Hailed as one of <i>People</i> magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2004, actress Mischa Barton achieved unprecedented stardom at a young age. Her irresistible, girl-next-door charm on television and her precocious demeanor on the big screen made Barton a hot commodity in both big budget features and small independents. After getting her start on and off-Broadway, Barton cut her teeth on the famed daytime soap "All My Children" (ABC, 1969- ), then made her mark in independent film with "Lawn Dogs" (1997). But it was her three seasons on the popular teen primetime soap "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07) that propelled her into the limelight, making her one of the most sought-after actresses in young Hollywood and a favorite tabloid topic.