None of these will surprise you. From Zimbio.com (lame copy and all).
Before she was ripping up the pop charts, she was a lady of the night ripping up the strip clubs. She told UK's News of the World: “I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. Girls from my background weren’t meant to turn into someone like me. I come from a wealthy Italian family, went to a good school. You’re meant to live with Mom and Dad until they die." Now Gaga just goes without pants all the time, everywhere! No dollar bills necessary.
It's no secret that the Juno screenwriter was once a Minneapolis strip club dancer. Hell, she still goes by her stage name. And she's not the least bit ashamed. She told Esquire: "I've incorporated the pasties into my business wardrobe."
Courtney Love reportedly worked as a stripper in Japan, Taiwan, and Alaska before hitting it big as a rocker, and the wife of Kurt Cobain.
NADYA "OCTOMOM" SULEMAN
The Octomom, who's been criticized, among other things, for emulating Angelina Jolie, admitted to stripping "just for one night". Her stage name: "Angelina".
Before the Baywatch beauty washed up on the Los Angeles County beaches, she used what God gave her to make it rain singles. She recently even released her own signature brand stripper pole.
DITA VON TEESE
Dita Von Teese began working in a strip club at the age of 18, but was totally unimpressed with the other girls' drab performances so she added spice to her routine with a big beehive hairdo paired with sexy stockings and gloves. She certainly became the center of attention, and wound up becoming a fetish model and burlesque star. Now, she has a huge following, has written books, modeled all over the world, and was even married to Marilyn Manson.
Nah, just kidding.
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