The allure of Hollywood beckons some rare talent, but those that step into the limelight aren’t always chasing the camera. For many, the need to escape the public eye and focus on their families takes precedent, and this list takes a look at the famous femmes who took a break from acting, possibly for good.
19. Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster is an Academy Award-winning actress anda former child star who is best known for roles in the films Taxi Driver, The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs. While she’s renowned for her talent as an actress, she hasn’t acted in anything since 2013 when she starred in Elysium. These days, she has been focusing more on her directing projects, which include the movie Money Monster and episodes of Netflix shows like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.