Would you believe some of your favorite A-list stars were once homeless? Well, it's true: Some of the most famous celebs had a shockingly rocky start in life. Their poor backgrounds make their stories of success that much sweeter!
Take for example, Kelly Clarkson. The Grammy-award winning artist grew up in abject poverty, surrounded by roaches in her own home. As a teen, things weren't much better, as she was forced to lived between her car and a homeless shelter. Now, all that has completely changed for the better! The blonde beauty became a hugely successful singer after being crowned champion of the popular singing competition, American Idol. Amazing Kelly, you've come so far!
If you're looking for even more inspiration, look no further. Below, we detail even more remarkable stories that are true testaments to the phrase "where there's a will there's a way," proving that nothing is impossible!
Click through the gallery to discover more A-list stars who once had no more than a few cents to their names. This list is so eye-opening, we're sure you won't regret taking a peek.
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The actress revealed she was living on welfare and food stamps with her family while growing up in a low-income household in Manhattan. What's more, she even got rejected as a child actor at the ripe age of nine. We're so happy she persevered!