41. Lucy Liu
Lucy was a secretary, a restaurant hostess and an aerobics instructor. She was very fixed on becoming an actress and knew that in order to achieve her goals, she would need money saved up to supplement the low paying gigs she would initially get.
She worked 7 days a week, during the weekdays she was a secretary, but on the weekends she was an aerobics instructor by day and a hostess of a barbecue restaurant in NYC at night. She said the schedule was grueling but her future acting goals kept her going.
In a twist of fate, she was discovered on the subways of NYC because she was always on the go and the rest is history.