40 Notable C-List Celebrities in Entertainment

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.”

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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.

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