Lindsay Lohan appeared in her first commercial aged a tender three years old. Fast forward seven years and she starred as hilarious twins in the Disney film The Parent Trap.
After some less prolific films, co-starring with the likes of Tyra Banks and Megan Fox, Lindsay then returned to the big-time, playing wholesome Cady Heron in 2004's smash hit film Mean Girls. Her comic performance was critically acclaimed.
Continuing her work for Disney, Lindsay became their darling, playing the wholesome lead in Herbie: Fully Loaded. Rumours started to swirl around, though, that she'd had a boob job, after photos emerged of her clubbing...at the tender age of 17....
Lindsay's popularity helped her to get in with the likes of Mischa Barton and Nicole Ritchie. They all seemed a bit troubled, though, and although Nicole's weight issues were down to an undiagnosed medical condition, Lindsay later admitted she was bulimic around this time.
She seemed to clean up her act, though, returning with a new brunette 'do, looking fly at the GQ awards in November 2006.
Lindsay's fame made her hot property in the fashion world, first hanging out with Paris Hilton and Chanel boss Karl Lagerfeld in 2006. He interviewed her for Interview magazine and she posed as Elizabeth Taylor in the accompanying photoshoot.
It was at this point where she started living at the Chateau Marmont to escape the paparazzi.
In 2007, shortly after her first stint in rehab at the Wonderland Centre, Lindsay started dating British badboy Calum Best. She had previously gone out with Wilmer Valderrama, Nick Carter and shipping heir Stavros Niarchos.
After two DUIs in one year and two more rehab stints, Lindsay was sentenced to one day in jail and ten days' community service. Her sentence was reduced to tiny 84 minutes thanks to overcrowding.
Voluntarily fitting herself with a SCRAM bracelet, Li-Lo also released a statement saying: "It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs."
In 2008, Lindsay went public with her relationship with DJ and little-sister of Mark, Samantha Ronson. Lindsay refused to define her sexuality, saying: "I don't want to classify myself".
Lindsay teamed up with Italian fashion house Ungaro and launched her own range of leggings, called 6126, the birth date of one of her idols, Marilyn Monroe. She also did a really cringey advert for another Italian fashion house, Fornarina...
It seemed as if everything was hunky dory with Lindsay once again when she announced at Cannes that she'd be playing porn star Linda Lovelace in an upcoming film. However, she missed an important court hearing regarding her probation...
...after a furore about her supposedly having her passport stolen, Lindsay returned to an LA courthouse where she broke down in tears upon hearing she was sentenced to 90 days in prison and 90 days in rehab. She eventually spent only 14 days in the slammer.
In 2011, Lindsay was in court because she'd violated her probation by stealing a necklace. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 of community service (in a morgue). Due to overcrowding - that old chestnut - she spent her jail time at home, with a SCRAM bracelet fitted again.
In between all the court dates, Lindsay did what Lindsay loves to do - shopping!
Sporting two muddy streaks on her face, Lindsay went to court in November 2011 and was given a right ticking off for not fulfilling all of her community service requirements. Sentenced to 30 days of jail and 400 hours of community service, she spent less than five hours in prison due to overcrowding.
In 2011, Lindsay announced her involvement in Gotti, a film about a gangster family. She also debuted an unfortunate Donnatella Versace look.
Appearing in Playboy, Glee and Saturday Night Live, Lindsay's made a bit of a comeback in 2012...
Lindsay seems to have go ther groove back by playing Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic. How it does is still to be seen, but we're hoping for a fully trashy, raucous series.
Appearing in low-budget thriller The Canyons with porn star James Deen and crticising Amanda Bynes's reckless behaviour, are we seeing Lindsay turn over a new leaf...?
Lindsay attends the Liz & Dick premiere in what we can only describe as a satin-based nightmare. Oh Lindsay...