Rags to Riches
The Sex and the City star was the youngest of four children born into a struggling family in an Ohio coal-mining town. Her parents divorced when she was 2; soon after, her mother remarried and had four more children. With so many mouths to feed, her housewife mother and truck driver stepfather struggled to get by. Parker’s path to stardom began early, however, when she landed her first Broadway role at 11, and moved to Hollywood in 1981 to appear on the TV show Square Pegs. The actress is reportedly worth more than $130 million today.