Lindsay Lohan is the train wreck we can’t stop watching. From her hit and run charges, lying, trashing hotel rooms, jewelry drama and so much more, we almost forget she originally started out as an actress.
Lindsay got her start as a Disney darling, starring in family-friendly features like ‘The Parent Trap.’ Since then, she has trapped herself into a world full of drama and tabloid headlines.
LiLo’s latest court appearance almost didn’t happen after her new lawyer claimed she was too sick to travel. She had a change of heart and caught a redeye from NY to LA hours before the hearing. Her next court appearance is scheduled in March, and her trial will begin shortly thereafter. Let’s not forget Lindsay is on probation, so she could potentially face some hard time if things don’t go her way.
Take a look at how much Lindsay Lohan has changed through the years in the list at the top of this article. What’s next for the troubled star? Sound off in the comments below.
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1998: The Disney darling
Before she had any legal troubles, Lindsay Lohan premiered on screen with “Parent Trap” in 1998.
This photo is long before the days of arrests, nightclub slaps and ‘Liz and Dick.’ Who could have known she’d turn into such a drama queen?
2001: The pre-teen years
After “Parent Trap,” Lindsay took a 5-year break before her next film. Here she attends a movie screening in 2001.
She’s still got that sweet and innocent look here. Don’t worry though, the best is yet to come.
2002: Sun-kissed and happy
Lindsay Lohan attends the film premiere of “Austin Powers in Goldmember” on July 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. Lindsay is all smiles on this red carpet, and her sun-kissed skin is glowing.
2003: Lookin’ like mom
Here’s Lindsay in 2003 looking carefree while visiting Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, California. You can see that Lindsay bares a strong resemblance to her mom Dina in this photo.
2004: Getting ready
Preparing for her own personal drama, Lindsay Lohan attends the ‘Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen’ premiere in 2004. Little does LiLo know that she will soon be thrust into the national spotlight for things that would make any normal parents hang their heads in shame.
2006: Bye, bye blonde
Lindsay leaves the blonde behind, at least temporarily, in the fall of 2006 at a film premiere in Venice, Italy.
LiLo admitted to the world she was battling an eating disorder in 2006, and things seem to have gone downhill for her immediately after that.
2007: Making appearances
Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the after party for the premiere screening of Showtime’s ‘The Tudors’ at Les Deux on March 26, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
LiLo turned 21 in 2007, got blamed for trashing a few hotel rooms, got arrested, and went to rehab three times.
2008: Small changes
Lindsay Lohan looks great as she attends the ‘Stand Up For A Cure’ benefit on September 10, 2008 in New York City.
2008 was an eventful year for Lindsay. Her relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson went public. LiLi also posed as Marilyn Monroe for a racy photo shoot with photographer Bert Stern.
2009: Troubled star
Actress Lindsay Lohan during the Matthew Williamson New York Store Opening during Mercedes-Benz Fall 2009 Fashion Week on February 15, 2009 in New York City.
2009 is the year that LiLo failed to pay her income taxes, which came back to bite her in 2012. Charlie Sheen sent her the money to pay off Uncle Sam.
2010: Doing time
In this booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lindsay Lohan is seen at the Lynwood Correctional Facility on July 20, 2010 in Lynwood, California.
Lohan received a 90-day jail sentence for the August 2007 no-contest plea to drug and alcohol charges.
2010: Smokin’ hot
Lindsay adds some glamor to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010.
Despite the trouble piling up for the young starlet, Lindsay honestly looks good in this photo, baring just enough without looking trashy.
2012: Red carpet
Here is Lindsay Lohan as she attends the premiere of Lifetime’s ‘Liz & Dick’ at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 20, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. The film was a major flop in the eyes of almost every critic who sat through it. Her film snub streak continued as her latest film was rejected by Sundance.
Lindsay is on probation and already in a heap of trouble in this photo.
2012: Another day in court
Lindsay Lohan may find herself back in L.A. court for violating parole following her arrest in New York on Sept. 19, 2012.
Since this court appearance, Lindsay has fired the attorney pictured with her, Shawn Holley. Shawn saved Linds from serving time on more than one occasion, so only time will tell if this was a good move for her.
2013: Looking tired
Lindsay Lohan is pictured looking pretty rough at her court appearance on January 30, 2013.
LiLo claims she was too sick to fly, but decided to catch a redeye to LA to be there anyway. It’s a good thing she appeared – the judge may have issued a warrant for her arrest if she didn’t show up. Her new attorney, Mark Heller, appeared with her. This loud New Yorker might be the perfect match for Lindsay, although attempting to kiss up to the judge didn’t get him very far this week.