Famous and Scared: The Weirdest Celebrity Phobias


Famous and Scared

We are all afraid of something: spiders, snakes, darkness or heights – those are things that can be really dangerous and no wonder one starts screaming seeing a spider in the corner of the bathroom or gets paralyzed with fright when looks down from the window of the tenth floor. But there are fears that are hard to explain: have you ever seen a person running away from a butterfly? Or panicking upon seeing a mirror? Sounds crazy, but those are real phobias real people suffer and unlike rational fears typical for most people, they are practically impossible to get rid of.


Moreover, there is a number of famous and successful people who, having gained everything one could only dream of, can do nothing about the fears stalking them every day and making their lives unbearable. Here is a list of the most unbelievable things celebrities are terribly afraid of.

1. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, the queen of the talk show genre, is terribly afraid of chewing gums. The roots of her phobia come from her early childhood: Oprah’s grandmother used to chew tons of gums and instead of throwing them out she just put them in rows in the cabinet. Oprah thought this habit was gross and has been afraid of chewing the gum eversince. She even banned chewing gums from the whole building in Chicago where her talk show is recorded: turns out one of the strongest showbiz women ever can be easily freaked out by a tiny piece of Orbit.

2. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

She feels alright when she sees a snake or a spider, neither is she afraid of dark or flying. But seeing a butterfly makes her tremble with fear.
This type of irrational fear is known as Lepidopterophobia and so far Nicole has proved to the only famous person afraid of even looking at butterflies. We can only guess what must have happened in Nicole’s childhood so that she would grow up with a weird phobia like this.

3. Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

While we all know her as one of the best-looking Hollywood stars ever who spends thousands of dollars and plenty of time on her appearance (and, we must admit, it is totally worth it), she herself cannot stand looking in the mirror. The problem is not just that she is unsatisfied with her looks and never stops working on her beauty – she is really afraid of mirrors, there is even a special term for it in psychiatry: Eisoptrophobia.
Pamela also confessed she never watches movies or shows with her participation: seems she has been so hard on herself that it turned into a real disease.


4. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Coulrohobia, or fear of clowns, is one of the most common phobias and Johnny Depp is not its only victim.
Johnny has never been ashamed of his fear as he truly believes there is evil darkness lurking under the fake smiles of their masks and one can never know what really is on their mind.

5. David Beckham

David Beckham

David is Ataxophobic: he wants everything to be in order, not just wants – he freaks out when something around him is not organized according to color, size and quantity.
Even Pepsi cans in his fridge need to be put in straight lines, otherwise he won’t be able to relax.

6. Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Megan’s life seems to be quite hard as she is suffering from a number of irrational fears. One of them is a fear to look at her own photographs and watch her movies, she confessed she sometimes even needs to get drunk to overcome that fear.
Besides, she is terribly afraid of dark and can’t stand being in a house unless the lights are on in all the rooms.
One of her most disturbing phobias is the fear of germs: she never uses public restrooms and going to the restaurant can be a real ordeal for her.


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