13 Successful Celebrities That Used To Be Homeless

You’d be shocked with how many rich stars were once completely homeless. Some had harder childhoods than others, while some walked away from comfort to pursue the career they loved. So which celebrities started from the bottom? Look at the list below!

1. Hilary Swank

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The Oscar winner experienced some hard times with her family when she was younger.  At 13 her mother moved them to Los Angeles so Hilary could pursue acting. They had to live out of a car and booked auditions over payphones.

2. Kelly Clarkson

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The idol singer lost her home due to it burning down. She had to sleep in her car until she could find a new place.

3. Jim Carrey

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The funny man had to experience some serious situations. When his mother became ill, he dropped out of school at 16 to take care of her. Later his family had to live in their VW bus. He eventually lived in a tent on his older sister’s lawn, and sometimes lived in a van in her driveway.

4. Halle Berry

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The Academy Award winner took a big risk to do what she loved. At 21 she left home to become an actress against her mother’s wishes. She stayed at homeless shelters while she was getting started.

5. Sylvester Stallone

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The action hero didn’t have a roof over his head after he moved to the Big Apple. He slept in Port Authority bus station before getting into porn to earn some cash.

6. Shania Twain

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At the very young age of 14, her mother took her and her three siblings to a homeless shelter in Toronto.

7. Lil’ Kim

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When the rapper was a teenager she was kicked out of her home by her father. She was homeless in Brooklyn before hitting it big.

8. Tyler Perry

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The man might have an empire now, but before he gambled by moving to Atlanta to make progress on his play. The play failed and he was homeless and living in his car.

9. Daniel Craig

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Today’s James Bond wasn’t always in dashing suits. He used to sleep on a park bench in London when he was still trying to get his career started.

10. Jewel

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The singer left a job once her boss started pressuring her for sex. She got kicked out of her place for not being able to pay rent. She was homeless for a month and nearly died because she had bad kidneys and no insurance which made it hard to be treated medically.

11. Steve Harvey

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The comedian and talk show host was homeless for three years after two gigs failed. He lived in his 1976 Ford Tempo and kept food in a cooler, according to PEOPLE.

12. Drew Carey

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The actor and television host was once homeless after moving to California at the young age of 18, according to OMG Facts. He made some money by donating plasma and lived off of Kraft dinners.

13. Rose McGowan

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The beautiful actress was homeless for a year in Oregon. She partnered up with another young girl and sometimes she would sleep in nightclubs.

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