7 Celebrities Who were One Hit Wonders

The glamor world of the west is an industry that anyone and everyone wants to get in. However, simply etching a place out there is not enough; one has to maintain the acquired status for life. If they don’t, they are treated harshly by the media and labeled as one hit wonders and almost forgotten by people. Here are some celebs who couldn’t make it big after their first successful venture.

Lou Bega

Lou Bega

1. Lou Bega

The world is aware and still dances to the all time hit song, "Mambo No. 5." The singer of this 1999 chartbuster, Lou Bega, was expected to come out with more such foot tapping numbers but he just disappeared from the music scene.


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MIMS

MIMS

2. MIMS

MIMS sprang onto the music scene with the groovy song, "This is why I'm hot" which topped the charts for quite a few years since 2007. While people became instant fans of this group and hoped for more such rocking scores from them, the MIMS had a different plan. They just came and left the scene, never to be heard of again.


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Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

3. Macaulay Culkin

He was the cute kid in the Home Alone series of movies which every generation of children around the world has seen at least once. Unlike other child actors who fall into obscurity once they grow up, Culkin got a lot of bad press for falling into drugs, having a turbulent short lived marriage at a young age and not caring more for his acting career. Needless to say, this lad was a one series wonder.


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Piper Perabo

Piper Perabo

4. Piper Perabo

This actress who started off big at the start of the millennium with the wild blockbuster movie, Coyote Ugly, now does TV shows. She had the potential to rub shoulders with other actresses who debuted around that time and have maintained their superstar status such as Anne Hathaway, but somewhere down the line her luck gave way to failure and she couldn't make a mark.


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Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone

5. Alicia Silverstone

In the mid 90's came the cult chick flick, Clueless, which was like the mother of all chick flicks that had ever released until 1995. She was only 19 when Alicia starred as the ditzy clueless teenager finding her way through life. Though her acting career started, peaked and ended with that iconic role of Cher, today she is a mother and a cookbook writer.


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Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh

6. Brandon Routh

Routh had it all; the looks, acting chops and a perfect dream launch for any debutante, that of the double role of Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent in the 2006 movie, Superman Returns. Very rarely does it happen that someone shows so much promise in their first outing that the only way for them to go is down which is unfortunately what happened with this handsome guy.


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Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth

7. Shannon Elizabeth

She played the sexy foreign exchange student, Nadia, in the cult sex comedy, American Pie. The teen movie catapulted her to instant fame and millions of boys over the world wished they had a Nadia in their lives too. But just as suddenly she became famous, she disappeared into obscurity, making only a brief cameo appearance in the fourth theatrical American Pie film, American Reunion.


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  • Lou Bega
  • MIMS
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Piper Perabo
  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Brandon Routh
  • Shannon Elizabeth

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