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10 Famous Celebrities Who Were Strippers

It’s not easy being a celebrity or famous. They were never born a star but earned their way up here. But was this journey easy or smooth? No. Some were into drugs in their teens, some had cases on them and some worked at bars and strip clubs to earn money in beginning. But some did it just for fun and few of them really wanted it to do ;-).

So here is a list of some of the most famous celebrities who were strippers before they were famous. This post is also a glimpse of a celebrity struggle up the hill of fame and fortune.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga was well acquainted with the pole, too. “I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. My act was pretty wild. I don’t like to talk about it too much but there were drugs, serious drugs. I wouldn’t want to inspire other people to do the same,” [link]

Renee Zellweger

While she kept her clothes on, Renee Zellweger worked as a cocktail waitress at a strip club in Katy, Texas, before she made it in acting. [Link]

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt stripped in college. At the University of Missouri, he was part of a nude dance group called Dancing Bares. [Link]

Channing Tatum

As evidenced by his booty popping on “Ellen degeneres show”, Channing Tatum was a stripper. In the late ’90s, he danced under the name Chan Crawford for an all-dude revue called “Male Encounter” in Florida. [Link]

Courtney Love

Courtney Love was a dancer when she was younger. Also, she was in the bands Faith No More and Babes and Toyland before they took off? Someone just told me that recently. [Link]

Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith is the quintessential stripper makes it big story. A stripper in Texas who had a baby at age 17, her career took off when she auditioned for Playboy. [link]

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem had a brief career as a stripper, for one day. He told Marie Claire: “It was a disaster. And you know who was there watching? My mum and my sister! “[Link]


Eve has not tried to hide the fact that she was once an exotic dancer. “I was 18 and confused, going through personal problems. I did it for about a month, and I was glad I did it. It helped me find Eve”

Diablo Cody

Screenwriter Diablo Cody, the lady behind “Juno” and “Jennifer’s Body,” spent a year getting acquainted with the pole. She danced for a year and wrote a blog about her experiences, which became the book Candy Girl: a Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper. [Link]

Amber Rose

Amber Rose is such a stripper name that it shouldn’t at all surprise you that she was once one, in New York and Philadelphia. [Link]

Author Ahsan Mukhtar

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