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Most celebrities put in years of hard work and serious training before their big breaks. Often, a role in a play or TV show gets them noticed. But sometimes, the springboard to stardom is due entirely to luck. Before they were household names for the world to judge and discuss, these celebrities got discovered entirely on accident. Considering how famous they are now, the circumstances of their break are astounding.

1. Pamela Anderson

The best talent to come out of Canadian football.
The best talent to come out of Canadian football.
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Pamela Anderson was discovered because her face was put on the Jumbotron at a football game in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was wearing a Labatt Blue t-shirt, which landed her a modeling contract with the beer company. From there, she played a tool girl on Home Improvement, and then of course went on to star in her infamous role in Baywatch.