The Most Hated Actresses of All Time

Hollywood is a fickle place. Stars who are considered to be at the top of their game can come toppling down with one bad interview or box office disaster. While some of these actresses may still be successful, that doesn’t mean that they’re well-liked by the public. In fact, some of them have caused such controversy, that many people within the industry are hesitant to work with them.

Let’s take a look at the unlucky screen ladies.

Sean Young

The Blade Runner star hasn’t been seen in quite some time, in part because she’s so hated that she’s been blackballed! This is apparently because of her bad behaviour. Actor James Woods claimed she harassed him by leaving a disfigured doll outside his home in 1988. He sued her for the incident. She also reportedly slapped a security guard while partying. After being fired from Wall Street, her career was pretty much over.

Kristen Stewart

Sure, Twilight was a hit franchise, but it certainly received more than its fair share of criticism. Stewart is often derided for her repetitive, quirk-laden performance style and her lack of on-screen charisma in films like Snow White and the Huntsman. However, she has earned praise for her work in smaller indie fare like Clouds of Sils Maria.

Angelina Jolie

Jolie is often cited as an overrated Hollywood talent by some. Moreover, the fact that many fans hold her personally responsible for breaking up the marriage of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt probably doesn’t help her cause. Nor does her often-wacky behaviour, such as kissing her brother on the lips on the red carpet.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Is it just jealousy that has caused so many to rebel against this Oscar-winning actress? Her “conscious uncoupling” from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin likely didn’t help matters, and she does seem to elicit a vibe that many people have interpreted as snobby and elitist.

Anne Hathaway

We’re not quite sure what the rationale is behind the public’s beef with Hathaway. Is it her dreadful gig hosting the Oscars alongside James Franco? Her reputation as a spoiled theater kid? The fact that she reminds some moviegoers of the popular girl in their high school who everyone thinks is perfect in every way? We’re guessing a combination of all of the above.

Amanda Bynes

Once a bright young comedienne among the Nickelodeon set, Bynes has suffered a great deal of mental anguish in recent years. While her personal struggles might actually endear people to her, her instability and bizarre behaviour have actually had the opposite effect. Here’s hoping she is getting the help she needs.

Megan Fox

Ever since Transformers, Fox has been a sex symbol in Hollywood, eliciting as much male admiration as disdain from members of both sexes. Likely, the fact that her limited acting ability has taken her to such heights in the business is what has many moviegoers turning away from her. If that’s the case, we totally get it.

Lindsay Lohan

Lohan is another case of a former child star whose personal life erupted into chaos in her adulthood. She starred in hit films like Mean Girls and Freaky Friday but has spent the last decade or so alternating between rehab stints and terrible films like I Know Who Killed Me and Georgia Rule.

Katherine Heigl

Somewhere between bad-mouthing the movie that helped her break into filmdom – Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up – and reports of onset misbehaviour on Grey’s Anatomy, Heigl gained a reputation for being difficult to work with. Accordingly, her starpower faded quite a bit, with people within Hollywood and moviegoers, themselves, feeling decidedly unenthusiastic about her.

Jane Fonda

The actress has had a long career, starting in 1960, and has since become very controversial. She posed with North Vietnamese soldiers on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down U.S. planes in July 1972. The whole thing was supposed to be an anti-war message, but she got a lot of flak from American veterans, who still hold it against her to this day.