An actress, model, and businesswoman, Eva made her breakthrough in the 2001 thriller ‘Training Day,” which she stated was a motivation to keep on with the acting profession.
She got more exposure to the public after a role in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” starring alongside Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson. She would go on doing roles in romantic comedies such as “Hitch” until her role in “Ghost Rider.” There’s something about the Cuban actor. She’s got that “it” factor that makes everyone sit up and pay attention.
The famous Fox T.V. series, "The O.C." became an instant 00s hit. The show made Mischa Barton famous overnight for her performance as the character Marissa Cooper. The British-American actress received a number of Teen Choice Awards. Mischa eventually left the show after its third season finale in May 2006.
Mischa Barton was also crowned by Glamour magazine as the "Next Big Thing" and hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the “It Girl” of 2003. Ever since she departed "The O.C." during its pinnacle of recognition after the third season, she has made public gossip for her legal issues and impulsive actions.
Pop princess Jessica Simpson was on top of the celebrity world back in the early 2000s. She saw huge success as a pop artist and then went on to act in several TV shows and movies, including "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Employee of the Month", and the reality TV show "Newlyweds".
However, Simpson started to get flack for the ‘dumb blonde’ image that was labeled on her and disappeared from the public eye for many years. It wasn’t until 2017 that she revealed her substance abuse issues and financial troubles. Her lifestyle brand, The Jessica Simpson Collection, had to file for bankruptcy after being over $60 million in debt. Still, she'll always be a 00s staple.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood has been acting since she was just a kid and has been a longtime indie darling of cinema. Her break-out role was that of Tracy Freeland in 2003's "Thirteen." Wood wowed audiences with her tender voice in 2007's The Beatles-inspired musical "Across the Universe."
One of her most noteworthy roles of recent years is the humanoid, sentient robot, Dolores Abernathy in the HBO show "Westworld." Of course, the big and small screen is only half of the picture.
The gorgeous actress first broke out in her role as Ling Woo in the popular 90s sitcom "Ally McBeal." Lucy found herself in leading lady status by playing Alex Munday in the 2000 and 2003 megahit "Charlie's Angles" reboots, making up one-third of the crimefighting heroines.
The steely starlet was known as the all-rounder Angel and was an expert in electronics and martial arts and a master tactician. Liu went on to land even more major acting gigs including in 2002's musical "Chicago" and in Tarantino’s 2003's "Kill Bill."