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12 Celebrities Who Survived Huge Obstacles Before They Were Famous


Celebrities who overcame tough backgrounds and upbringings to achieve success are always inspirational. After all, everyone loves a survivor and thriver.

But some stars have such harrowing, dark, and heavy pasts that it is truly amazing how far they’ve come to get where they are today.

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See some of their most incredible then-and-now photos and stories below.

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