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).
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Moi! The greatest singer in the world of popular music AND an acclaimed actress.
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Liza, Rita Moreno, maybe George Clooney. I can't think of anyone else ff hand but Liza basically owns this thread.
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Of course people who've EGOT'd qualify.
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I master all fields in which I dabble. I am a true Renaissance man.
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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
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Do porn star and escort count as separate professions?
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What, no love for me? DL, you in danger, gurls.
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Madonna - singer, dancer, actress, director, producer, children's book author, fashion entrepreneur, star, legend.
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Glenda Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan - acting and politics
Ken Jeong, Haing S. Ngor - medicine and acting
Ruth Westheimer - sniping and sex therapy
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Ronald Reagan, George Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fred Grandy, Sonny Bono, etc.
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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.
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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.
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Marwena Dietwick did huh wown whiting.
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Gwyneth Paltrow = hooker, coke addict and bitch
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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.
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R13, don't forget the original "Pink Lady" Helen Gahagan Douglas.
Omar Sharif is a professional bridge player.
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James Cameron? He co-engineers submersibles and camera systems, successfully explores the ocean with them.
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Serena Williams, tennis and acting Venus Williams, tennis and fashion
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The Olsen twins. Acting and running their own fashion empire.
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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.
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No need to apologize, R24.
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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).
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Rupert Everett. Hustler, actor, writer, documentary filmmaker, go-to bitter queen available for interviews regarding the bad consequences of coming out.
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Simon Rex was also a music artist.
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Tracy Lords. Porn performer, singer (really like her 1000 Fires album produced by Juno Reactor), and actress.
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Italo action comedy star legend Bud Spencer.
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R31 "Pepsi -- for those who think young!"
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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.
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I probably wouldn't be acting today if it wasn't for the success in my first career as a... um... er... companion.
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Will Rogers - actor, comedian, raconteur, radio personality, newspaper columnist, philanthropist and top-notch rope-spinner.
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Stephen Fry, multi-hyphenate.
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Molly Ringwald is also an author, and her novel received critical applause.
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