But there she was, standing in front of a camera after her April 6 morning arrest in West Hollywood. She was nabbed for allegedly driving under the influence and clipping a cop car, TMZ reported, and her photo shows her sporting an interesting dye job that she had tweeted about just last month.
Bynes, 26, is known for having tremendous comedy chops thanks to roles in films such as She's the Man and Sydney White. She's also projected an overall positive image, so it's surprising to see her posing for a mugshot.
But she's not the only Hollywood surprise to get in trouble.
Here are other talented actors we never thought we'd see in a mugshot.