Stars Who Went Bankrupt
Once the most photographed woman running on a beach in a bikini in the world, former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson fell into financial trouble in 2012 due to a hefty tax bill and was forced sell her $7.75m home in 2013 in order to dig herself out of debt.
The youngest of the Baldwin acting dynasty filed for bankruptcy in 2009 after racking up debts of $1.2m in mortgage arrears, credit card debt and back taxes.
Actress Lorraine Bracco, best known for her role as Tony Soprano's psychiatrist in the Sopranos TV drama, filed for bankruptcy in 1999 after a prolonged custody battle for her daughter with ex-husband, actor Harvey Keitel. She should have asked Tony for a loan!
Eccentric actor Gary Busey, best known for playing Buddy Holly and his quirky appearances on the US version of The Apprentice may have more than 160 movie credits but he's had his fair share of troubles - health and financial. In 1988 he sustained severe head injuries after a motorcycle crash and then had treatment for cancer. He filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
Actor Brendan Fraser has over 60 film credits to his name but has still fallen on hard times. He has hefty alimony and child support payments and a back injury sustained during Hurricane Sandy has prevented him from working as much as usual.
Actress Lena Headey may play the evil queen in the hit TV show Game Of Thromes but a tricky divorce and subsequent custody battle in 2012 cost her so much that she reported she only had $5 in the bank in 2013.
Rocker Courtney Love sold 25% of Nirvana's music catalogue in 2006 to get out of debt. Love maintained that music bigwigs stole millions from her ex-husband Kurt Cobain's royalty payments. Cobain tragically comitted suicide in 1994.
Wesley Snipes was one of Hollywood's top action heroes during the 90s but in 2006 he was arrested and jailed for tax evasion. During his bankruptcy hearing it was revealed that Snipes owed the tax man $12m!! When he was released from prison in 2013, Sylvester Stallone gave him a part in the action movie The Expendables 3. That's what old action hero friends are for!
Child star Lindsey Lohan's career began promisingly with roles in hit movies The Parent Trap & Herbie: Fully Loaded. But after starring in the hit movie Mean Girls, her increasingly wild party lifestyle saw her career derail and she went bankrupt in 2012. The taxman put a freeze on all of her assets as she owed $250,000 in back taxes.
Nic Cage has starred in some big Hollywood blockbusters but has spent his earnings lavishly, on mansions, private jets, yachts and classic cars. Eventually, all of Cage's luxuries had to be sold off when he went bankrupt with $14m worth of debt in 2009. Cage blamed the debt on bad investment and financial advice from his accountants.