05/03/2011 12:04 pm ET Updated Jul 03, 2011

Celebrity Divorce: 8 Stars Who Bounced Back Better Post Split (PHOTOS)

Can divorce be a catalyst for greatness?

Not many celebrities have second acts, and one box-office flop or tabloid taboo can relegate even the hottest stars to D-list notoriety. These 8 divorcees are the exception--their messy splits weren't impediments so much as launching pads for their most notable successes. Check out our list and add your picks in the comments.

Celebs Who Bounced Back Post-Split