Since she became famous in the early 2000s, Lindsay Lohan has been a magnet for the tabloid press. While things were going well, 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 nighttime parties. In addition, her troubled childhood was blamed for most of the problems she faced. Read more about this and much more below.
Quick Facts About The Actress
How Lindsay Lohan’s Troubled Childhood Affected Her Career
How Lindsay Lohan’s problematic childhood influenced her career
She was born on 2 July 1986. Born in New York, the actress was the oldest child to join the family of Michael Lohan, a former Wall Street trader, and Dina Lohan, a former dancer/singer. Her father had several problems with the law, which later put him in prison. The actress is said to have had an unstable childhood, caused by her father’s constant problems with the law and the fact that her parents separated twice before their marriage ended in 2007. When her parents first separated, Lindsay was only three years old.
It is believed that the fact that she grew up in an unstable family influenced her adult life and almost ruined her life when she became famous. Lindsay Lohan led a lifestyle that had a drastic effect on her finances and caused the actress to temporarily disappear from the limelight. The former child model was just 21 years old when she was at the height of her fame and became the first target for photojournalists to record all her wild nights and capture every single detail. They painted Lohan in the tabloids as an irrepressible party girl.
Lindsay Lohan’s acting career deteriorated when she was considered a policyholder, so it became a struggle to get good roles. She switched from lucrative lead roles to smaller ones, but that didn’t stop Lohan from the chaotic life she led. Her path was littered with a string of drug and DUI charges. The year 2010 came, and she ended up in jail for 90 days for failing to attend court-ordered weekly alcohol lessons.
Lohan was also involved in extravagant spending, which she recklessly spent on overpriced handbags and cars. In the following years, there were numerous reports of theft, a prison sentence, and a failed drug test. All these expenses accumulated in immeasurable amounts, leaving the actress in serious debt.
Net Worth and How She Made Her Money
Besides acting, Lindsay Lohan also impressed the world as a singer; on 7 December 2004, she released her first studio album entitled Speak. This was followed by A Little More Personal (Raw), her second album, which was released on 5 December 2005. Lohan also contributed to “Danceophobia”, a song by Duran which was released in 2015. Undoubtedly, the fact that she was a singer and songwriter contributed in no small way to her wealth.
Income from Fashion and Modeling Exploits
The famous actress began her modeling career at the young age of three with Ford Models. She walked the catwalk for Abercrombie and Calvin Klein Kids and appeared in more than 60 TV commercials for high profile brands such as Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, and Jell-O commercial with Bill Cosby. She later became the face of Miu Miu, Jill Stuart, and the British fashion campaigns of Visa Swap in 2008, and Fornarina, an Italian fashion company, hired her for their Spring Summer 2009 campaign.
Lindsay Lohan’s fascination with the famous model Marilyn Monroe led her to redesign Monroe’s last photo session entitled “The Last Sitting” in the 2008 spring fashion issue of New York magazine. Her scarf line called 6126 was introduced in 2008. The name stands for Monroe’s date of birth, June 1, 1926. The line started with leggings and was later expanded into a complete clothing collection.
Lohan was a guest judge at Project Runway in January 2009. In September of the same year, she became one of the artistic advisors to Emanuel Ungaro, a French fashion house. She worked with designer Estrella Archs in an advisory capacity to present a collection in October and appeared in Playboy magazine for its January to February 2012 issue, and is still brooding over a make-up brand launch plan announced for 2018.
From the above, it is easy to see that Lohan’s fashion and modeling exploits were a huge source of income for her, as was her acting career.
Lindsay Lohan’s Earnings from Acting
Lindsay Lohan’s role in the 1998 film The Parent Trap marked the beginning of her acting career. The film brought in 92 million dollars worldwide and earned her enormous recognition for her extraordinary performance. The debut role was just a stepping stone for Lohan.
She never failed to impress her audience with outstanding performances in productions such as Freaky Friday (2003), in which she earned $550,000, Mean Girls (2004) with a paycheck of $1,000,000 and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), which also made her $1,000,000 richer. Fortune kept smiling on the actress and she pulled three roles, each earning her $7,500,000; these were in Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), Just My Luck (2006), and Georgia Rule (2007).
But then her lifestyle severely affected her career earnings, and in 2012 everything went to hell. Her role in Liz & Dick could only earn the sum of $300,000. Also in Scary Movie 5 from 2013, she only earned 200,000 dollars, but her role in Lindsay (2014) seemed to be a comeback. She earned 2,000,000 dollars, which were confiscated to pay off her debts.
In the heyday of Lindsay Lohan’s career, the actress earned a whopping $46 million but is currently valued at a ridiculous $1.2 million. Nevertheless, there are claims that the true value of her assets is in the range of $7.8 to $12 million.
Lindsay Lohan Has Had a Busy Love Life
We would not be far from the truth if we were to compare Lindsay Lohan’s love life to a beehive. In 2004, she was engaged to actor Wilmer Valderrama, while Harry Morton from Hard Rock Cafe came on stage in 2006 to be replaced by DJ Samantha Ronson, who existed from 2008 to 2009.
Before Wilmer Valderrama came into her life, Lindsay Lohan was active in the love scene. In 2002 she was with Aaron Carter, and in 2003 Damien Fahey joined her. Her other past love interests include Robbie Williams, Vikram Chatwal, Oscar Lusth, Gavin Doyle, and Denis Papageorgiou.
Lohan reappeared in the love scene in 2016, this time with Egor Tarabasov. Egor is the son of Dmitri Tarabasov, a Russian who owns Home House Estates, a successful London real estate agency. Their relationship reportedly ended in mid-2017, after Lohan accused them of abuse, while Egor accused them of running away with some of his belongings worth £24,000. Since then, nobody has been romantically involved with Lindsay in public.