Long before Charlie Sheen’s coke-fueled rampage at the Plaza Hotel, another infamous guest was terrorizing the staff: 6-year old Eloise, the star of a famous children’s book. So who’s the hotel’s most destructive guest ever? View our face-off and vote in our poll. Plus, will Sheen's family save him?
New York’s Plaza Hotel has a long history of difficult guests. Long before Charlie Sheen brought a voluptuous 22-year-old-porn star back to the hotel, and trashed his suite in a naked cocaine-fueled rampage, the Plaza staff was battling an equally spirited guest: 6-year-old Eloise, the protagonist in Kay Thompson’s 1955 children’s book who lived in the Plaza with her Nanny, pet turtle, and her dog, Weenie.
Gallery: Charlie Sheen vs. Eloise
• The Most Arrested CelebritiesWhile Eloise was never arrested—nor was it ever confirmed that she used cocaine—the sheer volume and relentlessness of her antics, from pouring water down the mail chute, to writing her name on the walls, to roller skating in the halls—make Sheen’s $7,000 in damage look amateurish to some.
So which one is the hotel’s most destructive guest of all time? View side-by-side comparisons of their actions, and vote in our poll.