You know the saying, everyone gets their fifteen minutes of fame. For some celebrities that is all they could handle.

From child stars that were given it all to one-movie wonders – take a look at these former celebs that are now holding down normal 9 to 5 jobs.

Some ‘former celebrities’ are actually better off now they are out of the limelight.

 

Vanilla Ice

Unfortunately for Vanilla Ice, he was never particularly praised for his rapping. However, he’s now powering his way through the real estate industry. After his hit “Ice Ice Baby”, he sensibly invested in property. In 1998, he moved into real estate full time, luckily – as his career as a musician ended sharply.

Tony Danza

Thanks to roles in Taxi and Who’s the Boss? Danza was one of the most famous sitcom stars of the ’80s. However, two decades later, he traded stardom in for teaching high-school English is 2009. He has since published a book which detailed his experiences and his concerns for the American education system.

Nikki Blonsky

Since her film debut in Hairspray, Blonsky hasn’t had similar success since her 2007 hit. Since 2011, Blonsky has been working in a salon in Great Neck, New York. However, she still finds time to audition for screen roles and is optimistic that stardom will return.

Taran Noah Smith

After his role in Home Improvement, Smith quit acting and reinvented himself as an entrepreneur. He went on to use his earnings to launch a vegan food company and restaurant.