Everyone has fears, even celebrities. Doesn’t matter if the person has more money or if they’re extremely well known around the globe, they still have fears. Some of those fears are actually phobias. And phobias are in the form of an anxiety disorder that doesn’t pose any real threat. A phobia has a way of clawing into the depths of you and causing an irrational reaction. Some phobias are so strong that they can cause people to run for the hills. On the other hand, it may even cause someone to get anxiety disorder treatment as soon as they can think straight again. That’s why we decided to round up 26 celebs who have very strange phobias. Trust us, some of them are very odd and shocking.
Jennifer Love Hewitt – Elevators
Jennifer Love Hewitt is just drop dead gorgeous and her roles in film and TV have propelled her acting career into that of the greats. Most noteworthy though is her phobia of elevators. Maybe it has to do with being trapped in a small space? We aren’t sure but there you are folks, a fear of elevators.
Orlando Bloom – Pigs
Thank you Blackhawk Down for introducing us to the magnificent Orlando Bloom. And thank you again for letting us gaze at him even more during hit films like Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. I don’t know about you but I get anxiety disorder just gazing at his beautiful face. Furthermore, let’s get to the point. This handsome man has deep fears of pigs. Once more for affect, pigs. It’s well known that when he was filming Kingdom of Heaven, some pigs got loose on set, and he hightailed it out of there before anyone else even blinked.
Pamela Anderson – Mirrors
I really don’t even know how to digest the information that Pamela Anderson’s phobia is mirrors. Pamela Anderson is a well known actress and model because of her work on Baywatch and because she is very beautiful. That may have something to do with her plastic surgery but nonetheless. She’s still Pamela Anderson! I wonder if she’s considered anxiety self help to overcome her phobia?
Tyra Banks – Dolphins
You did not just misread that. Runway supermodel, Tyra Banks, is terrified of dolphins. You know, Flipper? Even just a simple picture of a dolphin will cause Tyra extreme bouts of anxiety disorder brought on by seeing her phobia.
Matthew McConaughey – Revolving Doors
Matthew McConaughey is not just a dream boat but he’s also a very highly respected actor. He broke free of the lame assumption that he was meant to only star in chick flicks with nothing more than just rock hard abs and smiles for days. Therefore we get to see him in ground breaking films like Interstellar, Mud, and The Dallas Buyers Club, as well as his TV work with True Detective. However this talented actor’s phobia that of revolving doors. I have no idea if we can dissect some underlying message here but what we do know, McConaughey needs anxiety self help when forced with using revolving doors.
Carmen Electra – Water
We can totally relate to the fact that water is a very real phobia. Here’s what we just don’t get though. Carmen Electra played a lifeguard on the hit show Baywatch and we watched her rescue people fake drowning! Are you telling me that this gorgeous actress had a stunt double? Because if so, that is most mind blowing information. She probably racked up quite the bill to get anxiety disorder treatment during the show’s filming.
Megan Fox – Paper
The gorgeous Megan Fox has a very bizarre anxiety disorder that is sure to surprise each and every one of you. Miss Fox is terrified of paper. What is so intriguing about this phobia is the fact that she’s an actress who has to read scripts. And scripts are printed out on paper. Catch my drift? She’s actually so scared to touch “dry paper” that she has all her documents laminated. However when you look like Megan Fox, you can pretty much get away with anything.
Hilary Duff – Dirt
Hilary Duff is one of the few child stars who has not rocked the boat and turned out pretty fantastic. She’s also very active on Facebook and Instagram so as a result, we are often blessed with pictures of her adorable son. Here’s the kicker, Duff has a real phobia of dirt. Primarily of dirt in her house. The anxiety disorder is so real that she cleans her room every single night to ensure there is no dirt. While we’re on the subject, do you think she’d want to clean my house? Seems like an okay anxiety disorder to have really, if I had to choose.
Cameron Diaz – Doorknobs
Who doesn’t love Cameron Diaz? Anyone? Didn’t think so. But did you know that this lovable actress is actually terrified of doorknobs. She’s actually said that she won’t touch one if she can help it. Doesn’t make much sense but okay then.
Nicole Kidman – Butterflies
We all know Nicole Kidman from her previous marriage to legendary actor Tom Cruise but also for her award winning films. However seems like her fear of butterflies is what tops the cake. Kidman can easily hold a spider but she’s in serious need of treatment for anxiety if she so much as spots a butterfly.
Britney Spears – Reptiles
Britney Spears is more or less a queen or princess of pop but it’s her shared fear of replies that is a bit deceiving. Probably because one of her most iconic images of all time has her holding a snake around her shoulders. If my mother ever saw that picture, she would immediately need anxiety disorder treatment and how.
Oprah Winfrey – Chewing Gum
It pains me to add the queen of TV, Oprah Winrey, to this list. But alas, here we are. Oprah Winfrey is petrified of chewing gum. Like who could be scared of Hubba Bubba gum? No, really, I’m asking because this just blows me away. Oprah has actually unofficially banned chewing gum on her show. She also will throw away any plates that have chewing gum on it. Sounds like our girl needs some serious treatment for anxiety when in the presence of chewing gum.
Adele – Seagulls
Hello, it’s me. Adele is perhaps one of the greatest female singers on the globe but it’s her fear of seagulls that is most surprising. Apparently when Adele was only 9, she was “walking down the promenade in Tenby” eating an ice cream cone. During her walk a “huge (expletive) seagull” swooped down and took her ice cream. Adele was so terrified by the experience because she believed that she would get picked up with it. Interesting to say the least.
Johnny Depp – Clowns
The famous Johnny Depp has portrayed some odd ball characters on screen so imagine our surprise when he admitted to be scared of clowns. Of course a fear of clowns is a very normal fear but when you’re Johnny Depp, it just seems out of order.
Matt Damon – Reptiles
Matt Damon’s fear of reptiles comes from a genuine and relatable history. During filming We Bought A Zoo, when several scenes needed snakes in them, Damon’s fear manifested. He would break out in an awful sweat whenever presented with snakes. In conclusion, we hope he’s found an anxiety disorder treatment that works for him.
Billy Bob Thornton – Antique Furniture
Billy Bob Thornton is something of a character. Just watch any of his movies and you’ll see what we mean. It’s his fear of antique furniture however that is maybe the oddest thing about him. Consequently he won’t even wine and dine in a room that has antique furniture. Billy Bob seems to think that maybe he was beaten to death in a past life with some antique furniture. Yeah, doesn’t make much sense to us either.
Keanu Reeves – Darkness
Keanu Reeves has had his far share of tragedy but we won’t get into those stories. Instead we will just mention that he has a phobia of darkness. Keanu has been very open about his fear and just assumes that it comes from a philosophical standpoint: perhaps a fear of death. In any case, it’s an anxiety disorder that also makes sense.
David Beckham – Disorder
David Beckham is a global sports icon not just because of his skills on a soccer field but rather in addition to his crazy good looks. In fact, he has an extreme fear of things being out of place and of general disorder in his life. Beckham is actually very meticulous in addressing his fear that he will even line up every item he owns in his own just to calm his OCD down. Everything in Beckham’s home is even numbered and in a straight line. We hope his wife is getting him treatment for anxiety and we’re sure she is.
Kelly Osbourne – Being Touched
Seems like hand holding is a very natural and kind thing to do but for Kelly Osbourne it’s h-e-double-l. She has said multiple times that the feeling of someone touching her petrifies her.
Kristen Stewart – Horseback Riding
It was during filming the Twilight series that Kristen Stewart’s anxiety disorder came to life. She has said that she will never again go horseback riding unless she absolutely has to for a role.
Kyra Sedgwick – Talking Food
Let me expand on this fear of talking food. The wonderful Kyra Sedgwick cannot even stand to be in the same room if the TV is showing food that is talking. Think of all the commercials and even Veggie Tales! I can’t wrap my head around this one.
Helen Mirren – Telephones
Helen Mirren is a darn legend, people, and you know it. Mirren produces quality acting and is sought after many files that often lead to award winning roles. However in this day and age when cell phones are absolutely everywhere but Helen Mirren is scared of them. It almost doesn’t make sense. She is totally terrified of talking on the phone moreover, she hates the thought of even having to answer her phone when its ringing.
Christina Ricci – Plants
The Addams Family is nothing without Christina Ricci and that’s a fact we fight anyone over. However, it’s Ricci’s fear of plants that lands her on this list. She claims that they are not clean therefore, they won’t be found anywhere in her house. Seems like much anxiety self help is needed here.
Madonna – Thunder
Sounds like Madonna needs a thunder buddy. So if she and a dog were stranded in the middle of a thunder storm, neither one would be able to console the other. Now that sounds the worst tragedy ever written.
Robert De Niro – Dentists
Okay so no one likes going to the dentist but when you literally get anxiety disorder from visiting one, that says a lot. Robert De Niro may be a tough guy but if he’s at the dentist, he’s no better than an angel. Don’t tell him we said that!
Alfred Hitchcock – Eggs
Alfred Hitchcock is easily on the greatest directors of all time. And guess what, he’s terrified of eggs. Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to us either.