24 Celebrities Who Got Famous By Accident


23. Evangeline Lilly

Of all the stories of accidental fame, Evangeline Lilly’s is one for the books. Most people can’t imagine being a celebrity.

But in Lilly’s case the story of how she became one in the first place is even harder to picture. Imagine this. You’re working as an air hostess for Air Canda and living a fairly typical life.

One day you’re walking through your Canadian town when all of a sudden you’re spotted and stopped by a recruiter from Ford Modeling Agency.

Imagine then that you are launched into a modeling career and wind up being one of the leading characters on a critically acclaimed television show.

It sounds unbelievable, but that’s exactly how “Lost” star Evangeline Lilly got her start. Often attributed to be one of the major reasons behind the show’s massive success, it might never have happened if she hadn’t been in the right place at the right time and been spotted by the right person.

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While Evangeline now has a promising acting career and is nearly a household name, she might still be an Air Canada air hostess if she hadn’t been walking down that street on the right day. It just goes to show you that you should always look your best. You never know when you might wind up famous!

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  1. unclesamonmars February 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I think all these are called life coincidences. No one got a phone book out and called Johnny Depp at random to tell him to show up for work on a Monday.

  2. unclesamonmars February 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I can think of two reasons Pam Anderson became popular and they aren’t accidents.

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