Hilary Duff, success as an actress as a singer and as a writer

After becoming famous starring in the television series Lizzie McGuire, she went to the big screen with co-starring roles in films like Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt and War, Inc. with John Cusack, Marisa Tomei and Ben Kingsley and starring films like Material Girls with Anjelica Huston, Lukas Haas and Haylie Duff and Raise Your Voice with David Keith, Rita Wilson, and John Corbett. She also embarked on a career as a pop singer, selling 20 million records. She also created two perfumes in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden and has designed two clothing lines, collaborating with fashion designer Donna Karan and the brand DNKY Jeans. Wrote a trilogy of novels, composed of Elixir books (became a best seller), Devoted and True.

Hilary Duff has received much media attention since the beginning of her career, most notably for her romantic relationships, friendships and her public image. Her romances with Aaron Carter and Joel Madden were often reported in the media. In 2010, she married former professional hockey player Mike Comrie, with whom she has a son. The two of them finalized their divorce six years later. She has been described by later Disney actresses as an inspiration, with artists such as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez claiming they looked up to Duff and emulated her career.