Before they started collecting big checks, every celeb has had a job or two that they’d rather forget. A lot of celebrities have famously turned to waiting tables – hoping to some day be discovered. But, some had had to work with the “assets” that they were blessed with in other ways.
Shaking their money-maker to get the bills paid, the women on this list were well in touch with reality; a few hours of dancing equaled fists full of Benjamins. Being a stripper has become more of a mainstream profession than it was some years ago. We’ve come out of the dark ages, so to speak, and come to realize that stripping is just another form of entertainment, and an avenue for women (and men) to be able to get to the next step in their life plans. Lots of people get into the profession to pay for school or other specialized training – so that they can do bigger and better things with their lives – like these women have.
NeNe Leakes – Openly said she did it for the fast money (which paid many bills).
Catherine Zeta-Jones – Stripped her way to a new nose and eventual stardom.
Carmen Electra – Has since come out with her own branded pole. Looks like it kept her fit.
Lady Gaga – Started dancing at age 18, even though she was from a well-off family.
Courtney Love – Has stripped on two continents, and has had a decent career since.