Celebrities Who Started out as Strippers
We all have to start out somewhere. Though we all do not start out as strippers, there are a number of famous women who got their start taking their clothes off for money. Keep that in mind as you visit the best Las Vegas strip clubs that the city has to offer - the beautiful woman giving you a lap dance could be a future porn star, rock star or even an Oscar winner.
Though today she is something of a staple of self-help reality television, there was no bigger star in the adult industry through much of the '90s and 00's. Before she was Jenna Jameson, though, she was dancing in the Las Vegas clubs as "Jennasis.” As she recounted in her autobiography, when she was initially rejected as a dancer because of her braces, she went home and removed them herself with a set of pliers. Though many porn stars eased their way into the industry by dancing onstage, no one has ever had the level of household fame as Jenna Jameson.
The Rocker and the Academy Award Winner
Before her days as the front woman of Hole and the widow of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love was a regular at Jumbo's Clown Room, and other Los Angeles strip clubs. Much of the early equipment as well as the band's van were funded through a series of crumpled bills, a dollar at a time. Similarly, when she was just starting out, future Oscar winner Catherine Zeta Jones worked briefly as a stripper, in her case saving the money for a nose job. Apparently it was time and money well spent, helping her to become one of the most beautiful movie stars of her generation.
Going by the name "Silk" in the clubs of Atlanta, "Real Housewives" star Nene Leakes says she is not ashamed of her past in the adult industry, while former the "Girls Next Door,” Kendra Wilkinson, is much less enthused to remember those days before being discovered by future boyfriend Hugh Hefner. Lastly, before hooking up with Kanye, model Amber Rose admits to beginning to dance at age 15.