- Rihanna was the victim of domestic abuse at the hand of then boyfriend Chris Brown. Brutal photos were released just after the incident showing the pop star with a swollen and bruised face.
Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist, Singer
Institution: Combermere School
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- Halle Berry grew up with an abusive father. The Oscar winner discussed her difficult past with James Lipton on his show "Inside the Actor's Studio."
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting
Institution: Heskett Middle School, Cuyahoga Community College, Bedford High School
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- Charlize Theron grew up with an abusive father who would frequently state that he was going to kill the whole family. Theron's mother shot her father in self defense after he came home drunk and agitated one night.
Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director
Institution: Joffrey Ballet School
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- Madonna was raped on a New York rooftop when she was just 19. She also suffered mental and physical abuse from her ex-husband Sean Penn throughout their four year marriage.
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 5 more
Institution: West Junior High, Rochester Adams High School, University of Michigan, St. Andrew's School
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- Drew Barrymore suffered child abuse at the hand of her father John Barrymore. Drew, growing up a child star, was also introduced to drugs, alcohol, and sex at an early age.
Birthplace: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author + 3 more
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