Although they lived in conditions unworthy of a man, they never gave up. With the help of talent and an inexhaustible will to have a better life, they eventually landed among the stars.
Stories of people literally becoming rich and successful out of nothing don’t just happen in Hollywood movies and fairy tales. Quite a few very famous celebrities once struggled with deprivation, addictions and even homelessness.
While most of today’s successful celebrities grew up in normal families and conditions, and quite a few were born into the world of entertainment and therefore had support in both money and famous parents, some had to fight honestly for their existence. And not just for existence in the world of stardom, but for actual existence, as they were poor and sometimes didn’t know what to eat and where to sleep. So their only means of success was talent. And of course strong will and perseverance. Their transition from poverty to success is therefore almost miraculous. Some of them were lucky and were given a great opportunity, so to speak, overnight, which catapulted them among the stars, while others had to work hard for a long time and prove that they had reached the reputation and money they have today.
Among the influential people who were once on the brink of survival, but today are bathed in money, there are quite a few such names that would never be attributed to them. For example, the most famous Hollywood doctor, Dr. Phil (or Phil McGraw), who lived in the car with his father for quite some time at the age of twelve. He spent part of his childhood with his parents and brother, first in a van and then in a tent in his older sister’s garden. Jim Carrey, singer Shania Twain however, she lived with her mother and sisters for some time in a homeless shelter. Jennifer Lopez at eighteen, she slept on a sofa in a dance center while dreaming of a career as a dancer.
Today, the Oscar winner moved to New York at the age of twenty-one to become an actress. But she quickly ran out of money, and her mother decided not to send it to her anymore, because she thought that Halle would be so smart and give up her crazy dreams. At the time, the actress was sleeping in a homeless shelter. “That’s how I learned to take care of myself and survive in any situation. I have become a person who knows that he will always stay on his path, “ she said about it. Things started to improve when she got a role in the Living Dolls series, which put her on the acting market.
When the current James Bond moved to London to get an education and become an actor, he didn’t have much money in his pocket. To survive while waiting for some role, he worked as a waiter and slept on a bench in one of London’s parks several times. Today, he still laughs at those memories.
The singer was left without everything at nineteen after her boss fired her for not wanting to go to bed with him. “I was homeless for a year,” admitted. At the time, she lived in her car and traveled the country with it, performing in the streets. “I continued to write songs and sing, no one suspected I was homeless.” A year later, she was discovered by talent scouts and signed a contract with Atlantic Records.
After the actor left school, he found himself in a serious financial crisis. He first performed as a stripper a few times, and then at nineteen he got a one-way ticket to Hawaii from a friend. On Maui he then lived for some time in »Full of fleas and mice, but a mega van. It was a great time, we worked minimally, just enough to have gas and food, and the rest of the time we drank and smoked weed. “ But the same year, the actress noticed him as a waiter Rae Dawn Chong and gave him the first role.
The childhood of today’s acclaimed actress was terribly poor, her family lived in “rat holes”. “I spent my childhood looking for food. I stole food, browsed for it in worm-filled trash cans, begged friends who had mothers who cooked for them, ”he recalls. With the help of scholarships for unprivileged children and talents noticed by the principal, she finished school and became an actress. Today, therefore, it supports charities that fight hunger.
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