Iconic Hollywood Celebrity Downfalls that Impacted Their Careers

Living in the spotlight isn’t always glitz and glam. Some celebrities would often come across mishaps that would cost them their fame and fortune. Though most of their shortcomings are heightened by the media, there are those who slowly lost their celebrity status due to their own behavior.

There are those who struggled with bankruptcy, even when they are still in the limelight. With the latter being said, it is important for celebrities to have a solid investment especially when fame subsides. Countless celebrities have been a victim of their own downfalls. Read through the slides and find out who.


Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson is a renowned filmmaker and an actor in one. He is well known for his films such as Mad Max and Lethal Weapon. Though he made it through the spotlight, he faced a huge setback for several misconducts. He might be a charm on screen, but his real-life persona gathered numerous distaste. He made the headlines after a recording of his uncanny remarks was released. It revealed his sexist, racist, and anti-Semitic remarks which irked the listeners.

His career took a hit after several celebrities call for a boycott. Though it was unclear if it hurt his net worth, Gibson probably has investments that will help keep him going.


Ever heard the movie hits Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo back in the late ‘90s? It is the film where one of the iconic comedian Rob Schneider, or formally known as Robert Michael Schnider, starred on. Aside from his acting stints, he is also known for his stand-up comedy segments as he is part of the famous Saturday Night Live as well. Though he might be a popular pick among comedies, producers often struggle with giving him a more serious role.

Despite his popularity, he failed to land a project with a more serious storyline. Though it is unclear how this aspect would affect his net worth, having a concrete investment can definitely help him thrive.


What could be more iconic than the Gossip Girl series? The 90’s kids can definitely relate. Taylor Momsen, one of the cast members had her fair share of struggles. This celeb started her on-cam career after her parents signed her up with a modeling agency at the age of 2.

Since she lived her life in the spotlight at an early age, she eventually grew weary of the glitz and glam of Hollywood. Her acting career eventually transitioned from being an actress into a musician as she became a part of the band Pretty Reckless. It seems like she won’t be showing up on TV projects anytime soon, and we hope she won’t ever need to file for bankruptcy.


American born actress Elisabeth Berkley worked her way up into Hollywood’s iconic persona when she earned her role as Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell. Though she had her fair share of fame, her role from Showgirls in 1995 led to some cringe-worthy reactions from the critics. The film where she starred got unexpected criticism which placed her career on a long hiatus.

The pause on her projects might have prompted her to think things through. Despite the struggle, she didn’t end up on the brink of bankruptcy. She was eventually able to redeem her help after making a come-back when she joined Dancing with the Stars.


Born as Andrew Thomlinson on December 21, 1965, Andy Dick became a famous name in the comedy realm in Hollywood. Aside from being a well-known comic, he’s also an actor, musician, and producer rolled into one. Though he’s equipped with vast talent in the field of entertainment, he also had a fair share of mishaps.

Andy Dick increased his fame for being on and off the headlines due to his eccentric behavior and controversial stints. He’d get into numerous fights and even got called out for drug-related issues. At the rate of where he’s going, it’ll be handy for him to get a lawyer to sort out his lawsuits for him.


Were you a fan of Even Stevens, Indiana Jones, and Transformers? If you are, then you’re familiar with the main man behind all these. Shia LaBeouf started his fame even way back. Growing up in the spotlight, it was a surprise as to how his fame subsided.

With thousands of fans, LaBeouf was able to land numerous roles. But despite the popularity, his attitude dragged him down. He got called out for different reasons, and he made it to the headlines when he got into a fight in the bar. He also faced lawsuits that were probably straightened out with the help of his attorney.


Known as one of the artists with fast-rising fame, Tatum O’Neal’s career had a sudden boost. She’s tagged as one of the youngest artists to ever win an Oscar’s. She bagged the award for Best Actress In a Supporting Role. Like most celebrities in her time, she eventually met her biggest downfall.

O’Neal struggled with drug abuse which eventually had a major impact on her relationship. She and her husband, John McEnroe went through a serious struggle. They eventually got a divorce attorney, and it ended with the court stripped her of her kid’s custody.


If you’re a 90’s kid then you’ll definitely know the Jawbreaker actress Rebecca Gayheart. She’s one of the celebrities who made an astounding headline in the early 2000s. She became the talk of the town after running over a third grader, which killed the child. It was reported that the grade-schooler was crossing the street when Gayheart hit him, and this incident probably required lawyer interference.

For her to come back, she was able to land a few supporting roles. Most of which are movies and TV shows. Though she was not able to have a full-on career boost after the incident, we hope she was able to get back up on her feet.


Tagged of the biggest pop stars in the ‘90s, Brandy cruised the airwaves with her biggest hit songs in the music industry. Aside from her hits, she was also able to have judging stints and TV appearances. In the midst of her fame, however, she got caught in a serious accident as she was part of a major domino car accident that resulted in one fatality.

The incident flocked the headlines where the singer eventually settled with the victim’s family, With the help of her lawyer, she was able to sort things out. Though the lawsuit was ironed out her career was not able to recover.


Natalia Kills and Willy Moons are the iconic couples who made it to the headlines due to their rude comments. Though the couple is known as one of the most successful pop artists of their time, they received major backlash among fans. The duo was chosen to be part of the judges for X-Factor: New Zealand in 2013. That specific break, however, cost them their careers.

The couple was tagged as the most insensitive judges, which caused a distaste among viewers of the show. The couple even singled out a contestant, where they accused Joe Irvine of copying Willy. Though the accusations and the comments were quite harsh, there was no case was filed and no attorneys were called. Despite the lack of lawsuits, the couple was fired from the show.