THE BLUE LAGOON actor Christopher Atkins' movie past is chasing him in his new career - he now builds lagoon-inspired pools.
The 47-year-old became an overnight success at age 19 on the 1980 film, co-starring Brooke Shields.
But his movie fortune came to ruin in 1986, when Atkins discovered his former business manager had embezzled money, leaving him drowning in debt.
He tells the National Enquirer, "I had $250 in the bank. I had to take a loan out on my house just to cover the bills and buy food for (my family) to eat...
"I know it sounds like a joke, but it's absolutely true. My partner and I design and build high-end swimming pools. In fact, we just finished a job creating a pool designed to look like a real lagoon."