Life in the spotlight can be tough for any star, but dealing with fame at a young age has proven to be a pitfall. The teenage years can be some of the most difficult in life, and while it can be tough for most of us, celebrity teenagers have to go through a lot. They make the transition from child to adult in front of millions of people, and it’s enough to put some off Hollywood for life.
Others have always known they wanted to be a star and being famous in their teenage years was meant to be the start of an amazing career. Fame doesn’t last forever, and for some celebrity teenagers, it runs out as soon as they hit their 20s. Others remain famous, but nowhere near the same level as they enjoyed in their youth.
These are some of the biggest teenage stars to ever make it, and how they’ve faded from the limelight since those days. They are the celebrities who were more famous as teens than they are now.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
For some people, Sarah Michelle Gellar is still hugely famous because they’re constantly rewatching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. Sarah Michelle Gellar played the high school heroine who kept the world safe by protecting the residents of her hometown, Sunnydale.
Since Buffy ended Gellar has struggled to find roles with the same profile, and she hasn’t reached the heights of fame she once had. Now Gellar chooses to focus more on family than fame.