The money child stars make doesn’t last forever. It can be a struggle for young actors to keep scoring roles as they age and their look changes. Some of them even end up broke by the time they reach adulthood.
While some of these celebrities managed to get their careers back on track, others haven’t had the same success. In fact, a few of the stars on this list died before they were able to get back on their feet. What all of them have in common is a period, be it large or small, where they faced financial difficulties. Here are 15 child stars who lost it all.
1. Lindsay Lohan
You know her as the twins from The Parent Trap remake, but Disney darling Lindsay Lohan managed to propel her child stardom into a fairly successful teenage acting career. Lohan’s roles in popular movies like Mean Girls made her a starlet in the early ’00s.
But then she made the same mistakes as many child stars have before her — including DUIs and a poor attempt at a singing career. After bad press surrounding her personal life and career, reports began to surface that Lohan was broke. In 2016, she and her now ex-fiance Egor Tarabasov took turns accusing each other of being the dead weight in the relationship. Lohan’s net worth as of 2015 was reportedly around $500,000.