Tinseltown Betrayals: Top 10 Celebrities Who Got the Short End of the Stick

Hollywood is supposed to be where the streets are verdin gold and dreams come true. In reality, it’s a harsh, cruel place that uses people up and disposes of them when they become inconvenient. There have been numerous celebrities who have been mistreated for doing nothing other than being human or speaking out against a wrong. An online community named the stars who were done wrong and the reasons for their misfortunes will make you angry with them.

1. Judy Garland

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Garland started in Hollywood as a child actress but was treated as anything but a child. To keep them working long hours, the studios would give her and other child actors amphetamines to keep them awake and barbiturates to help them sleep. They also put Garland on a highly restrictive diet to keep her weight down.

2. Mira Sorvino

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The Academy Award-winning actress for the film Mighty Aphrodite (1995) found steady work in a string of rather forgettable movies. Still, her chance at A-list stardom was blocked by then-producer Harvey Weinstein, whom she claims prevented her from getting roles in major films because she rejected his advances.

3. Brendan Fraser

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The star of The Mummy movie franchise seemed to be on top of the world with the box office popularity of the films. Suddenly, he disappeared from the Hollywood radar. Fraser experienced multiple hardships in his personal life, including the death of his mother, the end of his marriage, and his allegations of being assaulted by the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. These events led to his break from Hollywood for several years.

4. Tippi Hedren

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While Hedren was chosen to star in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964), their collaboration was not pleasant for the actress. Hitchcock worked her to the point of exhaustion, with Hitchcock becoming more controlling of her. When she refused his advances, he threatened to ruin her career.

5. Sinead O’Connor

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The Irish singer and famed singer of “Nothing Compares 2 U” was an outspoken activist on social issues like women’s rights, human rights, and racism. Her most controversial and career-ending moment occurred when, during a 1992 appearance on Saturday Night Live, she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II, denouncing the Catholic Church. The backlash against her was swift, but her words proved to be true when the widespread abuse scandal involving the institution was uncovered.

6. Britney Spears

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The Mickey Mouse Club alum became a musical sensation in the late 1990s, topping the charts for nearly a decade. When she began to act erratically, likely due to the strains of the demands being placed on her and her split from her second husband, she lost custody of her sons, was involuntarily committed after a mental health crisis, and was placed under a conservatorship controlled by her father until it was terminated in 2021.

7. Robin Williams

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The late comedian had an outsize presence that would elevate any film or television project. When he took on the role of the Genie in the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin, he took a substantial pay cut in exchange for Disney’s promise not to use his voice in any merchandising. Disney broke that agreement when the movie became a box office smash, leading to the recasting of the role in the 1994 sequel.

8. Frances Farmer

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The Hollywood beauty acted in films and on Broadway throughout the 1930s and 1940s. She had everything to be a successful actress – talent and extraordinary beauty. Sadly, Farmer also had a mental illness to the point of involuntary commitment to a psychiatric hospital. After her confinement, she resumed her acting career but didn’t achieve the fame she was destined to have earlier.

9. Shelley Duvall

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Her starring role as Wendy Torrance in The Shining (1980) made Duvall a familiar face and household name. Her character was terrorized on the screen by her husband, who was falling deeper into psychosis, but Duvall was also intimidated off-screen by director Stanley Kubrick with excessive takes and a long filming schedule. The stress from working with him caused her hair to fall out.

10. Ashley Judd

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Actress Ashley Judd starred in movies such as Kiss the Girls (1997), Frida (2002) and De-Lovely (2004). Her big screen acting career was on the upswing, with a promising future. However, her acting roles inexplicably dried up. Years later, she sued film producer Harvey Weinstein for derailing her career after turning down his advances.

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