The love-child scandal evolving around Arnold Schwarzenegger and the possible impact of this on his career have been the topic of speculations and heated debates. After the former California Governor admitted that he fathered a love-child 10 years ago, it was revealed that the woman in question was a household staffer named Mildred Patricia Baena.

The one-time Hollywood action film star who attained iconic stature with blockbusters like 'Conan the Barbarian', 'The Terminator', 'Commando and Predator', was elected Governor on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election replacing then Governor Gray Davis.

Schwarzenegger was later re-elected again on November 7, 2006 in California's 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor. He defeated Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. He was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007.

Following the end of his tenure as Governor, Arnold has been actively pursuing a return to showbiz. He has already signed a number of upcoming Hollywood flicks including the animated 'Governator' series and the live action drama, 'Cry Macho'.

Although many question the impact of the scandal on his career, the producers of Schwarzenegger's next movie strongly believe that his movie-going fans will support him despite all odds.