Celebrities that used to be strippers.
Before becoming famous many working actors have had the raunchy job of exotic dancer. An exotic dancer also known as a Stripper is a person who works in ‘public adult entertainment venue‘also known as a ‘strip club’, where they will perform a ‘striptease‘ for the paying customer. Stripper can also be hired for other adult entertainment purposes, such as stag party’s or other private events. The persona around strippers has also been risqué and sometimes frowned upon, but what if I was to tell you some familiar house hold names used to be stripper before they made it big time…
Christopher Michael Pratt the American actor best known for starring in 2018’s ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’. He started stripping in Hawaii he making 40$ per dance, he mostly stripped for bachelor parties in his home town. Chris said “I loved getting naked so I may as well get paid for it!”
Angela Renee White professionally known as Blac Chyna is an American model and entrepreneur. Chyna began stripping in Maryland to pay for college tuition. Due to the late nights at the strip club she was too exhausted to attend her classes, so she dropped out of school and focused on her stripping.
Amber Rose, born Amber Levonchuck, is an American model and actress. From the age of 15 Amber started stripping under the name ‘Paris’, she did it to provide for her family after her parents got a divorce.
Azealia Banks is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. In New York 2011 Banks worked as a dancer in a strip club to make ends meet. Azealia said in an interview “It’s super-athletic and it’s sexy as hell. I still go to strip clubs, and I follow a lot of strippers on Instagram. I like the nightlife, the drinking, the partying, the attitudes, the clothes – it’s cool.”
Mark Consuelos is a Spanish-born American actor, his wife say’s “a lot of hot guys in Hollywood have done that. My husband is probably the most responsible, hard-working, diligent person I know. He is very smart and stable”.
Courtney Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. At the age of 14 she got arrested for shoplifting and due to this she got placed in foster care until she was 16. Around this time she started working as a stripper and started using the stage name “Love”, she then ended up using Love as her surname. The money she made from stripping went to funding her band.
Kendra Wilkinson is an American television personality, businesswoman, glamour model, and author. She is known for being one of Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends. At 18 she said she likes to party so she looked up her nearest strip club and told her boyfriend “I’m just going to call and see what happens”. On her first night there she made $4000 just by sitting with a guy. Over the few months of working as a stripper she earned $50,000.
Anna Nicole Smith, born Vickie Lynn Hogan, was an American model, actress and television personality. Anna had a naturally pretty face but her body wasn’t great, so she began to diet so she could work at a strip club. With the money she made from lap dancing Anna was able to afford modelling and acting lessons as well as diction classes. She began to receive more attention in the early 90’s when she posed for Playboy. Anna was asked to work at more expensive strip joints. Her career was blossoming but not really moving that fast. She used a number of stage names and different personalities but the one stage name that stuck and she used often was “the new Marilyn Monroe”.
Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor best known for his starring role in Magic Mike, a film known for the strip club life. The film Magic Mike was based loosely on Channing experiences of his life as an 18 year old stripper. Tatum admits he was “young, dumb and stupid and just wanted to make some money” and that’s how he got into stripping. He used to make up to $150 a night – so not as much as you would think. Channing says in an interview “I did this for about eight months of my life, and I told Steven Soderbergh about it, and he was just like, ‘Look, we have to make this into a movie,'” Tatum told MTV. “And I was like, ‘why?’ and then he’s like, ‘Because I’ve never seen it before.'” In his 8 months of stripping he went by the name “Chan Crawford”. Due to his stripping past and talking openly about it, Channing has made a big name for himself and no one cares that he used to be a stripper.
Javier Bardem born as Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. Javier is best known for his starring role in ‘James Bonds Skyfall’ as ‘Raoul Silva’, the Skyfall bad boy. Bardem admitted in an interview with ‘The Times’ that he tried his hand in stripping. He said he did it as a joke for some friends at first. The bar he was working in spotted him and hired him to work the next day. He says in his interview “I was so bad, I did it to ‘Leave Your Hat On’, and I had to get my mother and sister to cheer me on.” When he realised that he was going to be an actor he stopped stripping.
Carmen Electra was born as Tara Leigh Patrick. Her stage name was Carmen Electra but she kept that name for her professional career. Tara is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer and dancer. Before hitting the big screen in Baywatch, Carmen was a stripper. She has now released her own signature brand of Stripper Pole.
Lady Gaga is her professional name, she was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as visual experimentation. Gaga said “I made more money stripping than waitressing” she also said in an interview “I didn’t show too much — I was a burlesque dancer. Because my family’s European, for me it wasn’t that weird and I didn’t do anything super seedy — although my dad didn’t think so.” Gaga was 19 living on the Lower East Side trying to make it as a singer and this is when she began being a burlesque dancer. In her career now she uses her body for her performances/ concerts, when she was burlesque dancing she would only strip down to her bikini and sometimes her boobs would show… so not much different to now.
William Bradley Pitt, known to us as Brad Pitt, is an American actor and film producer. In his uni days Brad and his ‘frat brothers’ (brother-like relationship between college males) was part of a group called the ‘Dancing Bares’. He told In Touch Weekly “When a girl from one of our sister sororities turned 21, the Bares would put her in a chair and come out butt-naked with pillowcases on their heads and do a choreographed dance for her, the girls would be laughing so hard. It was great!”
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress, most famous for her role in ‘The Mask of Zorro’ in 1998. Today Jones is a Hollywood Oscar-Winner but before she hit it big time Catherine wanted a new nose… the only way she knew to get money quick and to pay for her cosmetic procedure was to work as a stripper. Her earlier acting gigs weren’t paying as much as she needed so she became a stripper for a short while to pay for her nose job… even though it’s reported she never actually got her nose done in the end.
So to sum up everyone has a past, even A-List Celebrities. Society judge’s strippers, but not the men and women that go to strip clubs. People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards but deep down they wish they had the courage to do the same. Come join us at Whites London best Gentlemen’s Club, London best Lap dancing Club, London’s best strip Club, Whites Gentlemen’s Club, Stripclub, Lap dancing, Gentlemen’s Club, Aldgate, Pole dancing, Best club, strip club Aldgate, Club Whites, club Whites the place to be,. You never Know you may see the next Hollywood stars right here. X