Country cutie Jewel may be a chart-topping and smoking hot star now, but for a brief period the southern belle lived in her car.
Rihanna is living the good (and sexy!) life now, but the scorching hot star was born an island girl in Barbados.
Christina Aguilera spent her early years on an air force base before she moved on to become an international superstar.
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Britney Spears lived in a trailer park in Kentwood, Louisiana before she joined the Mickey Mouse Club.
Charlize Theron lived the simple life in South Africa before she started modeling and acting.
Demi Moore had a rough childhood and moved numerous times before ending up in Hollywood during her teens.
Hilary Swank lived in trailer park before finding success in Hollywood.
Kimora Lee Simmons was a Midwestern girl who got picked on for exotic looks before becoming an international model and marrying Russell Simmons.
Madonna, who hails from Rochester, Michigan, was not born a Material Girl!
Mariah Carey had a rough childhood in Long Island before she made it big.
Mary J. Blige was born in the Bronx, and was abandoned by her father when she was eight. The soulful singer went on to achieve Grammy gold.
Naomi Watts’ father, who was a sound engineer for Pink Floyd, died of a heroin overdose when she was eight-years-old. After moving around England for several years, Watts landed in Australia at the age of fourteen, where she started acting.
Sarah Jessica Parker wasn’t always wearing Manolo Blahnik heels! The Midwest-born beauty lived the simple life until she started acting in her teens.
Tyra Banks was raised in Inglewood, California before becoming a Top Model!
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Leighton Meester was not brought up in the upper-class world that her hit show is based on! The Gossip Girl star was actually born in prison.
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