1 . Patrick Dempsey was a champion juggler
American actor Patrick Dempsey, actor and car racer is also said to be a master juggler of his teens. Dempsey, 45, won prizes for the same. He came second in the international jugglers competition and the junior division in 1982. He feels juggling in its self is an accomplishment as he can control multifaceted act. He can juggle five balls at once unlike most jugglers who can handle only three balls. Actually all the circus acts interested him in his teens and he was once serious of going to clown school as well. He is known to be a champion downhill skier as well.
2 . Victoria Beckham played a sperm on roller skates for a BBC education show
Victoria Beckham, former Posh Spice, of The Spice Girls fame made an appearance on the BBC show Body Matters. This segment was about education. Where Victoria Beckham was dressed as a sperm dancing on the roller skates. This was way before The Spice Girls clicked. Body Matters broadcasted by BBC was health based program and health education magazine show was aired in the year 1986. Educating viewers about various risk factors, diet, diseases and well being in front of a studio audience. The show was hosted by three doctors Dr. Graeme Garden, Dr. Gillian Rice and Dr. Alan Maryon Davis.
3 . Jay Z was a drug dealer
Shawn Carter aka Jay Z was a drug dealer in his early teens. Jay Z reportedly admits that he was into drug dealing for not making ends meet but for improving situation. In his interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2009, he mentioned about the drug dealers in Brooklyn, calling them his role models while he was growing up. Jay Z reportedly told Vanity Fair correspondent Lisa Robinson that selling cocaine gave him business skills that helped him succeed in life. He also admits of regretting to be a drug dealer, as it was only about money until he realized the effects on the community.
4 . Channing Tatum was a stripper Natch
Under the stage name Chan Crawford Tatum was an erotic dancer in his teens. The then 18-year old earned $50 per night and additional tips as well. It was during one such night that he was spotted by a female casting agent. Who eventually cast him as a junior artist in Ricky Martins music video, She Bangs.At the press meet of Magic Mike, in Los Angeles, Tatum revealed his most embarrassing gigs as a stripper. One was when he took the stage in a clown outfit and the other was performing in front of his sister and six of her friends.
5 . Whoopi Goldberg was a morgue beautician
While chasing her passion in showbiz American comedian, actress, political activist and talk show host, Whoopi Goldberg worked in various places. During her struggling years from 1974 to 1980 she lived in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles undertaking various odd jobs. This included the jobs of a bricklayer, mortuary makeup artist, phone sex operator, etc. After becoming a licensed beautician, she worked as a makeup artist to the deceased. On the first day of her job as a Morgue makeup artist her boss posed as a dead body waking up, waving at her. Both scaring and an encouraging welcome
6 . Johnny Depp sold ballpoint pens over the phone
If not for Nicholas Cage, the talent of Johnny Depp would be lost as a pen salesman. That is right, before making big in movies, Depp worked as a pen salesman over phone to support his livelihood with his then wife Lori Anne Allison. It was because of Cages suggestion Depp tried his hand at acting. Johnny Depp confessed that, he had to put on his best fake voice over the phone to sell pens. He said that he had to convince people who were not interested to talk to buy pens that would have their names printed on them.
7 . Jackman also worked as a party clown charging dollar 50 per show
The English origin Aussie star Hugh Jackman made a living by dressing up as a clown at childrens parties for almost three years. Not only that, he also worked in restaurants and gas stations. Until he got his first television break in the year 1995, in an Australian prison based drama Correlli. Later on he had his big break ironically playing a celebrated magician in Christopher Nolans The Prestige. As confessed to In the News, Jackman stated that he earned close to $50 per party working as a professional clown. He revealed that he played Coco and knew no magic tricks.
8 . Matthew Morrison also worked at Gap
Mathew Morrison better known for the Golden Globe and Emmy award nominated role of Will Schuester of Glee worked as a waiter and as a sales assistant at the Gap in New York in his teens. After which, at the age of 19 he got his first Broadway show. In which he joined the cast of Footloose on Broadway. Morrison was nominated for Tony Award in the category of the best featured actor in a Musical for his performance in The Light in the Piazza. Even before Glee, the actor was an old hand of six Broadway shows which included South Pacific, Hairspray, etc.
9 . Kanye West worked as a sales assistant at Gap
Rapper Kanye West who made a debut with his album The College Dropout worked as a sales assistant at The Gap in his teens. His Gap days are well depicted in the song Spaceship that featured in his debut album. As of now, the rapper is trying to make a mark in the fashion fiesta as well. He is said to be working with Patrick Robinson, head of designs at Gap. He is indeed working as an intern at Gap offices. Gap confirmed this news with StyleList stating that West is more interested in gaining a firsthand knowledge of the Fashion Industry.
10 . Michelle Keegan worked as a check in agent at Manchester Airport
Michelle Elizabeth Keegan, the award winning British actress best known as Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street. During her struggling period she worked as a check-in girl at Manchester airport. She also worked as a sales assistant in Selfridges, Manchester in the Trafford Centre shopping mall. At this time she was turned down in her very first audition for Hollyoaks. When working for MyTravel Airways as a check-in agent in 2006 she met Jack P. Shepherd. Where she checked him and his girlfriend for a flight bound to the United States. Coincidentally, after a few years Jack played her on-screen boyfriend.