Before becoming stars, Dita Von Teese or Lady Gaga and Renee Zellweger were all famous for their fiery sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀse performances at nightclubs.
1. Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese started working at strip clubs at the age of 18. It was Dita who added socks and gloves to her sᴇxy dances and raised ordinary erotic dances to the level of art.
Now, the ageless Hollywood beauty is also a world-famous model, stylist, and writer.
2. Lady Gaga
Before appearing on the pop music charts, Lady Gaga was also a dancer at a strip club. She shared on News of the World: “I worked as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ when I was 18 years old. I felt so free to show wild performances there.”
Surely fans of this female singer have not forgotten the image of Lady in a red leather outfit, fishnet stockings and holding a whip like a dancer in a show in 2009.
3. Renee Zellweger
Renee made a wise decision to quit her job at a strip club in Katy, Texas to act in movies in 1993.
In 1996, Renee won her first big Hollywood role in Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire and especially the Oscar for best supporting actor in 2003 with the movie Cold Mountain.
4. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine admitted that she used to work as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ and used all the money she earned to get nose surgery. After that, she was lucky to participate in Hollywood movies.
Catherine married famous actor Michael Douglas in 2000 and two years later, she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars for the movie Chicago.
5. Anna Nicole Smith
“sᴇx bomb” Anna Nicole Smith was often called Gigi when she worked at a strip club in Texas. In 1994, not long after marrying a billionaire husband, Anna was invited to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine.
In 2002, Anna became a famous character when participating in the reality TV show The Anna Nicole Show. However, the beauty quickly developed alcoholism and died of a drug overdose in 2007.
6. Kendra Wilkinson
In 2004, while working as a nude model at Hugh Hefner’s birthday party – the father of Playboy magazine, Kendra was lucky enough to be invited to join the “Playboy army”.
But after marrying football player Hank Baskett, Kendra withdrew from Playboy. Currently, the 27-year-old beauty is quite successful with her work as a model, MC, participating in reality TV shows, and writing her autobiography.
7. Tila Tequlia
The Vietnamese-American “sᴇx bomb” shared on King-Mag.com: “At the age of 18, when I was still a high school student, I worked as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ for a while time. Because I wanted to make money so I could move to Hollywood and become a star today.” Clearly, Tila achieved her dream.
8. Eve Jihan Jeffers
Sharing in Rolling Stone magazine, female rapper Eve revealed that before becoming a singer she worked as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ for a month.
Although short, those times helped Eve realize many things. She said: “That time helped me find myself. I was disappointed sitting there with girls who had 3 or 4 kids. I thought: ‘Eve, you don’t belong here. This is not your world.’”
9. Amber Rose
The bald-headed model Amber is engaged and has a child with rapper Wiz Khalifa after breaking up with famous rapper Kayne West in 2010.
But before that, Amber was also quite famous at strip clubs in New York and Philadelphia when she entered the profession quite early, when she was just 15 years old.
10. Carmen Electra
Possessing a sᴇxy, fiery figure, Carmen Electra has earned a lot of money as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ.
Carmen’s name also quickly became known when she became a model, TV star, singer and especially an actress with the TV series Baywatch.
“Magic Mike” based on Channing Tatum’s days as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ in Florida
A video sold to Us Weekly in 2009 shows Tatum – who goes by the stage name “Chan Crawford” – dancing for guests who were clearly pleased with what they saw. Channing Tatum has spoken openly about his past as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ.
“I strip in Tampa, with 25 girls at most. It wasn’t glamorous at all, so I don’t remember anything about undressing.”
Rapper Cardi B has shared many times about her time as a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ
Cardi B started stripping as a young adult and did it for three and a half years. In an interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in April 2018, Cardi B explained that work helped her pay bills, buy an apartment, and invest in her goal of becoming an artist.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Cardi B said she would speak up to defend this profession because female artists feel it is not respected.
Chris Pratt is a blockbuster star, but the actor had a number of odd jobs to make money when he was young.
Fans of Chris Pratt probably know that he spent some time living in a van in Hawaii. In addition to babysitting and mowing lawns, the actor is also a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ.
“I’ve always been a nudist,”, Chris Pratt told BuzzFeed in 2013. “I’ve always liked being naked. I’m very free, so I thought, I might as well get paid.”
Chris Pratt added that he was paid $40 to perform at his grandmother’s birthday party.
Singer Eve was advised to pursue a career in music after she was spotted in a strip club
Eve is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, actress, and television host. She has released four studio albums, won a Grammy Award, a BET Award, etc. Eve was ranked 46th on VH1’s list of the 50 greatest hip hop artists.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Eve added that she has no regrets about becoming a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ.
“I was 18 and confused and going through personal problems, I did it for about a month, and I’m glad I did it. It helped me find Eve and get more serious.”
Azealia Banks was a sᴛʀɪᴘᴘᴇʀ for a short period of time before her music became famous
The controversial rapper worked at a strip club before achieving mainstream success.
“I was such a chick in the strip club. That is not my job. I was there just two weekends.”