The story of Mel “Scary Spice” B.’s abusive marriage is unfortunately all-too common among celebrity entertainers. However, we are not here to pity the women (and men) who have found themselves victimized by an insane or unhinged spouse, partner, parent, or neighbor.
Instead, let’s take time to celebrate those performers who have gone through domestic nightmares and recovered to abide amazing work in acting, art and music. The list includes names like Tina Turner, Madonna and many other heavy hitters. Survivors account for some of the greatest careers in show business.
Here are 15 victims who courageously endured to become present and future stars.