Since she gained celebrity status in the early 2000s, Lindsay Lohan has been a tabloid magnet. While the going was good, she took part in productions like Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Just My Luck, A Prairie Home Companion, and Georgia Rule. But unexpectedly, her career took a nosedive, thanks to her addiction to alcohol, hard drugs, and all-night partying. Also, her troubled childhood has been blamed for most of the problems she has faced. Read about that and much more below.
Quick Facts About The Actress
How Lindsay Lohan’s Troubled Childhood Affected Her Career
She was born in 1986 on the 2nd of July. The New York-born actress joined the family of Michael Lohan, an ex-Wall Street trader, and Dina Lohan, a former dancer/singer as their oldest child. Her dad had several issues with the law which later landed him in jail. It is said that the actress had an unstable childhood caused by the constant troubles her father had with the law, in addition to the fact that her parents separated twice before their marriage came to an end in 2007. The first time her parents separated, Lindsay was just three.
As it is believed, being raised in an unstable family affected her adulthood and almost ruined her life when she became famous. Lindsay Lohan led a lifestyle that drastically affected her finances, making the actress to temporarily disappear from the limelight. The former child model was just 21 at the peak of her fame, she became a prime target for photo-journalists who consistently trailed all her wild nights out, capturing every single detail. This painted Lohan in the tabloids as an unruly party girl.
Lindsay Lohan’s acting career took a turn for the worse when she was considered an insurance liability; thus, getting good roles became a struggle. She went from lucrative major roles to minor ones but it didn’t deter Lohan from the chaotic life she was living. Her path was littered with a string of drug and DUI charges. 2010 came and she landed in jail for 90 days as a result of failure to show up at her weekly alcohol instruction classes ordered by the court.
Lohan was also into extravagant expenses, spending recklessly on overpriced handbags and automobiles. Subsequent years were fraught with reports of theft, a prison sentence, and a failed drug test. All these raked up untold expenses, leaving the actress in serious debt.
Net Worth and How She Made Her Money
Apart from acting, Lindsay Lohan impressed the world as a vocalist; she released her debut studio album titled Speak on the 7th of December 2004. Following closely was A Little More Personal (Raw), her 2nd album which dropped on the 5th of December 2005. Lohan also contributed to “Danceophobia”, a song by Duran released in 2015. Without a doubt, being a singer-songwriter contributed in no small manner to the wealth she accumulated.
Income from Fashion and Modeling Exploits
The famous actress launched her modeling career at the young age of three with Ford Models. She has walked the runway for the likes of Abercrombie and Calvin Klein Kids, making appearances in more than 60 TV commercials for top-notch brands like Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, and Jell-O spot with Bill Cosby. She later became the face of Miu Miu, Jill Stuart, and the campaigns for Visa Swap British fashion in 2008. Fornarina, an Italian fashion firm hired her for their 2009 Spring-Summer campaign.
Lindsay Lohan’s fascination with famous model Marilyn Monroe led her to re-create Monroe’s last photo session called “The Last Sitting” in New York magazine’s Spring Fashion edition of 2008. Her cloth line named 6126 was launched in 2008. The name represents Monroe’s birth date, June 1st, 1926. The line took-off with leggings and later expanded into a full garment collection.
Lohan was part of Project Runway as a guest judge in January 2009. That same year in September, she became one of the artistic advisers for Emanuel Ungaro, a French fashion house. She collaborated with designer Estrella Archs in an advisory capacity to present a collection in October and appeared in Playboy magazine for their January to February issue in 2012. She is still hatching a plan to launch a makeup brand which was announced in 2018.
From the foregoing, it is easy to see that Lohan’s fashion and modeling exploits have been a huge source of income for her, as much as her acting career.
Lindsay Lohan’s Earnings from Acting
Lindsay Lohan’s role in the 1998 movie The Parent Trap marked the beginning of her acting career. The film grossed $92 million globally and earned her tremendous recognition for her exceptional performance. The debut role was just a stepping stone for Lohan.
She never failed to impress her audience with stellar performances in productions like Freaky Friday (2003) which saw her earn $550,000, Mean Girls (2004) which came with a paycheck of $1,000,000, and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) that made her $1,000,000 richer as well. Fortune kept smiling on the actress and she pulled off three roles that earned her $7,500,000 each; these were in Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), Just My Luck (2006), and Georgia Rule (2007).
But then, her lifestyle took a toll on her career earnings and everything went down the drain in 2012. Her role in Liz & Dick was only able to attract the sum of $300,000. Likewise, she made only $200,000 in 2013’s Scary Movie 5, but her role in Lindsay (2014) appeared to be a comeback. She made $2,000,000 which was seized to clean up her debts.
The heydays of Lindsay Lohan’s career saw the actress rake in a whopping sum of $46 million, but currently, she is valued at a paltry $1.2 million. Nonetheless, there are claims that the true value of her wealth is within the range of $7.8 and $12 million.
Lindsay Lohan Has Had a Busy Love Life
We wouldn’t be far from the truth if we compare Lindsay Lohan’s love life to a beehive. In 2004, she was engaged to actor Wilmer Valderrama while Harry Morton of Hard Rock Cafe came onto the scene in 2006 to be replaced by DJ Samantha Ronson who lasted from 2008 through 2009.
Before Wilmer Valderrama came into her life, Lindsay Lohan had been busy on the love scene. In 2002, she was an item with Aaron Carter and Damien Fahey came along in 2003. Her other past love interests include Robbie Williams, Vikram Chatwal, Oscar Lusth, Gavin Doyle, and Denis Papageorgiou.
Lohan surfaced again on the love scene in 2016, this time with Egor Tarabasov. Egor is Dmitry Tarabasov’s son, a Russian who owns Home House Estates, a successful London-based real estate agency. Their relationship reportedly came to an end in mid-2017, trailed by accusations of abuse from Lohan, while Egor accused her of making away with some of his stuff worth £24,000. No one has been romantically linked to Lindsay publicly since then.