Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

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We decided to remind parents what happens when they really want to grow a real celebrity out of a child. Maybe the tragic stories of these children who have really become stars will help preserve someone's childhood. Because the price of popularity turned out to be too high.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Eva's mother, Irina Ionesco, was a professional and very famous photographer in France and chose her daughter as her favorite model.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

But she preferred to shoot her daughter naked or half-dressed, in obscene poses.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

The girl was only 4 years old when her mother started selling her photos, and at the age of 11, pictures of the girl appeared in Playboy.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

At the same time, Eva made her film debut in Roman Polanski's film "The Lodger". Then there was the erotic film "Dissolute childhood". After that, a scandal broke out, Irina Ionesco was deprived of parental rights and banned from photographing her daughter, but she continued to sell pictures of the girl secretly.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

In 2011, Eva released an autobiographical film called "My Little Princess", which, apparently, she wanted to explain to her mother how she was wrong.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Apparently, several court proceedings with her daughter did not convince Irina Ionesco of anything.

Alana's mother, June, always dreamed of becoming famous and therefore sent her daughter to beauty contests from the age of 6.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

And, it should be noted, she achieved her goal: the producers noticed the family and offered to shoot a reality show about their life "And here's the Cutie Bubu!"

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

It really was a gold mine: the show is not about celebrities, but about typical rednecks: alcoholism, sloppiness, early marriages and pregnancies, junk food, scandals and obesity — a complete set of vices that everyone is so interested in watching.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

But during the show, Bubu's mother seems to have broken all records. Before filming, she gave her daughter a mixture of lemonade and energy drink, so that Honey Bubu was "livelier", fattened her daughter to a solid stage of obesity.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Then the mother did an act that struck all of America: they refused to shoot the next season of the show when June started living with her ex-boyfriend, who served 10 years on charges of corrupting an eight-year-old girl. And that girl was... June's eldest daughter!

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Now the Cutie Bubu is unsuccessfully trying to lose weight, and her mother responds to all the attacks of journalists with one thing:

Richard's father, a former martial arts champion, has always dreamed of raising his son to be "the strongest child in the world."

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

When the boy was 2 years old, the family moved from Ukraine to the USA and Richard began his daily training.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Subsequently, Richard's father was accused of child abuse: Richard was not allowed to play, walk on the street, eat unhealthy but delicious food and, of course, shirk from training.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

But already at the age of 8, the goth could squeeze his double weight from his chest, and at 11 he stung triple. At the age of 8, Richard became the strongest child in the world: he was invited to TV shows, trainings and competitions, and was called "little Hercules".

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

But soon the "little Hercules" broke all ties with his father: the man was imprisoned for three years for violence — he beat his wife. Richard himself called the police. Then the training came to naught.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Now the former bodybuilder is 26 years old and he does not look as cool as in his youth.

Richard still does not communicate with his father, who has been out of prison for a long time.

When Bjorn was 6 years old, his mother was deprived of parental rights and his grandmother took care of the boy.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

The boy himself dreamed of becoming a pianist, but his grandmother, who worked at a Stockholm film studio, dreamed of her grandson's film career, especially since he definitely had external data.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Almost at the first casting in Bjorn's life, director Luchino Visconti chose him for the role of Tadzio, in his film adaptation of Thomas Mann's novella "Death in Venice": this is the story of writer Gustav von Aschenbach's unhealthy passion for the young Polish aristocrat Tadzio.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

The shooting was difficult for Bjorn: the director forbade the child to sunbathe, swim in the sea, play with other children, especially to flirt with girls: as soon as Visconti noticed this, he threw a scandal and stopped shooting. Andresen was strictly forbidden to leave the image of a young aristocratic homosexual.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

After the premiere, fame fell on Bjorn, he was called "the most beautiful boy of the XX century." At the same time, journalists constantly tried to catch him in touch with men, which was facilitated by the director of the film: after the premiere, he invited Bjorn to a gay club.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

As a result, Bjorn, who could not stand such tension, really started dating men, but later regretted it:

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

As a result, Bjorn managed to cope with this and return to music lessons and get married. But he still remembers his youth with regret.

Lindsay started her career at the age of three. At first, the baby worked as a model.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

After that, she switched to TV series, and at the age of 11 she played the main role in the comedy "The Trap for Parents", which opened her way to a big movie.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

One of the most successful projects of the young Lindsay was the comedy "Mean Girls", after which the paparazzi began to pursue the 16-year-old Lohan. And that's when something went wrong…

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

The transition age and the stress of her new superstar status reacted with the experiences of her first unsuccessful role: after awards, ovations and praise, Lindsay first received the Golden Raspberry anti-award for the comedy "A Kiss for Good Luck" in 2006.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

At the same time, the actress begins to attend meetings of alcoholics Anonymous, and a year later decides to undergo rehabilitation in a clinic for drug addicts. Everyone knows what happened next.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Arrests for drunk driving and road accidents, scandals on the set because of stolen things, escapes from rehab, community work in the morgue. Yes, they keep talking about Lindsay, but not in connection with her work in the cinema.

The story of Macaulay Culkin, who became popular and rich after the release of the comedy "Home Alone", is a classic example of the tragic fate of a child who could not withstand early fame.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Moreover, Kalkin cannot be called an actor of one role — he had every chance to get out of the comedic image. For example, in 1993, Macaulay played a negative role in the dramatic thriller The Good Son.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

The directors did not refuse to work with the young talent, but the boy, inspired by success, requested millions of royalties for his participation in projects, while his parents were on the verge of divorce due to a conflict over the right to dispose of his son's money.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Culkin was forced to suspend his work in the cinema for a while so that his parents would resolve financial issues. The parents eventually divorced, the money went to the already grown-up Macaulay, but the directors forgot about the young talent for a long period of downtime.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Moreover, the talent itself has already lost its freshness and youthful charm, became addicted to alcohol and drugs, managed to marry actress Rachel Miner at the age of 17 and get divorced two years later.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

The only notable film work for an adult Culkin was a role in the tragicomedy "Club Mania", where he played the infamous promoter Michael Elig, who killed his drug dealer.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

Critics and viewers called the role of a lonely raver mired in hangouts and addictions a reflection of the inner world of Culkin himself.

Stolen childhood: tragic stories of children from whom they wanted to make stars

In December 2012, it was reported that Macaulay tried to commit suicide due to depression after breaking up with actress Mila Kunis.

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