Are Blondes Forgettable?


Are blonde actresses forgettable? I was pulling up pictures for a “Whatever happened to…” post about celebrities. As I thought of actresses that have faded away, a noticeable trend emerged. Most of them were blondes. Consider the cases of the women to the right. Among them were varying levels of career and talent. Helen Hunt and Mira Sorvino, even won an Oscar for their work. Even with awards, none of these women were able to keep their career going. These stars of the past are the reality show stars of the furture.

-First is Helen Hunt. She was an Oscar for Best Actress in As Good As It Gets while staring in the hit sitcom Mad About You. However after her Oscar win she wasn’t able to maintain steady work.  


Mira Sorvino
-Second is Mira Sorvino. Her career hightlights include a Best Supposting Actress Oscar for Mighty Aphrodite in 1995, and a starring role in the cult classic Romy and Michele’s Highschool Reunion.

Alicia Silverstone

-In 1995 Alicia Silverstone was on top of the world after staring in Clueless. Fun Fact: Clueless is a remake of the Jane Austin novel Emma. After that, her career quickly went downhill. Now she’s writing lifestyle and health books.

Mena Suvari

-Mena Suvari is probably the least successful of anyone on the list. Her star making role was in American Beauty. She never really had another role that lived up to all the hype. Her career was over before it started.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

-Sarah Michelle Gellar. She started the vampire trend back in 1997 with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her film career included Cruel Intentions and I Know What You Did Last Summer. She is also married to fellow has been Freddy Prinze Jr. I can just imagine her on Dancing with the Stars.

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