Confidential reporters Jackie Epstein and Luke Dennehy on some of the surprising jobs Melbourne’s A-listers had before they cracked the big time.
BEFORE celebrities hit the big time and were scoring themselves multimillion-dollar paychecks for starring in movies or selling albums, they had to pay for rent and food somehow.
While some managed to score reasonable forms of employment, other celebrities struggled through some pretty hilarious and interesting jobs.
Here are some of the best.
Nicole Kidman: Massage therapist in Australia
Jennifer Aniston: Bike messenger
Julia Roberts: Baskin-Robbins ice-cream scooper
Beyoncé: Swept up hair at her mother’s salon
Demi Moore: Debt collector
Meryl Streep: Cheerleader
Bill Murray: Sold chestnuts outside a Chicago grocery
Gwen Stefani: Mopped floors in a Californian ice cream shop
Matthew McConaughey: Cleaned chicken coops
Martha Stewart: Baby-sat Mickey Mantle’s children
Rod Stewart: Soccer player
Angelina Jolie: Wanted to be a funeral director
Whoopi Goldberg: Made up dead people’s faces in a mortuary
Elvis Costello: Data worker in a bank
Jay-Z: Drug dealer
Morgan Freeman: US air force radar technician
Anderson Cooper: Age nine played a To Tell the Truth impostor
Channing Tatum: Stripper
Patrick Dempsey: Juggler
Bradley Cooper: Aspiring cook
Victoria Beckham: Appeared on BBC’s sex-education show
Ozzy Osbourne : Worked in a slaughterhouse
Mick Jagger: Porter in a mental hospital
Mark Wahlberg: Modelled Calvin Klein underwear
Cyndi Lauper: Dog-kennel cleaner
Keith Richards: Ball boy in a tennis club