Believe it or not, the road to success wasn't easy for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

From Eva Longoria and Charlize Theron to Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, a handful of celebrities left behind their corn-picking, motorbike riding, cow milking lifestyles for fame and fortune. (Could you blame them?)

Actually, some of them barely got the chance to watch a movie before making one!

"We had one theater in our town. Our town was only 2500 people and we lived 30 miles out on the farm. So [going] to the movie theater, that’s going to cost me 20 bucks in gas ... it’s going to cost me 40, round trip," Garrett Hedlund told SlashFilm.com of his childhood in Minnesota. "And so when 10 movies come out a weekend, we would only get one of those. They don’t even play my films in the town. My dad has to drive to Fargo to go see my film. That’s a three hour drive."

Also known as a pain in the neck...

Check out 13 other stars who were born and raised on ranches:

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  • Jennie Garth

    Garth spent most of her childhood on a 25-acre horse farm in Arcola, Ill. She now lives with her three daughters on a ranch in Los Olivos, Calif.

  • Eva Longoria

    Longoria grew up with her three sisters <a href="http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/All-About-Eva/4">on their family's ranch</a> deep in the heart of Texas.

  • Taylor Swift

    Swift was raised on an 11-acre Christmas tree farm in Wyomissing, Penn. "I was too young to help with the hauling of the trees up the hills and putting them onto cars. So, it was my job to pull off the preying mantis pods off of the Christmas trees," <a href="http://www.justjared.com/2008/12/06/taylor-swift-christmas-tree-farm/">the country singer told Jay Leno in 2008</a>.

  • Jewel

    The singer spent some of her childhood living on a farm in Alaska with no indoor plumbing. She now resides on a ranch in Texas with her husband, rodeo cowboy Ty Murray, and their son Kase.

  • Carrie Underwood

    Unerwood grew up on a cattle farm in Checotah, Okla. "So many people always try to help me carry my luggage and help me do things I can do myself. If I can do it myself, I’m going to do it myself," <a href="http://www.missoandfriends.com/interviews/carrie-underwood-interview.php">the country crooner said of her ranching roots</a>. "I’m not going to let other people do it for me, and I think that’s a big part of where I came from. I’m not a real prissy girl."

  • Matthew Fox

    When Fox was very young, his parents and siblings were caretakers of the remote "Bitterroot Ranch" outside Dubois, Wyo. After a few winters, <a href="http://madeinwyoming.net/profiles/fox.php">Fox's family purchased a ranch in Crowheart</a>, on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

  • Miranda Kerr

    The Australian beauty used to race motorbikes and ride horses on her grandmother's farm in the Australian countryside. She and hubby Orlando Bloom <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20395858,00.html">dream of living on a farm</a>.

  • Miley Cyrus

    Cyrus grew up on a big farm in Franklin, Tenn., until she was 8,when her family moved to Toronto, Canada.

  • Martina McBride

    The country music star was born and raised on a dairy farm</a> outside of Sharon, Kan., with her parents, her two brothers, Steve and Martin, and her sister Gina.

  • Krysten Ritter

    Ritter spent most of her childhood on a beef farm near Shickshinny, Penn., <a href="http://www.playboy.com/playground/view/20q-krysten-ritter">until she was discovered by a modeling scout </a>a mall at the age of 15.

  • Charlize Theron

    The Oscar-winning actress was raised on a farm outside Benoni, South Africa, where she picked corn, rode motorcycles and, yes, milked cows.

  • Garrett Hedlund

    Hedlund was raised on a remote beef cattle farm near the small town of Wannaska, Minn. "I grew up on a farm and there’s no Tron on the farm," <a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/interview-garrett-hedlund-talks-tron-legacy/">Hedlund said when asked when he first saw "Tron." </a>"We watched 'Roseanne' and 'Cheers.' But, we only had four channels there. It was like 48, 49, 50 and 51. That was what I grew up with in the world of television and movies."

  • Melissa McCarthy

    The "Bridesmaids" star was raised on a farm in Plainfield, Ill. "I grew up on a farm, so it was weird, running around looking for animals we didn't own," <a href="http://www.contactmusic.com/interview/interview-melissa-mccarthy-for-bridesmaids">she joked. </a>

  • Tom Wopat

    "The Dukes of Hazzard" star was born and raised with his seven siblings on a dairy farm in rural Wisconsin.