is, that exactly this famous film that made her well known, also caused major depression and feeling insecure. She despised watching herself on screen and decided to quit acting. She said she did not like how she looked like a boy. In the late 2000’s she started to abuse drugs, however, claimed she has been sober since 2019. Lately, she has been considering herself to reappear on television.
In 2008, Taylor Lautner has become well known due to his werewolf role in the film adaptation of the novel about vampires Twilight. It seemed inevitable to Taylor’s fans that he will be more successful in the film industry after Twilight. Unfortunately, while his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had a big-screen success, Lautner has worked hard to find his way. His next films have been panned by critics, a project he desired failed and most of his films did not receive good reviews. Film directors and producers also said that Taylor was choosy and rejected amazing opportunities that would lead to his success. While filming projects he most of the time stayed outside Los Angeles and was feeling homesick. Now, Taylor is in a committed relationship and may still have a future on television.
In the first years of the 2000s, Jessica Alba was a famous actress and model who appeared in films, magazines and television. She had her breakthrough after starring in the sci-fi show Dark Angel and a rom-com Never Been Kissed. Film directors could not figure out Jessica’s ethnicity, because she is half European and half Mexican that head to her not being able to get decent roles. Although most of her films were popular and most-watched, she allowed herself to drop off the A-List. In 2019, her comeback turned out to be a failure. Now, she is busy being an entrepreneur and getting very rich.