These celebrities all became politicians
Ilona Staller -
Ilona Staller, also known as 'La Cicciolina,' was Italy's most famous adult film star. She then successfully pivoted into politics!
Kanye West -
Kanye West previously announced his intention to run for 2020 President of the United States.
Kal Penn -
In 2009, he became an associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement under President Barack Obama.
Clay Aiken -
Clay Aiken was a runner-up on 'American Idol' in 2003 and went on to release a successful album afterward.
Alyssa Milano -
In May, Milano tweeted, “Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill.
Cynthia Nixon -
Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, made famous by her role as Miranda in 'Sex and the City,' ran for governor of New York in 2018.
Sonny Bono -
Sonny Bono was famous for his musical collaboration and relationship with Cher in the 1960s and 1970s.
He was a rebellious character, so it was a surprise when he turned to politics in his home state of Rio de Janeiro.
Clint Eastwood -
Legendary actor Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of the California town of Carmel in 1986.
Fred Thompson -
He became an active Republican politician in the 1990s, becoming US Senator for Tennessee in 1994.
Arnold Schwarzenegger -
He had been openly political for many years and finally became the governor of California in 2003.
Wyclef Jean -
Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean attempted to run for President of Haiti in 2010.
Caitlyn Jenner -
On April 23, Caitlyn Jenner declared her bid to run as a Republican against Democrat Gavin Newsom in the recall election for California's governor.