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.
18. Rebecca Gayheart
During the ‘90s, Rebecca Gayheart was first known as the Noxzema Girl because she was a spokesperson for the company, but she quickly established herself as an actress with her recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210 and her film roles in Urban Legend, Jawbreaker, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter and Harvard Man. While she’s had a number of television roles in shows like Dead Like Me, Nip/Tuck and Vanished, her work slowed down and since 2009 she has only had four roles.