Top 10 Celebrities Who Completely Destroyed Their Careers

This is one of the reasons why often-in-the-spotlight celebrities are extensively examined, making their blunders potentially contentious or even career-ending. Some celebrities in the entertainment industry, including singers, actresses, and others, appear to have it all together.

They can maintain their good reputation by avoiding scandals and making poor decisions. Then again, there are those who struggle with celebrity and make judgments that lead them in the opposite direction of what they intended.

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe, formerly Hollywood’s most promising young actor, became a topic of conversation after a sex tape with two women other than his wife surfaced.


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He was able to make a comeback, but his mistake cost him many fans, his job, and ultimately his career.

Jennifer Grey


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In the film Dirty Dancing, she played the starring role opposite Patrick Swayze. After starring in the 1988 flop Copacabana, which received scathing criticism and had a devastating influence on her acting career, everything changed. Afterward, it was stated that by 1992, she had begun undergoing treatment for alcoholism.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen is a well-known chef, cookbook author, and television personality. Nonetheless, in 2013, an ex-employee who claimed he was unlawfully terminated because of his race filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Deen, badly hurting her empire.


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In 2013, the scandal intensified after Deen admitted using racist comments in a court deposition and then stated that she had Type 2 diabetes.

Charlie Sheen


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Charlie Sheen, an American actor, has acted in such films as The Arrival, Wall Street, The Three Musketeers, and Platoon. In the span of two years, he went from being the highest-paid actor on Two and a Half Men to being fired for erratic behavior, which allegedly included drug usage, domestic violence, and assault. After he departed the program, he reportedly sent an angry video to his former co-star, Jon Cryer.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes, a similar young celebrity, amassed a substantial fortune in her early years of popularity. She starred in a number of notable films, including All That and She’s the Man for Nickelodeon. Her parents were accused of failing to help their daughter get back on track when she began through a difficult period.


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Bynes refused to enter rehab, so a lawsuit had to be filed to get her money there. As a result, Amanda’s life continued to decline, and she earned a reputation for her odd behavior, which included drug use and drunk driving. In 2013, after colliding with a police car, she was arrested for DUI.

Kathy Griffin

Kathleen Mary Griffin, an American actress, and comedian has appeared in television comedy specials and recorded comical albums.


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In 2007 and 2008, Griffin won Primetime Emmy Awards for her reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Since getting into problems in October 2017 for posing with a fake severed head like Donald Trump’s, however, the comedian has not been seen in major media outlets.

James Franco

Everyone adores the Franco brothers, particularly James, who starred in the 2001 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes. James’s career was flourishing until 2012 when he was accused of sexual misconduct. Although he says it was consensual, he is accused of attempting to exploit a seventeen-year-old girl. She allegedly accompanied him and another woman to his hotel room, where they disrobed.


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The teen actress alleged that Franco then removed the transparent plastic shield covering their genitalia and forced her to perform oral sex on him. He afterward expressed contrition for his inappropriate behavior.

Justin Bieber

No female can resist falling for Justin Bieber’s charisma, especially with the release of his 2010 hit Baby. When he was caught on film in 2016 using a racial slur to encourage a heckler to shut up, Bieber, who made a fortune on Instagram, suffered a professional setback.


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Some Beliebers even launched #ByeJustinBieber hashtags on Twitter and flooded social media with calls for him to return to Canada after he made racist statements.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan’s film Parent Trap brought her to prominence before Mean Girls, which captured the hearts of many people from 2004 until the present.


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Lindsay was once admired by young women, but her career declined due to drug and alcohol problems and a theft episode in New York.

Summing up

Before a single mistake shattered their careers, both their fans and the entertainment industry revered these celebrities. The majority of them engaged in alcohol and drug misuse, and some were participants in horrific deeds or unfortunate events.

In this article, we will analyze the specific blunders that led to the collapse of each star’s career, as well as their impact on their total net worth and the underlying causes.