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Started From The Bottom: Celebrities Who Have Lived On The Streets

By Sarah M. Smith

It’s hard to comprehend that some of Hollywood’s most fabulous and fortunate once faced desperate times…which we all know, call for desperate measures. Their shelters during these tragic times were far from the penthouses and estates that they know today.

You’ll be shocked when we tell you what these famous faces once resorted to for survival. They lived in park benches, back seats, cardboard boxes and other makeshift “homes” while awaiting their big break. Some struggled with addiction, family feuds or just plain bad luck. From scraping for change to practically bathing in dollars, these celebrities truly lived out the rags-to-riches lifestyle. Check out this set of moneymakers who were collecting plastic bottles for cash before poppin’ bottles at VIP tables.

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