It’s a fact that actors have their moment of fame, sometimes big and sometimes small, then eventually move on with their lives offstage. While this usually happens gradually, sometimes celebrities vanish without a trace, causing curiosity about their whereabouts. Take a look at this list to discover which actors have mysteriously disappeared from the public eye and what they’re up to now.
During the 1980s, the name that immediately came to mind when talking about teen movies was Molly Ringwald. She discovered her passion for acting while still young, and had a role in Diff’rent Strokes. However, it was her performance in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles that made her a household name. Although she was offered the part of Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman, which is a romantic comedy, she turned it down as she chose to avoid such movies.
After deciding to move and venture into Paris, Molly met Velery Lameignere and began dating him. However, after three years of marriage, they separated, and Molly went back to her hometown. Despite her occasional acting job, like appearing in Riverdale, Molly has always desired a normal life where she can wander around a town without being recognized.
Undoubtedly, Frankie Muniz’s appearance remains unchanged despite the passing of several years. During the early 2000s, Frankie played a significant role in the popular TV series Malcolm in the Middle, which made him a notable child artist of that time. In the subsequent years, he has maintained a low profile, with limited public exposure.
Currently, he makes sporadic appearances in films and television series, however, his main emphasis is on his family. In the past, he was involved in car racing, musical performances, and he established a store that sold olive oil in Scottsdale, Arizona.
We are unsure how we overlooked Bret Michaels and Rock of Love. During the emergence of the reality series genre, the reality dating show gained significant popularity.
Although the lead singer of Poison was successful with his former band, he remained out of the public eye after their show ended in 2009. However, he was given another opportunity to bask in the limelight when he participated in The Masked Singer as the banana during the 2020 competition show.
After achieving her breakthrough role in the 2007 remake of Hairspray, where she acted alongside popular stars like John Travolta and Zac Efron, she hasn’t been fortunate to secure another significant role in a mainstream movie. Consequently, she explored various occupations, including makeup artistry in the years that ensued.
Throughout her acting career, she has taken up diverse roles in television movies and episodes. Among her appearances, she was part of the cast on shows like Huge, Ugly Betty as well as the 2021 reality show, Life Unfiltered.
Wow, it’s Matilda! This film has brought elation and enthusiasm to many children over multiple decades. Despite taking a break from Hollywood between 2000 and 2011, Mara Wilson, the actress, has made a comeback to the industry in recent times. She pursued writing and attended NYU to broaden her career path.
Since 2012, Wilson has been fully immersed in creating episodic television content, including BoJack Horseman. At present, she has achieved the status of a full-time writer, whose works are not only present on her blog but have also been featured in esteemed publications such as The New York Times and Elle.
The Olsen Twins
During the late ’90s and early 2000s, the renowned Olsen twins were in charge of the entertainment field with their TV and movie careers and fashion industry, but presently, the prominent twins have disappeared from the public eye.
In 2014, both of them declared their retirement from acting and then proceeded to establish two fashion labels, the Row and Elizabeth and James. Although their brands are not as successful as they once were, they continue to manage them to this day.
Although it’s been a while since she’s been active in the entertainment industry, Phoebe Cates, who rose to fame as an icon in the ’80s with her role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, still retains her stunning beauty. She decided to focus on raising her two children with her husband, Kevin Kline, and left her thriving Hollywood career behind.
After her children became adults, she established a small boutique that serves as a sort of general store, which she named Blue Tree, and she continues to operate it even now.
We recognize and notice that Amanda’s presence is missing. Amanda was a prominent figure and one of the top performers at Nickelodeon at one time. Throughout the 2000s, she was well-regarded in the motion picture industry. When 2012 began, her career started to falter. After being charged with DUI and two hit-and-runs, she was placed on a three-year probation.
Over time, she faced ongoing legal issues and as things progressed, it became apparent that she was suffering from mental health issues. Similar to Britney Spears, she was put under legal guardianship.
After kickstarting her acting journey with her first feature film, Rich and Famous in 1981, she went on to appear in the CBS soap opera As the World Turns.
Over time, Meg Ryan has starred in some of the most iconic romantic comedies in Hollywood film history, and then abruptly disappeared. However, she did not truly vanish, as she now chooses to avoid the public eye and focuses mainly on producing and directing.
During the 1990s, Rick Moranis was a familiar face in the homes of many children. If you were a fan of Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, or Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, you probably saw his bespectacled face often. However, he suddenly disappeared from the movie scene, although he continued to do voice-overs in the years leading up to the turn of the century.
His wife passed away in 1991 due to a diagnosis of breast cancer, leading him to leave his acting career to take care of his children at home. However, in 2020 he made a hilarious reappearance in a commercial alongside Ryan Reynolds.
You may recognize her name. She achieved great success with her hit song “I Wanna Be Bad” and rose to fame in 2001 as a young pop star on MTV, known for her alluring appearance. Her influence can be observed in the global music rankings.
She released just one studio album, but has worked as a host and appeared in some television shows and movies. Her last appearance was in 2016. More recently, she has focused on being a mother and spouse.
Throughout his professional life, Daniel Day-Lewis has produced outstanding films, including Lincoln and There Will Be Blood, for which he has won several Academy Awards. However, in 2017, he announced his retirement from acting and stated that he would not be returning to the industry.
Prior to the premiere of his latest movie, Phantom Thread, the performer shared with W magazine that he believes the significance of his craft should be most apparent to himself through his actions. Occasionally, the work appears to be essential and nearly impossible to refuse. As long as the audience trusts it, that is all that matters to him. However, in recent times, this has not been the case.
Do you have any information about the current status of Ricki Lake? She achieved great success as an actress in movies as well as scripted television during the late 1990s. She starred in Hairspray in 1988 and the film Cry-Baby alongside Johnny Depp in 1990. However, after many years of working, she has mostly been absent from the public eye.
Apart from presenting and telling the story of The Business of Being Born in a documentary, she was seen on Dancing With the Stars in 2014 as well. Additionally, she participated as a contender on The Masked Singer in 2019. In recent times, she has devoted most of her time to family duties while also promoting superior reproductive healthcare services.
Throughout the later stages of her career, she battled with substance abuse and family problems. After multiple unsuccessful efforts to reignite her Hollywood career, the famed actress from “The Parent Trap” retreated from public life. However, in 2020, she returned to the social media platform Instagram, released a fresh single, and had a conversation with comedian David Spade on his show “Lights Out.”
According to Lindsay, she has resided in Dubai for six years and hasn’t gone back to Los Angeles since the early 2000s, deliberately choosing to stay away. However, it appears that she is managing well now, as she is set to star in a romantic comedy on Netflix in 2022.
In 2011, the chart-topping tracks were Sexy, And I Know It and Party Rock Anthem. LMFAO’s popular songs featured fun and infectious dance-pop tunes that were suitable for people of all ages ranging from children to senior citizens.
Although they dominated the pop industry for a brief period of time, the duo, who are actually uncle and nephew and have connections to the Mowtown founder, eventually separated. After serving as a judge on X Factor, he took a break from performing for a year, adopted a vegan lifestyle, fell in love, and developed new interests.
In 2003, Barton secured the part of Marissa Cooper in The O.C. and became instantly famous worldwide. Despite the show’s relatively brief run, it solidified Barton’s position as one of the most popular actresses. Her character was removed from the show in the third season, and she subsequently vanished from public attention, leaving many admirers curious about her whereabouts.
Apart from her involvement in the remake of The Hills, she had also been featured in Virgin Territory (2007), Ashton Kutcher’s short-lived television program, The Beautiful Life (2009), and Assassination of a Highschool President (2008). She is currently acting in projects that are not as well-known.
In 1984, Reinhold became well-known for playing the character of young investigator Billy Rosewood in a buddy film alongside Eddie Murphy during the summer movie festival. He continued his role in both subsequent films that were released in 1987 and 1994.
He has also appeared in Ruthless People (1986), The Santa Clause (1996), and Gremlins (1984) among other movies. Reinhold’s involvement in major film productions has decreased in recent years. Nonetheless, a fan was thrilled to discover a photo of him taken while he was working on the set of Beverly Hills.
In 2016, Enya, who is 54 years old, was ranked 28th on the Ireland Top 50 list, and was placed two spots ahead of Adele in Music Millionaires of Britain’s rankings. Enya currently resides in a castle located in Dublin, which is nearby other wealthy individuals like Bono. She hasn’t released any new music since 2015, but on November 20, she unveiled her latest album titled Dark Sky Island, which debuted at eighth place on Billboard’s 200 charts.
The editor of the Times stated that despite Enya’s lack of activity this year, her sales have increased by one million. Enya has a successful career and a longstanding history of selling records, and it appears that as long as she remains in the public eye, her financial success will continue.
Erik Per Sullivan
After portraying Dewey in the popular Malcolm in the Middle show, it seems that Erik Per Sullivan has stepped away from acting and keeps a low profile. Except for a film called Twelve released in 2010, where he played a minor role named Timmy, Sullivan has not participated in any significant projects.
Following his exit from the entertainment industry, it seems that he has transitioned to a new profession. As for Sullivan’s personal life, it seems like he utilizes his Instagram account as a platform for posting. After receiving recognition for his portrayal of Dewey, the character that propelled him to fame, he has been relatively low-key.
She was born on February 13, 1979 and has pursued careers in acting, modeling, producing, and designing. After gaining experience in modeling and appearing in multiple TV shows, she made her first film appearance in the drama Nowhere in 1997. She has been through two divorces and in 2018, she gave birth to her son Christopher with Michael Hope, a prop designer, whom she found love with.
Afterwards, she made appearances in Sugar & Spice, American Horror Story, and Six Feet Under movies. She is still active on TV and in commercials while awaiting her upcoming films, including The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson where she plays the role of Nicole, and a horror film called Apparition. Her forthcoming movies consist of Paradise Cove and Viscous.
Simmons had been a prominent and recognizable personality in Hollywood for over three decades until he abruptly vanished from the public scene in 2014. His Sweatin’ to the Oldies VHS tape, which was released in 1988, was a phenomenal hit and is one of the top-selling exercise videos of all time, having generated over $200 million in revenue.
During the 1990s and 2000s, he remained a well-known individual, producing popular books, featuring in advertisements and making appearances on late-night talk shows. Despite having health problems, Simmons, who is naturally an introvert, seems to be relishing his retirement by living on his own in Hollywood Hills and staying away from any media attention.
Regarding mainstream Hollywood, Julia Stiles will always be associated with the film 10 Things I Hate About You from 1999. Over the last few years, Julia and her spouse have been dedicating their time to their newborn son, Arlo, and their four-year-old, Strummer. Despite being devoted to her family, Stiles still pursues her acting career.
She will be featuring in the upcoming movie Orphan: First Kill, a follow-up to the hit horror film Orphan (2009). This movie is set to release soon. Furthermore, she is part of the cast for DreamWorks’ Dragons: A Journey through the Nine Realms, playing the role of Olivia Kullersen.
The album’s initial single, “Eyes Wide Open,” was released in October 2010 and was well received by both critics and fans. It was even ranked number 25 by Triple J.
Gotye’s financial situation was vastly improved after he released the single “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra on July 6, 2011. However, there has been no notable transformation in Gotye since then as he has been relatively quiet. De Backer remains true to his creative process of creating, composing, singing, and writing on his own terms, which he has consistently done in the past.
During the late 90s and early 2000s, Leelee Sobieski made a notable appearance in numerous movies including Deep Impact, The Glass House and Never Been Kissed. Later, in the year 2012, she left Hollywood and retired from the film and television industry to focus solely on her art career.
At present, Leelee Kimmel, who was previously an actress, is now 38 years of age and has found a new channel for creativity. Along with this, she has also taken on the role of a mother.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
As a child, the previous heartthrob started working. In the 80s, he voiced Spot the dog in the US. He then acted in The Brady Bunch offshoot before becoming Tim Allen’s son in Home Improvement. He is also known for being the voice of Simba in The Lion King.
At the age of 17, Thomas made a transition from acting to academics. As of September 2022, he turned 41. Although he bid farewell to Hollywood in the conventional way after the program concluded in 1998, he still appeared on television on occasion.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Eliza Dushku experienced a successful period. She played Alice Bloom in That Night in 1992 and had recurring roles in other TV shows. However, her breakthrough came in 1998 when she landed the part of Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Despite Eliza Dushku’s declining popularity, she is currently happy and fulfilled as she lives the life she has always dreamed of. Nowadays, she is preoccupied with her family life with her husband and children.
In the early 2000s, Josh Hartnett was compared to Tom Cruise due to his sudden rise to movie stardom after his first appearance on the big screen. Despite his quick success, Hartnett disappeared from the Hollywood scene soon after, leading to criticism for his decision to leave the industry entirely.
Hartnett has returned to the screen in recent years, though. He’s since given interviews about his Hollywood hiatus freely and honestly. It turns out he did the right thing by breaking up with the big screen, both professionally and mentally, at least for a short time.
Seann William Scott
His acting career had flourished since the mid-’90s when he began appearing in movies and TV shows. In recent years, he has appeared in several films and TV shows, including Bloodline from 2018, the television series Lethal Weapon, and Already Gone from 2019.
Now that American Pie has been around for over 20 years, it’s time to celebrate. With 45 years under his belt, Scott has moved on to various other projects, including a debuted TV show earlier this year.
Jason Lee has been acting since 1991, with roles in projects for both kids and adults. Lee hasn’t been around much lately, although his current work is among his most interesting. His main focus for the past 15 years has been his photography work.
In animated projects such as We Bare Bears and The Harper House from last year, Lee occasionally appears as a vocal performer, despite not yet doing much live-action work.
As a young actor, Josh Hutcherson quickly established himself, appearing in films including Bridge To Terabithia, Journey, and The Hunger Games. In addition to his role as Ultraman, which he started in 2019, he has also been cast in two other films, Across The River & Into The Trees and The Long Home, both set for release shortly.
Despite being used to being on-screen, Hutcherson has decided to pursue a new career path as a director and producer! Besides appearing in Escobar: Paradise Lost, he also produced the film.
Tom from MySpace
After MySpace couldn’t compete with Facebook, Tom sold it to NewsCorp for an impressive $680 million shortly before he retired in 2009. Now 47, he’s living the dream in Hawaii and pursuing a career in travel photography.
In comparison to his MySpace days, the entrepreneur has fewer followers. But 637,000 fans still admire the photographs that he shares.
After serving on the Cincinnati City Council for 40 years, Jerry Springer went on to become an anchor, commentator, and judge, adding, “I want to retire while I’m healthy.” In February, Springer, 78, announced his retirement from television after three seasons of NBC Universal’s Judge Jerry.
It aired until September, when the TV season ends. “For the last 40 years, I have worked in front of the camera and 10 years in politics. It’s time for me to wind down,” said Springer, currently residing in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife.
With a role in the popular soap The Sullivans at age 23, Gibson already had a strong reputation in Australia. It was Mad Max, however, that gave Gibson his real break. It’s an intense chase film about a policeman fighting a marauding horde in Australia.
With Danny Glover as a partner, Buddy-cop movies were pioneered by Lethal Weapon. They became worldwide successes and helped Gibson become an international icon. Earlier this year, Gibson announced that he would return to directing nearly a decade later.
Aside from his role in serious dramas, Randy Randall Rudy Quaid has also played roles in light comedies. Among his nominations were an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and the G Award for his performance in The Last Detail. He starred in Midnight Express as a prisoner in 1978.
There hasn’t been any activity from the actor since 2018. As is well known, he has lived in Vermont for quite some time and has fallen out of the public eye due to legal difficulties with his wife.
A producer and actor, Virginia Elizabeth “Geena” Davis, comes from the state of Virginia in the USA. Several awards have been bestowed upon her, including a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. She made her Hollywood debut in 1982 with the comedy Tootsie and established herself as a Hollywood star over the next decade.
During the 1980s, she appeared in films such as Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and The Fly. Her skills eventually led to an Oscar win. By the time she moved into her forties, Davis had become a mother. As a result, she took time off from acting. She has recently begun appearing again.
In addition to being one of the most talented actors ever, Jack Nicholson is widely considered the best actor of all time. He became a Hollywood legend by performing in Batman, The Shining, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
In the present day, however, Nicholson does not appear in films anymore. As soon as he said he wasn’t interested in acting, he ended his career.
Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining showcased Shelley Duvall’s outstanding acting. A hilarious role in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall was one of Duvall’s many great roles and supporting parts.
All of a sudden, she disappeared. Only after an interview with Dr. Phil did audiences learn Duvall had left the company due to mental health issues. Since Duvall is still fighting this illness, she is unlikely to return to the screen.
The last decade has seen the disappearance of some Hollywood stars, including Gene Hackman. In his long career, he appeared in numerous films, including The French Connection, The Conversation, and The Royal Tenenbaums.
Hackman quit acting because he didn’t want to participate in the stresses and compromises that come with being a star. He says, “It was something I didn’t want to do anymore.”
As the star of The Mask opposite Jim Carey in 1994 and a booming career during the 1990s and 2000s, her career cemented her as a leading lady in Hollywood. The last time she appeared in a movie was in 2014. Upon being questioned, she explained that she had worked full-time for nearly two decades in the motion picture industry and that she no longer felt “complete.”
Although she hasn’t said she is leaving the film industry, the actress has stated that it’s important for her to recharge herself for a while. It does seem that she is planning a bit of a comeback in the coming years.
Jonathan Ke Quan
A native of Saigon who had to flee his country at an early age, Ke Quan starred in many of the greatest action films of the 1980s. He might be remembered as Data, a member of The Goonies, or as Short Round, Indy’s former partner from Temple of Doom.
As a result of a lack of acting jobs for actors of Asian descent, Quan ended his acting career in 2002. After Crazy Rich Asians’ success, he reconsidered his position. Eventually, he returned to the industry, playing the lead role in Disney’s remake of American Born Chinese. It’s scheduled for release in the near future.
Lou Bega is best known for his Latin pop song “Mambo No. 5”, a remake of an instrumental song by Perez Prado. He began his career in hip-hop as a rapper. His discovery of Latin music came about while he was living in Miami.
Inspired by the sounds and fashions of mambo, he composed “Mambo No. 5”, which grew to be a worldwide hit quickly, peaking at number five in Europe and the United States, becoming an anthem for sporting events. In addition to being available for corporate events, Lou is quite active on Instagram. His followers get a lot of insight into his life through his posts.
Despite his aged appearance, Taylor Lautner remains delightful as ever, but have you seen him in a film recently? What about on television? That’s right. His most recent IMDB credits are for playing Dale on the Cuckoo series. However, he hasn’t completely vanished; his Instagram following exceeds six million (certainly due to the Twilight series), which shows how loyal his fans are.
Lautner’s first film since Run the Tide was released in 2016, is called Home Team, and will be released in 2022. It stars Rob Schneider and Kevin James and is about a New Orleans Saints coach.
That name hasn’t been heard for quite some time! It seems like Ryan Cabrera disappeared so long ago that he’s almost forgotten. Despite that, we enjoyed “On the Way Down” and his relationship with Ashlee Simpson when she had a reality show on MTV.
Ryan is currently performing on the lounge circuit. Although he performs in bars, restaurants, and nightclubs and occasionally appears on celebrity television shows, he essentially leads a normal life.
Taran Noah Smith
The Home Improvement co-star Taran Noah Smith left the showbiz industry on his own accord after the series ended in 1999. At the time, he was 16 years old. During his 10 years on the show, he earned a good amount of money.
He used that money to start the vegan restaurant, Playfood, which he operated for a short period. Then he spent some time volunteering, but we haven’t heard much from him. Many believe he is living a simple life.
As a four-year-old, she appeared in Quaker Oats advertisements, becoming a rising star. Her commercials continued after that, and she landed her first film role barely two years later. Thora Birch had a good decade in the ’90s. In addition to her many television and film roles, Thora Birch remains an important figure in Hollywood.
As a matter of fact, in 2022, she starred as Nicole Schmidt in The Gabby Petito Story. In addition to directing television movies, she has also worked as a producer.
Unsurprisingly, the world’s rich and famous like to throw mega parties. And what better reason to throw a party than to celebrate yourself? These actors, musicians, athletes, and models have all hosted wild and wonderful birthday events. The celeb birthday parties on this list include anything from unusual themes, hosts of famous guests, wild nights, and star-studded weekends away. Basically, everyone wishes they got an invite to these celebrity birthday bashes.
In 2020, pint-sized pop star Ariana Grande decided to have a birthday party based on one of her favorite movies. This is completely on-brand for Ari, as she’s previously paid homage to some noughties romcoms in her music videos.
For the star’s 27th birthday, she and her pals got together for a Midsommar-themed party. This meant tons of flowers, and even a May Queen gown for the birthday girl. Naturally, Ariana’s brother Frankie was in attendance, and her now-husband Dalton Butera.
Over the years, singer Justin Bieber has thrown quite a few birthday bashes for himself. Hey, if we were child stars that became massively famous, we probably would too. For his 21st birthday, the singer headed off to a private island in the Caribbean.
However, the singer threw himself a huge party the following year. This picture is from the Bieb’s 22nd birthday, which he celebrated at businessman James Goldstein’s LA mansion. Apparently, the star received a custom bad boy varsity jacket from P. Diddy himself.
Now, this wouldn’t be a list of celebrity parties without English singer-songwriter Elton John. If this man can wear some of the most flamboyant costumes ever seen, he can definitely throw an over-the-top birthday bash. Trust us.
For Elton John’s 70th birthday, the party was themed like the Academy Award show of his life. Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder sang “Happy Birthday,” Prince Harry called in via video, and real-life guests included Katy Perry and Dakota Johnson (pictured).
Likewise, we trust that Queen Bey can throw a wonderful party. For her 35th birthday back in 2016, the singer decided to throw a soul train bash. Here, she’s pictured with Chance the Rapper, and other guests included Alicia Keys, Usher, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.
For this celebrity event, everyone was decked out in their best 1970s soul train gear. Naturally, Queen Bey wore two outfits. Plus, the world-class entertainer treated her lucky guests to a performance!
When it comes to opulent birthday parties (or any party), the Kar-Jenners come out on top. These sisters basically made it popular to have flower walls, unusual party themes, and over-the-top events.
In 2020, Kim Kardashian received quite a lot of backlash for her 40th birthday party. While the rest of the world was in quarantine, Kimmy decided to fly her friends and family to a private island. She wrote, “We danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach.”
When money isn’t an issue, there are all sorts of ways to celebrate a birthday. Forget a nice meal, a small family get-together, or an afternoon activity — these celebs want more! This intriguing image is from Chrissy Teigen’s Pan Am-themed birthday party in 2017.
At its peak, the airline was a symbol of luxury, including the staff’s 1960s outfits. As well as Kim Kardashian, this party’s guest list included Kris Jenner and Kanye West. Everyone was decked out in pencil skirts and pillbox hats.
The world doesn’t know much about Leonardo DiCaprio’s private life. The actor keeps quiet, doesn’t give many interviews, and goes out of his way to avoid paparazzi. However, there’s one thing we know Leo likes, and that’s models. Apparently, the star is surrounded by even more models on his birthday than he usually is.
At Leo’s 40th birthday party, 80% of the guest list were models. The other guests included Robin Thicke, Russell Simmons, Tyrese, and Adam Levine. We’ll pass on this one.
English supermodel Kate Moss knows how to party. For her 40th, the star held a four-day party at her Cotswolds home. The bash was Glastonbury-themed, and was reported to cost the star well over $100,000.
Celebrity guests included Vivienne Westwood, Florence Welch, Naomi Campbell, and Noel Gallagher. According to reports, “Carnage ensued immediately.” Various celebrity guests performed in yurts during the event. Plus there were jugglers, face painters, and tarot card readers on sight for guests to enjoy.
From one supermodel to another, these ladies definitely know how to celebrate themselves. For her 40th bash, Naomi Campbell partied at the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc in Cannes. Joining her were Jennifer Lopez, Marc Jacobs, and Michelle Rodriguez, among many more.
Apparently, Naomi’s after-party started at one in the morning with a performance from the Black Eyed Peas. Unsurprisingly, the birthday girl shook her stuff in a Versace silver dress. By 5:30am, a golf cart whisked her through the gardens to her luxury suite.
When she was still a high-schooler, Gigi Hadid’s family threw a luxurious graduation party at her father’s gigantic mansion. The supermodel enjoyed a Moroccan-themed dinner with belly dancers, tons of guests, and a huge cake (that she wasn’t allowed to eat).
So, there’s no surprise the model likes to celebrate her birthday in style. For her 21st birthday in 2016, Gigi started off with a family dinner. She spent the night dancing with Taylor Swift at Coachella, and was presented with a gorgeous cake.
When it comes to famous celebrity partiers, Dennis Rodman is up there. The former basketball player has always been known for enjoying a good time, and going to great lengths to get it. For example, once he threw seven parties in seven days.
This picture is from the star’s 55th birthday party. For his 50th, Dennis Rodman had a sponcon filled bash with a private cabana overlooking the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas. He chowed down on steak, and finished with Sugar Factory and a King Kong sundae.
Australian actress Margot Robbie knows what she’s doing when it comes to birthday parties. For her 24th, the star held a 24-hour party. We don’t know about you, but we reckon that’s genius. The party started at 9am and included “under-the-sea karaoke” and a western-themed section. Yes!
For Margot’s 31st birthday, she held a reality TV-themed Love Island bash. Guests wore swimwear, rode a mechanical bull, and drank from an ice sculpture. The star even got a personalized birthday message from one of the show’s cast.
Over the years, Katy Perry has proven herself to be a party queen. The lady doesn’t dress as a hamburger for no reason you know! For example, when she turned 25, the pop star held a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed bash.
For her 30th birthday in 2014, the singer flew 70 people to various global destinations! The gang dined at a Michelin starred restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower in Paris. After that, they jetted over to Marrakesh in Morocco.
One of socialite Paris Hilton’s most famous fashion choices is her 21st birthday dress. In fact, she even wore it again for a 2018 DJ gig. This dress is so iconic that Kendall Jenner wore one in tribute to Paris for her 21st birthday. Now, that’s a birthday dress that’s lasted the test of time.
For the birthday in question, Paris had five parties in five different cities. Guests flew to New York, London, Hollywood, Tokyo, and Las Vegas. It’s Paris’s world!
Rapper Cardi B opted for a dancehall theme for her 29th birthday party. The “Bodak Yellow” singer was joined by celebrity guests Teyana Taylor, Karrueche Tran, Normani, Winnie Harlow, Snoop Dogg, and Lizzo. That sounds like a party!
During Cardi B’s birthday bash, her husband Offset revealed his gift to her. The Migos rapper presented a video that showed Cardi a new home for the family in the Dominican Republic. Not just any home, this leafy mansion has a pool on the roof.
Blogger Perez Hilton is also a fan of large, themed birthday parties. In this picture, the personality poses with pop star Selena Gomez at his Blue Ball birthday event in 2011.
For his 32nd birthday bash, Perez held a carnival-themed party named “Carn-Evil Freak and Funk.” A whopping 400 guests attended — including RuPaul, Katy Perry, and Paula Abdul. Plus, Liza Minelli, Leona Lewis, and Eve performed on the night, and Lindsay Lohan was a guest DJ. Sounds like a great night out!
Speaking of LiLo, she’s also thrown herself several star-packed birthday parties. For her 22nd, the former child star invited 100 guests to Hollywood hotspot Teddy’s. At this time, the star was dating DJ Samantha Ronson, who played a set during the bash.
This themed celebrity event was ’80s prom style. Lindsay wore a black and white ruffled dress, while Sam wore a suit and fedora. Since then, LiLo has celebrated her birthdays in Greece, where she owns a beach club.
Sean Combs – or P. Diddy – is also a big hitter when it comes to extravagant parties. This snap of the star with Kim and Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner was taken at his 50th birthday. This event was absolutely stuffed with celebrities, including Naomi Campbell, the Carters, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, and Cardi B.
However, Diddy’s 49th birthday was also quite the event. He made his grand entrance to the Playboy Mansion by skydiving in! This guy knows how to make a statement.
Even though Kim Kardashian faced backlash for her private island 40th birthday, her younger sister Kendall decided to also throw a bash during global lockdowns. The reality star was also criticized for holding her 25th birthday party while most people were advised to stay home.
Kendall Jenner had a celebrity-filled party at a Hollywood spot with strict “no social media” rules. Her guests included the Biebers, the Smiths, and the Weeknd. Kris Jenner later argued that everyone was tested before arriving.
Swifties know that Taylor Swift likes a good party theme. The star has held extravagant Fourth of July parties for her celeb pals, and adorable sleepovers. After she performed at the Jingle Ball in NYC in 2019, Tay had a Christmassy 30th birthday party. Her guests dressed up in festive costumes, including Santa hats and Christmas tree gowns.
Taylor partied the night away with stars like Camilla Cabello, Blake Lively, and Antoni Porowski. She commented that the night was “the most aggressive holiday party known to womankind.”
Since facing serious criminal allegations, reality star Erika Girardi has scaled back on her parties. However, the star doesn’t have a song named “XXpen$ive” for no reason. For her 45th birthday, Erika held a Studio 54-themed party. Her fellow housewives attended — all donning sequins, dodgy wigs, and dodgier dance moves.
Surprisingly, there aren’t many images from this party. In this snap, a pre-criminal charges Erika is partying with castmate Kyle Richards. Currently, we don’t know if the pair are even speaking.
What’s the point in having two successful and stylish daughters if they don’t throw you a party once in a while? Kris Jenner benefits from it, and so does Tina Knowles! The mother of Beyoncé and Solange celebrated her 60th in style at a fabulous New Orleans masquerade party.
The guest of honor arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, and was greeted with a full-on marching band. Guests included the Knowles family, Kris Jenner, Kelly Rowland, and Jennifer Hudson.
We’re in the middle of a string of wonderful 60th birthday parties, and next up is Howard Stern’s. The shock jock not only had a star-studded party, but he broadcast it on Sirius FM. Part of the party was a comedy roast performed by Lena Dunham, and there were lots of celebrity performances.
Attendees at Howard Stern’s birthday bash included David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jewel, and Jimmy Fallon. That sure sounds like a fun way to enter into a new decade!
Viewers watched as Kris Jenner’s 60th birthday party came together. The glamorous momager enjoyed a very sparkly Great Gatsby-themed soiree, which reportedly cost $2 million. Of course, Kris’s kids attended, each wearing an opulent bejeweled outfit.
The room was decorated in classic Kardashian fashion — with chandeliers, a confetti cannon, and a ceiling of balloons. Other attendees included Kardashian pals John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Who knows what they’ll do when Kris turns 70!
This gorgeous snap is from Barbadian singer Rihanna’s 30th birthday bash. That year, the star celebrated in New York City in a posh but private event. Apparently, RiRi’s guests included Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, and Toni Braxton.
The celebs dined on a deluxe four-course meal that included caviar and filet mignon. Delicious! When Rihanna turned 32 in 2020, she jetted off to Mexico. Videos from the trip show the Fenty founder dining, dancing, and enjoying some Mariachi music. Ole!
We’ll admit we were surprised when we saw that former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens had a Lord of the Rings birthday party. Indeed, the actress and singer dressed up like part-elf Arwen to celebrate her 30th birthday in 2018.
At the Middle Earth party, guests ate under the stars while listening to a harpist. Celebrities included actress Sarah Hyland and dancer Allison Hoker. In an Instagram post, Vanessa wrote, “Had the most magical birthday party, Very thankful for everyone who made it happen.”
We’ve had some big spenders so far, and now we can add music mogul Simon Cowell to the list. The TV personality and music executive celebrated his 60th with a rather luxurious dinner in Malibu. 400 guests were invited to a 2,500 acre English manor, all arriving in a fleet of limousines.
Naturally, Simon Cowell’s birthday party also featured a tank of mini sharks in the bathroom. Best of all, the not-so-humble star projected a picture of his own face onto the side of the historic building.
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen
While MK and Ashley Olsen have kept a very low profile since their child star days, they still like to throw a good party. Back in 2015, the twins threw the Olsen Olympics to celebrate turning 29. Party guests were split into two teams, each dressed in appropriate team colors.
Team Ashley and Team Mary Kate went through obstacle courses and dunk tanks. In the end, Team Ashley took home the gold medal. It sounds like one of their movies, but we can confirm this really happened!
She’s no longer a Real Housewife, but Teddi Mellencamp is still partying like one. Well, that’s what happens when you’re the daughter of music legend John Mellencamp. Here, the star is pictured with former castmate Kyle Richards on her 40th birthday trip. She was also joined by Lisa Rinna and Dorit Kemsley.
On her Instagram story, Teddi wrote, “Do not hold me accountable to anything for the next 78 hours.” The celebs wore matching bathing suits and partied at a lavish Mexican resort.
We thought Adele couldn’t be any more of an icon. But clearly, we were wrong. When the English singer turned 30 in 2018, she threw a Titanic-themed birthday bash. Nothing says Happy Birthday quite like a sinking ship, right?
Amazingly, Adele dressed just like Kate Winslet’s Rose. She even posed for a picture at the top of the iconic staircase. After the event, Adele posted on Instagram, “Last night was the best night of my life.” We bet it was!
Over the years, Canadian rapper Drake has thrown quite a lot of star-studded mega parties. This picture is from his 32nd birthday party, which was noughties-themed. The birthday bash had a Blockbuster video wall and 7-Eleven Slurpee machines.
On another occasion, Drake hosted a party DJed by Rihanna, with a feast of McDonald’s food. Once, he got dressed up in a pinstripe suit for an Italian mob-themed birthday. It seems like this guy is really into party planning.
Along the same lines is rapper Rick Ross. This guy isn’t going to let his birthday pass by without some serious partying. For his 40th, the star celebrated in his 109 room mansion. Guests included CeeLo Green, Young Thug, and Jermaine Dupree.
During the party, celebrity guests dined on suckling pig. Later in the evening, they were treated to some late-night Waffle House. Oh, and obviously there were a bunch of white horses too. Guests left with hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
We know from Stormi Webster’s birthday parties that Kylie Jenner loves to go all out. Seriously, Stormi literally got a self-named theme park for her second birthday. There was even merch! So, when it comes to Kylie’s birthdays, you can bet there’s always going to be a themed extravaganza.
For her 21st birthday, new mom Kylie had a Barbie World party. The reality star wore two different pink looks, and partied with the Hadids and her famous family.
We’ve seen one of Chrissy Teigen’s all-out birthday parties so we’re not surprised husband John Legend is the same. Come on — these people have millions of dollars to play with! For his 40th birthday party in 2019, John and Chrissy turned their Beverly Hills mansion into a vintage casino.
This celebrity birthday party was stuffed with A-listers, including the Kardashians (always!), Angela Bassett, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Adorably, the couple’s kids Miles and Luna also made an appearance.
Last but certainly not least is actress Gabrielle Union. This picture is from her ’90s themed 46th birthday party in 2020. For this themed birthday bash, Gabrielle decided to become Gwen. The actress transformed into the platinum blonde Gwen Stefani, and enjoyed a performance from Lil Kim herself!
On another occasion, Gabrielle Union and husband Dwayne Wade hosted a Halloween-themed birthday celebration. The star dressed up in her iconic Clovers uniform from Bring it On, delighting the internet.