If Game of Thrones has taught us anything, it’s that prostituting yourself can lead to ruling the world.
This is true in the real world, too. Our history is full of famous escorts who’ve become household names.
Here are 5 people who “turned tricks” for money, even though their names are more mainstream than Coca-Cola.
Heidi Fleiss: The Queen of Famous Escorts
She is the most famous “madame” of all time. Or at least her client list was the most famous.
When she started telling her story, few people were surprised when she outed famous slime like Mickey Rourke and Charlie Sheen.
However, things were different in 2016 when she sold her black book. Her book alleged that the man who crafted your childhood, George Lucas, was a client. So was Johnny Depp.
This part of the famous gunslinger’s life was really downplayed on the HBO hit Deadwood. And we thank the creators dearly for that. They focused more on her life as a gunfighter, professional gambler and profane piss-tank.
She was also known to turn some tricks as a means of making money back in the day. Sort of a pioneer among our list of famous escorts.
Yes, one of the most famous sex symbols of all time is rumoured to have spent some time in the sex trade. She was an escort girl for the rich and powerful.
By all accounts, Hollywood in the 50s and 60s was an even dirtier place than it is today. Most of the famous actresses were also secretly famous escorts.
But it’s a bit more surprising when you consider how she did afterward. We’re talking about one of the most celebrated beauties of all time and the icon of glamour for that era. She also (allegedly) bedded a US President and Mickey Mantle.
The former Mr. Katie Perry had a rough past, as he’ll be the first to tell you. Now, many are debating how many details of his years before super-stardom are made up and how many actually happened.
However, Russ has gone on the record saying that while he was going in and out of rehab, he was forced to work as a male prostitute.
He’s now got an estimated net worth of about 15 million dollars. So as long as he has a savings account, he presumably won’t return to that lifestyle.
Deal with it, Kanye fans. Not only is she the most famous porn star in the world, she is also one of the most famous escorts.
Apparently her family really, really wanted her to bag a baller of any sort. Her “services” were offered to the Knicks’ Danilo Gallinari (now a Clipper).
In return, the Knick would get sex and he was told (by her family) it would be good for his career and that he would garner lots of media exposure. They were basically pimping her out to anyone who could dunk.
Later she would famously marry NBAer Kris Humphries and promptly destroy his thriving career.