As Donald Trump has proven, celebrities can use their wealth and fame as a springboard into the political arena. However, some are more successful than others. Many of the names on this list never made it out of the gate, but some went on to build respected political careers — including serving in the highest political office in the country. Some of these celebrities who ran for office may be familiar, but some others will have you scratching your head.
In fact, some of these celebrities who ran for office had such successful, lasting political careers, you may not even know they were famous before being sworn in. Have a look, and don’t forget to SHARE the list with your pop culture-junkie friends! (Were you shocked by any of the names of the list? Let us know on Facebook!)