OnlyFans has quickly made a name for itself as a profitable platform for online content creators, and a whole host of celebrities have jumped on the new trend.
Stars have launched their own accounts on the popular subscription service and have managed to rake in millions with their provocative content.
OnlyFans is an online service that allows users to charge fans for a subscription to their site, where they often share content usually deemed too provocative for other social media platforms.
Bella Thorne joined the platform in 2020 and earned a record $1million in her first 24 hours, and an array of other celebrities have since realised the power of their earning potential from the service.
Model Blac Chyna, singer Iggy Azalea and rapper Tyga have been among the huge names who have joined the platform in an attempt to cash in.
Now, The Sopranos star Drea de Matteo has become the latest star to jump on the lucrative trend and has launched her own OnlyFans account earlier this week.
Her content will set fans of the mob drama back $15 a month, and she teased the X-rated content they can expect, as her OnlyFans bio reads: ‘The Sopornos’.
As Drea becomes the latest star to sign up for OnlyFans, MailOnline takes a look at the celebrities who have used the platform as a lucrative side hustle.
Joined: OnlyFans has quickly made a name for itself as a profitable platform for online content creators, and Drea De Matteo has become the latest celebrity to join the website
Drea de Matteo, 51: Joined in August 2023 and charges $15 a month
The Sopranos star Drea de Matteo has launched an OnlyFans account that will set fans of the mob drama back $15 a month.
The 51-year-old actress used Instagram on Wednesday to promote her platform on the content-subscription website, which is known for hosting X-rated content.
Perhaps giving her fans a hint at the raunchy content they can expect, Drea’s OnlyFans bio reads: ‘The Sopornos’.
The actress’ profile picture is of her sitting on a bed while naked and with a cigarette in her hand.
She has already posted three times and has at least 646 followers on the website.
She posted a story on to her Instagram page to share her OnlyFans account with her 445,000 followers.
It featured a close-up photo of her in a blue bikini surrounded by flames. The post was captioned with: ‘ONLY FANS IS LIVE NOW. Link in bio!’.
Her profile shows her completely naked in thigh-high boots and smoking while next to another woman who is partially out of frame.
Another picture on her OnlyFans account shows her wearing a star-spangled bikini top.
Drea played Adriana La Cerva in The Sopranos for seven years between 1999 and 2006 and her character was the long-time girlfriend and later fiancée of Tony Soprano’s protégé, Christopher Moltisanti.
Teasing: After joining OnlyFans, Drea used Instagram on Wednesday to promote her platform on the content-subscription website, which is primarily known for hosting X-rated content
Hinting: Perhaps giving her fans a hint at the raunchy content they can expect, Drea’s OnlyFans bio reads: ‘The Sopornos’
Fame: Drea played Adriana La Cerva in The Sopranos for seven years between 1999 and 2006
Iggy Azalea, 32: Joined in January 2023 and ‘earned $4million in her first few weeks’
Rapper Iggy Azalea announced on January 13 that she had become the newest member of the NSFW platform.
According to Variety, the Australian native will be streaming exclusive and uncensored photos, videos, music, illustrations and poetry as part of her Hotter Than Hell X OnlyFans collaboration.
The rapper is currently charging subscribers $25 per month, but users have to pay more via upselling to access sexier stuff.
If you tip the star $250, you get to become a ‘VIP’ for 12 months, which includes one free exclusive photo and some other unknown benefits.
The Problem hitmaker has repeatedly refused to disclose her official income from OnlyFans since joining the site.
Realistic estimates put her as high as seven figures in the first month.
Seasoned OnlyFans creator Mishel Karen analysed the stats on star’s page, and told Daily Mail Australia the rapper would have easily cleared $340,000 from her subscriptions alone.
With VIP subs, tips, and pricey PPV messages factored in, Karen believes that Azalea may have taken home several million dollars in her first month.
The rapper recently shut down reports that she earned a whopping $4.2million in her first two weeks on the platform.
She fired back at a tweet, which has since been deleted, that falsely claimed that her makeup artist had revealed her OnlyFans income.
‘FALSE. That isn’t a real tweet. No one on my team would EVER do that,’ she raged.
‘Y’all really need to stop lying! It’s not the way earning on OnlyFans works stat wise. You can’t earn ALL THAT in subscriptions and yet only $512 dollar in messages.’
The rapper later added: ‘Just know if I ever discuss what I earn it will be in Forbes.’
Star: Rapper Iggy Azalea announced on January 13 that she had become the newest member of the NSFW platform (pictured on Instagram)
Lucrative: The rapper is currently charging her OnlyFans subscribers $25 per month, but users have to pay more via upselling to access sexier stuff (pictured on Instagram)
Bella Thorne, 25: Joined in August 2020 and earned $1million in 24 hours
Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans in August 2020 and immediately made waves on the platform.
The actress and singer famously earned $1million in her first 24 hours on OnlyFans, temporarily crashing the site.
The former Disney Channel star sparked a scandal after she was accused of charging her OnlyFans subscribers $200 for a ‘naked’ photo and then sending a non-nude picture instead.
However Thorne told the Los Angeles Times that the post promising a ‘naked’ picture was falsified as her real social media clarified she would not be offering nudes.
OnlyFans then imposed payment caps and holds on the platform. Although they publicly said the change was ‘not based on any one user’, Thorne received blowback.
Many creators who used OnlyFans to make genuine pornography were furious with Thorne whom they felt had thrown a wrench in their business model.
The actress insisted on Twitter that she had ‘risked my career a few times to remove the stigma behind sex work’ and apologised for having ‘hurt’ the pornographers.
Signed up: Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans in August 2020 and immediately made waves on the platform
She currently allows users to subscribe to her account for free, but was previously reported to have already made over $11million on the site.
Much like others who run their own pages on the subscription service, Thorne originally charged fans for access to her content in tiers – $16 for 30 days, $51 for three months, or $102 for six months.
She has also announced VIP packages, the exact details of which you need to message her to receive.
Though on messaging the star, you’re informed that only messages with additional tips hit the top of her inbox.
Tips are a huge part of the site’s culture, where subscribers are expected to part with yet more cash for the opportunity to receive such treats as personally messaged images, sometimes tailored to fans’ preferences.
The extra cushion of currency may also earn fans the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with the star, or prompt her to log in for a live chat session with every subscriber who happens to be online.
In Thorne’s case, she also gives her followers another opportunity to dent their bank accounts, as she’s added an Amazon wishlist link to her profile – asking for everything from shampoo to coffee mugs and plastic cake props.
Impressive: The actress earned an incredible $1million in just one day from her new subscription only OnlyFans account
Account: She originally charged fans for access to her content in tiers – but now a subscription is free and you can pay to unlock content
Tyler Baltierra, 31: Joined in July 2023 with account run by his wife Catelynn and charges $30 per month
Tyler Baltierra joined OnlyFans in July this year, but clarified that the account would be run by his wife Catelynn Lowell, 31.
The Teen Mom star, 31, clarified that the content posted on the account will be PG in a post shared to his Instagram Stories after signing up for the website.
‘To be completely fair, I’m NOT doing porn at all! Cate is just sharing the stuff that I personally send to her lol!’ the MTV star, who’s been proudly showing off his weight loss and body transformation, explained.
‘There’s no sex involved or even videos on the page she’s running. I didn’t go to a porn production company, hire adult film stars & crew, have sex on camera, pretend that it was some “leaked” personal footage, or make genital molds to sell!’
‘Cate is being completely transparent & honest about it all. It’s just a wife sharing photos of her husband, that’s literally it!’
‘But I get why some people are comparing it to my former cast members endeavors tbh & that’s totally valid! I just wanted to clarify what type of content is actually being shared on there in case anyone thought otherwise.’
Catelynn also took to her stories to clarify that they would not be doing anything ‘sexual’ on the site.
‘Y’all we aren’t doing anything sexual on onlyfans lmaooo!!! Please we got kids! I would never lol,’ she wrote with a crying-out-laughing emoji.
‘But if you do want to see what we are posting then click the link!’ she added along with the hashtags, ‘#noshame #hothusbandalert’
Catelynn also reiterated that the account is run by her in Tyler’s OnlyFans profile.
‘This account is ran & controlled by me, Catelynn Baltierra! I’m just here to show off my fine a** husband!’ she penned.
Last year, Catelynn encouraged her husband to join OnlyFans in order to make some extra money, after his 24-pound weight loss.
‘I’m trying to get him to sign up for OnlyFans. Boy, we could be racking in some dough. We’ll never have to work a day in our lives if you start OnlyFans,’ she told E! News at the time.
‘Boy, he looked good let me tell you. But I tell him all the time, “You need to sign up for OnlyFans, man. You’d be making some big bucks with that,”‘ she added.
The new OnlyFans venture comes amid Tyler’s weight loss journey, which he has been documenting on his Instagram for a number of years.
Joint venture: Tyler Baltierra joined OnlyFans in July this year, but clarified that the account would be run by his wife Catelynn Lowell, 31
Not explicit: The Teen Mom star, 31, clarified that the content posted on the account will be PG in a post shared to his Instagram Stories after signing up for the website
Sami Sheen, 18: Joined in June 2022 and charges $20 per month for subscription
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen’s eldest daughter Sami Sheen made headlines when she revealed that she was joining the platform in June 2022.
Sami is charging subscribers $19.99 a month to follow and have access to her content.
She offers subscription bundles of $41.98 for three months and $83.96 for six months.
With over 3,000 subscribers, she is believed to be earning up to $60,000 per month.
When she first launched her account, her father Charlie initially expressed his disapproval.
However, the Platoon actor experienced a change of heart thanks to his ex-wife, who is supportive of their daughter’s new venture.
‘Denise has illuminated a variety of salient points, that in my haste, I overlooked and dismissed,’ the Two and a Half Men alum told Us Weekly in a statement.
‘Now more than ever, it’s essential that Sami have a united parental front to rely upon, as she embarks on this new adventure. From this moment forward, she’ll have it abundantly,’ he stated.
OnlyFans: Sami Sheen, the 18-year-old daughter of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, made headlines when she launched her OnlyFans account (Pictured on her Instagram)
Charges: The star charges subscribers $19.99 a month to have access to her content (Pictured above on her Instagram)
Promoting: She has recently teased her latest OnlyFans content while celebrating hitting 100k followers on Instagram
Denise Richards, 52: Joined in June 2022 and charges $25 per month for subscription
Denise Richards joined OnlyFans just two weeks after her daughter, as a way to show ‘support’ for her child.
Since then, she’s embraced the platform completely and shared plenty of NSFW content and sexy behind-the-scenes outtakes.
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star charges $25 a month for access to all of her exclusive content. She also offers subscription bundles of $67.50 for three months and $127.50 for six months.
With over 5,000 subscribers, she is believed to be earning $129,000 per month.
In fact, some of those earnings came directly from one of Richards’ friends Tori Spelling, who confessed to signing on with a fake name and spending $400 in just two days.
It was revealed in September that year it was revealed that Richards’ husband Aaron Phypers helps her shoot content.
During an appearance on Sirius XM’s Jeff Lewis Live, she explained: ‘Aaron takes a lot of my content for me. He knows what guys like. I ask him, I show him things, and say, “What do you think?”‘
The Wild Thing star went on to reveal she takes pictures in bikinis and lingerie and isn’t afraid to show off her body – insisting pictures of her semi-naked already exist on the internet.
She told the host: ‘I do bikini, I do lingerie, I do stuff that is sexier ’cause I also think, ‘Why not?’ if I’m able to do stuff outside of some of the more conservative stuff that’s on my Instagram. I do show my boobies, my tush.’ They’re already out there if you Google them.’
The actress said she first joined the site to show support for her daughter, but she grew to understand why it feels ’empowering’.
She went on: ‘I did it to support my daughter, being a mom who is an actress who has done stuff, and I just thought it was empowering too as a woman … to take control.
‘You own all of the content and (on) a lot of the other platforms, you don’t own the content. So, it’s nice to be able to control it.’
Cheeky: Denise Richards chose to follow in her daughters footsteps and launch her own account last year (pictured in July 2022)
Racy: The actress gets a helping hand from her husband Aaron Phypers to shoot her content because ‘he knows what men like’ (pictured on Instagram)
Carmen Electra, 50: Joined in May 2022 and charges $10 to unlock exclusive content
Carmen Electra joined OnlyFans in 2022, just four weeks after celebrating her 50th birthday.
The blonde bombshell, who became a sex symbol on Baywatch in the 1990s and for appearing on the cover of Playboy, claimed ‘it was like a no-brainer’ to join the platform.
She told People magazine that she enjoyed the fact she can ‘be in control’ of her pictures and be uninhibited by the sort of censorship she has to subject her saucy snaps to on Instagram.
‘I just felt like: “Yeah, I need to do this.” I, for once, have this opportunity to be my own boss and have my own creative vision to share with my fans without someone standing over me, telling me: “Don’t do this, don’t do that. Cover up this.”‘
Electra added: ‘People are going to do what they want to do anyway with your photos, you might as well be in control of them and follow what you feel like doing inside.’
The actress, who has taken to suing strip clubs that neglect to get her approval before using her likeness, declared: ‘It does feel really good to stand up for yourself.’
Electra told the magazine her OnlyFans will feature snaps of her in lingerie as well as photos from her holidays and posts about her beauty tips.
Meanwhile she assured People that her account will also treat her admirers to ‘more sexy, classy pictures and videos’.
Her OnlyFans gambit will enable her to speak to the public on an individual basis, allowing her to be ‘a little bit more intimate’.
It is free to subscribe to the actress’ account but she charges up to $25 for exclusive posts, while she also offers VIP bundles for higher rates.
In an interview with OutKick, Electra talked about how much OnlyFans has actually improved her life as she gushed: ‘OnlyFans fits in perfectly because I am the creative director of my own shoots, on my own time.
‘There’s nothing out there that I haven’t approved. And I love connecting with my fans.’
Celebrity account: Carmen Electra joined OnlyFans in May 2022, just four weeks after celebrating her 50th birthday
Raunchy: She did explain that her OnlyFans will feature snaps of her in lingerie as well as photos from her holidays and posts about her beauty tips (pictured on Instagram)
Tyga, 33: Joined in September 2020 and reportedly earned over $7.6million per month
Rapper Tyga is one of the male celebrities who has made a large profit through OnlyFans.
He promised fans they would be treated to a world of ‘fun’ content when he joined the platform in September 2020.
The rapper, real name Michael Ray Stevenson, delivered plenty of X-rated content, and soon found himself becoming the fourth top earner on the platform.
Tyga charged users $20 per month to see his nudes images and videos. He was even able to launch his own OnlyFans ‘lifestyle and management’ company called TooRaww.
However, in August 2021, the rapped announced he had chosen to delete his account in order to help launch rival platform, Myystar.
Big bucks: Rapper Tyga delivered plenty of X-rated content, and soon found himself becoming the fourth top earner on the platform before he chose to delete his account
Blac Chyna, 34: Joined in April 2020 and earned $20million per month
Model Blac Chyna fast became one of the most popular stars on OnlyFans when she joined the platform in 2020.
The former stripper treated fans to raunchy content and celebrated themed days such as Blac Fridays and Foot Freaks Mondays.
One foot-themed video showcased her tattooed legs and saw her feet squashing some grapes.
After charging subscribers $10 a month for her content, she was soon earning $20million per month, according to The Richest.
Chyna, real name Angela Renee White, began charging a $50 a month subscription fee, while offering a three-month package for $127.50 and a full year’s subscription for $450.
She soon made over $240million on the site, and Chyna was eventually confirmed to be the top celebrity earner, narrowly beating Bella Thorne.
The star later revealed the reason she joined the platform as she stated: ‘I’m on OnlyFans so I can support the music because that stuff is not cheap at all. I’m using all these different hustles to support that and my kids.
‘That’s the ultimate goal: to keep up their living of how they’re living now,’ she said to Baller Alert.
Chyna shares ten-year-old son, King Cairo, with ex Tyga, while she shares six-year-old daughter Dream with her former partner Rob Kardashian.
Popular: Model Blac Chyna fast became one of the most popular stars on OnlyFans when she joined the platform in 2020
Big earner: Tyga’s ex Blac Chyna became one of OnlyFans’ biggest names thanks to her racy content (pictured on Instagram)
Sultry: The mother-of-two also shared a videos of her tattooed legs and feet at an extra cost (pictured on Instagram)
Bhad Bhabie, 18: Joined in April 2021 and earned over $1million in six hours
Danielle ‘Bhad Bhabie’ Bregoli joined OnlyFans just six days after turning 18, making a record-breaking $1million during her first six hours in the adult-content streaming platform.
In fact, the star has claimed she is now a multimillionaire thanks to her OnlyFans page, branding deals and social media presence.
During her first stream, she earned over three-quarters of a million dollars from her baseline subscriptions, which cost $35 per month, with 50 per cent discounts available for longer subscription periods.
She also received more than a quarter of a million dollars via tips on direct messages, and more than $5,000 from tips on her posts.
‘Not bad for 6 hours,’ she said on Instagram. ‘We broke the f*** out of the OnlyFans record.’
Since then her earnings from the subscription service have snowballed. She has said since that she could live off the money she has amassed for the rest of her life.
The social media personality told Vanity Fair she was considering buying a $4million house in Boca Raton, Florida, that is fully furnished, has space for her three cars and two dogs, and has a walk-in closet ‘big enough to put a bed in’.
‘I started making so much money when I started doing OnlyFans. And when I say making money, I mean, I could retire right now if I wanted to,’ she bragged.
Later, she claimed she made over $50million on the platform, showing receipts to TMZ.
The rapper became famous after coining the ‘Cash me ousside, howabow dah?’ catchphrase in a Dr. Phil 2016 episode when she was 13.
On the platform: Danielle ‘Bhad Bhabie’ Bregoli joined OnlyFans just six days after turning 18
Huge earnings: During her first stream, she earned over three-quarters of a million dollars from her baseline subscriptions (pictured on Instagram)
Shanna Moakler, 47: Joined in June 2021 and charges $18 per month for a subscription
Travis Barker’s ex Shanna Moakler announced she had joined the platform in June 2021.
She promised to showcase ‘all different facets of her life’ which include yoga, cooking and set tours done in a ‘sexy fun way’.
Unlike other celebrities, Moakler said she didn’t plan on making her account particularly raunchy.
So far, the actress and model has shared sexy snaps of herself in her bra and panties.
She charges $18 a month for access to all of her exclusive content, while she also joined the site to sell her Playboy trading cards.
‘I’m not going to get too crazy just yet, but I’m definitely going to have some fun,’ the model told Page Six.
‘I’m really staying true to who I am as a person and what I’m comfortable with,’ the star, who signed with Unruly Agency to start the account, elaborated.
‘I’m very comfortable with nudity. I always have been being a former Playmate, being in Maxim… I’m not trying to get crazy in my career now at my age, but I’m definitely willing to have some fun and make it a great experience for everybody.’
Her boyfriend Matthew Rondeau has been helping her edit her content.
Side hustle: Travis Barker’s ex Shanna Moakler announced she had joined the platform in June 2021 (pictured on Instagram)
Posts: So far, the actress and model has shared sexy snaps of herself in her underwear, and in swimwear (pictured on Instagram)
Not too racy! Unlike other celebrities, Shanna said she didn’t plan on making her account particularly raunchy (pictured on Instagram)
Donna D’Errico, 54: Joined in August 2022 and charges $10 to unlock exclusive content
Donna D’Errico announced that she joined OnlyFans in August 2022 amid backlash from ‘trolls’ who had claimed she was ‘too old’ to show off her figure on Instagram.
The former Baywatch star defended her decision to join the NSFW website, and claimed that it’s just a social media site free from ‘censorship, bullying and haters’.
The former Playboy model stated: ‘All these celebs posting nude and topless pics of themselves here on IG and Twitter all the time covering their important bits with their hands.
‘Boom, thousands of likes & comments talking about body positivity and confidence and empowerment and you go girl! Hot!’
She continued: ‘But take that same photo of that same celeb and put it on OF where she can control who sees it and now she’s gross and hard up. People kill me.’
The model then went on to set the record straight about what her subscribers shouldn’t expect from her new page.
‘What you will see: Bikini and lingerie modeling pics, outtakes from magazine editorials, me doing funny things in bikinis because I have such an incredible sense of humor yet am also so humble, new and vintage bts [behind the scenes] photos & videos, and whatever else I decide I want to post,’ she wrote. ‘What you will not see: My hoo-ha. What I don’t want to see: Your manhood.’
D’Errico assured fans that she would be running the account personally before telling them to get in line.
It is free to subscribe to her account and fans can pay to unlock content or send tips.
Stunner: Donna D’Errico announced that she joined OnlyFans in August 2022, following in the footsteps of fellow Baywatch star Carmen Electra (pictured on Instagram)
Subscriptions: It is free to subscribe to her account and fans can pay to unlock content or send tips (pictured on Instagram)
Cardi B, 30: Joined in 2021 and reportedly earned over $9million in one month
Cardi B surprised fans when she joined the X-rated platform in August 2020.
The rapper made it clear that she would ‘NOT BE SHOWING P***Y, T***IES, AND A**’ on the popular platform.
Instead, she will be using it to share behind-the-scenes footage and ‘straight up real-life content’ with her devout fans.
‘It will be a place for only me and my fans,’ wrote Cardi, who shared a video to her Instagram the day her account launched.
After launching her OnlyFans, the Money hitmaker realised that she had set the subscription price at the site’s $10 default.
She then took to Twitter to remedy the situation and ensure her following that she would be bringing the price down.
‘Ummm I did not know my OnlyFans was charging ten dollars… I’m bringing it down to 4.99. Ya spend too much on vinyls and my merch coming next week,’ she tweeted.
Though she has only posted six times, the rapper is thought to have made $9.4million in a month from the site.
She had not posted anything on her profile since November 2021, before deciding to delete her account entirely.
Signed up: Cardi B is thought to have made $9.4million in a month from the site (pictured on Instagram)
Absent: She joined in August 2020 but she hasn’t posted anything on her profile since November 2021 (pictured on Instagram)
Larsa Pippen, 48: Joined in May 2021 and earned $10,000 per day
TV star Larsa Pippen joined OnlyFans in May 2021 and immediately began to rake in the cash with help from her loyal subscribers.
The Real Housewives of Miami star doesn’t go fully nude in the snaps but delivers plenty of racy content for her followers.
It is free to subscribe to her account and fans can pay to unlock content or send tips.
She eventually revealed to her Bravo costars that she brings in $10,000 a day from her account.
Pippen said it came from building a community as she stated to Entertainment Tonight: ‘Think about it: If you could do something that was super easy at home and text with people? You become friends with these people.
‘I’m friends with the people, my friends on OnlyFans. I like them. I care about them. I check in on them.’
She continued: ‘It’s really fun. I do like the one-on-one and the exclusive content, things that I wouldn’t post on Instagram.’
However, she revealed in October 2022 that she had scaled back her posting on the site after her father asked her to tone down the revealing images she was sharing.
‘So my dad called me, and my dad said a lot of people were calling him. … He said, ‘I don’t know what OnlyFans is, but we need to shut it down.”
She added that since their call, ‘He took my sex appeal away. He just took it. So I haven’t been able to get back to where I was on my OnlyFans.’
When Bravo producer Andy Cohen later quizzed Pippen on what the largest lump sum of money was that she made from OnlyFans, she replied: ‘Well, it depends how many posts do you have, how many photos. But I feel like probably $200,000.’
However, she clarified that it wasn’t in a single payment, but ‘within, like, two weeks from the same person’.
Star sign up: The Real Housewives of Miami star Larsa Pippen joined OnlyFans in May 2021
Serious cash! She has revealed that she made $10,000 per day from posting pictures on OnlyFans (pictured on Instagram)