These Celebrities Were Homeless In The Past

by
Sameera Ehteram
Hard to believe but true, these celebrities were once homeless.

We typically associate fame, fortune and an enviable life with successful stars. But not all celebrities have been as lucky in the past as they are now.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

It's hard to imagine that the late Apple mogul once slept on the floor of a friend's dorm, but he did. Jobs used to collect discarded bottles from trash cans and sell them to make money for food and lived off charity meals at the Hare Krishna temple.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank's parents divorced when she was 13, leading her and her mother to decide to move to Los Angeles for her acting aspirations. They lived out of their car and booked auditions over pay phones until they scraped enough money to get an apartment.

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Believe it or not the James Bond star Daniel Craig went through some tough times and had to sleep on a park bench in London as a struggling actor.

Charles Chaplin

Charles Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin made us all laugh through his iconic films. But his life was less than perfect.  He spent a great part of his early life in poverty and hardship, even homeless, living on the streets of London following his father's death and his mother's mental breakdown.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

At the age of 21, the Hollywood’s leading lady lived in homeless shelters as she tried to pursue an acting career in spite of her mom's disapproval.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

When Jim Carrey's mother became seriously ill, he had to drop out of school at age 16 to care for her. Times were tough and his family was forced to live out of their VW bus.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Hard to believe but true, after being evicted from his apartment, Sylvester Stallone was briefly homeless and turned to sleeping in New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal.

William Shatner

William Shatner

After "Star Trek" went off air in the late '60s, William Shatner found himself living out of his pickup truck looking for work and hoping for better days.

Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington

At the time of auditioning for the Avatar, Sam Worthington was living out of a car -- one that he had bought after selling all his worldly goods.

David Letterman

David Letterman

Shocked? Don’t be. The great TV show host wasn’t always as successful as he is today. When he first made the move from Indiana to Los Angeles he had to live out of his Chevy pickup truck for a while.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

When he was 18, Drew Carey found himself homeless in Las Vegas while trying to make his way to California. The young man, filled with dreams and determination, even sold blood plasma for money and asked around for spare change to buy boxed macaroni and cheese.

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

The late Kurt Cobain was homeless for a time in Aberdeen, Washington, and is known to have lived under a bridge and slept in hospital waiting rooms.

Now does that change your perception of success and the high profile celebrity lives?

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