Since Lindsay Dee Lohan burst on to the scene as a toddler, she’s been making waves. First, she was the cute little red-headed girl from TV ads, then the Disney drama queen. She matured into the actress with lots of star potential, then became a Hollywood party girl. Lohan has gone through many labels but she doesn’t let it get to her. Now that she’s hit 30, Lohan is making strides—she’s changing management, moved overseas, and is finding spiritual peace re-discovering herself. Read on to learn 41 red-hot facts about Lindsay Lohan.
1. Little Girl, Big Names
The redheaded precocious child started her career as a child model at 3 years old. She got to work for some big names including Abercrombie and Fitch Kids, and Calvin Klein Kids.
2. Career Accelerated
In the early part of her career, Lindsay Lohan landed roles in commercials for big brands like Wendy’s and Jell-O, whose ads showed her eating grape gelatin desserts.
3. Goody Two Shoes
In math and science classes, Lindsay Lohan was a top student, earning straight As throughout her early school years. We hope she never played dumb to impress a boy in those years!
4. Party For A Cause
In 2016, Lindsay Lohan opened the Lohan Nightclub in Athens, Greece. A portion of the profits made at the club go toward helping refugees get back on their feet.
5. Part Owner, Full-Time Guest
While Lindsay Lohan has stepped back from her once splashy lifestyle, when the club was opening she revealed that she was still excited about being a partner in the nightclub. She drops by monthly, making the club, which was built to look like an abandoned factory, all that much more appealing to customers in Athens.
6. Too Mean For The Screen
Rachel McAdams' part in Mean Girls as the head mean girl Regina George was originally turned down by Lindsay Lohan, who stated that she couldn’t be that mean onscreen yet. She felt that her young fan base wasn’t ready to see that.
7. Mean Girls High School Reunion?
Lindsay Lohan has been eagerly and determinedly pushing for a Mean Girls sequel, and she’s not shy about it either. She’s been very vocal in interviews and talks candidly about hoping to make this happen. So far, Mean Girls duo Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels haven’t confirmed, but it’s still early!
8. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Lohan’s favorite food on a rainy (or sunny!) day is without a doubt sushi. The actress is commonly spotted by paparazzi walking out of a sushi spot.
9. Fashion First
Long before Kim Kardashian’s selfies were flooding our newsfeeds, Kardashian worked as a stylist for Lohan, as well as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.
10. Berry Allergic
No blueberry muffins or pancakes for Lohan—she’s allergic to the berry.
11. Health Complications
Lohan is also allergic to horses. She has suffered from bronchial asthma since she was a child.
12. Digital Detox
Recently, Lohan has scrapped her social media profiles. Once known for sharing too much online, Lohan has now thrown out old photos and videos, wiping all her social media accounts clean to start over again. She is re-branding and taking on a humbler approach to what she puts out into the world.
13. Redhead Representation
Lindsay Lohan auditioned for the role of Cora Cartmell in the iconic movie Titanic. Lohan, who was then an unknown actress and was only 8 years old at the time casting took place, was the top choice for the role. However, James Cameron felt that Lohan's fiery red hair would confuse people into thinking she was related to the characters Rose and Ruth, who both had fiery red hair. Alexandrea Owens was cast instead.
14. Keep Calm And Carry On
Lohan suffers from severe Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She takes Adderall to help calm her nerves because she can’t stand still, unlike other girls, who, according to Lohan, take it to suppress their appetite to stay thin. She says this is the only thing that works to keep her calm.
15. No Hangover For This Girl
The Hangover almost starred Lohan as Jade, the hilarious stripper whose baby is lost and found by the main characters in their apartment the morning after. Lohan didn't want the part, and Heather Graham was cast instead.
16. The Best And The Worst
Lohan says the happiest day of her life was when she got the double lead role as twins Annie and Hallie in The Parent Trap. Her saddest day was the gray day she had to turn herself into jailhouse and see her mom’s disappointed face. Lohan spent 4 out of the 12 days crying, feeling completely shocked at the whole situation.
17. Whatever She Feels Like
When it comes to her sexuality, Lohan doesn’t identify with any classification. She prefers not to classify herself, going with whatever she prefers at the moment.
18. Sound Advice From Amazing Women
Brushing shoulders with Hollywood’s stars means getting some good advice once in a while. Lohan says Meryl Streep was nice and advised her on her acting, and what she needed to do differently. Jamie Lee-Curtis (her co-star from Freaky Friday) was kind and advised her to rid herself of the hangers-on.
19. Catching Up On Those ZZZs
While on Last Call with Carson Daly in 2002, Lohan fully admitted that when she attended the premiere of the Parent Trap, she fell asleep. Hope her date didn't mind!
20. Learning From the Greats
Lohan’s two favorite movies are Niagara and Kitten with a Whip, both respectively starring her ultimate Hollywood idols, Marilyn Monroe and Ann Margaret.
21. The Spitting Image
As a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, Lohan posed without clothes as Monroe from her famous 1962 legendary final photo shoot at the Hotel Bel-Air. Lohan says she did 250 crunches the night before in preparation for the shoot. What’s even more amazing is that iconic photographer Bert Stern took both series of photographs, the original 1962 set, and Lohan’s 2008 set.
22. Hard To Tell Apart
Lohan posed without clothes again as Monroe for magazine. She earned $1 million to take off her clothes in a tasteful and pictorial shoot honoring both women’s bodies.
23. Lots To Learn
Lohan has expressed interest in Islam, saying she’s a very spiritual person, open to learning anything. She’s been studying the Quran, and spending a lot of time in the Middle East, currently residing in Dubai, and visiting Turkey.
24. She's Sexy and She Knows It
Lohan admits that she feels sexiest when she’s “without clothes and wearing Chanel No.5!" However, Lohan feels empowered when she gets to be girly and womanly, so wearing lace or slinking into a night slip helps make her feel beautiful.
25. A Break From the Bottle
Prior to loosing his life, Ledger gave Lohan some sound health advice, telling her to give up drinking for a year, which she did. She says she didn’t miss it, and she felt good focusing on work instead.
26. Get by With a Little Help From Friends
While on the set of Scary Movie 5, Lohan and Charlie Sheen forged a friendship. Sheen heard of Lohan’s money woes and wrote her a check for $100,000 to cover her tax debt.
27. Guest Appearance
Lohan has a part in REM’s provocative music video for "Blue," directed by James Franco.
28. Tallying up the Numbers
So how many car crashes has Lohan been involved in? A total of 6 since 2005, as of 2012. The first one was at celebrity favorite The Ivy in Los Angeles. She was found to be at fault and was charged with negligence.
29. It’s Adding Up
How many times has Lohan been detained and charged? In 2007, she was detained twice for driving inebriated, and twice again in 2012—in addition to the four times her probation was revoked after she broke the law and managed to skip getting detained. Oh, she also skipped a court date to go to Cannes, set off her ankle-monitoring bracelet, flunked a drug test and failed to complete community service. She’s also been to rehab five times.
30. Redheaded Jailbird
Lohan has been jailed six times, spending less than a total of two weeks in jailhouse. And she was under house arrest for 35 days, in connection with her necklace theft.
31. Perpetually in Trouble
With all the trouble she’s encountered between her arrests, charges, and more arrests and more charges, Lohan has spent 86% of her adult life on probation.
32. Time for an Intervention
Tina Fey, who wrote and starred in Mean Girls, felt like Lohan was on a downward spiral and took it upon herself to stage an intervention along with Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Micheals and fellow cast members. They pulled her aside and asked her to re-evaluate her party lifestyle, using the tragic deaths of former SNL cast members John Belushi and Chris Farley as examples.
33. Oops She Did It Again
Obviously, Lohan didn't think she had been in enough trouble, so in 2011 she decided to take a $5,000 dollar necklace from an LA jewelry store—only a month after leaving rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic. Video footage revealed her wearing the necklace after she denied the theft.
34. A New Direction
Lohan has revealed that she will be dabbling in modest fashion, basically the opposite of what she used to wear. Lohan is following the modest dress guidelines as seen in her recent adoption wearing the hijab, and there’s a been lot of buzz since her attendance at London’s second Modest Fashion Week.
35. Thank U, Not
In Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" video, the singer appeared in recreations of some of the best female-centric films of the early 2000s, including Mean Girls. One of Grande's friends appeared as the Cady Heron character, originated by Lindsay Lohan, in the video. Many questioned why Lohan herself wasn't invited to appear in the video, and Lohan herself speculated on the reason, claiming that it was likely too much of them to expect from her to fly from Dubai, where she resides. Long flight or not, that's gotta sting!
36. Lohan Rules
After opening up her nightclub in Athens, Lohan went on to open two more nightclubs, including a beach club in Mykonos. The 2019 MTV reality show Lindsay Lohan Beach Club followed Lohan as she struggled to manage an unruly American staff, but the show was canceled after one season. According to sources, it failed to provide "enough drama". Soon after, it appeared that the Mykonos beach club had closed as well.
37. Nip It in the Bud
Even though Lindsay Lohan has made the headlines countless times for her drinking and drug use, she actually never had a drink until she was 17. She says she didn't like it either, especially after she got really sick in high school because of it. To make matters worse, and to teach her a lesson, Lohan’s mother made her go to bed with dried up vomit still on her clothing. That ended her drinking right there—she didn't touch drink again throughout high school.
38. Low Kick
During Amanda Bynes’ very public mental breakdown, when her troubles with law were beginning to pile up, fellow-child star Lindsay Lohan took the opportunity to cruelly kick her one-time rival while she was down. Lohan took issue with the fact that Bynes had not been incarcerated after her many run-ins with the law, tweeting: “Why did I get put in jailhouse and a Nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?” So much for supporting your peers.
39. Kiss and Tell
While in rehab, Lohan reportedly made a list of every single person she’s ever had shameful relations with. It first got leaked in 2014 and has a few steamy names that were unexpected, like Adam Levine, Colin Farrell, James Franco, and Justin Timberlake—to name a few.
40. Troubled Souls
Lohan and Heath Ledger allegedly had a close bond. The details are blurry, but her diary reveals she was “in love” with Ledger around the time of his tragic passing in 2008. On the exact day of his passing, Lohan wrote about how he was the love of her life, and how he taught her so much. She goes on to explain that he’s all she’s ever wanted and she wants to hear him laugh and hold her. Lohan’s mother, Dina Lohan, confirms they had been seeing each other around this time. And in fact, the kiss and tell list above also points to their connection: Heath Ledger is one of the names on the list.
41. Close for Comfort
Lohan had to have an emergency appendectomy in 2007, and when she did get her appendix removed, she took it home with her. She was so nervous it would end up being sold on eBay or the black market, that she kept it in the fridge, safe and sound at home.
42. A Positive Influence
Lohan was invited to the home of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey. She wanted to discuss the rights of refugees and their current living conditions in Turkey, and beyond. Lohan is passionate about using her influence to raise awareness surrounding the current affairs of the Syrian refugee crisis.
43. Is That Really You Under There, LiLo?
While traveling through London Heathrow Airport after leaving Turkey, Lohan claims she was ethnically profiled while wearing a headscarf. When going through customs, an agent noticed Lohan’s name in her passport, and asked her to remove the headscarf. The agent apologized, but it made for an uncomfortable situation. Lohan spoke out about this altercation on an interview with Good Morning Britain, hoping to really drive home how this is a common occurrence for women who wear head coverings for various reasons.
44. That’ll Shake Things Up
Lohan appeared in an 8-part docu-series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network, called Lindsay. The idea of the show was to capture Lohan getting back on her feet post-rehab in New York. The series was pretty mild, and mostly just featured her trying to pack boxes, but the last episode picked up traction when she tearfully revealed she had a miscarriage during filming, and that this (admittedly horrible) trauma was to blame for some of her behavior on the show.
45. Strange Days for the Lohan Clan
Lohan’s father Michael secretly fathered another child, Ashley Horn, only revealing her existence in 2012. This is where it gets weird—allegedly, Ashley underwent a number of surgeries to look more like her famous half-sister. She told In Touch Weekly that she got her jaw and chin reshaped, as well as her nose, and fat injections, and that her goal was to look like Lohan back in her “good days". She later stated that the media manipulated her, and that those were not her reasons for getting any surgery.