List of Celebrities who were strippers before becoming famous

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Now we are going to take a peek at today's Hollywood celebrities that started out in their early career as strippers. What stars made it rain? Some might surprise you!

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones actually worked as a stripper before launching an acting career. The star confessed she spent the money she made working as a stripper to pay for a nose job. She quit stripping to focus on acting and the rest is history. She is married to actor Michael Douglas.

Catherine may have no need to strip anymore but the lady has some moves.

Courtney Love
Long before Courtney Love married cult singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, she worked as a stripper traveling to Japan, Taiwan, and Alaska. She went on to form her grunge band Hole.

Dita Von Teese
Dita von Teese (whose real name is Heather Renée Sweet), is a burlesque artist and model. The performer, who was previously married to rocker Marilyn Manson, started working at a strip club at the age of 18. She found the other women's performances boring so spiced her routine with with a pair of long gloves, sexy stocks, and a beehive hairdo.

Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody, the screenwriter for "Juno", worked as a stripper in Minneapolis before becoming famous. Cody said she's not embarrassed at all about her previous profession.

She explained, "I'm a textbook adrenaline junkie. I was at a place in my life where I felt underestimated. I just figured I would rather do something reckless than spend the rest of my life in a vanilla prison."

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, came from a wealthy Italian family and even attended a private Catholic school with Paris Hilton.

But the good Catholic girl went bad and started stripping when she turned eighteen to Guns N' Roses and Black Sabbath. Of course, Gaga later hit the big time with her music career and flamboyant outfits.

Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra, who was born Tara Leigh Patrick, worked in a strip club before she landed a gig as a dancer at Kings Island amusement park in Ohio. She moved to California in 1991 where she met Prince and landed a recording contract.

Carmen later landed her sexy role as a lifeguard on "Baywatch" alongside Pamela Anderson. She later released workout videos and her own signature brand stripper pole!

Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Wilkinson was the young age of 13 when her father took off and she wound up doing drugs and stripping.

Five years later her life changed when Hugh Hefner asked Wilkinson to become his girlfriend moved her into the Playboy mansion. Kendra went on to marry football star Hank Baskett, had a baby, and has starred in her own reality show.

Eve
Ruff Ryders rapper Eve revealed she was a stripper before she made it in the music business. Eve later said she was going through personal issues and only stripped for a month. She said of the experience, "It helped me find Eve, helped me get serious. It was depressing – a lot of those girls have three or four kids. I'd sit there and be like, ‘Eve, you don't belong here, this is not your world.'"

Amber Rose
Model Amber Rose, who is engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa and just welcomed her first child, began her career stripping at the age of 15 in Philadelphia. She later went on to become a model.

Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson is known as the biggest name in porn, but the star actually got her start in stripping. She later went on to star in B movies. She even starred in "Zombie Strippers".

Channing Tatum
We can't name off stripping professions and leave out actor Channing Tatum! The Hollywood actor started his early career as a stripper before making the big time. His stage name was Chan Crawford. We all got to see Channing shake his money maker in the movie "Magic Mike".

So, any of you strippers aka exotic dancers out there…you can become famous too! Kikikikiki


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