Did you know these Hollywood stars used to be exotic dancers?

Lady Gaga
She did it for the $$$
Chris Pratt
Chris is good at undressing but a terrible dancer
Channing Tatum
Channing doesn't miss taking it off at all...
Brad Pitt
Brad once danced full Monty with a pillowcase on his head!
Javier Bardem
Bardem's mother and sister had to come and cheer him on!
Carmen Electra
Carmen used her past to her advantage
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine does not want to be associated with
Amber Rose
Lady Gaga

The iconic singer and actress following made a surprising confession to Andy Cohen on 'Watch What Happens Live' last year.

She did it for the $$$

Lady Gaga told Cohen that at the age of 18, she worked as an "exotic" dancer because “she earned more money than as a waitress.” However, Gaga also said, "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."

Chris Pratt

During an interview with Buzzfeed in 2015, the actor said that "I was always a very much naked person. I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, "I may as well get paid."'

Chris is good at undressing but a terrible dancer

He worked sporadically as a dancer for $ 40 per performance and, although he auditioned to work at a club as a regular exotic dancer, he didn't land the gig. "I did go one time and audition on a stage for a club, but I don't think I got the job. I don't think I'm a very good dancer," he said with a laugh.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum used to take his clothes off for money in the 90s, and his stage name was Chan Crawford. However, he did not enjoy being a baring it all. At a press call for 'Magic Mike, ' Chris told People Magazine about his time working as a stripper. "I don’t miss anything about it (exotic dancing),” he told the magazine even though his experience certainly helped him in the film 'Magic Mike.'

Channing doesn't miss taking it off at all...

Tatum went on to tell People: "It wasn’t glamorous whatsoever, so there’s nothing that I miss..."

Photo: screenshot from 'Magic Mike'

 

Brad Pitt

During his time in college, Brad Pitt belonged to a group called the 'Dancing Bares.' Pitt's former friends from his frat boy days told InTouch Weekly some pretty funny stories about the actor's stripping experiences.

Brad once danced full Monty with a pillowcase on his head!

Thomas Whelihan, a friend of Brad's from college, told the magazine, "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!"

Javier Bardem

Before he knew that he wanted to pursue acting, Bardem tried his hand at exotic dancing. The actor told The Times about his experiences, "I did it as a joke for some friends at first," he explained. "But a guy in the bar we were in spotted me and hired me for the next day."

Bardem's mother and sister had to come and cheer him on!

It turns out that stripping wasn't for Bardem. He was not talented at it at all, and luckily, he would later find success as an actor. Javier was so terrible he asked his mother and sister to attend his show and cheer him on. The actor told The Times, "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."

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra became known on the big screen for her role as the stunning Lani McKenzie in 'Baywatch,' but she was a professional exotic dancer before becoming an actress.

Carmen used her past to her advantage

The actress used her past to her advantage, and years later, she continues to put her pole dancing skills to good use. Electra created exercise pole dancing videos and even released her own pole brand for people wanting to learn to pole dance at home.

Photo: screenshot YouTube

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Another actress who shed her clothes for cash before entering the Hollywood world was Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones. Various media outlets have published that Catherine took the job to pay for a nose job; however, the actress has never spoken about it herself.

Catherine does not want to be associated with "that" world

In fact, it seems Catherine Zeta-Jones does not wish to be associated with exotic dancing at all. In 2005, the actress sued a club in Reno, Nevada, when it used her image without her permission on their website. Catherine claimed that the images would "dilute the value of her celebrity endorsement."

Amber Rose

Actor, model, and TV presenter Amber Rose opened up about her previous job of baring it all in an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2015. Rose said that she worked in the industry from age 18 until she was 25, and she loved it!

"I made lifelong friends"

Amber Rose told Cosmopolitan, "That was the best time of my life! Oh my god, I had so much fun. I really did. All the girls were really cool. The guys weren’t allowed to touch you. I was never sexually assaulted or [anything]. I was young, beautiful, I was onstage, I wasn’t really ashamed of my body. I made lifelong friends."

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