Biggest Star Comebacks

Hit TV shows, Oscar nominations and critical buzz prove that Teri Hatcher, Matthew Fox and 10 other stars of the past are back and better than ever. By Caryn Midler


After garnering a Best Actress Oscar nod for 1995's Leaving Las Vegas, Elisabeth Shue retreated to smaller film roles (such as narrating the 2002 teen romance Tuck Everlasting) in favor of raising kids Miles, 7, and Stella, 3 (with husband David Guggenheim), and finishing her bachelor's degree in government at Harvard. Ever the overachiever, Shue, 41, is back in Hide and Seek, which opened in January at No. 1.