12 People Who Tasted Fame and Then Scurried Back To Obscurity
They did it! These actors, musicians, and athletes reached the top of their chosen climb, and got to take in that sweet, sweet view… For a minute or two. Then, for whatever reason, they tumbled back down the mountain. Sure the terms “one-hit wonder” and “flash in the pan” always come with that derogatory tone, but think of the countless other wannabes out there who’d kill for a moment in the sun.
Because a good chunk of artists or athletes have been able to remain at that level, it would be easy for a fame-newcomer to think that they’ll always be there. Like, “Finally, we’ve arrived! And this place just feels like home.”
It’s easy to think that everyone would “feel like home” at that level of fame and fortune, but as you’ll see, some people got a glimpse of their surroundings and weren’t all that impressed. A quaint, quiet life with the family sounds nice too. If this article happens to go stupid viral and launch us into the stardom stratosphere, we’ll letcha know how we feel about it. These 12 people sure did get there. They tasted fame and fortune, then scurried back into obscurity.