So another celebrity nude scandal has dropped (when will they ever learn) this time in the firing line is Hollywood girl of the moment Jennifer Lawrence. In true celebrity style Miss Lawrence rose above the issue and her career is going from strength to strength in the form of a new Christian Dior campaign, her fourth to be exact. Calm down boys she is fully clothed – didn’t Dior miss a trick there!?
Let’s take a trip down celebrity scandal lane and take a look at some other celebrities whose careers have gone from strength to strength following a scandal.
Even Mr Rom-com himself could not find a movie style love when he cheated on Elizabeth Hurley. Why you would ever pay for sex when you had Elizabeth Hurley at home we will never know. Perhaps Hugh Grant has the answer. In 1995 we saw Hugh Grant arrested when he was caught with prostitute Divine Brown on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard nevertheless he got away with a fine (perks of being a celebrity huh?)
No surprise that this rock and roll grunge model made the list. According to Forbes magazine cocaine Kate made more money after her drug scandal in 2005. Since then may big labels have Moss back in their books permanently – looks like having a rock & roll attitude pays off when you are caught playing with cocaine.
Robert Downey Jr.
Looking at Ironman now it is hard to believe that RDJ was once a hardcore drug addict. He certainly has become the poster boy for “turning your life around” and has since become a household name after starring in the ridiculously successful Marvel movies. Sitting down with Vanity Fair, RDJ spoke about his publicised stint in rehab; “Job one is get out of that cave. A lot of people do get out but don’t change,” Maybe he should pass on this advice to his son who has recently been arrested for drug possession – like father like son, hey!
Drew Barrymore has been in the public eye for so long, it’s hard to believe this actress/producer is only 35 (35!). With becoming a child star at six, and a full-blown addict by thirteen, it is amazing to see that Drew Barrymore has pulled off one of the biggest career turnarounds in Tinseltown’s history. Smoking her first joint at the age of ten, Barrymore upped her game to cocaine binges by the age of 13 and even slashed her wrists and attempted suicide at 14.
By the age of 16 Drew Barrymore was washed up, yet another child actress who had failed to live up to their potential – like an 80s version of Lindsay Lohan. It was Drew’s passion for acting and producing that brought her back from the brink of death. This lead her to working 7 day weeks nonstop, building her empire, turning the Never Been Kissed actress into one we know and love today.
Even David himself could not hide from a scandal but managed to create a steady and successful career. Remember far back in 2004 when Becks played for Real Madrid and was given a sexy personal assistant in the form of Rebecca Loos? Of course you do! Even the scandal from “second wife” Rebecca could not destroy Becks’s career. The football legend has gone on to become a model (remember the Calvin Klein ad? Phew!!), set up a football academy, the global superstar even has his own line of whiskey! Meanwhile Rebecca Loos lives away from the public eye in Norway with her husband and children.
The above just goes to show being a massive superstar can get you out of any scandal and onto a high flying career. Which celebrity career climbing scandal will be next…