Actress Rose McGowan ran away from home at 13 - only to be taken in by a group of drag queens.
The former Charmed star was so unhappy as a teenager, she left her family and sought refuge with cross-dressers - who taught her the tricks of their trade.
She tells Advocate magazine, "At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Oregon.
"We didn't always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how (to apply make-up) because of them."