11. Nikki Blonsky
Plus sized actress Nikki Blonsky made it big in the hit musical comedy “Hairspray”, but then disappeared from the acting scene. She claims to still have dreams of an acting career, but in the meantime she is working in a shoe store and pursuing a cosmetology degree. Recently she told a curious fan than it’s “cutting hair” and not “Hairspray” that pays her bills.
12. Jonathan Bennett
After his appearance as love interest to the character portrayed by Lindsey Lohan in “Mean Girls”, Jonathan just faded away. He then managed to turn what had been a pastime into a lucrative career by becoming a spin class instructor. He claims that even after leaving Hollywood behind he manages to live a truly glamorous life.
13. Freddie Prinze Jr.
The heartthrob of every teenaged girl in the 1990’s, Freddie gave up acting when on screen love interest Sarah Michelle Gellar became his wife. Since 2002 he became a professional chef, writing a few great cookbooks but mostly revelling in the quality time he gets to spend with his family.
14. Josh Herdman
When his role as Hermione in the “Harry Potter” series ended, Josh Herdman took on some modelling jobs before resurfacing as an MMA fighter. Motivated by a family to feed, the actor trained to become a professional fighter and to date has 4 wins and only a single loss. His wife claims that the change in career is the best thing that could have happened for him.
15. George Foreman
Although once the World Heavyweight Champion of the boxing world, today most of us associate George Foreman’s name with his famous grill of the same name. His business success makes him a shining example of success in a sport which loses so many participants to drug abuse and bankruptcy.