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homeless celebs - 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 payphones until they scraped enough money to get an apartment.

homeless celebs - Jim Carrey

When Jim Carrey’s mother became seriously ill, he dropped out of school at age 16 to care for her. Soon after, his family was forced to live out of their VW bus.

homeless celebs - Sylvester Stallone

After being evicted from his apartment, Sylvester Stallone was briefly homeless and turned to sleeping in the New York City Port Authority bus station before seeing a casting notice for the 1970 softcore pornography film “The Party at Kitty and Stud’s.” The $200 he earned help him get back on his feet.

homeless celebs - Daniel Craig

Before he found fame as James Bond, Daniel Craig had turned to sleeping on a park bench in London as a struggling actor.

homeless celebs - Halle Berry

At the age of 21, Halle Berry lived in homeless shelters as she tried to pursue a Hollywood career in spite of her mom’s disapproval.

homeless celebs - Shania Twain

In 1979, when Shania Twain was 14, her mother rounded her and her three siblings up and drove more than 400 miles to a homeless shelter in Toronto.

homeless celebs - Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim’s father kicked her out as a teenager, leaving the future star homeless for a while in Brooklyn, N.Y.

homeless celebs - Jewel

But before she got a taste of fame, Jewel traveled around the country living out of her van and performing wherever she could to make money.

homeless celebs - Kurt Cobain

The late Kurt Cobain was homeless for a time in Aberdeen, Wash. He’s said to have lived under a bridge and slept in hospital waiting rooms.

homeless celebs - Sam Worthington

When Sam Worthington successfully auditioned for “Avatar,” he was living out of a car he bought with the $2,000 proceeds from selling all of his possessions.

homeless celebs - Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou, an Oscar nominee for “In America” and “Blood Diamond,” found himself homeless as a teenager in Paris, France.

Posted August 30, 2013 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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