14. Lisa Robin Kelly
Making her acting debut in a 1992 episode of Married…with Children, Lisa Robin Kelly landed small roles in television shows like Charmed and Silk Stalkings before finally catching her big break in 1998.
Cast as Eric’s older sister, Laurie Forman, on That 70’s Show, Kelly spent nearly three seasons on the series before her character was abruptly written out of the cast. Returning in the fifth season for four episodes, Kelly was later replaced by Christina Moore as a result of a drinking problem she couldn’t overcome.
Losing out on the role of her career, Kelly disappeared from the spotlight completely until 2010 when she was arrested for driving under the influence. Sentenced to 12 months of probation, Kelly continued to have legal troubles and was even charged with a felony assault in 2012. Just a year later, Kelly faced a second assault charge as well as a DUI. Months later on August 14, 2013 at only 43 years old, Kelly’s life came to a tragic end when she died in her sleep from an overdose while at a California rehab facility.
13. Mischa Barton
Named the “It Girl” of 2003 by Entertainment Weekly, fans best remember Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper on the hit television series The O.C.
which ran from 2003 until 2006. An overnight success thanks to the show, Hollywood expected Barton to be the next A-list star as she appeared in films like St. Trinian’s and Closing the Ring before her life and career began unraveling at the seams.
Much like Lisa Robin Kelly, Barton had trouble finding her footing after The O.C.
Two days after Christmas in 2007, she was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving, driving without a valid license and possession of marijuana. A month later, she publicly apologized for the incident only to be charged with two misdemeanors for a DUI and an invalid license shortly after. In 2009, things still hadn’t gotten better for the former “It Girl” when she was diagnosed with a mental illness and was admitted into psychiatric care for two weeks leaving many to worry about her mental and physical health.