They’re more like us than you think…or at least they were until they got famous and became royalty.
When you look at your favorite stars of Hollywood now, it’s hard to imagine that once upon a time they lead a normal life and were in fact, just like us!
But it’s true! Before their rise to stardom, celebrities were doing everything they could to get by, and some of them were going to some pretty interesting lengths to get some money together!
Here are 16 jobs your favourite celebs took on before they found their feet in the biz…
1. Channing Tatum was a stripper
No wonder he was so good in Magic Mike. When Channing was 19, he started stripping for money and we definitely think he’d be good at it too. He says he learned women were more often wanting a guy who was “willing to make a fool of himself” rather than a sexy guy. Don’t know about you ladies, but I agree!
2. Whoopi Goldberg was a morgue beautician
After achieving a degree in cosmetology, Whoopi started working in a funeral home preparing corpses for viewing. She says on her first day, her new boss gave her some advice when he popped out of a drawer in which bodies were usually kept! “Now that the worst thing you could imagine has happened, you ready to work?” he said, after giving her a big fright.
3. Christopher Walken was a lion tamer
You know when your young and dream of running away with the circus? Well Christopher Walken followed through on his dream at the young age of 15. As far as the resume goes, lion tamer turned actor is pretty impressive.
4. Nicole Kidman was a massage therapist
Nicole wasn’t on the path to be a massage therapist. It wasn’t until her mother got sick she decided to help; “My mother had breast cancer, and so when you go through radiation you get terrible seizure of the muscles, so I took the massage course” She ended up liking it and started it for a living. How heartwarming!
5. Mick Jagger was a porter at a psychiatric hospital
The musician wasn’t always so rock ‘n’ roll. Mick Jagger worked as a porter at the Bexley Mental Hospital while he was a student at the London School of Economics. He earned a mere 4 pounds, 10 shillings per week (about $7.80 U.S.). It’s hard to envision Mick doing anything else isn’t it?
6. Meghan Markle was a calligrapher for wedding invitations
So jealous of this cool skill! Imagine telling your friends now that Meghan did your wedding invitations. Perhaps she could save on budget and do her own?