Celebrities become famous for a lot of reasons. Some become well-known for careers in film, music, business or politics. Check out these sexy and talented celebrities.
Celebrities become famous for a lot of reasons. Some become well-known for careers in film, like actor Hugh Jackman, above, or for careers in music, business or politics. Learn all about celebrities on the next pages.
Elvis Presley was a superstar singer who had more than one talent. He was also an accomplished actor and served in the military. See a band that took the world by storm next.
The Beatles, as seen here arriving in London on July 2, 1964, following an Australian tour, traveled the world as one of the most successful bands in musical history. See one of the biggest pop stars in history next.
Pop superstar Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, caused what Google termed a "volcanic" increase in Web traffic. See another major pop singer on the next page.
Stars with longevity like Madonna, who released her first album in 1983, are signed to long-term touring contracts. See the lead singer of U2 next.
Irish singer Bono is the lead singer for the famous band U2. Bono has made headlines for his philanthropic work in recent years. Take a look at a rap mogul next.
Rapper Jay-Z performs on stage during the 2009 All Points West Music and Arts Festival. Not to be solely defined by music, Jay-Z also owns a nightclub, a clothing company and a record label. See how Will Smith became famous next.
Will Smith began his rise to celebrity status as a rapper. He then decided to try his hand in acting, which ultimately launched him to international fame. Next, see an actress who works internationally.
Angelina Jolie has starred in numerous films that have propelled her celebrity status. Even though she is a busy mom, she still finds time to travel the world as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador. Next, see a pair of actors who are serious about their craft.
Morgan Freeman and Christian Bale starred together in "The Dark Knight." The two actors have a reputation for studying their characters down to the finest detail. Take a look at an actress who calls Sydney, Australia, home.
Nicole Kidman is known in Hollywood as one of the top Australian actors for her work in such films as "Far and Away" and "Eyes Wide Shut." Next, see a pair of actors who tried to crack Da Vinci's code.
Audrey Tautou and Tom Hanks discover adventure and intrigue in a Swiss bank in the 2006 film "The Da Vinci Code." Tom Hanks has won Academy Awards for his roles in "Forest Gump" and "Philadelphia." Take a look at an actress who was enthralled with Tiffany's next.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly peers into a Tiffany storefront window. In addition to acting awards, she also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Next, check out a celebrity director.
George Lucas is a famous American film director who is best known for his blockbuster hits "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones." See another director who has celebrity status next.
American director Steven Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan." Several of his other films were the highest-grossing of the time, including "Jaws", "E.T." and "Jurassic Park". Did you know that business CEOs can become famous? See one next.
Sir Richard Branson has become an icon for his genius business acumen. He is seen here giving a thumbs-up during the unveiling of a scale model of his SpaceShipTwo. Branson is leading the way in space tourism. Next, take a look at another captain of industry.
Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs holds up one of his influential computers. From iPods to Apple software, Steve Jobs is a stickler for perfection. See one of Jobs' competitors next.
Bill Gates developed software that changed our lives in more ways than one. Now he is using his good fortune to help the world in dozens of humanitarian causes. Next, see a lady who is a media mogul.
Oprah Winfrey's celebrated TV talk show was the foundation that she used to build a media empire. Her philanthropic work and accomplishments in the media industry have made her one of the most admired public figures. Take a look at a princess that captured our hearts next.