Jenny McCarthy. Half Polish, half Irish and all Catholic…well now apparently Buddhist.
She was born in 1972 and grew up in Chicago where she spent a good portion of her teenage life working at a Polish Deli. The deli specialized in Polish sausage and…adult magazines. That’s where she got the idea that she would make a fortune posing nude.
However, things didn’t really go the way she expected. Check out her interview on Oprah:
And the rest as they say is history.
Jenny McCarthy ended up becoming Playboy Playmate of the Month and later the Playmate of the Year. She appeared in a string of TV shows and movies. She also married a famous Canadian comedian (Jim Carrey), divorced him and wrote a bunch of bestselling books.
All that aside, she also did something extraordinary.
She allegedly cured her young son Evan of autism and became one of the leading spokespeople for the vaccination-autism controversy by claiming that her son’s autism was caused by vaccination.