, FOX's hit show about rich, troubled high-school students. S.-raised star only appeared on the show for three seasons, it catapulted her to fame (she'd previously had small roles in , though, the meaty parts never seemed to materialize; instead, Mischa became a tabloid fixture, a target of the rising 24-hour gossip blogs, which made their living reporting on the life and times of young starlets like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Richie.There was a DUI, cruel pap photos, a stay at a psychiatric ward, a lawsuit against her mother, and a near total fade from the limelight.On her website, she says: "Just so you guys know I'm happier and healthier than ever.Things are really well in Mischa world and I've just been watching what I eat." She also shared a message for girls who might be witnessing the media fixation with her weight: "I think it's very unhealthy for young girls to read about and pay attention to.There was a lot of speculation as to the real reason behind her departure from the show, but the general consensus was that Mischa left in order to focus on a film career.
Later in the month, Mischa says her hospitalization was a result of the stress from a rough wisdom tooth surgery, figuring out contracts, and preparing for her new show.
February 2008: Mischa is officially charged with possession of marijuana, driving under the influence, and driving without a valid license.
March 2008: Mischa is interviewed by the to discuss her upcoming films, but the conversation turns to the recent events in her not-so-private life.
Surely there are more important issues than if someone has cellulite?
" June 2009: Mischa attempts to garner some good publicity by opening Harrods Summer Sale, but the focus was instead on her looks, with reports saying she appeared much paler than usual and that her face looked slightly swollen, which a source close later claimed to be a result of a wisdom tooth surgery.