One of the keys to a long lasting career is having to overcome situations and setbacks.  No one is exempt from experiencing life and celebrities aren’t any different.  From Beauty Queen scandals to rumors regarding drug addictions, the following women have survived the harsh realities of the entertainment industry publicly and managed to stay on top.

Following the death of her mother, nephew and brother, Jennifer went on to shine at the 2009 Grammy's.

Following the death of her mother, nephew and brother, Jennifer went on to shine at the 2009 Grammy's.

 

 

After being striped of her Miss America title, Vanessa has made a successful rebound as a successful singer/actress.

After being striped of her Miss America title, Vanessa has made a successful rebound as a successful singer/actress.

 

Despite years of having an alledged drup addiction, photos of newly refreshed Whitney Houston have been surfacing lately for what many consider to be the biggest comeback of 2009.

Despite years of having an alledged drug addiction, photos of newly refreshed Whitney Houston have been surfacing lately for what many consider to be the biggest comeback of 2009.

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