Unlike the overexposed child stars of the present, many of the entertainers who have become iconic in their respective fields were not born famous. Some of them had to blaze their own trails to success and overcome serious hurdles before reaching the limelight. We’ve heard a few of their stories but were shocked to discover others. Check out nine celebs who were homeless at least once before they were rich and famous.
As a rebellious teen, the rap legend lived on the streets when feuding with his mom.
The big screen bombshell spent some time in a shelter in NYC.
Pre-millionaire status, the movie maker lived in a Geo Metro convertible in Atlanta, Georgia.
Before he hit it big, Carrey and his family slept in a van; and when he was older, they camped out on his sister’s lawn in a tent.
Long before becoming Biggie’s sidepiece, the rap vixen and her mother spent a period of time living in a car.
In her twenties, the sex icon was homeless in LA after a boyfriend stole her savings.
The “Million Dollar Baby” actress once had very little and for a bit, had to live in a car with her mom.
The actor/modeling god lived on the streets of Paris during his teens.
Before becoming an American Idol she lived in a car and a shelter when a fire destroyed her home.
This rock legend lived everywhere from under a bridge to a hospital waiting room.
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