We are all well aware of the stigma that comes with being a celebrity. We expect these people to continue to take on projects and promote themselves in various ways. But sometimes, people rise to fame, create a frenzy, and then years later someone will bring up their name and the question will remain, "What happened to them?"
While we're used to anyone who rises to stardom to stick around and create a lengthy career that fills up magazines, social media and our TV screens, some people quietly disappear from the spotlight without us even blinking an eye. And it makes you wonder what made them fade. Were they no longer interested in fame? Did their career take a turn for the worse?
- Mara Wilson
This child star is best known for her roles in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and" Matilda." But what ever became of the sweet-faced little girl with brains bigger than her body? Wilson actually called it quits in the acting world at the age of 13. In 2012, Wilson noted that being in movies “is not very fun.”
- Jack Nicholson
When was the last time you saw this beloved face in a film? Though it's hard to keep track of how many movies this star has done, it seems he may have finally thrown in the towel. His last credit was actually five years ago, in 2010 for "How Do You Know."
3. Macaulay Culkin
The "Home Alone" star is a staple face in the child star realm. But after the 1994 flop of "Richie Rich," Culkin vanished for nine years. And since then, the actor has had a record of unfortunate behavior, including run-ins with the law that include drug possession. He's acted in a variety of small films over the years, but nothing quite like what he achieved during his younger years.
4. Renée Zellweger
It wasn't until this star showed up to the annual Elle Magazine Women in Hollywood Awards in 2014 looking totally different that people realized she'd been missing from the spotlight for quite some time. Her last credit was 2010’s "My Own Love Song." However, you can finally expect to see more of Zellweger with the release of "The Whole Truth" later this year, as well as two movies scheduled for release in 2016.
5. Amanda Bynes
Bynes career as a child star took off in movies and TV alike in the early 2000s and carried on into adulthood with big hits like "Hairspray." Her last credit was 2010's "Easy A." Now, Bynes is best known for battling mental illness that caused her to "retire" from Hollywood in 2012.
What other celebs have you noticed have vanished from the spotlight?
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