The Fight to Fame: 14 Stars Who Struggled Before They Made it Big

Nights in homeless shelters, sharing rooms, waiting tables – it takes a lot of work to become a star

MADONNA GOT FIRED FROM DUNKIN' DONUTS

It's hard to imagine Madonna as anything but the icon she is today – but at one point she was just another girl trying to make it big. To make ends meet, she took a job at a Dunkin' Donuts in Times Square – but didn't last through the first shift. She was first on day one after she accidentally squirted jelly filling on a customer.