There's something endearing about learning the history of your favorite celebrities, which is why when we stumbled upon a few former summer gigs of stylish women like Rachel McAdams and Eva Mendes, it had us wanting more. If you share the same curiosity, scroll down for 11 surprising summer jobs celebrities had before they were famous, and be sure to share your first summer job with us in the comments below!
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The Oscar nominee worked at Hooters to save money for college when she was 18.
Mara attributes her maternal instinct to her large family and jobs like nannying and serving as a camp counselor.
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When asked about her days with Hot Dog on a Stick, Mendes recalls them as being "very strict" and running the "operation with an iron fist."
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The singer used to work at a Greek restaurant in Manhattan and, according to her, always got big tips.
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Reed scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins when she was just 14.
The No Doubt singer served ice cream at Dairy Queen.
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Longoria, who used to flip burgers at Wendy's, has been vocal about tax breaks for low-income employees.
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In high school, Michele worked part-time at a bat mitzvah dress shop.
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Madonna worked at Dunkin' Donuts and was allegedly fired for squirting jelly on customers by accident.
Fox's one job growing up was at a smoothie cafe where she had to dress up as a banana.
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McAdams worked at McDonald's for three years and admits she "was not a great employee."
What was your summer job growing up? Tell us in the comments, and head over to Mined. to shop work bags!