8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

Lisa Robin Kelly / Laurie Forman

Remember the ’70s? Me neither. Remember “That ’70s Show”? Remember when Eric Forman had that b*tchy, slutty older sister, Laurie that was always getting into trouble? She was a mess.

At the end of Season 1, she flunked out of college. (Remember “flunking”?) In Season 2, she tricked oafish Kelso into cheating on his girlfriend and blackmailed him into continuing the relationship via PG-13 sexual favors. In Season 3, she broke his heart. Then she disappeared from the show and really wasn’t missed all that much. Laurie Forman was a manipulative and self-absorbed liar. She didn’t appear to have any friends of her own, and everyone kind of hated her – even (especially?) her parents.

The Real Lisa Robin Kelly
Since her last appearance on “That ’70s Show” in 2003, Kelly, now 42, has not been staying out of trouble. In August 2010, she pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. Yawn.

Then on March 31, 2012, at damn near 1:00 in the morning, her male roommate / possible boyfriend / hopefully ex-boyfriend told the police that Kelly had attacked him in his home. She was arrested on a felony charge of corporal injury, though she claims she has been framed. She released the statement:

“He must have scratched himself or done something to himself. … I am clean and sober and I have made a lot of progress. I am completely innocent. I weigh 105 pounds. … I just want to start working again.”

And you know she means business, because she’s already gone out and gotten a new headshot taken.

On August 15th, 2013, the troubled actress died in a rehab facility after a long battle with drugs and alcohol.


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