This former child model underwent a striking transformation from freckle-faced cutie to curvaceous teen redhead to super-skinny blonde vixen whose personal woes overtook the bright promise of her early career successes. For while Lohan is a wonderful actress who possesses poise, charm and natural comic timing, it's her tempestuous life (which includes high-profile romances and substance-abuse issues) that keeps her in the spotlight. After appearing on a few daytime soaps, Lohan landed a dual role in Disney's big-screen remake of The Parent Trap
in 1998. Her winning turn as a high-school rocker who switches bodies with her uptight mom in Disney's 2003 remake of Freaky Friday
boosted her career, as did her amusing performance as a smart homeschooled student in 2004's Mean Girls
. In addition to acting, Lohan continued to model, and recorded pop albums, often de rigueur for teen starlets of her generation. But popular as her projects were, her turbulent off-screen life (in direct contrast to her squeaky clean onscreen image) generated even more interest, including feuds with Hilary Duff and Paris Hilton, estrangement from her ex-con father, myriad romances, late-night carousing and her dramatic weight loss. In January 2007, after much speculation about her incessant partying, she checked herself into a swanky rehab. Her career stalled throughout the rest of the decade, as tabloid coverage far overshadowed professional success, though she did take on a film project, The Other Side
, in 2009.Lindsay Lohan Fast Facts:
- Reportedly became the first redheaded model hired by Ford at age 3.
- Has appeared in more than 60 commercial spots, including The Gap, Pizza Hut and Jell-O (with Bill Cosby).
- Beat out 4000 other actresses to get the lead child role in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap.
- Won the award for Breakthrough Female Performance for Freaky Friday at MTV's 2004 Movie Awards, which she also hosted.
- Was impressive in the lead role as conflicted teen Cady Heron in the 2004 film that further enhanced her star power, Mean Girls.
- However, her 2006 film Just My Luck turned out to have an ironic title, as it fared poorly at the box office.
- Signed a long-term, multi-album contract with Tommy Mottola's Casablanca Records and released two albums, Speak and A Little More Personal.
- "I want to do things that make me feel good and work with charities and see the positive side of things," she told Vanity Fair in 2006. "I'm in a place where I can really make an impact on people and really help girls that are, you know, people with anorexia, people that aren't in good relationships with their lovers...people that don't get along with their parents. I can change that a little bit."
- Unfortunately, things took a negative turn in the latter part of the decade, as Lohan became a regular target of tabloid headlines, and not for no reason: Her behavior during the filming of the 2006 movie Georgia Rule was slammed by a movie mogul as "unprofessional."
- The following year, she dealt with both drug rehab and a DUI/drug-possession arrest.
- Lohan's acting career stalled, and was subsequently overtaken by tabloid headlines, as the decade closed, though she did, in 2009, land a role in a slated 2010 film, The Other Side.
- Lindsay Lohan Relationships:
- Dina Lohan - Mother
- Cody Lohan - Brother
- Michael Lohan - Brother
- Samantha Ronson - Ex-significant Other
- Ashley Horn - Half Sister
- Michael Lohan - Father
- Ali Lohan - Sister
- Landon Lohan - Half Brother
- Wilmer Valderrama - Ex-significant Other
- Lindsay Lohan Awards:
- 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee