9 Disney Child Stars Who Didn't Go Off The Rails

Sometimes, graduates of the House of Mouse CAN escape the Curse...


We've all heard of the plights of former Disney child stars who struggled with the transition into adulthood. Lindsay Lohan burst onto the big screen in 1998 in The Parent Trap and soon became teen royalty with roles in Freaky Friday (2003) and Mean Girls (2004).

But Hollywood soon turned sour for her. She was arrested multiple times for DUI and drug possession and before too long had reportedly squandered her estimated $46 million fortune. Stints in rehab followed, but Lohan has never been able to recapture the success of her youth.

Britney Spears was a regular face on the Mickey Mouse Club before becoming one of the world's biggest popstars aged just 16. Her greatest hits include ...Baby One More Time, Womanizer, and smashing a paparazzi's car with an umbrella after shaving her head during her 2007 meltdown. To her credit. she's managed to sustain a successful career with the help of playback, perfume sales, and plenty of trips to rehab.

Some other Disn-asters worth mentioning include Demi Lovato, Shia LaBeouf, and HSM heartthrob Zac Efron, who have all checked into rehab at one point or another.

But what about the stars who didn't? Surely they deserve some credit too?

Here are 10 Disney stars who seem to have grown up unscathed by the fame factory. Then you can log into Disney+ to relive all the iconic pre-breakdown performances.

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A recent graduate of the University of Sunderland, I am a creative writer with a passion for all things on the telly, on the stage and in the charts.