The words "Lindsay Lohan" have become shorthand for Hollywood talent gone to pot. And to alcohol. And to Lord knows what else. But after all the rehab stints and jail sentences, the fiery redhead with acting chops that once made Meryl Streep take notice, still has plenty of fans in Hollywood.
Before becoming the incorrigible party-girl known to paparazzi as LiLo, Lindsay Lohan was a freckle-faced kid from Long Island who had appeared in more than 60 commercials.
By the age of 12, Lohan bowled over fans and critics alike with a double-character performance in The Parent Trap, cementing her reputation as a formidable actress.
The Freaky Friday star's turn as Cady Heron in Mean Girls further convinced Hollywood that they had the next Meryl in their midst. Tina Fey predicted Lohan would achieve greatness.
The Bobby starlet even wowed the music world with a platinum album Speak in 2004 and a well-received follow-up A Little More Personal (Raw) in 2005.
But by the age of 17, the Herbie Fully Loaded actress was hitting the L.A. party scene. And hard.
LiLo's bad reputation began to eclipse her acclaim; by the time she turned 21, Lindsay had been in and out jail and rehab for drugs and alcohol, cut ties with her troublesome father, struggled with bulimia, and crashed a few cars.
After (at least) eight arrests, 11 court appearances, four stints in rehab, two bracelet monitors, two DUI's, a drug charge, and other turns, the former golden child was in danger of becoming Hollywood kryptonite.
With every tragic turn documented by a buzzing swarm of paparazzi, the Liz and Dick star's tumultuous love life made for obvious tabloid fodder: Aaron Carter, Wilmer Valderrama, Harry Morton and DJ Samantha Ronson.
In the midst of all the negative press, the I Know Who Killed Me starlet saw the job offers begin to slow, but not stop. A strong performance in A Prairie Home Companion opposite Meryl Streep in 2006 earned the former Disney queen many grownup accolades.
Sadly, her on-screen talent continue to pale compared to her off-screen woes. Her family famously became part of her drama, too. Momager Dina Lohan and sis Ali Lohan piggybacked on LiLo's fame to launch a reality show, Living Lohan. And father Michael Lohan has grabbed plenty of gossip headlines, with a high profile relationship with reporter Kate Major, a 2011 arrest and reality stint on Celebrity Rehab.