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See 10 Child Actors Who Ruined Their Lives After Becoming Popular

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2. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore’s journey to stardom began at the tender age of seven with her role in Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Despite her early success, fame took its toll on the young actress. By the age of 9, Drew was addicted to smoking, followed by alcohol at 11, her first joint at 12, and cocaine use by 13, culminating in a suicide attempt.

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However, rehab became her saving grace. Through resilience and determination, Drew overcame her struggles and authored a book titled “The Lost Little Girl,” reclaiming control of her life and career. Today, she is celebrated for her roles in “Charlie’s Angels,” various romantic comedies, and the acclaimed series “Santa Clarita Diet.”

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