After I posted the item last week about Emily Longstreth, I had a reader send me in another actress who has gone missing. Charlotte Ayanna has to be one of my favorite rags to riches stories. You can read her entire history on her IMDB page, but basically from the time she was one she was in foster homes and separated from her siblings who were sent to different foster homes. Her mother lost custody of all the children because of mental problems.
At the age of 17, while still in foster care, her foster mother bet her $150 that she was too chicken to try out for Miss Vermont Teen USA. Charlotte won and then won Miss Teen USA in 1993 wearing a $37 dress and was reunited with her siblings.
In Hollywood she starred alongside Adrien Brody in Love The Hard Way and played Ethan Hawke's wife in Training Day. Her last appearance was in 2007 in the movie, The Insatiable, and she has not been heard from since.