ByJess O'Kane, writer at Creators.co
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Oh Lindsay. We loved you in Mean Girls. We loved you when you were cute as a button in The Parent Trap. We loved you when you kinda sorta weren't a lesbian. But in the past few years you've been trying our crazy threshold.

DUIs, prison sentences and weird-ass behaviour aside, it's clear that the 28 year-old has struggled with her addictions and the pressures of fame.

But recently, a few headlines have come our way that are making us think Lohan's career - and health - might be on the up.

First, there's the news that she's with a grown up investment banker named Patrick Mahony and being a responsible stepmother to his two children. Really. According to sources:

She’s living with him. Lindsay helps the kids take baths. She really pitches in looking after them, and the girls really like her. She’s finally in a mature relationship with a really grounded guy

More importantly, she's back in the acting game - starring in a West End run of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, playing Karen, the part originally played by Madonna in its 1988 Broadway run.

And what a suitable play for Ms Lohan, too, given that it takes a satirical look at the movie business and what it can do to those who can't handle it.

And then, there's the news that she'll be starring in three limited edition covers of hipster mag Wonderland next month, and no joke, she looks pretty hot:

Lindsay Lohan in Wonderland magazine
Lindsay Lohan in Wonderland magazine

Nicely done. And while this may just be an up in the never-ending saga that is LiLo's life, there's a chance that she may actually be on the road to recovery. After a well-received performance in Gus Van Sant's otherwise awful The Canyons last year, there's certainly life in her career yet.

Lohan isn't the first Hollywood star to make a recovery. Here's four others who crawled back from the dead:

1) Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke

Rourke was a star in the 80s, but a return to his boxing career and some abysmally reviewed performances in Another 9 1/2 Weeks, Love in Paris and Double Team almost left his career dead in the water. Thankfully, Rourke returned in 2008 with The Wrestler, which got him an Oscar nomination.

2) Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr.

Downey Jr. had some well-publicised drug problems and endless stints in rehab, but crawled back from the brink in the early 2000s with well received roles in indie films, before he hit the big time in Iron Man and Tropic Thunder.

3) Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore

One of the biggest child stars ever, Barrymore was already snorting coke at age 13. After rehab, a suicide attempt and a very public breakdown, Barrymore established her own production company and returned to commercial success with Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels and Donnie Darko.

4) Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

Affleck's path to respectability has been a long one: originally a child star, he made some pretty terrible movies in the 90s including Armageddon and the notorious Gigli. Thankfully, his directorial efforts have been more successful, with Gone Baby Gone and Argo receiving widespread acclaim.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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