There was a time not so long ago when this maladjusted star was monopolising Hollywood gossip and tabloid pages.

Lindsay Lohan in Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

After appearing in Disney remakes The Parent Trap (1998) and Freaky Friday (2003), Lohan’s breakout role came in Mean Girls (2004), turning her into a (momentary) teen queen.

Another Disney reboot, Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), followed, along with a part alongside Meryl Streep in Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion (2006).

Then it was all downhill.

Lohan didn’t so much fall from grace as plummet, with legal problems and a rap sheet longer than her IMDb filmography, including arrests for DUI, cocaine possession, and an 84-minute jail term.

Lindsay in A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

Her life became a revolving door of rehab, broken relationships and lost roles, as well as two years holed up in that infamous haven for troubled stars, the Chateau Marmont.
(See Bob J’s History of the Chataeu Marmont Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)

Her party girl lifestyle made studios wary, although there was the occasional screen appearance in turkeys like I Know Who Killed Me (2007), telemovie Liz & Dick (2012) – playing Elizabeth Taylor (!) – and as herself in Scary Movie 5 (2013), opposite Charlie Sheen.

In January 2017, Lohan announced that she was quitting social media to embark on “a period of renewal”. She’s now back on Twitter and currently has plans to launch a cosmetic and clothing line.

 

Scary Movie 5