Celebrity arrests can ruin careers or, alternatively, add to a celebrity’s legendary status. Some celebrities have even bounced back and turned their careers around after being arrested. Here are some of the most notorious celebrity arrests ever made.
Oscar-nominated actress and critics’ darling Winona Ryder made headlines in 2001 when she was arrested for shoplighting $5,000 worth of clothes at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. It was a shocking development in the life of one of the most famous young actresses of the ’90s, who had starred in such films as Beetlejuice, Heathers, and Reality Bites and garnered awards attention for Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence and Little Women.
Ryder was sentenced to three years of probation, community service and counseling, and for a while her career was on the backburner.
However, in recent years Ryder has made a triumphant comeback as the star of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, garnering Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her role as Joyce Byers.