30 Popular Celebrities Who Became Politicians

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It is not unusual for actors to take up different professions. While some manage their business while acting, some others get into other businesses like restaurants, fashion and politics as well. Here is a list of 30 Popular Celebrities Who Became Politicians. Some of them continued to manage both the professions, whereas some quit acting to focus on politics only.

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1. Ronald Reagan

If there was one person who had not only an extremely successful political career but also an immensely successful stint with movies, it has to be Ronald Reagan, the former President of the US. Before he tasted victory in the world of politics, he worked in several movies, was a part of the Motion Picture Unit of the US Army Air Force and had also signed a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers.

2. Shirley Temple

She quit acting when she was just 22, but not before, she had made her mark in films such as Bright Eyes and The Little Princess. She then went on to pursue her political career and served as the US Ambassador to countries like Ghana and Czechoslovakia in her illustrious career.

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3. John Davis Lodge

Before having a name for himself in the political world, John Davis Lodge had performed in many famous stages plays such Little Women and The Scarlett Empress. Later, during 1947, he was elected to the US House of Representatives. He donned different roles in politics such as that of the Connecticut Governor and the US Ambassadors to countries such as Argentina, Spain, and Switzerland.

4. Clint Eastwood

Rated as one of the coolest actors ever, Clint Eastwood is the actor who featured in famous and Academy Award winning movies such as Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. Later on, he went to become the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

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5. Diane Neal

Diane Neal, the beautiful actress, who became famous for her role in Law &Order: SVU, entered into politics and is known for being an active Libertarian. Just a few months back she announced she was running for Congress.

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