10 Celebrities Who Had Crazy Childhoods

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Rose McGowan decided to open up about her childhood in the latest issue of The Advocate and, man, did she have a tale to tell. Born into the Children of God cult, her family lived in Italy but returned to the States when she was 10. At age 13, McGowan ran away and found a home with a community of drag queens in Portland. “I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens … We didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them … I could finagle my way into lots of different [clubs] … Whether it was how I danced or the way I looked, I was always quite celebrated in the gay clubs,” she revealed. Um, I hope she writes a book about this. [Huffington Post]

Rose is not the only celeb who has spoken about her unusual childhood. Click through to see some more celebrities whose beginnings were hardly cookie-cutter.

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