Fisher was a tabloid newspaper's dream. Though neither she nor her paramour Long Island auto mechanic Joey Buttafuoco were famous, the bizarre details of their relationship turned Fisher into the archetype of a jealous mistress in the eyes of the nation. At just 16, Fisher started a relationship with the much older Buttafuoco in 1991. The sordid saga culminated in Fisher shooting Buttafuoco's wife Mary Jo in the face after confronting her on the doorstep of the Buttafuoco home. Mary Jo survived, and Fisher earned herself seven years in prison for assault as well as one of the catchiest tabloid epithets ever: the Long Island Lolita.
Post-affair: Fisher managed to stretch her 15 minutes of infamy into a D-list career as a writer and porn star.