Slander To Success – 12 Celebrities Who Have Inspired Us With Their Success Journeys

Just like everyone out there, celebrities too face hurdles in their lives. And while some are unable to revive their sinking careers marred by the scandals, others have made a turnaround in their careers by not giving up. They not only held their standpoint during the storm, but also achieved success like never before post the scandals.

Public memory might not easily forget the scandals these celebs caused, but these are true role models when it comes to getting a second chance in life.

We’ve compiled a list of twelve such celebs who have made a big comeback after their scandal-tainted career was about to sink. Without any further ado, let’s check out the article!


Vanessa Williams

In the year 1983, Vanessa Williams’ nudes were leaked at some point, which dethroned her from her Miss America title. And despite suffering such a huge setback in her professional and personal life, Williams never really gave up. She is quite a successful movie star and has also won a number of Grammys for her top music performances.



Drew Barrymore

Although Drew Barrymore had a phenomenal start to her acting career, everything really went south after that and she ended up in a rehab. However, she made a great turnaround and now she looks amazing, and people who have come to know about her only recently wouldn’t be able to figure out that she had such a horrible past.



Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest names in the industry at the moment, with her movies doing incredibly well at the box offices. However, there was a bad phase in her life too when hackers leaked some risqué pictures of her. The actress didn’t cower and made sure that she defended herself. She continues to be one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.



Tim Allen

Comedian Tim Allen almost saw his comedy career go down the drain during his teenage years, which were quite rough. However, the legendary comedian got things back on track and received immense success with his sitcoms Home Improvement and Last Man Standing.




This musician saw her career almost get ruined when she got into trouble with the record label she was working with, which did not allow her to release music on her own. She had to wait quite a while before she could release her music album again. And when she finally did in the year 2017, the fans were truly mesmerized by her beautiful voice.



Tiger Woods

Most people believed that Tiger Woods’ career was nothing but over when news about his serial cheating broke out in the media. All the major brands disassociated themselves, and he was deserted by everybody and left to face consequences for his scandals. However, the golfer did make a comeback and even though he isn’t the incredible star he used to be anymore; the golfer is amongst the most prominent golfers in the world even today.



Will Smith

If you are one of those people who believe Will Smith could never do anything wrong, you’re about to be proved wrong. Well, the actor did end up in jail for a night when he reportedly attacked a person and almost made him lose his one eye! The actor is finally over that incident now and is considered one of the legends of the industry again.



Reese Witherspoon

Probably the most surprising addition to this list – Reese Witherspoon, who doesn’t really look like she ever did anything wrong. However, the actress was once arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and the media made quite a story out of the entire episode. The incident might not have been blown out of proportion had it been someone else, but well, it was Reese Witherspoon. The actress hasn’t faced any major scandal like that again, and she continues to entertain her fans with her acting skills now.



Hugh Grant

The legendary actor, Hugh Grant got himself in the messy waters when he tried to hire a prostitute’s services for a night. He not only lost roles and his partner after the incident, but he was also severely ridiculed on the media. However, the actor didn’t lose hope and now acts in even bigger roles, as he continues to entertain us.



Britney Spears

Popstar Britney Spears has had a good share of controversies and at one point, it felt like she was losing grip over the career because of her disastrous decisions. The phase continued for a while before she took control of the situation, and is now back to where she belongs – to the top of the music charts!



Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise doesn’t really need any introduction, but the actor does need some skills on how to avoid scandals. He finds himself entangled in controversies that are often needless, and things went really south during the promotions of War of the Worlds, which affected his career for a while. However, the actor made a quick comeback and is now once again on the top of his game.



Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. aka the Iron Man might be a household name now, but it wasn’t always the case. The actor, after getting a promising start to his career, got himself in trouble and was almost written off before he finally made a dramatic comeback. The actor not only got arrested for drug abuse, but also for a lot of legal troubles. Thankfully, he held his ground and made a grand comeback with Iron Man, and now is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry.