Hollywood has always been a fickle business, and the saying “five minutes of fame” exists for a reason. While some celebrities only had five minutes of fame, others needed only five minutes to end theirs. Whether it was a scandal, a crime, or simply bad choices, these celebrities proved that it doesn’t take long to go from a somebody to a nobody. Here are the celebrities that destroyed their careers in a matter of seconds.
Jennifer Grey was one of the biggest female stars of the ‘80s, starring in roles like Jeanie Bueller on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and the iconic Frances “Baby” Houseman in Dirty Dancing. Grey’s nose was a prominent feature of hers, but as her career slowed down a bit in the early ‘90s, Grey made a decision that would affect her career in a major way – a nose job. Due to complications in the first procedure, Grey had to undergo another surgery. The operation left Grey unrecognizable even by her closest friends. Speaking on the experience, Grey said: “I went into the operating theatre a celebrity – and came out anonymous.”