A lot of people dream to be famous and popular, but some celebrities have made the decision to step out of the spotlight. They are quite content and happy living a quiet life away from Hollywood.
Here are some celebrities we don’t hear about anymore compiled by Providr.
1. Leelee Sobieski
The 34-year-old actress who achieved recognition in her teens and has appeared in movies such as The Glass House and Eyes Wide Shut, chose family over her career.
2. Jennifer Grey
Everything changed for the Dirty Dancing actress after she had a nose job. “I went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous,” the 57-year-old actress said.
3. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
The actor best known for portraying Randy Taylor on Home Improvement decided to focus on his studies and enrolled at Harvard University.
4. Edward Furlong
When he was a child, he was on the brink of stardom and he has won an MTV Movie Award for his breakthrough performance as John Connor in Terminator 2, had a few fall outs with the police, that prevented his career from evolving.
5. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
The Olsen twins, who made their acting debut playing Michelle Tanner on the show Full House, gave up acting and focused on the fashion industry instead.
6. Freddie Prinze Jr
The actor know for his role in the Scooby-Doo movies, found a passion for cooking and even released his own cooking book,
7. Mischa Barton
The actress born in London gained success after her role in the teen series The O.C. However, after the show, the actress has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
8. Jamie Lynn Spears
The younger sister of Britney Spears, had a role in the sitcom Zoey 101, but her acting career never really flourished because she became pregnant at a very young age which impacted her.
9. Shane West
The 39-year-old actor known for his portrayal of Eli Sammler in the family drama Once And Again, decided to become a punk rock musician.
Source: Stanton Daily
10. Teddy Geiger
The singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York had only one successful album, but he keeps writing and producing for other artists.
Source: US Magazine
11. Ryan Cabrera
The 35-year-old singer used to be lead singer for the Dallas band Rubix Groove, but after reaching the peak of his fame he decided to stay away from the spotlight.
12. Paris Hilton
The great-granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels used to be the IT girl in the early 2000s. However, she is now staying away from the public eye.