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    15 Random Facts About Famous Women That Are Honestly Pretty Darn Interesting

    Amy Poehler and Tina Fey used to be in an improv group called Inside Vladimir.

    1. Megan Fox got a tattoo of Marilyn Monroe after filming the first Transformers movie because she loved the idea of Monroe's crafted persona.

    Megan Fox describing how she finds Marilyn Monroe's persona intriguing; a picture of Megan Fox's Marilyn Monroe tattoo on her inner right arm

    2. Former BFFs Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss were named after James Taylor and Carly Simon, which is pretty cool, considering these singer-songwriters were married in the '70s.

    Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss at a basketball game; James Taylor and Carly Simon posing together at an entertainment event in the '70s

    3. When Zoë Kravitz went grocery shopping with her mom — the iconic Lisa Bonet — as a kid, Lisa would embarrass her by scream-singing "The Sound of Music" in an opera voice.

    4. Whoopi Goldberg — born Caryn Johnson — uses "Whoopi" as her stage name because she's a pretty gassy person.

    Whoopi accidentally farting on "The View"

    5. In 2012, Awkwafina was fired from her publicity job for creating a viral rap song called "My Vag."

    Awkwafina in her "My Vag" music video

    Listen to the full song here:

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    6. Sarah Paulson has a huge fear of flying. Whenever she travels by plane, she has to talk to the pilot before taking off.

    Sarah Paulson on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" discussing her interactions with airplane pilots making corny jokes

    7. Before she made it big as an actor, Courteney Cox joined Bruce Springsteen on stage in his "Dancing in the Dark" music video in 1984.

    8. In their early twenties, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were in an improv group called Inside Vladimir, which was named after a porn movie they saw in their local convenience store.

    Kate and Maura from "Sisters" at their house party

    9. Oprah absolutely loved The Mary Tyler Moore Show as a twentysomething and wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore's character when she grew up. She even had an "O" hanging in her apartment, just like Mary's "M."

    Mary Tyler Moore giving Oprah an "O" on "The Oprah Winfrey Show;" Mary Richards in her apartment in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

    10. Maya Rudolph's mother is the late soul/pop singer Minnie Riperton. "Lovin' You," Riperton's most popular song from 1975, was actually written as a lullaby for baby Maya.

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    If you listen closely at the end of the song, you can hear Riperton singing: "Maya, Maya, Maya."

    11. Tiffany Haddish once received diamonds from her pal Barbra Streisand as a bat mitzvah gift.

    Watch the whole clip here:

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    12. Katharine Hepburn used to break into houses as a teenager and even stole a thing or two, like a crocodile nutcracker.

    Katharine Hepburn during an interview in the '80s, talking about breaking into houses and stealing items, like a crocodile nutcracker

    13. Way before she won an Oscar, Jennifer Hudson used to work at Burger King and sing to customers through the drive-thru microphone.

    14. Beyoncé charged her parents' friends $5 to watch her perform as a kiddo.

    A video of Beyoncé singing as a teen in the "Grown Woman" music video

    15. And if you listen closely, Madonna plays the voice of God in Ariana Grande's music video for "God Is a Woman."

    Ariana Grande in the "God Is a Woman" holding a sledgehammer; Ariana and Madonna posing backstage together in 2016