14 Famous People Who Tanked Their Careers Or Tarnished Legacies (In Strange Ways)

Anyone can simply melt down in public. Only true visionaries can ruin their careers in these novel ways.
14 Famous People Who Tanked Their Careers Or Tarnished Legacies (In Strange Ways)

Oh, to be human, living a human life. It can be quite challenging at times, but most all of us are pretty good about making it through life without doing anything too terribly bad. Famous people are like that too, mostly. Lots of beloved celebrities go their entire lifetimes without stealing a boat, marrying their cousin, or beating authors with a baseball bat. But these folks, well, these folks just can't get enough of it! Of course, not every career ender or career tarnishing thing is a crime – sometimes it’s just a mistake. A very embarrassing, hugely public mistake. Like messing up the national anthem. And yet other times, it’s not the famous person’s fault really at all – it’s simply the hiring people who don’t like their new nose. Those are the ones we have sympathy for. But for those who are beating people with bats, no, they can shoo, get on out of here, get.

Jerry Lee Lewis MARRIED HIS UNDERAGE COUSIN The 22-year-old heartthrob kept his underage cousin-wife a secret for a while, until a journalist made it
Christina Aguilera BUNGLED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM CRACKED CON She did that thing that singers do where they eschew the familiar notes and cadence of the
David Hasselhoff HAMBURGLED HIS OWN REPUTATION In 2007, video leaked of him drunkenly mangling a hamburger on the floor while berating his daughter. D
Jeffrey Jones GOT OFF EASY WITH PROBATION CRACKEDcO COM He had a promising career playing sleezeballs, and - lo and behold- he turned out to be a slee
Ingrid Bergman FELL IN LOVE The noteable thing here is the outsized backlash. When she fell in love with her director, got pregnant, and divorced her
Gary Busey OUr WAS CRUISIN' FOR A BRUISIN' Children was a big guy when he felloff bilthelmet and smashed his head on the curb. Despite the possibility
Ceelo Green COULDN'T STOP DIGGING HIMSELF DEEPER After he was let off the hook for allegations of sexually assaulting an asleep person, he decided to
Evel Knievel BEAT UP AN AUTHOR Author Shelly Saltman recorded Knievel & CO., with their consent, during months of preparation for a stunt. He later pu
Stephen Collins ADMITTED TO UNGODLY ACTS CRACKEDCOR Once revered as Rev. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, TMZ got ahold of audio of him admitting to sexual
Winona Ryder HAD STICKY FINGERS d 12 Or 2008 CRACKEDCON She was persona non grata for about a decade, after cutting the tags off of $5k worth of cloth
Brad Renfro FAILED TO STEAL A YACHT CRACKED COM The rising star (probably most famous for playing Huckleberry Finn in Tom and Huck) had a habit of rep
Robert Blake RUINED A -DECADE CAREER CRACKEDCO He hit it big as a kid with a starring role in The Little Rascals, and managed to keep getting work wel
Jennifer Grey GOT A NOSE JOB CRACKED C Grey didn't have a huge, public implosion; she just had minor cosmetic surgery. What she calls the nose job fr
Bobby Fischer WAS LOUDLY PRO-9/11 Before The Queen's Gambit, Bobby Fischer was the sexiest thing in chess. Unfortunately, he was also the most unhinge
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