Before they were famous – unusual celebrity jobs!
Do you ever find yourself looking enviously onto the glamorous lives of celebrities? Remember that your favourite stars haven’t always been famous! Before being catapulted in to the eye of the public they would have worked in various professions.
We have put together a list of the most unusual occupations that celebrities had before they were famous:
1. Rod Stewart – Grave Digger
After deciding a glamorous career of a footballer wasn’t for him Rod Stewart opted for a not-so-desirable job as a grave digger at Highgate Cemetery.
2. Christopher Walken – Lion Tamer
At the age of fifteen, Christopher Walken joined a traveling circus, which led to him pulling a brief stint as a lion tamer. He later claimed that Sheba, the lion, was very old and “really more like a dog.” Still pretty impressive!
3. Jon Hamm – Set Dresser for Porn Films
Hamm’s early off-screen job wasn’t as glamorous as the 1960s “Mad Men” days. He said that the porn he designed sets for was strictly soft-core and was an easy way to earn a few hundred a day. He said; ”Essentially, I had to move furniture around sweaty, naked people. It wasn’t a great job but the money was useful, I had to get by—I wanted to be an actor.”
4. Whoopie Goldberg – Mortuary Beautician
After becoming a licensed beautician, comedian and actress Whoopie Goldberg took a job as a mortuary beautician. As a welcoming prank her boss pretended to be dead in the mortuary and sat up to wave at her. He said, “That’s the worst thing that could ever happen to you here, and it won’t, so there’s nothing to be scared of.”
5. Megan Fox – Banana Mascot
Long before she was voted FHM magazine’s sexiest woman, Megan Fox was once a banana. The actress/model had to wear a banana costume to attract customers to a smoothie shop in Florida
6. Helen Mirren – Amusement Park Promoter
Award winning actress Dame Helen Mirren once had the job of attracting punters to use the rides at an amusement park in Southend on Sea.
7. Brad Pitt –Chicken Mascot
The huge star and new face of Chanel perfume, once handed out flyers outside El Pollo Loco Restaurant in Los Angeles dressed in a chicken suit!