Fame can be a heartless, fleeting thing. One moment, you’re on the front page of every tabloid, landing tons of film and TV roles or selling out arena tours — and the next minute, you’re just like everyone else, wandering through the grocery store and hoping that someone recognizes you. Every new It Girl in music and in acting replaces a forgotten It Girl of yesteryear. Here are 8 forgotten divas from the silver screen as well as the radio airwaves, and what they’re up to now:
8. Sybil Danning
Austrian beauty Sybil Danning came to Los Angeles in the late 1970s and began starring in B movies, cult films, science fiction films, and action films. Some examples are Bluebeard, in which she appeared alongside Raquel Welch and Richard Burton, and Battle Beyond the Stars, which featured her as an alien Amazon woman. She also appeared on many television shows, hosted her own collection of 26 action-adventure films and graced the August 1983 cover of Playboy (inside of which she did a nude pictorial). She took a break for a long time but has recently appeared at some conventions, acted in an independent horror film in 2010 and did a music video in 2011 for the band The Last Vegas.