Ellen Degeneres - Top 10 Fun Facts - as part of the celebrities series by GeoBeats.
10 - Her previous jobs include being an oyster shucker, house painter, bartender, waitress and a vacuum cleaner salesperson.
9 - She was brought up as a Christian Scientist.
8 - Ellen's trademark fashion statement is wearing blue sneakers.
7 - She is a collector of antique mirrors.
6 - She enjoys working out on the elliptical machine while watching Animal Planet.
5 - Her mother is a breast cancer survivor.
4 - She is very close to her brother Vance and considers him to be her best friend.
3 - She is anemic.
2 - She quit smoking after being hypnotized on her show.
1 - At age 20, on a Mississippi beach, Ellen told her mother she was a lesbian.