Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan face off in this week’s Actress Smackdown, Mean Girls edition

Crédit photo: Esquire/Maxim Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan face off in this week’s Actress Smackdown, Mean Girls edition

She may not be in the news anywhere near as much as LiLo (who is?) but Amanda Seyfried did make headlines not too long ago when she was mistaken for Linds at Newark Airport. But looks apart, the two young starlets barely have anything in common. So who would win in an actress smackdown? Well...

Acting

Amanda Michelle Seyfried began her career as a child model when she was just 11 before moving into acting with recurring roles on soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children. Her big screen debut, however, came in 2004 alongside none other than LiLo in the smash hit Mean Girls. Whereas Lindsay’s career began to crumble afterwards, Amanda’s soared as she got roles in big budget hits like Mamma Mia!, Chloe, Letters to Juliet and Les Miserables. Her next role is likely to gain her even more respect and recognition as she’ll portray ‘70s porn actress turned anti-porn advocate Linda Lovelace in the upcoming biopic Lovelace.

Lindsay Morgan Lohan also got her start as a child model at the age of three before eventually landing on soap opera Another World. Her HUGE claim to fame came when she was just 12 and starred in Disney’s remake of The Parent Trap, then came more hits with Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. But that’s where her and Amanda’s career similarities end. Whereas Amanda kept rising higher and higher, LiLo began to fall, tarnishing her career with legal problems and her overall attitude. Point: Seyfried.

Awards

Amanda has been nominated for a handful of awards, mostly for her recent role in Les Miserables, and has made appearances on a slew of lists ranking the most powerful young stars and the most beautiful people, including People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful People list – she landed at No. 10 - and Forbes’ 17 Stars to Watch – she made the cut at No. 15 - back in 2010.

At the start, Lindsay’s career seemed promising, there was just SO much potential there. She kept getting nominated for awards with pretty much anything she did and then things started to fall apart. Since 2006, she hasn’t starred in anything memorable and (rightly so) hasn’t been recognized for any of her weak (that’s putting it lightly) acting choices. Point: Seyfried.

Personal

From Dominic Cooper to Ryan Phillippe and Josh Hartnett, Amanda has had her fair share of hunky boyfriends, but has never really been one to make headlines with her personal life. Keeping out of the media’s eye, she loves taxidermy of all things (!) and is not just an actress but a talented songstress, having taken classical singing lessons as a child up until she was 17.

If we started listing all the things LiLo has done over the years to land in the tabloids and on countless magazine covers, we’d run out of room. There have been arrests, DUIs, court appearances, rehab and even jail. Yes, she’s a wild child and she’s done it all. We wish there were signs of her turning things around for the better, but we won’t hold our breath on that one. Point: Seyfried.

Verdict: Seyfried (Was there ever really any competition?)

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