To be a celebrity, you usually have to possess some sort of crowd-pleasing talent – acting, athletic ability and so on. But quite a lot of celebrities happen to have more than one noteworthy skill. These 20 have hidden talents that the general public don’t necessarily know about. And some of those gifts are seriously unusual.
20. Pierce Brosnan – Fire-eating
The former 007 has a secret skill that often leaves people shaken, not stirred. He’s a practitioner of the very dangerous art of fire-eating. He started doing it in 1969 and was subsequently employed by a circus for several years. Brosnan later showed off his hidden talents during the first season of Remington Steele. And yes, he has badly burnt his mouth before, during an episode of The Muppets no less – so don’t try this at home.
19. Jack White – Upholstery
Long before The White Stripes existed, Jack White made his living from upholstery. Indeed, he even briefly had a band called The Upholsterers. And he soon found a way of combining his two passions. White hid vinyl copies of The Upholsterers’ second single, “Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid To Tell You,” inside the items that he worked on! So if you own furniture from Detroit, it may be worth checking inside your chairs.