As a celebrity, it’s important to be remembered for your craft and not for the hiccups in your personal life. Unfortunately, there are some celebrities out there who have failed to do this. Their personal issues have spiraled so out of control that their images have been forever marred by their indiscretions. Some celebrities have been able to overcome this. Robert Downey Jr. is one of them. He got his life and his image back on track after many drug-related indiscretions. We’re not so sure the celebrities on this list will be able to do that though! Here are 5 celebrities who are more known for their screw-ups than for their talents!
5. Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton was on top of the world a decade ago. She had a role on the hottest TV show, “The O.C.” and ethereal good looks that had Hollywood calling. She was so in-demand. She was a Neutrogena girl, the spokeswoman for Keds and an up and coming indie star. After a DUI in 2007, however, things came crashing down. It was the beginning of the end for the starlet.
After landing a role on “The Beautiful Life” in 2009, things took a sudden turn for the worse for Barton. Before the show aired, she was placed under psychiatric hold. She blamed a botched wisdom tooth procedure; however, it turns out she was having a nervous breakdown and had threatened to kill herself. Even though she says that those days are behind her, most people only remember the many issues she’s had instead of her once promising acting career.Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com