Jessica Alba has become one successful busineswoman after launching The Honest Company in 2011, a chemical-free products business which was recently valued at $1 billion, makes about $150 million anually and has 200 employees. 

At the Alibaba Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship in China, the "Sin City" actress said the road to having her own business was not easy and many people doubted of her innovative idea. "[People] usually thought of someone in my position as more of a spokesperson, someone that would sell beauty products," she said, according to Latina Magazine. "Most of my advisers in entertainment thought I should do a perfume or something like that." 

But instead, Alba launched The Honest Company with entreprenuer partner Brian Lee when she was pregnant with her first child and broke out in a rash after testing out a baby detergent.

"The reason why I went into business was really to create a safer and healthier world for my children and for all children," she said. "The rise of toxic chemicals in our everyday life has contributed so many serious and chronic illnesses. I felt someone really needed to make better products that are safe, non-toxic, healthy, beautifully designed, affordable and easy to get." 

Though many people did not believe in her, she still followed her gut. Now, the mother-of-two is juggling a family, her acting career and a new business --like a true rockstar! 

"At first, people pretty much expected nothing from me. That 'I have nothing to lose' attitude from acting, applied it to business and tried to trust my gut. Trusting my gut is something that I underestimated in business."