Keeping Out Of The Spotlight – These Hollywood Stars Walked Away

Tobey Maguire was a star as Spiderman, while Jessica Alba sizzled up the screen as Max Guevara in Dark Angel, and Alyssa Milano was the cutest teenage daughter in town. But, where are these stars now? These favorites, along with 17 others, fell off the radar much to the disappointment of fans all over the world.

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Well, we dug deep to find out exactly what is going on in their lives, to see what they have poured their energy into, and how they spend their time. Here are 20 actors we truly miss from our big screens and wish we could see more of! 

1. Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss is a Canadian actress who started off in television, and rose to fame in her role of Trinity in the sci-fi blockbusters The Matrix trilogy. She later appeared in a few other movies such as 2001’s Memento and 2007’s Disturbia, and was seen as a fit, elegant and beautiful actress who gained many fans over the years. But, she slowly faded away from the big screen – so where did she disappear?

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In 1999, Carrie-Anne got married to American actor Steven Roy, and the couple had three children together who Carrie-Anne gave most of her attention to. Carrie-Anne is also an entrepreneur, having founded Annapurna Living in 2014, a personal lifestyle company which Carrie-Anne uses as a platform to teach online courses designed to help empower women all over the world. 

2. Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood is an American actor in Hollywood, having starred in big movies since he was a little child. It was only when he stepped  into the shoes of Frodo Baggins in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy though, that he shot to superstardom. We saw him reprising the role in 2012’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but then Elijah’s appearance on the big screen began to fade away. So where did he go?

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Today, Elijah puts much of his energy into charity work – specifically, The Art of Elysium charity, which gives sick children the opportunity to meet the stars they admire most. He is also really into music, and is a successful DJ with his own record label called Simian Records. 

3. Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker and quite a legend in the movie industry. In fact, he holds the record, alongside Meryl Streep and Katharine Hepburn, for the most Academy Award nominations. We loved him as Jack Torrance in Stephen King’s brilliant horror novel-turned-movie, The Shining, and his performances in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and The Departed were remarkable. The last movie we saw him in was 2010’s How Do You Know, alongside Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson. So where did he go?

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Jack is 82 years old and is taking time for himself to relax and enjoy life after all the hard work he has put in over the span of his movie career. He loves sitting court side and watching basketball games (he is a huge Lakers fan), and enjoying what life has to offer. He could have starred in other movies, but turned down many roles and admits that he is not so eager to get out there anymore, as he has already worked so hard and succeeded.

4. Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin was a kid who had it all. He starred in one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, 1990’s Home Alone, which grossed $476.7 million at the box office worldwide, and also starred in Michael Jackson’s Black Or White music video, enjoying a friendship with the King of Pop. He starred in many other hit movies in the early ‘90s, but then he suddenly disappeared. So what happened to this child star?

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Macaulay walked away from the spotlight to launch a comedy brand, named Bunny Ears, and moved on to a music career singing in the band The Pizza Underground for a few years before they split up in 2016. It seems that Macaulay is much happier away from the spotlight, and enjoys a more simple life. 

5. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has been gracing our television and movie screens for a very long time, and is one of the few Latina actresses who made it exceptionally big in Hollywood. She made her mark on the television series Dark Angel, where she starred as the lead actress, and moved on to bigger movies like Fantastic Four, and Into the Blue. She starred in a few other projects that did well at the box office, but then little was heard from her. So, let’s find out what she has been up to.

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Jessica married Cash Warren, who she met while filming 2004’s Fantastic Four, and together they have a beautiful family that includes Honor Marie, Haven Garner, and Hayes Alba. In 2012, Jessica launched The Honest Company, named after her daughter. The company sells household goods, as well as baby products like diapers, and body care products. She is also involved in charity work that includes Habitat for Humanity, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She is also an ambassador for the 1Goal movement which helps give education to children in Africa. 

6. Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson’s portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon was brilliant as much as it was hard to watch. He was one of those characters the public just loved hating. He was despicable in his ways, and an absolute spoilt brat that only a mother could love. King Joffey’s death was a celebrated moment in Game of Thrones, as fans were glad to finally get rid of him. Of course, Jack Gleeson is nothing like King Joffrey in real life.

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Jack Gleeson, who is Irish, is currently 27 years old and prefers to stay out of the spotlight. He is not interested in being an actor anymore, and revealed to The Irish Independent that he would rather be an academic, and would fancy a career as a philosophy professor. He mentioned that he would love to do a Masters degree in Ancient Hebrew and even a Ph.D. He is also a part-owner of the Dublin-based theater company Collapsing Horse.  

7. Demi Moore

Demi Moore was one of the biggest stars of the ‘80s and ‘90s, starring opposite the biggest names back then. Her star power multiplied when she married Bruce Willis, and they were seen as a huge power couple in Hollywood. Demi is also very beautiful and has appeared on the cover of a number of magazines. Her last big movie was 2003’s Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. So what is she doing these days?

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Demi has poured her energy into many charities that fight animal abuse, as well as disease. In 2018, she made an appearance in 2018’s Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, making fun of ex-husband Bruce Willis – but it was all in the name of fun! In September, 2019, Demi released the book Inside Out, her autobiography, which ended up on the New York Times bestseller list, much to her delight. 

8. Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman is a distinguished actor, and is a Hollywood legend. He started acting five years after leaving the Marine Corps, back in the ‘50s, and has a body of work spanning over six decades. He has won two Academy Awards – one in 1971 for the movie The French Connection, and also in 1993 for his role in Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven

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We saw him play Lex Luther opposite a very handsome and young Christopher Reeve (who starred as Superman) and many other roles. He hasn’t acted since 2004 though, but has narrated two history documentaries. He is also a published author of five books taking place in different historical eras.

9. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz stepped onto the big screen in 1994’s The Mask, opposite Jim Carrey, as blonde bombshell Tina Carlyle. In 1997 she held her own against Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding. Hollywood didn’t really take her seriously, until she starred in 1999’s Being John Malkovich, a role which seriously downplayed her beauty and showed off her acting skills.

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In the years that followed, Cameron appeared in a number of box-office hits but hasn’t really been in the public’s eye of late. So, what has she been up to? In 2017, after the release of the movie Annie, Cameron stated that she was tired of all the traveling required for making films and confirmed in 2018 that she had retired from acting. Diaz is married to Benji Madden, backing vocalist for Good Charlotte, and their daughter, Raddix Madden, was born in December 2019.

10. Mike Myers

Funny man Mike Myers caught the world’s attention in the movies 1992’s Wayne’s World and 1993’s Wayne’s World 2, opposite Dana Carvey and Tia Carrere. Wayne’s World was actually adapted from an SNL sketch, and did very well with audiences. Mike then had massive success with Austin Powers which came out as a trilogy in 1997, 1999, and 2002 respectively. He also gave the voice to the gentle giant Shrek, in all the Shrek movies. So what has he been doing since?

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Mike was in the documentaries 2015’s I Am Chris Farley and Being Canadian. In 2016, he published the book Canada about the country he was born in, and takes part in the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism. A fun fact about Mike is Mike is the fact that he is a Dungeons & Dragons player and played with other celebrities in 2006 for the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day.

11. Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari is an American-born actress, and has Greek and Estonian blood, from her mother and father respectively. She had an excellent career in Hollywood, and three of her early movies all had an American theme to them – American Pie, American Beauty (for which she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and American Virgin. Throughout her career, she opted for roles in independent movies rather than large Hollywood blockbusters. We haven’t seen much of her, so what is she up to?

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Mena supports the African Medical and Research foundation and has visited Africa, working on projects within the charity, that focus on water sanitation. Mena is also a vegan and has participated in anti-fur protests alongside Donna D’Errico. The last movie she starred in was 2019’s The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson starring as Nicole Brown Simpson. 

12. Chris Klein

Chris Klein was a poster boy for the “all-american jock.” He was beautiful, athletic, tall and many women the world over had crushes on him. He starred in the trilogy of American Pie movies (1999, 2001 & 2012), 1999’s Election with Reeese Witherspoon, 2000’s Here On Earth, 2002’s Rollerball, 2003’s The United States of Leland, and many others. But, he didn’t seem to ever get to real big A-list Hollywood status.

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Chris, who is of English, Irish, German and Jewish descent, was involved in a few modeling campaigns. He even got engaged to A-lister Katie Holmes, but eventually met his future wife at a mutual friend’s wedding and they have two children together. His last released movie was 2018’s The Competition, opposite Thora Birch.

13. Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth is an American actress and former model. She first got noticed in 1999’s film American Pie, and was loved for her role in 2001’s Tomcats opposite Jerry O’Connell. She was seen as a sex symbol and the world wanted to see more of her. She acted in many movies, but most of them were either comedies or horrors and nothing too heavy or serious. People have always loved her and wonder what she is up to these days?

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Shannon married actor, film director, film producer, and writer, Joseph D. Reitman, from 2002 until 2005. Later, she dated Russell Simmons. She is a vegan and an environmentalist. She and her ex-husband founded a non-profit animal rescue organization called Animal Avengers which finds homes for homeless pets. She also has many Instagram posts which raise awareness about Rhino poaching. Her last movie role was as Justice in 2019’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.

14. Emilio Estevez

You can’t think of ‘80s Hollywood without thinking of Emilio Estevez. Emilio is Charlie Sheen’s brother and Martin Sheen’s son. He starred in such hits as 1983’s The Outsiders, 1985’s St. Elmo’s Fire (alongside Demi Moore, Brad Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, and more), 1985’s mega-hit The Breakfast Club with Molly Ringwald, 1987’s hilarious Stakeout with the brilliant Richard Dreyfuss, and more. He also starred alongside his father Martin Sheen in a few movies. He took the starring role in a few movies in the ‘90s like The Mighty Ducks trilogy, and carried on with a few hits, but where is he now?

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Estevez has been directing TV shows, as well as movies, and also producing films. He has a production company called Estevez Sheen Productions, which is affiliated with Warner Bros. Emilio married singer Paula Abdul in the ‘90s for two years, and today Emilio is a grandfather as his son had a child in 2019.

15. Meg Ryan

There is no other actress alive today that is viewed more as “America’s sweetheart” than Meg Ryan. She starred in 1986’s Top Gun and went onto huge hits such as 1989’s When Harry Met Sally opposite funnyman Billy Crystal, and opposite Tom Hanks in 1990’s Joe Versus The Volcano, 1993’s romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, and 1998’s You’ve Got Mail, 1994’s gut-wrenching When a Man Loves a Woman, and many other romance-themed movies.If Meg Ryan was in a movie, you knew it was going to be a hit. 

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She has been nominated for many Golden Globe Awards as well as other awards. After all her major hits in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Meg starred in a few independent movies and eventually started producing and directing. Meg Ryan was married to actor Dennis Quaid, and they had one child together, Jack Quaid (who played a minor role in 2012’s The Hunger Games). She supports the following charities and foundations: CARE, Equality Now, and Pangea Day. 

16. Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano was a poster child in the ‘80s for the innocent teenager turned rebel. She just wanted to get away from her innocent “goody-two shoes” image to gain access to more roles, and did things (like many actresses do) such as pose for Playboy. She was on Who’s The Boss playing Tony Danza’s daughter Samantha Micelli for a number of years and came back to TV in a big way, as one of the three sisters in the TV Series Charmed.

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We don’t see Alyssa that much these days, so what has she been up to? Well Alyssa is a mom now to two beautiful children, and is married to Dave Bugliari, an agent at CAA, one of the top talent agencies that exist today. She supports many different charities that empower women.

17. Halle Berry

Halle Berry entered the movie business at a young age, and is one of Hollywood’s best actresses. She won the Oscar for Best Actress for 2002’s Monster’s Ball, and even played a “Bond Girl” opposite Pierce Brosnan in 2002’s Die Another Day. She truly has an impressive body of work in her portfolio of movie roles. But we haven’t seen much of her recently. So where did she go?

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In 2017 she starred in Kidnap, and starred alongside Keanu Reeves in 2019’s John Wick: Chapter 3, but hasn’t been in many other movies. She has two children, one with model Gabriel Aubry, and the other one with actor Olivier Martinez that she is busy raising and spends much time with them. 

18. Anthony Hopkins

Nobody could play Hannibal Lecter quite like Anthony Hopkins. He is one of those actors that gets so immersed in the characters he plays that it is no wonder he has been nominated for five Academy Awards, and won the award for his role in 1991’s Silence Of The Lambs, opposite the brilliant and talented Jodie Foster. He has been in at least 80 movies and has enjoyed a rich, and rewarding acting career.

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He stepped away from the limelight for quite a long period enjoying some rest and relaxation. But the Hollywood bug bit him again and he decided to take a role in Netflix’s The Two Popes for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role. For now, we will wait and see what he does next!

19. Megan Fox

Megan Fox is quite a misunderstood actress, and for good reason. She starred in Transformers 1 & 2 opposite Shia LeBeouf and had many other roles, where she was the quintessential sex symbol. In real life, though, Megan is quite the opposite and doesn’t like to be seen this way.

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Megan is firmly rooted in her Christian faith, and is married to Brian Austin Green (of Beverly Hills 90210 fame), whom she met when she was 18 (he was 30 at the time). Together, they have three children. We will be seeing her in two drama-comedies that will be released in 2020 and 2022. 

20. Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire is known for his performances in the Spiderman trilogy in the early 2000’s. He also was seen in a plethora of fantastic movies including 1998’s Pleasantville, 1999’s The Cider House Rules, 2003’s Seabiscuit, 2009’s Brothers, and 2013’s The Great Gatsby opposite one of his best friends, Leonardo DiCaprio. But, suddenly, he disappeared over time. So where has he been? 

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Tobey decided to create his own production company called Material Pictures. Recently, he produced 2019’s comedic horror movie Boyz in the Wood. He is currently in his 40’s, and is in a solid marriage with two children. He is still very close to Leonardo DiCaprio, who is very close with Tobey’s two kids, Ruby and Otis.

21. Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is an American-born actor and has a sister and a fraternal twin brother who has cerebral palsy. He is a hard-working man that came from humble beginnings and worked his way from the modeling world into Hollywood. Ashton was on That ’70s Show from 1998 until 2006, and made really successful movies such as 2003’s Just Married, 2004’s The Butterfly Effect, 2005’s A Lot Like Love, 2011’s No Strings Attached, and more. He is very likeable in the industry – even when he was pulling pranks on big celebrities in his Punk’d series. 

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Ashton was married to Demi Moore from 2005 until 2013 and later ended up marrying the love of his life, Mila Kunis, who he met on That ’70s Show, on the 4th of July 2015, and the two are very happy together with two children between them. Ashton is very involved in human rights, and his organization helped find 6000 women whose rights were taken away from them with special software that he helped create. I’m sure we will be seeing Ashton in more movies in the future, while currently he can be seen on the Netflix series The Ranch.

22. Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is an american actress who used to model. She gained international fame playing the role of Izzie Stevens on the medical drama TV series Grey’s Anatomy. She also appeared in many romantic comedies such as 2007’s Knocked Up, 2008’s 27 Dresses, 2009’s The Ugly Truth, and 2010’s Life As We Know It. She caused a lot of buzz around Hollywood and people saw she was going places! But all of a sudden she disappeared, and many people asked themselves, where did she go?

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It looks like Katherine is far more interested in family life than the spotlight and has been together with her husband for over 10 years, and they have two adopted children. In 2016, Katherine gave birth to a boy. She is also involved in animal welfare charities like Best Friends Animal Society.

23. Judd Nelson

Judd Nelson is an American actor known for his role in the ’80s cult classics The Breakfast Club, and St.Elmo’s Fire. He was part of the “Brat Pack” of the time, that included Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, and Ally Sheedy, among others. He mainly took on roles of bad boys and antiheroes. At the time, he was a star on the rise.

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Judd acted in many movies over the years, but they didn’t result in box-office success. In 1996, he signed on to the comedy television series Suddenly Susan, playing Susan’s (Brooke Shields) boss. He left the show in 1999. His last movie role was in 2019’s Santa Fake (an American Christmas film) playing a character called Seb. It’s a pity he didn’t make it to A-list status as he is a really good actor.

24. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar was one of the hottest stars of the late ’90s and early ‘2000s. She starred as Buffy in the hit TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and starred in the teen scream hit movies Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Ryan Phillipe, The Grudge and hits Cruel Intentions and Scooby-Doo.

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Gellar met her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., while filming 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. In 2001 they got engaged, and married in Mexico in 2002. They have two children, Charlotte (aged 10), and Rocky (aged 7). Sarah starred in a few more movies, but is more interested in her family life, and her company Foodstirs, which teaches kids to love baking, and sells really easy recipes for them to follow, as well as baking kits. Sounds like a whole lot of fun!

25. Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson stepped into the public’s eye with the ’90s movies Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and Armageddon, among others. He was a hit sensation, starring in a number of comedies in the early ‘2000s such as Shanghai Noon alongside Jackie Chan (which grossed almost $100 million worldwide).

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Wilson was hilarious in 2005’s Wedding Crashers, opposite Vince Vaughn, and the movie grossed $200 million, just in the US alone. In 2008, he starred in the adorable movie Marley & Me opposite Jennifer Aniston, which did very well worldwide. Wilson, at his prime, was a crush for many women around the world. His long blonde locks and good looks gave him a “surfer boy” look that he couldn’t shake off. Owen dated Sheryl Crow after meeting her in 1999, on the set of the film The Minus Man. He has three children with different mothers and never got married.

26. Catherine Zeta-Jones

When Catherine Zeta-Jones first hit Hollywood opposite Antonio Banderas in 1998’s The Mask Of Zorro, people were surprised to find out that she wasn’t Spanish, but was actually Welsh. She starred in many movies afterwards like 2000’s Traffic and 2002’s Chicago where she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She hit the spotlight big, but slowly faded away over the years. Let’s find out what happened to her.


Catherine went through a lot over time. Her husband of almost 20 years, Michael Douglas, got throat cancer, and thankfully survived. Catherine herself went to a clinic for some time to rest and get back in tune with herself. The couple have two gorgeous children – Carys Zeta Douglas (aged 16) and  Dylan Michael Douglas (Aged 19). 

27. Adrien Grenier

Adrien Grenier is most notably remembered for the role he played of Vincent Chase in the TV series Entourage, which also turned into a movie. After he was done starring in over one hundred episodes of the hit series, from 2004-2011, Grenier did a beautiful thing. He made the important choice to dedicate his life to take part in environmental activism. 


Adrien got together with the necessary technological companies, and developed an app called EcoHero, which tracks all your eco activities. The app informs the person using it of the exact ecological impact every product they buy has on the environment. He also founded the food organization SHFT. SHFT helps children eat in a much healthier way while connecting them to the environment.

28. Amanda Bynes

Back in her heyday, Amanda Bynes was set to be the new Meg Ryan. She was an American actress and child star who was funny, smart, talented and beautiful, and starred in a bunch of Nickelodeon hits. Many kids looked up to her, as she was clean cut and led a wholesome life. She was slowly transitioning into more adult roles, but then she completely disappeared.

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When she came back on the scene a few years later, it was through many Tweets on Twitter that didn’t make a whole lot of sense. Amanda went through a lot, mentally, and decided to give up acting unfortunately. She has now poured her energy into the fashion industry studying fashion at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise.

29. Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley is a Canadian born actor that was every girl’s crush when he starred on the original Beverly Hills 90210 hit TV series back in the early ‘90s. His character (Brandon Walsh) and his sister Brenda Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty) were the main stars of the show , and everybody tuned in, once a week to watch it! 

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Jason starred on many TV shows after Beverly Hills 90210 ended in 2000, but he never quite made it to A-list status. He loves race-car driving and takes it very seriously, and has even provided commentary and interviews of racers on behalf of ABC for their IndyCar racing coverage. In 2002, he injured himself badly in an accident during a race. An interesting fact is that he only became an American citizen in 2007. He got married in 2005 to makeup artist Naomi Lowde, and they have two children together.

30. Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert is an American actress, born in Mississippi. She has a Cajun, Scottish, English, and Italian heritage. Lacey started out as a young actress on the hit TV show Party of Five, and besides 2004’s Mean Girls, has almost 150 acting credits to her name in films, TV shows, and video games and was a voice actress for an animated series and two feature films. After 2004’s Mean Girls, she kind of disappeared, never making it to A-list status. So where did she go?

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Well, Lacey took a big step out of Hollywood’s glare, and decided to rather work on a number of movies on the Hallmark Channel, especially some Hallmark Christmas films. Lacey married businessman and self-made millionaire David Nehdar in 2013, and the two have one child together called Julia Mimi Bella Nehdar. 

31. Kim Cattrall

Kim is a British-Candaian actress who has been nominated for many Golden Globes. She  made quite an impact on Hollywood back in 1981’s Porky’s, 1984’s Police Academy and 1987’s Mannequin, always playing the gorgeous blonde. Her biggest role was that of Samantha Jones, PR executive, on HBO’s Sex and The City opposite Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. Kim performed outstandingly as Samantha, totally encapsulating the role of a sassy, confident, cougar who always got what she wanted. She was so great in the role, that she often upstaged the other actresses, including Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw, the main character of the show. After the show, came the movies of the same name, but what happened to Kim afterwards? 

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Well, after Kim’s success with the show, she wrote the book Sexual Intelligence. She also appeared in the 2005 Disney film Ice Princess, and appeared on stage as well. She even landed up on British television for commercials about Tetley tea. Kim married three times and doesn’t have any children. She also dated Candian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau for a while. Kim has had a very interesting life and chooses the independent projects that she works on. 

32. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt started off as a child actress appearing on the hit series Party of Five. As she grew older, she adapted well to adult roles, even playing opposite legendary actors Sigourney Weaver and Gene Hackman in 2001’s Heartbreakers. She also had a brief singing career. She later landed the lead role on the esoteric TV series Ghost Whisperer, from 2005 to 2010. But, she slowed down over time and didn’t appear in so many movies afterwards. So where did she go?

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Although Jennifer had roles on Criminal Minds from 2014 until 2015, and 9-1-1, from 2018 until 2019, she chose to lead a quieter life. In 2010, she released a dating advice book called The Day I shot Cupid. In 2013, Jennifer married Brian Hallisay, an American actor, and together they have two children, Autumn James Hallisay, and Atticus James Hallisay. Many of her movies can still be seen on Netflix thankfully!

33. James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek is an actor made famous by his role on Dawson’s Creek. Back in the ‘90s, Dawson’s Creek was every teenager’s and young adult’s fix of fun entertainment on a weekly basis. It had a stellar cast consisting of James, who played Dawson, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams – most who have made quite a career for themselves in Hollywood. Although he was very famous at the time of the show, James never made it to A-list status.

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After the show, he appeared in a few movies, and did a lot of work on television. Interestingly, James chose to focus mainly on his family life. He married his second wife, business consultant and model Kimberly Brook, in a small ceremony in 2010. Together the couple have five beautiful children.  

34. Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet is an American model, singer and actress. She is the daughter of a white, Jewish, music teacher, and an African-American opera singer. She made a name for herself on the hit show, The Cosby Show, back in the ‘80s. She played a free-spirited rebellious teenager, called Denise Huxtable, and the world fell in love with her, as she was very beautiful as well. She left the Cosby show and went on to star in a few movies. But, the world never forgot about her.

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Lisa made headlines when she started dating rocker Lenny Kravitz when she was only 20 years old and a year later their daughter Zoë Isabella Kravitz was born. The couple divorced in 1993, and 2 years later Lisa legally changed her name to Liliakoi Moon. In 2005, Lisa started dating Aquaman star Jason Momoa in 2005. They were officially married in 2017, and have 2 beautiful children together. Lisa lives a beautiful family life with Jason and her children, and the family is very close to Lenny Kravitz as well.

35. Heather Graham

Heather Graham is an American writer, actress and director, with Irish roots. She started out in TV commercials, but soon moved on to movies with her “Barbie Doll” killer looks. Some of her notable roles were in 1997’s Boogie Nights, and 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. She was also in Lenny Kravitz’s 1998’s American Woman music video. We haven’t seen much of her lately, so what has she been up to?

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Well this lovely lady who has often appeared on the world’s “Most Beautiful” and “Sexiest Woman Alive” lists is a huge public advocate of Children International, a non-profit, helping the poorest children in the world. She also supported 2007’s climate change campaign Global Cool. She was in a serious relationship between 2011 and 2018 with Israeli screenwriter Yaniv Raz. She has never married, nor has children. 

36. Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson was one of the biggest sex symbols of the ‘90s. She was very much part of the popular culture back then, having been one of the biggest names in Baywatch. She also had many relationships and got married a few times, first to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, then to musician Kid Rock, as well as twice to Rick Salomon, and is now married to Jon Peters.  So what has this Baywatch babe been up to?

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Pamela has raised her and Tommy Lee’s kids Brandon Thomas Lee (aged 23), and Dylan Jagger Lee (aged 22), and is a huge animal activist, being vegan, and is an active member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). She even wrote to Vladimir Putin, in 2009, thanking him for banning the slaughter of baby harp seals. In 2013, she was on Season 8 of Britain’s reality TV show Dancing on Ice.  

37. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is an actor from Hong Kong, and was a huge name in the early ‘2000s. He starred with funnyman Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 1,2, and 3, a film series that has made $851 million at the box office, and Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights with Owen Wilson. He worked very hard for his Hollywood success, but where is he now?

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Jackie is a successful singer in both Hong Kong and all around Asia. In 2007, he recorded “We Are Ready”, which was the countdown song to the 2008 Summer Paralympics. He also has a Doctor of Social Science and other university degrees. He has performed most of his stunts in his movies, for which he has been recognized by the American Choreography Awards, and Taurus World Stunt Awards. He is also an entrepreneur, and owns a few businesses. He truly is a remarkable man. 

38. Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton is a British born actress, who left London to move to New York, and trained with James Lapine and Tony Kushner – some of the most famous stage directors at the time. At a young age, she ended up in film roles in Notting Hill, The Sixth Sense, with Bruce Willis, and the hit TV series, The O.C. 

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Mischa gained a lot of attention for her role on The O.C., and was admired by many for her good looks, and slim figure. After The O.C., she got back into theater, and created her own beauty and handbag line, which became very successful. In 2012, she returned to London and opened her own beauty store, aptly named Mischa Barton Boutique. 

39. Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino is the daughter of famous actor and opera singer, Paul Sorvino. Before going into acting, Mira graduated magna cum laude from Harvard before she started to pursue her acting dreams. In 1995, she starred in the Woody Allen movie, Mighty Aphrodite, for which she won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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She played around with many films during the ‘90s and early ‘2000s such as 1997’s Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Mimic, 1998’s The Replacement Killers, and 1999’s Summer of Sam, but her interests moved rather to political activism. Ever since 2004, Sorvino has been connected to Amnesty International, and later started serving as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to combat human trafficking.