We’ve all heard the old saying ‘Don’t put your daughter on the stage’. Judging from some of the antics from former child stars, that’s a wise warning indeed. Look at Lindsay Lohan’s record! There are some who do make the difficult transition from child to adult star, though, and here I list some of them.
1. Jodie Foster
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In recent years, Jodie Foster has made the headlines more for her private life, first for refusing to reveal the father of her two sons, then for coming out as gay. It’s a shame that this has overshadowed her professional achievements, such as winning Oscars, giving many acclaimed performances, and also turning to directing.
2. Elizabeth Taylor
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Dame Elizabeth is arguably one of the most successful former child stars ever. As an adult actress, she appeared in numerous, now classic, films such as Giant and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Although her eight marriages and tempestuous relationship with Richard Burton have been mentioned many times, Elizabeth is still famed for her acting roles.
3. Macaulay Culkin
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Although Culkin has largely retired from acting, this has been of his own choice rather than an inability to graduate into adult roles. For this reason, and for avoiding the all-too-frequent route of drugs and court appearances, I count him as a success.