Lindsay Lohan

Aiming to become a triple threat—actor, singer and dancer, similar to Ann-Margret and Marilyn Monroe—Lindsay Lohan began showcasing her singing through her acting. For the Freaky Friday soundtrack, she sang the closing theme, "Ultimate", as well as recording four songs for the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen soundtrack. Producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. signed Lohan to a five-album production deal in 2002. Two years later, Lindsay Lohan signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records, headed by Tommy Mottola.

Pamela Anderson

In September 1998, Pamela Anderson starred as Vallery Irons in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hit syndicated show V.I.P. created by J. F. Lawton. Blending action and humor in a fast-paced adventure series, with Pamela Anderson often poking fun at her tabloid image, the show explored the exciting and sometimes treacherous lives of the rich and famous.The series lasted through a successful four year run.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck came to national attention working with Damon in Good Will Hunting in 1997, for which they shared credit and received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Along with Damon and producers Chris Moore and Sean Bailey, Affleck founded the production company LivePlanet, through which the four created the documentary series Project Greenlight, as well as the failed mystery-hybrid series Push, Nevada amongst other projects. Project Greenlight was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

Alyssa Milano

In 1996, Alyssa Milano appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon in the thriller Fear. Alyssa Milano recalled the role in the film being one of those which she "fought for", instead of it being given to her because of her name.

Sandra Bullock

In November 2009, Sandra Bullock starred in The Blind Side, which opened at #2 behind New Moon with $34.2 million, making it her highest opening weekend ever. The Blind Side is unique in that it had a 17.6% increase at the box office its second weekend, and it took the top spot of the box office in its third weekend. The movie cost $29 million to make according the Box Office Mojo. It has grossed over $250 million to date, making it her highest grossing film and the first movie in history to pass the $200 million mark with only one top-billed female star. Sandra Bullock won the award for Best Actress at the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in "The Blind Side".

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai was born in Mangalore to Krishnaraj Rai and Vrinda Rai. She has one elder brother, Aditya Rai, who is an engineer in the merchant navy and has also co-produced one of Rai's movies, Dil Ka Rishta (2003). At an early age her parents moved to Mumbai where she attended the Arya Vidya Mandir high school in Santa Cruz. Aishwarya Rai then entered Jai Hind College at Churchgate for one year, and then moved to Ruparel College in Matunga to finish her HSC studies. She planned to become an architect, and started studying architecture, but gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.

Britney Spears

At age eight, Britney Spears auditioned for the Disney Channel series The New Mickey Mouse Club. Although Britney Spears was considered too young to join the series at the time, a producer on the show introduced her to a New York City agent. Britney Spears subsequently spent three summers at NYC's Professional Performing Arts School and also appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions. Britney Spears was an understudy in the 1991 off-Broadway musical Ruthless!. In December 1991, Britney Spears landed a spot on the popular television show Star Search. Britney Spears won the first round of competition, but ultimately lost. At age eleven, Britney Spears returned to the Disney Channel for a spot on The New Mickey Mouse Club in Lakeland, Florida. Britney Spears was featured on the show from 1993 to 1994, until she was 13. After the show ended, Britney Spears returned to Kentwood and attended high school for a year.

Gisele Bundchen

In May 2006, Gisele Bundchen signed another multi-million dollar deal, this time with American giant Apple Inc.. Gisele Bundchen starred in an advertising campaign to promote the new Macintosh line through the Get a Mac advertisements. Also in 2006, Gisele Bundchen became the new face of Swiss luxury watchmaker Ebel.

Monica Bellucci

In 2003, Monica Bellucci won the Nastro d'Argento Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Alessia in Remember Me, My Love. In 2006, Monica Bellucci served as a judge at 59th Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she won the World Actress Award in Women's World Award.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff has also launched clothing lines which include Stuff by Hilary Duff and Femme for DKNY Jeans and two exclusive perfume collections with Elizabeth Arden. Hilary Duff and her mother were listed as producers for the movie Material Girls. Hilary Duff is credited as executive producer for her independent film According to Greta and is also signed on as a model to IMG Models New York. On February 19, 2010, Hilary Duff got engaged to Mike Comrie after a courtship of over two years.

Alicia Keys

Songs in A Minor led Alicia Keys to win five awards at the 2002 Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for "Fallin'", Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album; "Fallin'" was also nominated for Record of the Year. Alicia Keys became the second female solo artist to win five Grammy Awards in a single night, following Lauryn Hill at the 41st Grammy Awards. That same year, Alicia Keys collaborated with Christina Aguilera for the latter's upcoming album Stripped on a song entitled "Impossible", which Alicia Keys wrote, co-produced, and provided with background vocals. During the early 2000s, Alicia Keys also made small cameos in television series Charmed and American Dreams.

Mariah Carey

In 2008, Mariah Carey past Elvis Presley for the most number-one singles for a solo artist in the United States with eighteen, only behind The Beatles. Mariah Carey also has three songs debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100; Fantasy, One Sweet Day and Honey, making her the artist with the most number one debuts in the charts 52 year history. In addition to her commercial accomplishments, Mariah Carey has earned five Grammy Awards, and is well-known for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style, and use of the whistle.

Eva Mendes

One day Eva Mendes caught the eye of an agent who convinced her to pursue acting more steadily. Eva Mendes worked her way up through commercials to music videos, including an appearance in Will Smith's video "Miami" and the Pet Shop Boys music video for "Se a vida é (That’s the way life is)" in 1996 and Aerosmith's video "Hole in My Soul" in 1997, to guest roles in soap operas and supporting film roles. Eva Mendes first film appearance was in the direct-to-video Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton was born in New York, NY to Richard, a businessman, and his wife, Kathy Hilton (née Avanzino), a socialite and actress. Paris Hilton is the oldest of four children: she has one sister, Nicholai Olivia "Nicky" Hilton (b. 1983) and two brothers, Barron Nicholas Hilton II (b. 1989) and Conrad Hughes Hilton III (b. 1994). The family had Norwegian, German, Irish, and Italian roots. Paris Hilton is a niece of two child stars of the 1970s, Kim and Kyle Richards

Tara Reid

Tara Reid was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, the daughter of Donna and Tom Reid, both of whom were teachers and day-care center owners. Tara Reid attended St. Elizabeth's Catholic Elementary, Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Ramapo High School, John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills and graduated from Barnstable Academy, an alternative high school. Tara Reid also attended Professional Children's School, in Manhattan, along with fellow actors Christina Ricci, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Macaulay Culkin. Tara Reidhas twin younger siblings Colleen and Patrick and another brother, Tom.

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her parents gave her the nickname Busy because, as an infant, she was always moving, and the nickname stuck; it even appears on her driver's license. Busy Philipps attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Busy Philipps attended Loyola Marymount University at the same time as former boyfriend Colin Hanks and Linda Cardellini.