Stars such as Zhao Wei, Zhang Ziyi, Barbie and Dee Hsu may be enjoying life with the wealth they have earned through their showbiz careers, but just few years back, they also struggling to get by, reported Sina.
Famous Chinese actress Zhao Wei used to be an unknown, having small roles as extra. She had to do many odd jobs just to get by.
Luckily, she managed to get hit role Huan Zhu Ge Ge and became an overnight household name.
International actress Zhang Ziyi was just a girl from a plain family, who was not bright in school but harboured big dreams in making it big as an actress.
She scored big roles through sheer determination, and finally made it big.