The phrase “homeless celebrities” might sound like an oxymoron, but before hitting it big, quite a few celebrities were living not so glamorous lifestyles. Here are some A-listers you probably didn’t know used to be homeless.
In the early 80s, this Halle Berry won many beauty pageants including Miss Teen Ohio, Miss Teen America, runner-up in Miss U.S.A., and participated in the Miss World contest. But beauty and fame don’t equal money. Shortly after moving to Chicago to become an actress, Halle Berry ran out of money. Her mother refused to help, so Berry was forced to stay at a homeless shelter. Looking back on the experience, Berry has said she is ultimately grateful because that she was forced to learn to take care of herself. Today she is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.