When a little-known actress appeared in the publicity video for The Blair Witch Project in 1999, her portrayal of terror captured people’s attention. However, that attention wasn’t all positive, and Heather Donahue would later give up acting and start a new life. But what she chose to do with herself after acting is quite surprising.
The Blair Witch Project was, of course, very successful. It grossed nearly $250 million – making it one of the most successful indie films ever to be screened. And this was on a budget of just $60,000. Nevertheless, even though that kind of success could be expected to make stars of the actors in it, the peculiar circumstances of the film brought Donahue a different fate.