Celebrities who have fallen from grace

Published On: Sep 22 2011 10:38:12 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 03 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

Few celebrities can contend with Thursday's 50-year-old birthday boy Charlie Sheen when it comes to spectacular public meltdowns. Take a look at Sheen other stars who have fallen from grace.

 Mark Sanford
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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was a rising star in the Republican Party when he went missing for several days in 2009. He initially claimed he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, but ultimately admitted he was having an affair with a woman in Argentina, who he described as his "soul mate." His wife filed for divorce later that year. Sanford remained in office through the end of his term in 2011 and successfully ran for his old seat in the U.S. Congress in a May 2013 election.

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