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Celebrities Who Have Been Successful in Multiple Professions

I was looking through a book containing Vogue covers over the past 100+ years, and it was surprising how many covers featured Renee Russo. I've always known her as an actress (Tin Cup, Lethal Weapon 3 & 4, Thor, etc.)...but I would imagine that having several Vogue covers qualified her as a supermodel.

Who are some other celebrities who have been successful in multiple professions? Not semi-successful in multiple professions either...I'm talking about reaching the top in multiple fields (at one point Renee Russo was one of the top actresses in Hollywood even though she's no longer as famous).

by Anonymousreply 3711/11/2012

Moi! The greatest singer in the world of popular music AND an acclaimed actress.

by Anonymousreply 111/11/2012

Liza, Rita Moreno, maybe George Clooney. I can't think of anyone else ff hand but Liza basically owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 211/11/2012

Of course people who've EGOT'd qualify.

by Anonymousreply 311/11/2012

I master all fields in which I dabble. I am a true Renaissance man.

by Anonymousreply 411/11/2012

Will Smith

Mark Wahlberg

Queen Latifah

by Anonymousreply 511/11/2012

LL Cool J Janet Jackson (Her films have all been big hits) Jamie Fox (If you follow R&B music) Dolly Parton Mila Jovavich Tyra Banks

by Anonymousreply 611/11/2012

Kim Kardashian

by Anonymousreply 711/11/2012

Do porn star and escort count as separate professions?

by Anonymousreply 811/11/2012

What, no love for me? DL, you in danger, gurls.

by Anonymousreply 911/11/2012

Pia Zadora.

by Anonymousreply 1011/11/2012

Madonna - singer, dancer, actress, director, producer, children's book author, fashion entrepreneur, star, legend.

by Anonymousreply 1111/11/2012

Glenda Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan - acting and politics

Ken Jeong, Haing S. Ngor - medicine and acting

Ruth Westheimer - sniping and sex therapy

by Anonymousreply 1211/11/2012

Ronald Reagan, George Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fred Grandy, Sonny Bono, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1311/11/2012

I'd agree with Liza. In addition to being an EGOT, she has a fashion and jewelry line, works with brain damaged children and medaled in gymnastics at last years senior olympics.

by Anonymousreply 1411/11/2012

Let's differentiate between actually being SUCCESSFUL in something versus licensing your name and likeness to hawk perfumes and cheaply-made clothing. So people like Britney wouldn't count.

by Anonymousreply 1511/11/2012

Marwena Dietwick did huh wown whiting.

by Anonymousreply 1611/11/2012

Gwyneth Paltrow = hooker, coke addict and bitch

by Anonymousreply 1711/11/2012

Peter Ustinov owns this thread:

(16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.

Phyllis Diller, comedienne and an accomplished enough pianist to do concerts.

Vincent Price, actor, noted gourmet cook (who wrote cookbooks), respected art collector.

by Anonymousreply 1811/11/2012

R13, don't forget the original "Pink Lady" Helen Gahagan Douglas.

Omar Sharif is a professional bridge player.

by Anonymousreply 1911/11/2012

James Cameron? He co-engineers submersibles and camera systems, successfully explores the ocean with them.

by Anonymousreply 2011/11/2012

Serena Williams, tennis and acting Venus Williams, tennis and fashion

by Anonymousreply 2111/11/2012

Tim Curry

by Anonymousreply 2211/11/2012

The Olsen twins. Acting and running their own fashion empire.

by Anonymousreply 2311/11/2012

Sorry. Hedy Lamarr owns this thread. One of two who invented a frequency-hopping idea that has served as a basis for modern spread-spectrum communication technology, such as Bluetooth, COFDM used in Wi-Fi network connections, and CDMA used in some cordless and wireless telephones.

by Anonymousreply 2411/11/2012

No need to apologize, R24.

by Anonymousreply 2511/11/2012

There are dozens of celebrities (singers and actors) who had or have their own fashion line, like Raven Symone.

Let's get a bit naughty with Simon Rex. He did porn (solo jerk off scenes) at the beginning, MTV VJ, and then actor on TV (What I like about you) and movies (Scary Movie).

by Anonymousreply 2611/11/2012

Rupert Everett. Hustler, actor, writer, documentary filmmaker, go-to bitter queen available for interviews regarding the bad consequences of coming out.

by Anonymousreply 2711/11/2012

Simon Rex was also a music artist.

by Anonymousreply 2811/11/2012

Tracy Lords. Porn performer, singer (really like her 1000 Fires album produced by Juno Reactor), and actress.

by Anonymousreply 2911/11/2012

Italo action comedy star legend Bud Spencer.

by Anonymousreply 3011/11/2012

Joan Crawford

by Anonymousreply 3111/11/2012

R31 "Pepsi -- for those who think young!"

by Anonymousreply 3211/11/2012

Steve Martin, Carrie Fisher, and Owen Wilson are all arguably better at writing scripts than they are at acting.

Same for Ben Stiller and Ben Affleck as directors.

by Anonymousreply 3311/11/2012

I probably wouldn't be acting today if it wasn't for the success in my first career as a... um... er... companion.

by Anonymousreply 3411/11/2012

Will Rogers - actor, comedian, raconteur, radio personality, newspaper columnist, philanthropist and top-notch rope-spinner.

by Anonymousreply 3511/11/2012

Stephen Fry, multi-hyphenate.

by Anonymousreply 3611/11/2012

Molly Ringwald is also an author, and her novel received critical applause.

by Anonymousreply 3711/11/2012
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