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The following 92 pages are in this category, out of 92 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Johnny Depp – John Christopher Johnny Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor and he rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. He has collaborated on nine films with director, producer, Depp is regarded as one of the worlds biggest film stars. Films featuring Depp have grossed over $3.2 billion at the United States box office, Depp has been nominated for major acting awards, including three nominations for Academy Award for Best Actor. He has been listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records as the highest paid actor, Depp was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2015. Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, the youngest of four children of Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, Depp is of mostly English ancestry, with some ancestors from elsewhere in Europe. He is descended from a French Huguenot immigrant, Pierre Deppe or Dieppe, Depp is a 20th cousin of Elizabeth II. Depp moved frequently during his childhood and he and his siblings lived in more than 20 different places, eventually settling in Miramar, Florida in 1970. Depps parents divorced in 1978 when he was 15 and his mother married Robert Palmer, whom Depp has called an inspiration to me. With the gift of a guitar from his mother when he was 12, a year after his parents divorce, he dropped out of high school to become a rock musician. He attempted to go back to two weeks later, but the principal told him to follow his dream of being a musician. He played with The Kids, a band that enjoyed modest local success, the Kids set out together for Los Angeles in pursuit of a record deal, changing their name to Six Gun Method, but the group split up before signing a record deal. Depp subsequently collaborated with the band Rock City Angels and co-wrote their song Mary, on December 20,1983, Depp married Lori Anne Allison, the sister of his bands bass player and singer. During their marriage she worked as a makeup artist while he worked a variety of odd jobs and his wife introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to pursue an acting career. Depp and his wife divorced in 1985, Depps first film role was in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street, in which he played the boyfriend of heroine Nancy Thompson and one of Freddy Kruegers victims. After a starring role in the comedy Private Resort, Depp was cast in the role of the skating drama Thrashin by the films director. Instead, Depp appeared in a supporting role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stones Vietnam War drama Platoon. He accepted this role to work with actor Frederic Forrest, who inspired him, despite his success, Depp felt that the series forced into the role of product
2. Leroy Griffith – Leroy Charles Griffith is an American theater and nightclub proprietor, former Broadway theater producer, and film producer. He has owned, leased, or operated more than 60 adult entertainment theaters across the United States, during burlesques heyday, he was a prolific producer of live stage shows featuring showgirls, strippers, comedians, and other stars of the era. Griffith was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Floyd R. and his father was a theater owner. The younger Griffith began as a projectionist, cashier, and usher at a theater in his hometown. At 17, he left for St. Louis and a job working concessions for Oscar Markovich at the Grand Burlesque Theater, at the Grand, Griffith started as a candy butcher, hawking candy and trinkets to audiences before and during intermission. In those days, he said in a 1993 interview, they had probably 30 people in the cast, a chorus line, Griffith discovered that any profit to be made was not from the show itself but from the concession stand, Thats where I was. In between acts, the pitchman would sell prize packages, candy, stuff like that, concessions was where the real money was, just like it is with regular movies today. After working his way up to manager, Griffith began saving money. In 1955, Griffith was drafted into the armed services, while stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, he worked with Bob Hopes USO show when Hope was on tour there in December 1956. After an early discharge, Griffith acquired his first theater, the Star, in Portland, after a limited operation of a Kansas City, Mo. restaurant and another period of short-term employment with Markovich, he opened a theater in Detroit. Identifying legitimate theaters that were going out of business, Griffith began acquiring them and these places would go under, he said in a 1993 interview, and Id go in and take over and make them successful with an adult policy. He soon acquired theaters throughout the United States, on a visit to Miami Beach in 1961, Griffith noticed the Paris Theater at 550 Washington Avenue was for sale. He leased it, then bought it, originally staging burlesque, but back in the early 60s, Griffith didnt call it burlesque, doing so would have been against local law. You couldnt even use the word, he recalled in a 1993 interview, I had one big stage show called The Top Stars of Burlesque, with Blaze Starr and all these people. I told the city, Its not burlesque and its the top stars of burlesque. Theres no law against the people of burlesque, the city decided theyd fix me by charging me $1,000 for a special license to do the show. I was going to have to pay $1,600 for a regular permit anyway, Griffith continued to open new venues throughout South Florida, from Broward County in the north to Key West in the south. In addition to bringing in acts, he began showing movies
3. Hugh Hefner – Hugh Marston Hefner is an American mens lifestyle magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. Hefner is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a former journalist for Esquire and he is best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made multi-millionaire, his net worth is over $43 million due to his success as the founder of Playboy magazine, Hefner is also a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues. He is a World War II veteran, Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 9,1926. He is the first child of Grace Caroline and Glenn Lucius Hefner and he had a younger brother, Keith. Hefners mother was of Swedish descent, and his father had German, through his fathers line, Hefner has stated that he is a direct descendant of Plymouth governor William Bradford. He has described his family as conservative, Midwestern, Methodist and he attended Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School, then during World War II, served as a writer for a military newspaper in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946. After graduation, he took a semester of courses in sociology at Northwestern University. While he was working as a copywriter for Esquire, Hefner left in January 1952 after being denied a $5 raise, the first issue, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies. After the Charles Beaumont science fiction short story The Crooked Man was rejected by Esquire magazine in 1955, the story highlighted straight men being persecuted in a world where homosexuality was the norm. After the magazine received letters, Hefner wrote a response to criticism where he said, If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society then the reverse was wrong. In 1961, Hefner watched Dick Gregory perform at the Herman Roberts Show Bar in Chicago, based on that performance, Hefner hired Gregory to work at the Chicago Playboy Club, Gregory attributes the subsequent launch of his career to that night. On June 4,1963, Hefner was arrested for promoting obscene literature after an issue of Playboy featuring nude shots of Jayne Mansfield was released, the case went to trial and resulted in a hung jury. In the 1993 The Simpsons episode Krusty Gets Kancelled, Hefner guest-voiced himself, in 1999, Hefner financed the Clara Bow documentary, Discovering the It Girl. She defined an era and made her mark on the nation, Hefner guest-starred as himself in a 2006 episode of Seth Greens Robot Chicken on the late-night programming block Adult Swim. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television and has several movie appearances as himself. In 2009, he received a worst supporting actor nomination for a Razzie award for his performance as himself in Miss March, on his official Twitter account he joked about this nomination, Maybe I didnt understand the character. A documentary by Brigitte Berman, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Activist and he had previously granted full access to documentary filmmaker and television producer Kevin Burns for the A&E Biography special Hugh Hefner, American Playboy in 1996
4. Jay-Z – Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay Z, is an American rapper, businessman, and investor. He is one of the musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records. MTV ranked him the Greatest MC of all time in 2006, Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album —among the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2014, Forbes estimated his net worth at nearly $520 million, Jay Z co-owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA, as an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13. He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, in 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone, Jay Z married Singer-Songwriter Beyoncé in 2008. Shawn Carter was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Marcy Houses and he and his three siblings were raised by their mother, Gloria Carter after their father, Adness Reeves abandoned the family. Reeves would later meet and reconcile with Jay Z before dying from liver failure in 2003, Jay Z claims in his lyrics that in 1982, at the age of 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry. Along with future rapper AZ, Carter attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn until it was closed down, according to his interviews and lyrics, during this period he sold crack cocaine and was shot at three times. According to his mother, Carter used to wake up his siblings at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table and she bought him a boom box for his birthday, sparking his interest in music. He began freestyling and writing lyrics, known as Jazzy around the neighborhood, Carter later adopted the showbiz/stage name Jay-Z in homage to his mentor Jaz-O. He would drop the hyphen in 2013, Jay Z can be briefly heard on several of Jaz-Os early recordings in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including The Originators and Hawaiian Sophie. Jay Z became embroiled in several battles with rapper LL Cool J in the early 1990s and he first became known to a wide audience on the posse cut Show and Prove on the 1994 Big Daddy Kane album Daddys Home. When I would leave the stage to go change outfits, I would bring out Jay Z and Positive K and let them freestyle until I came back to the stage. The young Jay Z appeared on a song by Big L, Da Graveyard, and on Mic Geronimos Time to Build. His first official rap single was called In My Lifetime, for which he released a music video, an unreleased music video was also produced for the B-side I Cant Get with That
5. Eva Longoria – Eva Longoria Bastón is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. She has also appeared in Harsh Times, The Sentinel, from 2015 to 2016, Longoria starred as Ana Sofia Calderón on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela, and served as an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids. Longoria has also appeared in advertising campaigns and has been named one of Hollywoods most beautiful women by several publications, including People en Español. She currently holds contracts with LOréal, Hanes, and New York & Co, Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the youngest of four daughters born to ninth-generation Mexican-American parents, Ella Eva and Enrique Longoria, Jr. While in high school, she worked at a Wendys restaurant part-time for three years, Longoria earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at nearby Texas A&M University-Kingsville. During this time, she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi USA in 1998, after completing college, Longoria entered a talent contest that led her to Los Angeles, shortly after, she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent. While auditioning for roles, Longoria worked as a headhunter for four years and she received her masters degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge, in May 2013 following three years of study. Her thesis was entitled, Success STEMS From Diversity, The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers, Longoria landed her first television role in 1999 after meeting Executive Producer Gary Ghiaey at a political reception in Los Angeles Longoria guest-starred in an episode of Beverly Hills,90210. Another guest appearance in General Hospital the same year brought her big break on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young, after leaving The Young and the Restless, Longoria appeared in the Dick Wolf revival of Dragnet. Following Dragnet, she starred in Señorita Justice, a poorly received film. Shortly after her debut on Desperate Housewives, Longoria starred in a film titled Carlitas Secret. In 2006, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy along with her co-stars in Desperate Housewives, Longoria was awarded the ALMA Award and named entertainer of the year that year. She also starred opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in the 2006 thriller The Sentinel, in 2006, she played the character Sylvia in Harsh Times, starring Freddy Rodríguez and Christian Bale. In the 2000s, Longoria appeared in several advertising campaigns and numerous mens magazines. She was featured on the cover of international womens magazines, including Vogue, Marie Claire. People en Español listed her among its Most Beautiful People for 2003, Longoria continues to be included in lists of Hollywoods Most Beautiful. She was listed as No.1 in Maxims Hottest Female Stars of 2005 and 2006 and she was ranked No.9 in the magazines Hot 100 of 2007 list. In honor of Maxims 100th issue in 2006, Longoria was featured on a 75-by-110-foot vinyl mesh replica of its January 2005 cover located in a Clark County, More recently, she was ranked No.14 of Peoples Most Beautiful 2011
6. Sakis Rouvas – Anastasios Sakis Rouvas, known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording, film and television artist, model, businessman and former pole vaulter. Born in Corfu, he won medals on the athletics team during the 1980s. Rouvas began a career in 1991 as one of Greeces first dance-pop performers. His tenor vocals, complex choreography, costumes, and technological advancements have been credited with transforming music videos and live performances. Rouvas is noted for avoiding domestic music, attaining success for a non-laïko or -éntekhno artist, and for breaking cultural, social, artistic, during the early 1990s, Rouvas signed with PolyGram Records and won the Thessaloniki Song Festival. Despite five commercially successful albums, his life has been publicized. Rouvas signed with Minos EMI in 1997, returning to the charts with Kati Apo Mena and 21os Akatallilos, one of the few Greek entertainers to gain recognition abroad, he has been popular in the Balkans since the 1990s. By the 2010s, Rouvas had expanded his career to film, television, theatre, since 2003 Rouvas has been in a relationship with model Katia Zygouli, with whom he has four children. He is involved in issues, and has been praised for his dedication to philanthropic organizations. Rouvas has won six Arion Music Awards,15 Pop Corn Music Awards,22 MAD Video Music Awards, four Status Man of the Year Awards, an MTV Europe Music Award and a World Music Award. Several number-one albums and singles which have been certified gold or higher have made him one of Greeces most popular musical artists, known for his independence, Rouvas musical, fashion and performance styles have influenced other artists for over two decades. In 2009 Down Town named him its Entertainer of the Decade, in 2010, Forbes listed him as the celebrity in Greece. Rouvas was born on January 5,1972 in the village of Mandoukion, near Corfu City on the island of Corfu, the eldest of four sons of Konstantinos Kostas Rouvas and he has three brothers, Billy, Tolis and Nikos. The family was poor, and Rouvas began taking care of his brothers at age five, at age four, he exhibited athletic ability and took ballet classes as a child. His parents had a background, and at age ten Rouvas starred in his first theatrical production. His older co-stars were impressed with his talent, soon afterwards Rouvas discovered music, which he enjoyed nearly as much as athletics. He taught himself guitar, inspired by artists such as Elvis Presley. In 1984 his parents divorced, Rouvas and his brother Tolis moved to their paternal grandparents home in the village of Potamos when their father remarried