Fame can be all too fleeting for some. One minute you may be the leading lady of a money-spinning blockbuster; the next, though, you may be taking third billing in a straight-to-DVD flop. Here are 20 actresses – some of whom even have major awards to their names – who have discovered just how fickle the film industry can be.
20. Amanda Bynes
After wrapping up Nickelodeon hit The Amanda Show, Amanda Bynes enjoyed success with big-screen outings What a Girl Wants, Hairspray and Easy A. Since 2012, however, she’s become more famous for her troubled private life than her talents, having been twice arrested for DUI and repeatedly hospitalized for mental health issues. Bynes later announced that she was quitting acting to pursue a career as a fashion designer.