Our society is obsessed with celebrities. One of the easiest ways to become a household name is to do some acting in a bunch of famous movies or television shows. If the actress is beautiful as well then it's even easier! However, it can be easy to lose track of every single actress out there. We wanted to take a look at the actresses that have ended up falling from the face of the Earth.
These women either struggled to find work and fell into obscurity, or they just decided to just leave the whole lifestyle behind, moving away from the world of acting after making their name in Hollywood rather than before.
So, it's time for us to take a look at those actresses that we never really hear from anymore. We bet everyone forgot about some of these as they really did just fall off the face of the Earth!
20 The Olsen Twins
These two managed to gain a huge amount of fame when they were younger, but like a lot of child actors decided that they wanted to turn away from the limelight as they got older.
They retired from acting and now focus their efforts entirely on gaining prestige in the fashion industry.
19 Elizabeth Hurley
Always better known for her looks than what she brought to the acting world, it was no surprise to us that Hurley ended up moving away from the limelight.
Once she had her son she took it as a chance to move away from Hollywood and reduce her public appearances, instead of spending her time looking after her child.
18 Alicia Silverstone
Not only did she find fame in a few music videos, but she also made her way onto the big screen fairly quickly.
She was a hugely recognizable face for a long time, but that time has now passed. Rather than acting, she uses her money and fame to bring people's attention to important issues.
17 Bridget Fonda
Fonda is a very famous name in Hollywood, even to this day, but not because of Bridget.
After appearing in the worst Godfather movie, along with a handful of other movies throughout the 90s, Fonda ended up retiring from acting in the early part of the millennium and hasn't returned since.
16 Sarah Michelle Gellar
Playing a vampire slaying teenager put this woman's name on the map, especially among a specific set of fans. Despite being able to capitalize on this by appearing in numerous big screen features, this didn't last too long.
It has been a long time since we've seen this woman, but many people still remember her fondly.
15 Jessica Simpson
While she may have been more famous for her various unreal quotes, there was no denying that this woman's looks were able to get her various acting roles.
Even though she had her own reality television show, she has since moved away from public life to raise her family in privacy.
14 Taylor Momsen
After appearing in The Grinch at a young age, it felt like this child actor had the world at her feet. However, she moved away from acting and spends more of her time touring and making music with her band instead.
We think it's fair to say that she has failed to become as famous in the music world!
13 Phoebe Cates
This face is synonymous with movies from the 1980s, with Cates appearing in both Gremlins and Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
Despite being responsible for one of the most infamous scenes from that part of movie history, this gorgeous actress moved away from Hollywood and went into fashion instead.
12 Greta Garbo
Living in a time when people seem to be constantly looking for fame, it's amazing to read about actresses like Garbo. At the age of thirty-five, arguably at the height of her fame, she decided to retire from not only acting but public life as well.
She immediately dropped off the radar and shunned any attention given to her from that moment onward.
11 Lark Voorhies
Saved By The Bell was a huge hit and made all of the stars household names. However, it didn't really translate into further acting work for them!
While Voorhies has appeared in things since the show, she is rarely seen in public and doesn't have much to do with the world of acting anymore.
10 Geena Davis
This woman was able to make a major name for herself in the world of acting by putting on great performances in movies such as Thelma & Louise.
However, we haven't seen much of her over recent years, and that seems to be because she has turned to activist work rather than acting, which she should be applauded for!
9 Grace Kelly
Unlike a lot of other actresses that seem to move away from the world of acting as they get older and unable to find roles that want them, Kelly ended up retiring when she was just twenty-six years old!
This was so she could marry the man she loved and become the Princess of Monaco.
8 Debra Winger
The early 80s, through to the early 90s, were an amazing time for this woman. She has since then moved onto numerous other projects, including some Broadway work.
Despite this, she's nowhere near the level of fame that she once had. We're sure she's happy for some privacy in her later life though!
7 Linda Fiorentino
While she may have started out acting in the 1980s, this woman really hit the big time after appearing in the blockbuster movies Men In Black and Dogma. Since then, she hasn't done much that has made it big.
There are rumors that she didn't enjoy the way things were handled during the post-production of Dogma, putting her off acting ever since.
6 Neve Campbell
To fans of the Scream movies, this woman is very famous, but to everyone else, she isn't that big a name.
It's always sad to see someone with talent unable to properly find work after they've appeared in such a big set of movies. It can be difficult for people to see them in any other roles after that.
5 Annabella Sciorra
The Sopranos is one of the most famous television shows of all time, and for good reason. Even the supporting characters have great actresses like this, which is why it's so surprising that they never did much more after the show was finished.
Playing Tony Soprano's mistress really showed off Sciorra's acting ability, but she sadly never got to use it much again.
4 Melissa Joan Hart
Nobody is denying that Melissa Joan Hart has managed to find further work as she's got older, working on both movies and television shows, but she is nowhere near as famous as she once was.
Playing the teenage witch was the height of her fame and since then she has been unable to really follow up on that success.
3 Kelly McGillis
The 1980s were a big time for this actress, with roles in Top Gun and Witness making her one to watch. However, she was unable to follow up on this success and not much is now seen of her.
To the people who love those movies, this is a brilliant actress that is inexplicably never really seen on the big screen anymore.
2 Amanda Bynes
Gaining her own show at such a young age must have had a negative effect on this young woman. While she managed to find work as she got older, the stress got to her and it wasn't long before she started to crack.
After a series of bizarre tweets and moments of insanity, this woman ended up being institutionalized.
1 Kristanna Loken
On the big screen, she got her best role when she appeared in the third movie in the Terminator series. She also had a year on the hugely popular television show The L Word.
However, ever since the mid-2000s, people have seen much of her, and it doesn't seem like a big project is on the horizon either.
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