15. Halle Berry
Halle was a saleswoman in a department store. After graduating high school, she worked in the children’s section of Higbee’s department store to help pay for some of her college expenses. She was majoring in broadcast journalism.
After she did well in a few beauty contests, she decided to pack up her things and move to NY to pursue acting. The first few years were rough, as she found it difficult to land any roles. She actually ended up staying at a homeless shelter during that time because she ran out of money.