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Eddie Murphy



- Famous as an American actor, director, writer and musician

- Known well for his roles in “Shrek”, “The Nutty Professor”, “Dr. Doolittle”, “Daddy Day Care” and “Dreamgirls”

- Murphy has become so well-known he has a place on The Hollywood Walk of Fame”


Murphy’s father died when he was young, so when his single mother became ill he was taken into care when he was 8. In interviews as an actor, Murphy stated that his time in foster care was influential in developing his sense of humor.



John Fashanu


- Fashanu became a striker for a number of football teams, beginning his career at Norwich City, before moving on to Crystal Palace, Millwall and Aston Villa

- Fashanu even played for England in 1989

- His post football career boasts his involvement in popular television programme “Gladiators” in the mid-1990s

- As well as this, he came second in the second series of “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!”


Born in London with his brother Justin Fashanu who was also a famous footballer. His parents split up and he was taken into a Barnardo’s care home to be then fostered age 5.



Damien Hirst

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- Hirst is a famous artist who trained at Goldsmiths University, London and The Jacob Kramer College, Leeds.

- He went on to win the 1995 Turner Prize

- He continued to make contemporary art and is reported as Britain’s Richest Living Artist with his wealth valued at £215m in 2010


Hirst’s father left his family when he was 12. His mother had trouble with his behaviour during adolescence with Hirst being arrested twice for shoplifting. Social services became involved with the family and helped Hirst with his admission to art school.



Marilyn Monroe

- Well-known popular figure during the 1950s and 1960s due to a career in modelling, acting and singing.

- Since her death there have been a great number of portrayals of the star, such as, a film, “My Week with Marilyn” starring Michelle Williams; TV series “Smash” starring Uma Thurman; and most recently a touring one woman production named “Marilyn: Forever Blonde”.


Born to her single mother and was never truly aware of who her father was. Her mother was unable to give her the care she needed so Monroe was fostered by a number of families before she finally reached adulthood and found stardom.