A stage is a stage, right? Even if it has a floor-to-ceiling pole in the center and is covered in glitter and dollar bills? Everybody has to start somewhere, and for some musicians, the strip club seemed like a good place to start.
Aniston famously stripped down for the comedy, showing off her moves in one endlessly-GIFed scene. Picking up three years after the original Magic Mike danced on screen, Mike and his stripper pals including Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer head on a road trip to a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. More dancing, more gyrating, more magic.
Stars like Channing Tatum and Cardi B are known for their success in movies and music. But before breaking through Hollywood, they took jobs as strippers to earn money — and they're not the only stars who have turned to exotic dancing. There are many other celebrities who revealed that they were strippers, whether it was for a weekend, a few months, or several years.
You might recognise them from the big screen or because of their successful music careers, but these nine celebrities actually used to make money in a totally different way - by taking their clothes off. In an interview with Buzzfeed inChris explained that as much as he likes being naked, he isn't sure he was very good at the dancing part. I loved to always get naked.
Sunset Strippers are an electronic music group from the UK. They are known for their song "Falling Stars" which sampled the hit song " Waiting for a Star to Fall " by Boy Meets Girland was involved in a sampling battle with Cabin Crew. The music video for "Falling Stars" features Harry Diamond one of the group members listening to the song in his headphones while washing his clothes in a launderette.
Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Or, ya know, the strip club. Yes, you read that correctly.
Burlesque star Dita Von Teese has never been shy about her early years working in a California strip club and the ex-wife of shock rocker Marilyn Manson has zero regrets about her beginnings. Before Amber Rose rose to fame when she began dating Kanye West, the model began stripping at a very young age. Kelly Ripa spilled the beans on husband Mark Conseulos' stripper past.
Hollywood is a tough gig. Even some of the most well known celebrities had normal, soul-sucking minimum wage jobs like the rest of society at one point. However, there were some who couldn't handle the piss poor salary of blue collar work, so they turned to stripping. If you recall Channing Tatum's stripper routine in Magic Mikeyou may remember that he looked like a complete natural.
By Tashara Jones. Twirling on poles and showing off your ample assets can lead to a luxe lifestyle, as these famous ladies prove. These pop-culture icons took their skills from strip clubs and used them to make bank, now boasting wedding rings, fashion lines, wealthy husbands and reality TV shows.
We've seen a bunch of celebs strip down to nothing for a role in some of our favorite movies, such as Demi Moore in Striptease and Natalie Portman in Closer. Hollywood seems to be enamored with the world's "second oldest profession," and we think we know why: a lot of stars have actually worked as exotic dancers before, during, and after they made it big. In fact, many big names wear their past profession like a badge of honor. Here's a surprising look at some famous faces who've stripped for cash.