As much as we might try to deny it, everyone loves a wild train-wreck story of a once successful and cute Disney star. Mostly it’s due to their own insane actions and often due to taking enough illicit substances to kill Keith Richards. Some have gone on to be even more successful, some have almost disappeared without a trace.
With this is mind, let’s look at the Top 10 Disney Darlings’ Destructive Downfalls!
10) Kirsten Storms
Yes, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was arrested back in 2007 for a DUI. Reports are that it was a four-wheeled vehicle of the internal combustion variety rather than a space shuttle. Since her stint as the eponymous star of 3 Disney films, she’s mostly acted in soap operas.
9) Selena Gomez
Apart from her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin, she seems one of the most sensible and “together” former Disney stars out there. She’s had her moments though, and was recently thought to be taking various drugs, including cocaine. She even needed a stint in a rehab facility to get over her prescription drugs addiction. Though, some people suspect it was just to get away from Justin for awhile.
8) Christina Aguilera
Christina deserves a mention for some of her wild haircuts alone, which can only be described as half-poodle-half-porn star, she’s also not afraid of appearing in the nude from time to time. But her run-ins with the law and trouble with sobriety basically amount to little more than your average person. Though she’s been caught a few times under the influence of various substances, she’s a lot less wild than her fellow Disney star Britney.
7) Miley Cyrus.
Some people might see it as a little disappointing she’s not nearer the top as she gets a lot of press for being “wild”.
But when you think about it, what has she actually done that’s so wild? She’s done a nude video (strategically covering her naughty bits), smoked weed, taken Salvia, taken ecstasy and “twerked” a bit.
It’s not exactly Jimi Hendrix is it? You could go to any university in the western hemisphere and find girls acting in a far more salacious manner every night. It’s all a bit boring and contrived really. She’s probably more wild than your average girl for sure, but compared to some other Disney stars out there she’s an example of sobriety and sanity.
Oooh, she once smoked a joint on stage, that’s super edgy Miley, try harder next time.
6) Britney Spears
Okay, it’s mean to make fun of crazy people. Hopefully they get the help they need. But when someone famous loses it and loses it publicly, you’ve got to admit, it’s a teeny, tiny bit hilarious.
Nothing prepared the world for the moment Britney lost it and shaved her head in 2007. Though, it actually wasn’t down to a mental illness, it was down to being a good old-fashioned train-wreck. Britney was addicted to amphetamines at the time. Which makes us feel a little bit less evil for laughing. Shaving her head was a cunning strategy to beat drugs tests. She also blew most of her vast fortune at this point on drugs and renting luxury mansions (one she only spent 3 nights in) with her trailer-trash boyfriend Kevin.
5) Demi Lovato
There’s a reason Demi looks a bit like someone in their mid-thirties rather than a fresh-faced young star of 21. That reason, allegedly, is copious amounts of cocaine finding its way up her nostrils on a regular basis, every half-hour, every day (and presumably most of the night as well).
“Who?” I hear you say. Okay, so she’s not the most well-known of former Disney darlings, but she deserves an honourable mention on the list if only for her choice of train-wrecking substance. You see, most Disney stars start out with a little weed, maybe they imbibe a little too much alcohol. And later they maybe graduate to something a little more hardcore. Lalaine, former on-screen best buddy of Lizzy McGuire went straight for the good stuff, crystal meth.
Lalaine has since dropped off the face of the Earth, apart from a short stint as a bass player in a rather awful all-girl indie band. Which is probably a little more wild than a pop career.
3) Mackenzie Phillips
Long, long before Britney had left the trailer park, there was an original child star that was so strange and wild she makes many people on this list seem tame by comparison. Though she was already nearing middle age by the time she became a Disney star (in 1999s So Weird as a fictional rock star). She must have been perfect for the part as she’d also dated and even married rock stars in the past.
Apart from being arrested at nearly 50 years of age – with both heroin and cocaine in her possession – she also had a consensual, incestuous relationship with a member of her family. If that’s not completely disturbing, and wild, we don’t know what is.
2) Amanda Bynes
Sometimes we feel a little mean for finding humour in other’s misfortune. But this former Disney star ran over not just one, but two people, so screw her.
You might have thought she’d give up driving drunk when she side-swiped a police car. No, not Amanda. Maybe she’ll give up drink driving after she ran over the first person? Nope. It took a second hit and run before the state took her licence, but she didn’t stop there, she was arrested yet again for driving related issues a short time later.
Not only is she a danger on the road, but she’s also quite fond of a little bit of arson as well, starting a fire in front of a stranger’s house for no apparent reason. It’s fair to say she’s very wild, and more than a little nuts. If you see her behind a wheel, run for your lives.
1) Lindsey Lohan
You just knew she had to be number 1. How did a girl who was once so cute and innocent looking go so wild?
Apart from reportedly having an STD, she’s more known for her drink and drug related antics than anything else (even her awful acting).
In 2007, Disney had to set up a boot-camp of sorts to help it’s young stars prepare for adulthood in Hollywood. This was after several stars went off the rails. Lindsey must have been the prime inspiration for this boot-camp as she’s the most wild of the lot.
It’s hard to think of a celeb who’s been in and out of rehab more times than Lindsey, and she’s certainly looking a little jaded.
Although in recent times she looks to have cleaned up a little, she was so bad at one point she could join a nunnery and still come first in our list of the top 10 Disney darlings that went wild. If you have a drinks cabinet, and you like to keep it stocked, it might be a good idea not to invite Lindsey to your parties.