10 Celebs You Didn't Know Traded Their Body For Money

It's no secret that sexual appeal is one of the keys to Hollywood success. And celebrities often sell it better than anyone else. Usually, this is just a figure of speech. When we say that a celeb is "selling", we're almost always speaking figuratively. However, for a small number of celebrities, you can use the phrase literally.

This is a list of celebrities who have made money at some point in their lives in the s*x industry. There are a couple rules to this list. There are a lot of rumors about a number of celebs and former celebs, but this list is limited to people who have discussed their time in the industry in public. Also, this list excludes people who got famous for working in the s*x industry (such as Sasha Grey). It's meant to be a list of mainstream celebs whose time as s*x workers might surprise their average fans.  At least, it would have surprised them, if the celebrities didn't come out and talk about it.

10 Channing Tatum


9 Margaret Cho

In 2015, comedian Margaret Cho decided to open up about a number of events in her personal life. This included a stint as a s*x worker.

8 Courtney Love


7 Chris Pratt

6 Diablo Cody


5 Suzy Favor Hamilton


4 Javier Bardem

3 Roseanne Barr


2 Al Pacino


The definition of sex work can get a little fuzzy. It's obvious that if a person takes cash in exchange for s*x, then they are involved in s*x work. But what if it isn't cash?

1 Lady Gaga

Google "Lady Gaga Stripping" and you don't get a glimpse of her youthful dalliance in the industry. You get a litany of links describing how the singer stripped on stage at one of her performances. And those headlines are from just the last few years (before she started singing with Tony Bennett that is). But while it's hard to find tales of her professional stripping while wading through her semi-professional extracurricular stripping, Gaga (born Stefani Germanotta) did spend time earning her living from the adult industry. She started stripping at 18, moving out of her parents' house and refusing to take any help from them. Her act consisted of black leather outfits and a soundtrack of Guns N' Roses and Black Sabbath. Since then, the songs might have changed, but it sounds like her act might have remained surprisingly similar.


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