10. Amanda Bynes
What is it about former child stars and addiction? Giving Nickelodeon much of the credit for her early fame, Amanda Bynes became a household name after starring on the variety show All That.
Earning her own show on the network called The Amanda Show, Bynes blossomed as an actress after starring in the hit WB series What I Like About You from 2002 until 2006. With a handful of films including She’s the Man and Easy A, Bynes has since called it quits in Hollywood.
Giving the impression as one of the few former child stars who still had her head on straight, Bynes surprised the world with legal troubles that caused her to spiral out of control. Arrested for driving under the influence in 2012 and for two alleged hit and runs, Bynes spent 2013 facing criminal charges for possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence after attempting to throw her bong out the window. Adding in a handful of other drug-related charges and reckless behavior and this former child star has definitely fallen off the deep end.
9. Kate Moss
Having first visited Pete Doherty’s before and after pictures, we turn now to his ex-girlfriend, English model Kate Moss.
Discovered at the age of 14 while standing in the JFK Airport, Moss led the fashion industry in a new movement better known as heroin chic, showcasing extremely thin models who looked naturally strung out on heroin. As Moss landed on the cover of fashion magazines and commercials, little did anyone know she was living true to the heroin chic trend.
Rumors surrounding Moss’s drug use surfaced early in her career and were eventually confirmed in 2004 after photographers spotted her using cocaine. Between the drugs, alcohol and a tumultuous relationship with Doherty, Moss became one of the biggest scandals of the year only to have big name brands like Burberry, Chanel and H&M drop $4 million worth of contracts even though the cocaine charges were later dropped. Managing to rebuild, Moss found herself at the top once again in 2012 when Forbes named her second on their list of top-earning models. How’s that for making a comeback?