Worst Performances: Butterfly (1982), The Lonely Lady (1983), Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)

In 1982, Pia Zadora impressed the right people in Butterfly to earn a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year, even though film critics annihilated the movie without abandon. Somehow receiving a statue for an awful movie, the Polish-Italian cutie tried to capitalize on her good luck by seeking out more cinematic work. Unfortunately, she chose dreck like 1984's Voyage of the Rock Aliens, crappy fare that exposed her inferior talent.

Ever the crafty one, Zadora started spending more time in recording studios and ignited a much more productive music career, thus making her that rare example of someone who successfully takes the opposite approach to that old adage "don't quit your day job."