Tina Arena

Australian child television star Tina Arena grew into a pair of very large shoes, becoming one of the country's best-selling female artists in history, although she struggled in America. Before Arena was a successful recording artist, though, she was Tiny Tina Arena, an eight-year-old performer on the Australian television series Young Talent Time. After auditioning for the talent show and winning the prize several weeks in a row, she was invited to become a permanent member. Seven years later, Arena was still on the show, and though she found it difficult to split her adolescence in two -- spending the first half in the camera's glare while in its shadow after the age of 15 -- she began performing in nightclubs and making a few recordings as well as recording commercial jingles.