They’re moms, business women, award-winning in their industry, but maybe you didn’t know that they were video vixens before they became your favorite actresses or reality TV personalities.
Here’s a list of celebs who started out as video vixens.
Before becoming the host of her own prime time talk show on VH1, Amber Rose not only gained popularity for being Kanye Wests’ bald blonde bombshell girlfriend, she also starred in videos. In fact, it was her appearance in Luda’s 2008 “What Them Girls Like” video that caught Kanye’s attention in the first place.
Before landing her breakout role as “New New” in the 2006 film ATL, Lauren London started her career with music video appearances. You can catch her alongside Lanisha Cole and Mimi Faust as the leading ladies in Pharrell’s 2003 video for “Frontin” featuring Jay Z.
Keyshia Ka’oir the girlfriend of ATL rapper Gucci Mane and formerly known as Keyshia Dior in her video vixen days is now one of the most popular beauty mavens, thanks to her bold color lipstick line. But before launching Ka’oir Cosmetics in 2012, she was the baddie with the edgy shaved sides haircut in Timbaland’s 2009 video for “Say Something” featuring Drake.
Before we knew Draya Michele as the “Basketball Wives LA” cast member who wanted to “delete her hoeness” from the public, she was a leading lady in The Dream’s “Walkin’ on the Moon” video featuring Kanye West.
After leaving her gig as a “Fly Girl” dancer in 1993 on Fox’s hit sketch-comedy show “In Living Color,” J. Lo tried her hand in the music video world after briefly becoming one of Janet Jackson’s background dancers. She’s featured as a bestie in Janet’s “That’s the Way Love Goes” video.
In her college days, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams was making extra coins as a video vixen in TrillVille’s “Some Cut” video. Peep Porsha in the green deep v cut dress at the 1:01 mark.
No one would’ve ever expected that before Halle Berry became an A-List Hollywood star that she would have been a video vixen. We had to rewind a few times to be sure, but you can find Halle serving up some extreme sexiness in R. Kelly’s steamy video for “Honey Love” starting at 2:14 mark.
Lisa Raye began her career as a fashion model and actress. In one of the last videos filmed by 2 Pac, Lisa Raye was the lead model in the late rapper’s 1996 “Toss It Up” video.
Written By: Nicole Cunningham