Before they can crack Hollywood and only make movies they love, Plenty of actors and actresses turned to doing the work that may not be entirely close to their heart.
For some that's working as a waiter or a construction worker, and for others, that can mean stripping off for the adult film industry, Elle Australia magazine published a list of some of your favourite actors and actresses.
Here, we take a look through some surprising celebrity faces you may not know have dabbled in pornography in their careers.
(1) Jon Hamm
In an interview with Vanity fair magazine, Jon Hamm revealed that before he became a TV superstar thanks to Mad Men, he worked in porn. Talking about his cringey appearance on a 90's dating show which recently went viral, Hamm revealed, " I was actually at that time working as a set dresser for Cinemax softcore porn movies. It was soul crushing," That's right, Don Draper used to arrange daggy props and decor around porn stars.
(2) Cameron Diaz
Before she shot to superstardom in The Mask, a 19 year old Cameron Diaz starred in some soft core porn. When she became big she tried and unfortunately failed to stop the video footage appearing online.
(3) David Duchovny
David Duchovny has undergraduate degrees from Princeton and Yale, both US Ivy league universities. With long running shows like The X-Files and Californication under his belt, he's also one of the most successful actors on TV. But he also repeatedly appeared in mid 90's soft core porn series titled, The Red Shoe Diaries.
(4) Sibel Kekilli
Sibel Kekilli who played Tyrion Lannister's love interest in Game of Thrones, previously acted in porn films using the stage name 'Dilara, tragically when a newspaper in her native Germany broke this news, her parents cut off all contact with her.
(5) Matt Leblanc
Before he was Joey Tribbiani, Matt Leblanc got his acting break in porn. Like David Duchovny, he also starred in The Red Shoe Diaries, fast forward a few years later and Matt was getting paid $1 million per episode on Friends
(6) Dame Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren may now be one of the most celebrated actresses on the Planet, but in 1979 she starred in Caligula, a controversial Roman epic which was banned based on its gratuitous content.
(7) Jackie Chan
Turns out Kung Fu isn't the only physical activity Jackie Chan like to do in front of the camera. In 2006 it came out that he had started in an adult comedy called All in the Family, but he shrugged it off as no biggy, " I had to do anything I could to make a living 31 years ago, but I don't think it's a big deal, even Marlon Brando used to be exposed in his movies," he said.
(8) Arnold Schwarzenegger
From porn star Governer of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger clearly has many layers. The actor turned politician was formerly a gay porn model, and also posed nude for gay magazine After Dark.
(9) Sasha Grey
Sasha Grey has starred in several mainstream flicks like the Girlfriend Experience and I Melt With You, as well as upcoming thriller Open Windows with Elijah Wood and a guest role in the final season of Entourage, remember Vinnie's porn star girlfriend, that was her, Before that she spent five years in real life adult entertainment from which she starred in 2011.
(10) Sylvester Stallone
When sleeping on the streets of NYC, Sylvester Stallone took up an offer to star in soft core porn film titled, The Party at Kitty and Stud's.
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