Rags to Riches: Snakkle Reveals 12 Celebrities Who Went from Poor to PoshIf the Real Housewives have taught us anything, itâ€™s that big dreams and Botox are as ubiquitous in Beverly Hills as a lost tourist looking for the Hollywood sign. But not everyone in Tinseltown has lived the luxurious life since birth. In fact, some of our favorite tabloid residents of Malibu and Bel Air came from humble beginnings, calling home to shelters, trailer parks, and even the back of a car. Here are 12 stars who went from rags to rich and famous. By Katherine Butler
The Canadian actor and producer is perhaps best known as Captain Kirk of the wildly successful Star Trek franchise, which began first as a TV series in 1966. But before Star Trek became the culture phenomenon it is today, the original Captain Kirk boldly went where many impoverished actors had gone before. After his divorce and the cancellation of Star Trek in 1969, Shatner lived in his truck for a while.