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The 50 Most Infamous D-List Celebrities of All Time

The 50 Most Infamous D-List Celebrities of All Time

434,363 March 12th, 2014
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  • Dustin Diamond Joins The Cast Of "The Awesome 80's Prom"

    Dustin Diamond

    Diamond first rose to prominence as Screech on 1980s phenom television show "Saved by the Bell." Now he wears T-shirts and jeans to minor red carpet events.



    Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
  • Seen Around Lincoln Center - Day 4 - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

    Janice Dickinson

    The one-time model who became famous for her role as a judge on "America's Next Top Model" has also spent years claiming to be the "world's first supermodel."

    Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images
  • CBS Daytime After Dark Event

    Carrot Top

    Stand-up comedian Carrot Top (née Scott Thompson) was once known for his prop-riddled comedy shows, but now he's known more for his botched plastic surgery.

    Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images
  • Michael Lohan Booking Photo - October 26, 2011

    Michael Lohan

    Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael, is another story: she no longer speaks to her estranged father, who has been in trouble with the law many times, including being arrested on domestic violence accusations.

    Photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff via Getty Images
  • Adult Video News Awards At The Hard Rock - Arrivals


    The one-time professional wrestler has now built a solid career in adult films, including such classics as "Backdoor to Chyna."

    Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
  • 2013 American Music Awards - Arrivals

    Aubrey O'Day

    Lead singer of girl group Danity Kane, Aubrey has also starred on more reality TV shows than you can count, as well as posing for "Playboy."

    Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • "Bags To Benefit" Charity Evening For CHAMPS High School Of The Arts

    Omarosa Manigault

    Omarosa got famous on Donald Trump's reality show "The Apprentice," making a name for herself as one of the most brutal competitors the show has seen.

    Photo: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images
  • The Rodeo Drive Committee And The City Of Beverly Hills Inducts Catherine Martin Into The Rodeo Drive Walk Of Style

    Daisy Fuentes

    Fuentes rose to fame as one of the original members of the MTV VJ generation, and since then has gone on to spend the past decade helming her eponymous clothing line at Kohl's as well as hosting a major kid's singing competition on Telemundo.

    Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images
  • The Cinema Society Special Screening Of "Two Days In New York" - Arrivals

    Aaron Carter

    The younger brother to one time Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, Aaron has been in the spotlight recently after publicly admitting that he still pines for his ex-girlfriend Hilary Duff.

    Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
  • John Stamos, Bob Saget And Dave Coulier Show The Lighter Side Of The Game With Dannon Oikos

    Dave Coulier

    Lovingly known as Uncle Joey from "Full House," Dave Coulier's second big claim to fame is allegedly being the inspiration behind ex-girlfriend Alanis Morissette's angry 1995 song "You Oughta Know."

    Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Dannon Oikos

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    The one-time teenage heartthrob and star of sitcom "Home Improvement" has done a whole lot of nothing since he was the apple of adolescent girls' eyes everywhere. Earlier this year, he guest-starred alongside former colleague Tim Allen in an episode of "Last Man Standing."

    Photo: Brenda Chase/Online USA
  • 56th GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

    Jesse McCartney

    Jesse perhaps first rose to fame in the 1990s as J.R. on daytime soap opera "All My Children," but has also experienced moderate success as a pop singer and songwriter.

    Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • Hosts 3rd Annual TRANS4M Concert Benefitting The Foundation - Arrivals

    Jaleel White

    No matter what he does for the rest of his life, Jaleel White will only ever be known for creating "Family Matters" character Steve Urkel, and coining the phrase, "Did I do that?"

    Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images
  • Jaguar F-Type Presents 'The Key' Premiere

    Brigitte Nielsen

    Ex-model Brigitte Nielsen perhaps reached the height of her fame when, in 2005, she entered into an incredibly bizarre relationship with fellow reality TV star Flava Flav. They then got their own show, appropriately dubbed "Strange Love."

    Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
  • Celebrity Sightings In New York City - October 29, 2013

    Corey Feldman

    Corey Feldman is the poster boy for troubled child actors everywhere. Having started acting at the age of three and scoring roles on shows like "Mork & Mindy" and films like "The Goonies," Feldman went on to battle heroin addiction and a number of other challenges.

    Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images
  • Talent Resources Sports Presents MAXIM "BIG GAME WEEKEND" Sponsored by AQUAhydrat, Heavenly Resorts, Wonderful Pistachios, Touch by Alyssa Milano, and Philippe Chow

    Joey Fatone

    The baritone section of once-huge boy band *NSYNC, Joey Fatone's main claim to fame since their hey day is a slot on the wildly popular reality television show "Dancing with the Stars."

    Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Maxim
  • Sephora Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

    Dina Lohan

    The mother of once talented actress and current complete trainwreck Lindsay Lohan, Dina is largely irrelevant but still pops up at events and parties all over New York and Los Angeles. (Lindsay is still close with both her and her brother, Michael, also pictured.)

    Photo: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images
  • Slamdance Opening Night Premiere Of "Real Time"

    Randy Quaid

    Quaid has been acting since the early 1970s, but never seemed able to score the leading role. Perhaps his most notable performance was in 2005's Oscar bait film "Brokeback Mountain," in which he spoke one line: "You boys sure found a way to make the time pass up there."

    Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
  • EW and Syfy Celebrate Comic-Con

    Wesley Snipes

    Snipes is most well-known for his lead role in 1998 cult classic thriller "Blade," but has never been able to re-create the fame he earned from that movie.

    Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for EW
  • Heidi Montag And Spencer Pratt - Magazine Signing

    Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag

    Heidi and Spencer rose to first-name basis with the American public for being one of the most dramatic couples on reality telvision on MTV's popular series "The Hills." Since then, Heidi has come under fire for undergoing plastic surgery, and she tried (and failed) to have a music career.

    Photo: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images
  • Friends 'N' Family 17th Annual Pre-Grammy Party - Arrivals

    A.J. McLean

    This former member of the Backstreet Boys has openly struggled with alcohol and drug addiction since the group's fall from fame.

    Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
  • Tila Tequila Visits The White Star Nightclub

    Tila Tequila

    Singapore-born Tila rose to fame mostly on the heels of her MTV reality show "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila." She also holds the somewhat meaningless title of having the most MySpace page views of anyone ever.

    Photo: Paul Warner/Getty Images
  • 3rd Annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

    Joey Lawrence

    A little two-letter word was singlehandedly responsible for making Joey Lawrence famous; his exasperated utterance of the word "Oh!" on the hit sitcom "Blossom," on which he played a character with his same name, made him a household figure.

    Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images
  • Premiere Of "Palo Alto" At The 2007 Tribeca Film Festival

    Ben Savage

    The world met Ben Savage when he starred on the hit Friday night series "Boy Meets World," on which he played teenager Cory, one half of the now legendary TV couple Cory and Topanga.

    Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival
  • Celebs At Premiere Of Josie And The Pussycats

    Tamera and Tia Mowry

    The twin ladies enjoyed major success via their WB show "Sister, Sister." Since its end in the 1990s, the sisters have had moderate success via a reality TV show called (you guessed it) "Tia & Tamera."

    Photo: Chris Weeks/Liaison
  • OK! Magazine's Pre-Oscar Event - Arrivals

    Kendra Wilkinson

    Kendra became well-known after her stint on the E! reality television show about the Playboy mansion, "The Girls Next Door." She was one of Hugh Hefner's three main girlfriends. She has since happily married and is expecting a child.

    Photo: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images
  • Equality Now Presents "Make Equality Reality" - Red Carpet

    Ricki Lake

    Lake hosted a highly successful talk show from 1998 to 2004, before largely disappearing from the public spotlight. She returned in 2012 to try to revive the show, but it only lasted one season.

    Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Equality Now
  • The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

    Ian Ziering

    Ziering reached maximum heartthrob status as Steve Sanders on "Beverly Hills, 90210," and we must say that while his fame is largely questionable, he's remained dashingly handsome.

    Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • State Farm All-Star Saturday Night - NBA All-Star Weekend 2014

    Vanilla Ice

    Rapper Vanilla Ice rode the wave of success he experienced frmo the song "Ice, Ice Baby" for years, and for good reason: it was the first hip-hop single to ever top the Billboard charts. Since then, Ice has largely continued the fame he earned as arapper by simply being a really well-known D-list celebrity.

    Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
  • Haylie Duff Book Signing For "The Real Girl's Kitchen"

    Haylie Duff

    Aside from writing her own cookbook and a small role in the cult classic film "Napoleon Dynamite," Haylie Duff will sadly be mostly known forever as Hilary Duff's older sister.

    Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images
  • Shanna Moakler And Mayte Garcia Launch Their Clothing Line Fauxy Fauxture

    Shanna Moakler

    Moakler first stepped into the spotlight as Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker's wife on the MTV reality show "Meet the Barkers" in 2004. Since then, Moakler has worked on various projects, most recently launching her own clothing line.

    Photo: John M. Heller/Getty Images
  • Opening Night Of "Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles" At The Pantages Theatre - Red Carpet

    Tawny Kitaen

    Tawny was essentially the originator of the term "video vixen," having made a name for herself as the central bodacious babe in iconic 1980s rock videos like Whitesnake's "Is This Love?" Since then, her entertainment career has taken a dive, and most recently she appeared on season two of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

    Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Pantages Theatre
  • 2012 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

    Brooke Hogan

    The eldest daughter of famed professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, Brooke first entered the zeitgeist in 2005 with the debut of her family's reality show "Hogan Knows Best." Now she's attempted to embark on her own music career, to mixed reviews.

    Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • Lotus Cars Launch Event - Inside

    Daniel Baldwin

    The younger brother to Alec, Daniel hasn't seen nearly as much success in life or career. In and out of rehab (and jail) for years, he appeared on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," but dropped out after four episodes.

    Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
  • 28th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show

    Flava Flav

    Originally a member of rap group Public Enemy, Flava Flav's celebrity grew to major D-list status after he embarked on a reality television career with his show "Flavor of Love."

    Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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    Tiffany Pollard (a.k.a. "New York")

    After appearing on VH1 reality dating show "Flavor of Love," Pollard (known colloquially as "New York") got her own reality dating show on the network called "I Love New York."

    Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for VH1
  • Brett Michaels Goodwill Detroit Benefit Concert

    Bret Michaels

    The lead singer of head-banger rock group Poison, Michaels hit the D-list when he starred in his own reality dating show on VH1 called "Rock of Love."

    Photo: Paul Warner/Getty Images
  • Republic Records Post Grammy Party

    Audrina Patridge

    Audrina was one of the most universally disliked members of the cast on MTV's "The Hills," and after the show ended not much changed. She does host NBC's mildly popular travel series "1st Look."

    Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images
  • Jenna Morasca's 30th Birthday Party

    Ryan and Trista Sutter

    The original duo who made ABC's hit dating reality show "The Bachelor" such a hit, Ryan and Trista are still married and seem to be going strong. They stay mostly out of the public eye, though occasionally they'll pop up with a random book they've written or event they're hosting.

    Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images
  • Norby Walters' 24nd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala - Arrivals

    Courtney Stodden

    19-year-old Courtney Stodden rose to D-list fame when she married acting coach Doug Hutchison when she was only 16 years old. Hutchison was 53 years old at the time, and the couple drew much controversy over their age difference; they subsequently divorced in 2013.

    Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
  • 14th Annual Golden Trailer Awards - Red Carpet

    Rob Schneider

    Stand-up comedian Rob Schneider had his day in the sun as a frequent cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1990 to 1994; since then, his film career has mostly floundered, with his biggest claim to fame being "Deuce Bigolow: Male Gigolo."

    Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
  • The Hollywood Show

    David Hasselhoff

    One might say that "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff is the originator of the D-list celebrity. Since his days running in tiny red lifeguard shorts on the beach in California, Hasselhoff has written books, frequented reality television programs, and even became the subject of an Internet meme.

    Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
  • Sixth Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards

    Holly Madison

    Holly starred as one of Hugh Hefner's three girlfriends on the E! reality show "The Girls Next Door." She then branched off to have her own reality show, "Holly's World."

    Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
  • Celebrities Visit SiriusXM Studios - September 20, 2013

    Scott Baio

    One-time teenage heartthrob Scott Baio got sucked into the reality television vortex in a serious way, with a VH1 show debuting in 2007 called "Scott Baio Is 45... and Single." That was followed up (we can't make this up, people) by the second season, titled "Scott Baio Is 46... and Pregnant."

    Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images
  • 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards - Arrivals

    Tatyana Ali

    Tatyana played beloved "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" munchkin Ashley, and grew up to pursue a career in R&B singing. She is also known for pursuing the spotlight, having coyly dodged talk show host Wendy Williams on whether or not she hooked up with rapper Drake.

    Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
  • Actor and race car driver Frankie Muniz

    Frankie Muniz

    The star of "Malcolm in the Middle" took a break from his acting  career several years ago to pursue a career in open wheel racing. Then in 2012, he joined a band as a drummer.

  • Best Buddies' Bowling For Buddies Event

    Verne Troyer

    Verne Troyer hit the D-list jackpot when he was cast as Mini Me in Mike Myers' series of "Austin Powers" movies.

    Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Best Buddies
  • Celebrity Sightings In New York City - September 17, 2013

    Drew Lachey

    The younger brother to fellow 98 Degrees bandmate Nick Lachey, Drew boasts as a major pin in his D-list cap that he won the second season of "Dancing with the Stars."

    Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images
  • Mya Singing & Tap Dancing At The 5th Annual DC Tapfest


    R&B singer Mya never stood a chance in the era of Beyoncé and Rihanna, but she did have a big moment when she sang on "Lady Marmalade," the song from "Moulin Rouge," alongside Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera, and Pink.

    Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Mya

It’s okay, you can admit it: you’re fascinated by the befuddling world of D-list celebrities. We are too, and we’re here to admit our fascination.

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They’re the famous faces you know, but can’t remember why you know them. You can’t stop reading about their salacious lives on sites like Perez Hilton and TMZ. You find yourself in late-night YouTube spirals with absolutely no idea how you got there. You, friend, are in a D-list descent.

What exactly is a D-lister? It’s a very tough thing to define precisely; it has nothing to do with a celebrity’s actual level of professional or financial success—in fact, many of the folks on our list (as you’ll see) are doing quite well for themselves. Rather, it’s a more nebulous, all-in-good-fun label attached to a star who at one time was at Beyoncé-level (or close to it) heights of fame and now—well, not so much.

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To help you out, we’ve compiled 50 of the most infamous D-listers out there, to give you a comprehensive look at exactly the world that so captivates us all.

Click through the gallery to go from Tatyana Ali to Ian Ziering in no time flat.

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