#1. Shannon Elizabeth
No matter how hard you try (but why would you?), it’s hard to forget an actress like Shannon Elizabeth. Most remember Shannon from her portrayal of Nadia in teen flick, American Pie, where she very successfully seduced teen virgin, Jim (Jason Biggs). The beautiful actress also had small roles on ’90s TV shows like Step by Step, Hang Time and USA High, in addition to a handful of movies. While we see Shannon in movies time to time, we really don’t hear much about the actress. Believe it or not, Shannon spends a lot of her time as a professional poker player! She’s been playing poker as a second job for many years now, and even won 55,000 dollars at the 2005 World Series of Poker.
Today, Shannon still acts, and is currently working on the film, Swing Away set to come out in 2017. Hopefully we’ll keep seeing more of the gorgeous actress.
#2. Thora Birch
Is it just us, or did Thora Birch just disappear out of thin air– or at least from Hollywood? We watched Thora grow up on the big screen, from her roles in Hocus Pocus and Now and Then; to her admirable performances in films like American Beauty and Ghost World. But after the success of many films, Thora seemed to fall of the face of the planet. In 2002, Thora starred in a mini-series adapted from Liz Murray’s autobiography, Breaking Night, which ended up earning her an Emmy nomination.
In the last ten years, Thora has been low-key performing in movies, but is constantly overshadowed by some seriously weird behavior. While filming 2009’s Shadow of Broken Dreams (she plays a prostitute who gets convicted of murder), her father remained on set while she was performing a sex scene and reportedly shot her a thumbs up during it. Ew. Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of the kind of drama she would continue to have on set of many of her projects, causing her to take a break for a while.