Surprising Occupations of 10 Celebs Before They Became Famous

If you thought being a celeb is easy, and that they lead grand lives, then well, the journey towards their stardom wasn’t a path of roses. You would be surprised to know the jobs they did before they managed to make it big. Read this inspiring and feel good list of stars who were struggling for their moolah with jobs that were not meant for them.

Beyonce

Beyonce

1. Beyonce as a salon worker

Beyonce, now an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress, would help around in her mother’s salon during the pre-fame period of her life.


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Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

2. Hugh Jackman as a clown

While Hugh Jackman has earned himself a lot of female fans around the world, not many kids were impressed by the skills he showed them in his previous job. He was once Coco, the clown, and would entertain kids at a measly price of $50 per party. However, the star had admitted that he didn't know many tricks, and had made a bad clown. Guess he had made a joke of himself!


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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

3. Gwen Stefani as a waitress

Once upon a time a particular branch of Dairy Queen had a pretty and talented singer as its waitress and that was Gwen Stefani. From mopping floors to belting out record hits, Stefani has sure come a long way.


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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

4. Jennifer Hudson as a burger flipper

Miss Hudson’s story is truly an interesting one. She used to work as a burger flipper at famous fast food chain Burger King in her teens and mentioned this nugget while accepting her Oscar for the best performance in a supporting role in 2007. On knowing about this, the chain immediately offered an all-you-can-eat pass to the actress. That means she can go to any Burger King anytime in her life and have whatever and how much ever she wishes. We are not sure she would be using it though, what with her obsession with weight loss.


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Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

5. Rod Stewart as a grave digger

Iconic singer Rod Stewart had quite a lowly and miserably tough job to endure before he could revel in the richness and fame that his singing career gave him. He used to work as a gravedigger in a cemetery to earn a few extra bucks.


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Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

6. Rachel McAdams as a McDonalds employee

It is hard to picture the pretty Rachel who is known for her performances in romance dramas, as a McDonald employee who took orders from customers. But that’s what she was for a whopping 3 years before stardom blessed her.


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Geena Davis

Geena Davis

7. Geena Davis as a store mannequin

The talented actress, best remembered as Stuart Little’s mother, used to stand still for hours on end at the window of a store for her job as a live mannequin. Yes there is a job like that!


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Megan Fox

Megan Fox

8. Megan Fox as a banana

Would you ever believe that someone would think of putting the stunning Megan Fox with a hot body to flaunt, in a banana suit? Well the owner of a smoothie joint did and offered Megan her first job, to dress up as a banana on Fridays and entertain customers.


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Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer

9. Jerry Springer as Mayor

Here is one celebrity who had a well respected job before he dabbled in media. Mr. Jerry Springer, now famous for his scandalous, salacious and gossip filled reality show that deals with weird relationships between people, was in fact once the mayor of Cincinnati.


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Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

10. Danny DeVito as a hairdresser

Danny DeVito was a professional hairdresser before he transformed into a comedian. After leaving high school he had no desire to go to college, so instead, he worked in his sister's beauty parlor. Devito learned to do shampoos and sets, and had even attended the Wilfred Academy beauty school in New Jersey.


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