The Summer Jobs Celebrities Had Before They Were Famous

There's something endearing about learning the history of your favourite 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!

Amy Adams, Hooters Girl


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The Oscar nominee worked at Hooters to save money for college when she was 18.

Rooney Mara, Camp Counselor


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Mara attributes her maternal instinct to her large family and jobs like nannying and serving as a camp counselor.

Eva Mendes, Hot Dog on a Stick Employee


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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." 

Lady Gaga, Manhattan Waitress


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The singer used to work at a Greek restaurant in Manhattan and, according to her, always got big tips.

Crystal Reed, Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Scooper


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Reed scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins when she was just 14.

Gwen Stefani, Dairy Queen Employee


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The No Doubt singer served ice cream at Dairy Queen.

Eva Longoria, Wendy's Burger Flipper


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Longoria, who used to flip burgers at Wendy's, has been vocal about tax breaks for low-income employees. 

Lea Michele, Shopgirl


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In high school, Michele worked part-time at a bat mitzvah dress shop.

Madonna, Dunkin' Doughnuts Employee


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Madonna worked at Dunkin' Doughnuts and was allegedly fired for squirting jelly on customers by accident.

Megan Fox, Banana at Smoothie Cafe


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Fox's one job growing up was at a smoothie cafe where she had to dress up as a banana.

Rachel McAdams, McDonald's Employee


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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!