It seems that a lot of celebrities are interested in politics, like Angelina Jolie and George Clooney; however, few are able to successfully make the transition from acting to political career. We have a list of 6 actors and actresses who did just that – they can now put politician on their resumes!
6. Sonny Bono
Sonny Bono began his career as a singer in the mid ‘60s, alongside his wife at the time Cher, and he parleyed that into an acting career in the ‘70s. When he and Cher parted ways, his singing and acting career faded, so he transformed himself into a conservative Republican and went ran for mayor in Palm Springs, California. He won and served in that position from 1988 to 1992 and then tried to run for senate in 1992. In 1994, he was elected to Congress as a Representative from California’s 44th Congressional District, a post he held until his death in 1998. To this day, he’s the only member of Congress to have had a number one pop single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.