C-list celebrity status represents those on the fringes of fame. They often had brief blips in the spotlight or niche notoriety. Let’s look at 40 celebrities commonly considered C-listers:
1. Tila Tequila
Reality star Tila Tequila appeared on “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” and has generated controversy with personal views.
2. Danielle Fishel
Danielle Fishel played Topanga on “Boy Meets World” and now reprises the role on its spin-off “Girl Meets World.”
3. Tom Green
Comedian Tom Green hosted “The Tom Green Show” on MTV with unique stunts and humor in the late 90s.
4. Todd Chrisley
Patriarch Todd Chrisley stars with his family on the reality series “Chrisley Knows Best.”
5. Lori Beth Denberg
Former child actress Lori Beth Denberg was an original cast member on Nickelodeon’s “All That.”
6. Eric Roberts
Julia Roberts’ brother Eric Roberts appears in B-movies like “Sharktopus” and other low-budget films.
7. Frankie Muniz
Frankie Muniz is still best known for playing the titular boy genius on “Malcolm in the Middle.”
8. Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton’s career peaked with her role as Marissa Cooper on teen drama “The O.C.”
9. Tate Donovan
Character actor Tate Donovan has appeared in supporting TV and film roles ranging from “The O.C.” to “Hercules.”
10. Sean Young
Sean Young had her peak fame in the 80s with roles in “Bladerunner” and “No Way Out” before tabloid scandals.
11. Ian Ziering
Ian Ziering remains known for playing rich kid Steve Sanders on “Beverly Hills, 90210” in the 90s.
12. Perez Hilton
Gossip blogger Perez Hilton reached the height of his notoriety in the 2000s for his salacious celeb coverage.
13. Tracey Gold
Tracey Gold starred as middle child Carol Seaver on the family sitcom “Growing Pains” in the late 80s and early 90s.
14. Eric Balfour
Eric Balfour has appeared in horror movies and genre shows like “Haven” and “24” but has yet to break through to the mainstream.
15. Alexis Neiers
Alexis Neiers became tabloid fodder when her arrest was chronicled in the reality series “Pretty Wild.”
16. Tom Arnold
Having peaked in the 90s, actor Tom Arnold continues to appear in small comedic supporting roles.
17. Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce played wisecracking Danny on “The Partridge Family” as a child before tabloid stunts as an adult.
18. Dominique Swain
Dominique Swain had her breakthrough playing the title role in the 1997 remake of “Lolita” but did not reach stardom.
19. Lark Voorhies
Lark Voorhies is best remembered as preppy Lisa Turtle on the 90s sitcom “Saved By the Bell.”
20. Stifler’s Mom (Jennifer Coolidge)
Comedic actress Jennifer Coolidge is best known as Stifler’s mom from the “American Pie” film series.
21. Taylor Momsen
Taylor Momsen achieved fame as a child on “Gossip Girl” before pivoting to front the rock band Pretty Reckless.
22. Jaleel White
Jaleel White portrayed geeky neighbor Steve Urkel on the family sitcom “Family Matters.”
23. Jonathan Lipnicki
Child actor Jonathan Lipnicki is remembered for his roles in “Jerry Maguire,” “Stuart Little,” and other 90s hits.
24. Mara Wilson
1990s child star Mara Wilson appeared in hits like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Matilda” before leaving acting.
25. Emmanuel Lewis
Emmanuel Lewis’ small stature made him a novelty, starring in the sitcom “Webster” in the 80s.
26. Jeri Ryan
Jeri Ryan played the liberated Borg Seven of Nine on “Star Trek: Voyager” starting in the late 90s.
27. Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore earned praise for his acting before drug addiction and legal troubles derailed his career.
28. Daniel Baldwin
In the shadow of brother Alec, Daniel Baldwin has appeared in B-movies and reality shows like “Celebrity Rehab.”
29. Janice Dickinson
Former supermodel Janice Dickinson also starred in her own reality show “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.”
30. Tawny Kitaen
1980s video vixen Tawny Kitaen appeared in rock videos and dated celebrities like Tommy Lee.
31. Downtown Julie Brown
As an MTV VJ, Downtown Julie Brown had her peak fame in the late 80s and early 90s.
32. Alex Michel
Alex Michel was the bachelor on the inaugural season of ABC’s long-running reality show “The Bachelor.”
33. Tiffany “New York” Pollard
Reality villainess Tiffany Pollard generated outrageous drama on VH1’s “Flavor of Love” and “I Love New York.”
34. Lark Voorhies
Lark Voorhies played fashion-conscious Lisa Turtle on teen sitcom “Saved by the Bell” in the 90s.
35. Yakov Smirnoff
Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff’s peak came in the 80s with his “In Soviet Russia” jokes. His career has since faded.
36. Todd Bridges
Todd Bridges played Willis Jackson on “Diff’rent Strokes” but struggled with legal issues after the sitcom ended.
37. Gary Coleman
Diminutive actor Gary Coleman starred as Arnold on “Diff’rent Strokes” but faced troubled times after the show finished.
38. Mindy Cohn
Mindy Cohn played Natalie Green on the sitcom “The Facts of Life” in the 80s.
39. Maureen McCormick
Maureen McCormick is still best known for playing eldest sister Marcia Brady on “The Brady Bunch.”
40. Butch Patrick
Former child star Butch Patrick played Eddie Munster on the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters.”
Lingering on the Fringes of Stardom
While never reaching the heights of mainstream fame, these C-listers enjoy some degree of lingering notoriety in nostalgic corners of pop culture. They represent the cycle of celebrities clinging to the last remnants of relevance after their peak moments have passed.