Given her recent (successful) foray into the acting business, it's probably not too surprising that pop singer-turned-thespian Lady Gaga has an affinity for the more precious things from Tinseltown. In 2011, for her 25th birthday, the starlet was gifted a pair of Dorothy's iconic red slippers.
She reportedly cherished the present more than most, and not just because of their value to the industry. She revealed that she'd been bullied in high school by a girl who won the role of Dorothy in the school play above her. "Little did they know that I have a real background with these shoes … On behalf of myself and all of those bullied around the world, now these f**king ruby slippers are mine," she said of the acquisition before using it as a teachable moment for her Little Monsters, by saying: "When you don't feel like Dorothy today, maybe you feel like someone on the chorus or the Scarecrow or maybe you feel like the Tin Man or the Wicked Witch, just know you will have opportunities in your real life to change things and maybe someone, somebody will hand you a pair of ruby slippers."