Remember Lindsay Lohan? The once promising young actress who stole our hearts with as a child star with The Parent Trap and then went on to star in box office hits like Mean Girls and Freaky Friday? Lohan quickly rose to the upper echelon of fame and notoriety before a highly publicized unraveling that resulted in lawsuits, jail, and rehab, not to mention several commercial flops in her career.
Her last seismic pop culture moment was staring in the 2012 Lifetime movie Liz & Dick. After that critical flop, the notoriously troubled star and former paparazzi favorite has been lying low...until now.
Lohan made new headlines last week when she revealed on Instagram that she was in the middle of shooting a new movie (her first in years).
A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Nov 16, 2015 at 4:41am PST
So far, all we know about the project, titled The Shadow Within, is that it has the same name as a 2007 supernatural thriller inspired by a 1970's Japanese movie called "Kage no kuruma." So until Lohan gives fans more insight into who her character is, the details surrounding her return to cinema are pending.
In the meantime, we've decided to take a look back at what's contributed to the star's unfavorable public persona, as well as what she's done to further damage and try to repair it.
She's Been In & Out of (Civil) Court
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It's certainly no secret that Lindsay has had her share of run-ins with the law, but her latest appearance in court was alongside her brother, who managed to walk away unscathed from a $60 million lawsuit that accused the siblings of stealing the idea for their fashion app, Vigme. Lohan has actually launched quite a bit of her own lawsuits over the past few years. She has sued Fox News for saying she did cocaine with her mother (and lost), rapper Pitbull for mentioning her name in a song (which was thrown out of court), and video game publisher Rockstar Games for creating a character based on her and in her likeness without her permission (it seems to still be pending).
She Was A Mess At A Friend's Wedding
A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Aug 22, 2015 at 12:07pm PDT
Lohan (who wore a white dress, which some would consider a tacky wedding afront) claims she had been drugged after exhibiting bizarre behavior at a friend's wedding in Florence, Italy this summer. It was reported that while at the four-day affair, Lohan painted her nails during the reception, spoke in a British accent and played Brandy and Monica's "That Boy is Mine" an unforgivable amount of times. By the end of the night, she was allegedly running around her villa, buck naked and lit up like a church on Christmas. A video of Lohan storming down the street while speaking Arabic into her phone has also surfaced.
She Tried Theater
In 2014 Lohan temporarily packed up and moved to London to star in David Mamet's play Speed-the-Plow. Reviews from critic were mixed.
Everyone Found Who She Slept (Or Thinks She Slept With)
In an embarrassing violation of privacy, a list of Lohan's sexual partners that she claimed were written down as a part of her recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, surfaced in March of 2014. Though James Franco's name appears on the list, he accused the actress of being "delusional" on an interview with Howard Stern, and then wrote a creeptacular short-story about her for Vice and joked about it while playing himself in This Is The End.
She Tried Reality TV
Lindsay Lohan's 2014 docuseries on the OWN Network was what most would consider to be a coveted gift from one of the most influential women in television, Oprah Winfrey. Although Lohan and Winfrey's intentions were earnest, Lohan did not impress anyone with her attitude or (lack of) punctuality. After being repeatedly late and unaccountable during filming, the actress shocked viewers of the finale, in an emotional statement about a recent miscarriage.
She Started In A Controversial Indie Film
After the catastrophic flop of Liz & Dick, Lohan starred in the 2013 low-budget, indie film The Canyons, which was directed by Paul Schrader (who wrote Taxi Driver) and written by novelist Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero, American Psycho). Her co-star was famed male porn star James Deen who, along with the gratuitous sex scenes and erotically-charged storyline, gave the movie some buzz and infamy (particularly when images of Lohan's nude scenes hit the web). But critics panned the film and moviegoers passed.
She Proved the Term "Natural Disaster" Can Apply to People
WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace. — Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) October 29, 2012