Did You Know They Were Once Homeless? 11 Celebs Who Hit Rock Bottom Before They Reached Fame

Did You Know They Were Once Homeless? 11 Celebs Who Hit Rock Bottom Before They Reached Fame

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.


Halle Berry

The big screen bombshell spent some time in a shelter in NYC.


Tyler Perry

Pre-millionaire status, the movie maker lived in a Geo Metro convertible in Atlanta, Georgia.


Jim Carrey

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.


Lil’ Kim

 Long before becoming Biggie’s sidepiece, the rap vixen and her mother spent a period of time living in a car.


Carmen Electra

In her twenties, the sex icon was homeless in LA after a boyfriend stole her savings.


Sylvester Stallone

Stallone once slept in a bus station for up to 3 weeks.

Hilary Swank

The “Million Dollar Baby” actress once had very little and for a bit, had to live in a car with her mom.


Djimon Hounsou

The actor/modeling god lived on the streets of Paris during his teens.


Kelly Clarkson

Before becoming an American Idol she lived in a car and a shelter when a fire destroyed her home.


  • This goes to show you that you should respect people of all walks of life. Never look down on those less fortunate than you. We all have highs and lows in our lives.

  • Joiann

    jim carrey

  • Guest

    Sarah Jessica Parker

    • phillymiss

      Yes she lived in a stable!

  • FenominalBeauty

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Dr. Phil, Kelsey Grammer, Jesus

  • karl59

    Adolf Hitler was also homeless

    • Nicole

      Only for a short period of time, I let him crash on my couch. He wasn’t a monster, just misunderstood.

      • meee!

        Omg Nicole, can we become best friends??

        • Nicole


      • ryanh206

        wish he had killed your entire family. that would have been rad!

        • Nicole

          Who says he didn’t? It’s funny to me that stupid a$$holes like you take these comments seriously.

  • Bob

    I only see 4 not nine?

  • This just goes to show you that it IS UP TO YOU to make SECOND (and third) CHANCE happen in YOUR life. We all hold the key to our lives in our hands.


    What an irritating website!! Getting the same ad every time you click to the next person who was homeless! I’m not coming back to this website!

  • Sally

    lighten up Francis!

  • ForgetThis

    Hello People???? No one noticed that Kurt Cobain’s name was spelled wrong. This whole feature is junk.

    • iReezy

      There’s always issues like that on this site…they are in desperate need of an editor.

    • geoh777

      If he didn’t care for his life, why should anyone get upset over one occasion of his name misspelled?

  • Tom Waits supposedly lived in his car. Most likely enjoyed it, too.

  • Amuszed

    Michael Clarke Duncan

  • DrDean

    Regarding the ads: Get Firefox and then get the add-on “AdBlock Plus”. Bingo! No ads….

    • iReezy

      Thanks for the tip…no more Safari for me!

  • JohnnySack

    Who is this Kurt Kobain? He looks an awful lot like Kurt Cobain? Maybe they know each other. T

  • JohnnySack

    Who is this Kurt Kobain? Maybe he knows Kurt Cobain. To the people at Styleblazer, stick with what you know. The Kardashians.

  • Wes Ferris

    Jewel lived in car after moving here from Canada

  • Poontaka

    Donald Driver

  • taktheheat

    You missed NoNo Nevada. Her and her father live in a car with their five dogs because her mother left them for another man and kidnapped her handicapped sister and left them with no money and no job as they were being evicted from their mold infested apartment. they live in a parking lot in their land rover

  • Joe

    What’s to understand is that there weren’t even a million ‘jews’ ALIVE in Germany when they lied and told you about their wanna-be holocaust. Hitler had a favorite black athlete btw, and never “murdered” them.

    People are such idiots, easily molded by the the lies of the victors in history who are thankful that you never do your research and accept only what society tells you.

  • This is one of the worst websites I’ve seen in years. I’m on DSL, but the page carries so much crap with it that it takes forever to load. Sure, you want to turn a profit but you’ve turned the informational end of your business into garbage. Very amateurish.

  • This reminds me of the 25-year old lie of Madona eating out of a dumpster. Hollywood promoters are as honest used car salesmen. Go figure.

  • fikus mcdooglefuss

    i’d say Jewel, but she only lived that way because her father wanted to “live off the land”

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