Before they were stars: Celebrities' past jobs

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, February 16, 2011

3 of 80: 'Inside The Actors Studio' host James Lipton used to work as a pimp in Paris in the 1950s. He ran out of money and a prostitute friend suggested he work as her manager. He talked about his life in the French capital several times, including during an interview with Julia Roberts. (Check out more details)

(Pictured: James Lipton appears in a publicity photo for his Bravo interview show 'Inside The Actors Studio.') (Vivian ZInk / Bravo / NBC Universal)