There are some celebrities who seem drawn to trouble and who you almost know are destined for brushes with the law. But then again, there are those who you would never think would partake in criminal activity – mainly because their public profiles are relatively squeaky clean. But that’s where you’d be wrong: indeed, whether they’ve taken part in tax evasion, animal abuse or something just as law-breaking, it seems that some famous figures aren’t as innocent as they first appear to be. So with that said, here are 20 surprising stars who’ve done time behind bars.
20. Paris Hilton
Reality TV star and socialite Paris Hilton has been in the spotlight for quite some time now. What she probably didn’t want a light shone upon, however, was her brief 2007 stint in jail. The blonde bombshell was arrested and locked up for three days due to reckless driving, driving without a license and driving under the influence. Probably a good idea to use public transport from now on, Paris.
19. Michelle Rodriguez
Action movie star Michelle Rodriguez is known for her fiery and fierce roles in front of the camera – but she’s not afraid to bend the rules off screen as well. In the real world, however, breaking the law has consequences. And in 2007 the Fast and the Furious actress was duly jailed for 18 days for violating her probation for a previous DUI incident. She was originally sentenced to a full 180 days behind bars but was let out early because of overcrowding in the jail.