Stars Who Danced For Their Money

Everyone has a past. Some people have more colorful pasts than others. These current stars worked hard for their money as erotic dancers or adult film stars before hitting the big time. Though they’re now mainstream, their job history is definitely for adult eyes only.

Lady Gaga


Known for her great voice and outlandish fashion sense (meat dress anyone?), Lady Gaga was the first artist to win the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s “Contemporary Icon Award.” Her catchy pop hits and wild performance won over millions of devoted fans. Gaga has never had any problem stripping down onstage, and that includes before she was famous.

Gaga told News of the World, “I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. Girls from my background weren’t meant to turn into someone like me. I come from a wealthy Italian family, went to a good school. You’re meant to live with Mom and Dad until they die.”