We often think that fame and money will give us what we want most: happiness, but we can’t be more wrong. It is not about earning more or having five houses around the world, but about finding something you are passionate about and making it a way of life.
Many will think that it is an idyllic thought and that money can give you happiness. Today we bring you a list of celebrities who renounced their fame to be able to lead a normal life and were much happier in this way.
Actors who wanted a normal life and got it
1- Meg Ryan
One of the most beloved actresses and producers in the world decided to get away from fame after divorcing her husband in 2001.
2- Taylor Momsen
She was the fashion actress in the first decade of the 21st century thanks to the success of her Gossip Girl series. However, Momsen gave up fame in 2011 to devote herself to music. She doesn’t want fame, and she just wants to be someone with her band, The Pretty Reckless (formed in 2009). Still trying.
3- Sean Connery
The popular actor Sir Thomas Sean Connery retired from acting in 2003, after the premiere of his film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as he wanted to have a quiet and ordinary life away from the spotlights.
4- Shirley Temple
Shirley was an American actress. In 1967, when she was just 39, Shirley Temple gave up everything Hollywood had given her. She left acting and focused her career on being a United Nations Ambassador.
Died: February 10, 2014
5- Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys singer gave up his career and fame for more than 30 years to try to recover from his drug addiction and mental problems.
6- Greta Garbo
In 1941, when she was only 36 years old, Greta Garbo announced her retirement as she said she was not comfortable being the center of attention.
Died: April 15, 1990
7- John Hughes
John was an American filmmaker. He dedicated himself to living a normal life in Chicago and completely forgetting his success in films like The Breakfast Club.
Died: August 6, 2009
8- Cary Grant
The famous heartbreaker resigned from his career in 1965 since he wanted to be a full-time father.
Died: November 29, 1986
9- Freddie Prinze, Jr
The actor announced his retirement in 2003. The reason? He was not comfortable acting and wanted to devote himself completely to his family.
10- Terrence Malick
Terrence is an American film director. One of the geniuses after the movie The Tree of Life decided to retire to live on his Texas ranch with his family.