We all dream of living like a celebrity, with lavish parties, the best liquor and the most exotic vacations. While our lives may seem drab compared to all that glitz and glamor, it is a little known fact that many of the most famous celebs had a distinctly non-glamorous start. Some have even suffered hardships, violence and social problems. Meet the 9 rough-start celebrities who were born without silver spoons.
1. Demi Moore
Born to a cocaine addicted father and a 19 year old girl, Demi Moore found herself being raised by her young mother and drunkard stepfather. To make matters worse, her stepfather was a struggling traveling salesman and the family had to be constantly on the road.
Growing up in rural Alaska to a father who earned a meager living by singing in bars, Jewel had to spend her childhood in a house with no internal heating (not easy in Alaska!). Even after she began to pursue her career as a performer, she was often reduced to living in a van and eking out a living by performing in bars like her father did.