Stern Forum Relevancy? Obvious reasons! (several) Lack of Relevancy? Prostitutes who successfully traded their bodies in exchange for the opportunity to turn legitimate talents into bonafide celebrity. http://dating.com/articles/about-es...llywood-stars-you-wont-believe-used-to-escort snippets: Marilyn Monroe Until she hit it big with Asphalt Jungle in late 1950, she bounced around from assignment to assignment, hoping to make enough to support herself. It is reported that during this time, she was paid $500 per day for â€œhanging outâ€ with directors and producers. It is also reported that a 15-minute sex tape exists of Monroe giving oral sex to a male actor. The film was released prior to Monroeâ€™s rise to fame. The blonde in the picture may or may not be Monroe. In various biographies, it is written that Monroe admits to going on dates with men in order to get a good meal or money to pay the rent. Russell Brand During his teen years, he was admitted to the Italia Cont Academy in London to study theater. However, he was kicked out due to his destructive behavior. Following his dismissal, he earned income as an escort in order to pay his bills and to support his drug habit. Reports indicate that he knew many prostitutes and identified with their efforts and goals, so it was really no big deal to dabble in their world. Raquel Welch She was a sex symbol long before her days as a prehistoric sex symbol in the flick One Million Years B.C. in the 1960s. Welch went by her maiden name, Raquel Tejada, and had quite a following as a high-end escort before she hit it big in Hollywood. Originally moving with her two children to Dallas, she started a career as a model for Neiman Marcus and a cocktail waitress. High-profile officials are also rumored to have enjoyed her company as an escort while she lived in Dallas. Tony Danza His television career started in a boxing gym, when he caught the eye of a prostitute who passed along the number of a Hollywood producer she had become acquainted with. Information garnered from several memoirs of Hollywood insiders reveals that Danza was eye candy for Merv Griffin in the beginning of his time in Hollywood, being paraded around nakedly at parties and social gatherings. Brad Pitt When he came to Hollywood, he had $100 in his pocket and arrived late for an interview with gay soap writer Thom Racina. Racina didnâ€™t have a role for him, but he had a job as his houseboy that he offered to Pitt. He moved in and ran errands, cleaned the pool, walked the dog and fulfilled other needs for Racina, in exchange for room and board. Joan Collins Even though she was talented and had some credits to her name from the U.K., she still started at the bottom. To make ends meet, she worked as a high-end escort, getting to know all the producers and directors in Hollywood. After a successful career in both movies and television, she became associated with King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who propositioned her to become a madam for him. She is also rumored to have assisted in building the escort empire of Heidi Fleiss. Denise Richards However, many insiders report that her career was launched through her involvement with the Heidi Fleiss escort service. She gained recognition through connections she met as an escort. Nancy Reagan Although itâ€™s extremely difficult to believe, Nancy Davis Reagan was a Hollywood escort, according to insiders. When she arrived in Hollywood, despite her beauty and charm, the studios had a difficult time casting her. As a result, she served as a â€œhostess girlâ€. She helped wine, dine and entertain actors the studio wanted to recruit. She dated several actors including Clark Gable, Robert Stack and Peter Lawford; she had quite a reputation for her abilities to give great oral sex. Al Pacino Known for his breakthrough role in The Godfather, itâ€™s difficult to believe that Al Pacino would have ever needed to sell his body in order to support himself. However, this Oscar winner spent time during his early career homeless and looking for a meal. Having traveled back to Sicily, Italy, after dropping out of school, he found himself struggling to make ends meet. He said in an interview in the New York Post, "At 20, I lived in Sicily by selling the only asset I had â€“ my body. An older woman traded food and housing in return for sex". When he moved back to the States, he still found himself in financial hardship, homeless and looking for work, despite his efforts to jumpstart his acting career. It is unclear whether his escorting career continued at this point in his life, before he became famous. Sophia Loren A sex symbol the world over, Loren worked as a young teenager during World War II to put food on her familyâ€™s table by pleasing gentlemen in the neighborhood and surrounding areas as a prostitute. Even though she was scarily skinny (as most girls were during this period in Italy), she was known to clients as â€œLa Simpaticaâ€. She hooked up with most of her clients through the pub her mother opened in their living room.