I love a good old fashioned “child star gone bad, dated a Corey, made some shitty movies but then triumphed and is now a Fierce Female” story and Drew Barrymore is the epitome of bad girl turned good.
Everyone remembers Drew as the lovable Gertie in E.T. which made her a household name. And we all remember that she went off the rails and partied a little too hearty and ended up in rehab at the age of 14! Then after a string of some pretty bad (bad as in so bad that they’re awesome) movies like Poison Ivy and Doppelganger she finally clawed her way back to success with the likes of Scream and The Wedding Singer.
These days not only is Drew an actress but also a successful director, producer, model as well as the founder of Flower beauty products (alas not found in Australia) and she’s only just turned 40! PHEW, that’s a lot of livin’ in such a short time!
This Sunday I proudly raise my VHS copy of Wayne’s World 2 and salute you Drew, you could have ended up like so many other child star who’ve crashed and burned but instead you came through the other side and have become a truly Fierce Female!