Lana Turner was a normal teenager in 1937, hanging out with her friends at the local malt shop when she was supposed to be in class. As chance would have it, there was another patron of the café that day who happened to be the editor of the Hollywood Reporter. The man struck up a conversation, took some photos, and helped the 16-year-old get her first contract with Warner Brothers Pictures.
Before he was Rocky, Sylvester Stallone was struggling to survive in New York City, living for a time in the Port Authority Bus Station. He had been evicted from his apartment, and out of desperation he answered a casting call for an acting gig – in an adult film. Stallone was paid just $200, but went on to appear in an erotic off-Broadway play and a few films before the massive success of the Rocky franchise.
Model Claudia Schiffer has brains as well as beauty. The daughter of a lawyer, 17-year-old Claudia worked part time at a Dusseldorf law firm and planned to study law herself. She also loved to have fun, and one night when she was out at a dance club, a model agency scout noticed her. She started her modeling career and quickly became a household name.