6 Famous Women Who Successfully Re-branded Themselves
10:30 am, June 18th | by
It’s easy to look at a girl like Emma Stone and think she has it all. She helped present an award at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, has the adoration and respect of Ryan Gosling, and performed in big upcoming summer movie, “The Amazing Spider-Man.” But like many other women in show business, Stone wasn’t always the A-list lady we know today. She started her entertainment career as something and someone entirely different, and when that didn’t seem to be working, she changed her image and good things followed. It took a while to get to the top, but Stone is there now. Here are some females who successfully re-branded themselves.
Before she charmed us as Olive Penderghast in "Easy A," she was Emily Stone, a Scottsdale, Arizona native singing to audition for "The New Partridge Family." Few know that she started off as a reality television star who tried to get ahead with her voice, and although she's a talented singer, we like her as Emma Stone the comedian more.
The Los Angeles girl's claim to fame is "American Idol," as she was the runner-up for its fifth season. The Californian has since put out two albums, but gained more attention for her appearances in film and on TV. In 2008, she acted alongside Stone in sorority comedy, "The House Bunny" and is currently on musical series, "Smash." She has had the opportunity to croon onscreen, but seems most well known as an actress at this point.
3.The Olsen twins
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (or as I referred to them in 1995, MK&A) have been working all their lives. Before they could fully formulate sentences, they portrayed Michelle Tanner on cheeseball show, "Full House." Then there came their movies and programs, but by 18, the girls seemed to prefer fashion over acting. Ashley's last onscreen project was "New York Minute," which hit theaters nearly a decade ago. They now manage label
The Row and seem to put fashion first.
Hawaii-born dancer Amanda Schull made her big debut in 2000 ballet drama, "Center Stage." Although she began as an actress, she was a ballerina above all else and part of San Fransico Ballet. She retired from dancing at 27 and went on to appear in "Two and a Half Men," "Sorority Wars," "Pretty Little Liars," "One Tree Hill," "J. Edgar," and more.
Before she became my favorite "California Gurl," chart-topping pop singer Katy Perry was Katy Hudson, a Christian crooner and pastor's daughter. The religious shtick didn't really work for her though, as she was
dropped from three labels before signing on with Capitol and changing her ways. She soon decided to go by Katy Perry and take the pop route, with "I Kissed A Girl" as her breakout hit.