There are lots of great stars that have grown and become well known from their childhood being a Hollywood child star. Sometimes, being at the top of success with extremely popular name could only lead to destruction. Ordinary people may wonder how some popular child stars went to the wrong path despite their big career. Probably, it is because of pressure and stress. Some child stars find it hard to handle it that leads them into a public disappointment rather than a role model to others. Well, who are the top 10 child stars that are being destroyed by fame? Do you know? Check the lists below, and you will be surprised.

Top 10 Child Stars Destroyed by Fame


Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin started in Hollywood way back in the year 1988 on the movie “Rocket Gibraltar.” He got the peak of his career from the Home Alone movie, which is a top box office hit and recognized as the highest-grossing movie in 1990. In the movie, he plays the role of Kevin McCallister, who was a clever boy that fought the bad guys in a situation where he was left alone at their own home. Despite the fame, he got, Culkin in 1995 faces several allegations. He was arrested in 2004 after police discovered 17.3 grams of pot and some prescription drugs that he had no prescriptions in Oklahoma. He was demonized for using drugs that destroyed his career in an instant.


Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong, one of the most popular child stars during his times, was born on August 2, 1977. He got a ground-breaking role when he was and 14 played as he played the character of John Connor in the movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He became popular and gained several awards. As he reached the age of 15, Furlong got romantic involvement with his tutor who was already 29 years old, which brought his liberation at the age of 16. After 6 years as a couple, they split as the woman claimed abuse from Furlong. He got several accusations afterwards which include several violence and that totally destroys his good childhood career.


Lindsay Lohan

The popular Lindsay Lohan was born July 2, 1986. She began a good career being a fashion model at the age of 3. She was able to get several projects including Disney’s remake movie of “The Parent Trap,” 2003’s “Freaky Friday” and her 2004’s movie “Mean Girls.”Because of her popularity, she became the massive target of tabloids and paparazzi. Despite her great career, Lohan went to rehab for 30 days on 2006. In the same year, Lohan was arrested because of DUI and on the following two weeks, she was arrested again because of cocaine possession. It was the biggest destruction of her career. She is talented, but she is known now as a troubled actress.


Jaimee Foxworth

Jaimee Foxworth was born in December 17, 1979. She became famous as a child star on her role, Judy Winslow from a TV sitcom entitled, Family Matters. She started a group of a short-lived band called, S.H.E. along with her sisters. Just like other popular child stars that destroyed their career, she got engaged to drugs and alcohol addiction that also took his popularity out of her hands. Desperate of what had happened on her career; she grabbed opportunities of being a porn star on several adult films.


Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson was very popular during the Baywatch times. He was born on October 16, 1980 and started an acting career when he was six from which he was featured on a commercial. After his first commercial project, more commercial projects come on his way from which he was able to beat Leonardo DoCaprio for having an iconic role. He became part of the popular TV hit series, The Baywatch. The TV series was the most widely hit and watched TV program in his time that brought him great fame. Unfortunately, as Jeremy crossed the wrong path, he got more engaged with drug addiction that made him sacrifice his good career. He goes to rehab and with the success of his program, now, Jackson became a great Brazilian JiuJitsu competitor, a good musician and a DJ as well.


Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes’ acting career started when she was 7 years old with her first TV commercial for Buncha Crunch. She became very popular with her talents and git her way on the spotlight after appearing on several productions on stage. Several years had passed and she became more famed when suddenly, in March 2012, she started to get several violation from driving, DUI, hit and run and more. All these brought to the breakdown of her career. Just last year, she was sentenced for 3-year probation and another incident happens again, she was arrested for possession of pot that ends her beautiful career. Now, she got engaged of fashion and designing which her parents enrolled her on a certain Fashion Institute.


Taran Noah Smith

Taran Noah Smith is one of the most famous child stars during his time. He was recognized on his role as Mark Taylor from the sitcom “Home Improvement.” He played the role until he reached the age of 16, which is really long enough to have that career wonderful career. Suddenly, when he reached 17, he married a 33-year old woman. His marriage lasted 6 years. As he reached 18, his parents managed his trust funds and squandered all his money.


Britney Spears

Everybody knows Britney and she started a good career even at her childhood. She was born on December 2, 1981 and started an acting and singing career at age of 11 where she was one of the casts of “The New Mickey Mouse Club,” along with Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. She holds the role for two seasons. She undergoes several controversies on her career and love life that makes her the center of several criticisms. After giving birth of two sons, Britney commits several violations. She also got engaged with drugs. Her fame was mixed up with negative views.


Matthew Underwood

Another popular child start that went on the wrong path, Matthew Underwood, started a good career in modeling in the year 1990 for six months. After then, he started playing bigger roles in the movie “Just Us Kids,” and he also played the role of a bully in “Method & Red.” He moved to Hollywood for a better acting career and indeed; he was able to get a good role as Logan Reese on “Zoey 101.” However, in 2012, he got arrested for marijuana and other narcotic substances. That destructs the good career he has. Good thing he had recovered from it. Today, he is now an acting teacher and traveler that helps potential actors learn acting.


Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin started her childhood career since five years old and was able to achieve lots of promising roles at her young age. She joined the cast of Full House. She even joined musical theatre. In 1995, she began drinking and partying along with her friends. In the year 2002, he got married and started using drugs, cocaine and ecstasy. She got engaged with serious drug abuse and entered rehab in 2006 and had divorced with her husband. She got complicated relationship. Her good career totally ended and she became a writer about drug abuse.


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