#5. Russell Brand
Russell Brand has found a very successful career as a comedic actor, one that has allowed him to mingle with A-List celebrities and even land him Katy Perry as a wife. Brand is very open about his childhood in which he was sexually abused as a child. Brand was also bulimic as a teen. His father wanted to turn him into a man, and at age 16, brought him to Hong Kong where he hand picked out a prostitute for his first official sexual experience. Brand had a rough go of it early in his career, battling demons with his drug addiction and claiming to be a sex addict.
When Brand was young, he has stated that he needed to sell himself (for sex) in order to afford the drugs. He was an escort for a period of time that allowed him to get by before evolving into the celebrity we know today. Source