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Many celebrities and Hollywood stars are poised and eloquent, but it might surprise you to see who is on this list of famous people who stutter, which is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Stuttering is a speech impediment in which the normal flow of speech is interrupted by involuntary repetitions of certain sounds. Stuttering is thought to be genetic and stress can emphasize the disorder. Speech therapy is an effective way to treat a stutter and something many of these famous stutterers might have tried.

Who is the most famous person who stutters? Marilyn Monroe tops our list. She developed her trademark breathy style of speech as a way to combat her stutter. Julia Roberts stuttered when she was growing up, as did her brother Eric. Other actors who struggled with stuttering and speech impediments include Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis, as well as Emily Blunt.

Several musicians have also suffered with stuttering. Kylie Minogue and Elvis Presley both started singing as a form of speech therapy to help with their childhood stutters. Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher went through four years of speech therapy to treat his stutter, and Coldplay singer Chris Martin had a stutter growing up and he still occasionally stutters today.

Do you think it is tough for celebrities and famous people that stutter? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 42 Famous People Who Stutter
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Marilyn Monroe developed her trademark breathy style of speech as a way to combat her stutter.

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Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 42 Famous People Who Stutter
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Julia Roberts stuttered when she was growing up, as did her brother Eric.

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Notting Hill, Closer, Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend's Wedding

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 42 Famous People Who Stutter
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Tiger Woods told "60 Minutes" that he had to work really hard to overcome his childhood stutter. "The words got lost, you know, somewhere between the brain and the mouth. And it was very difficult, but I fought through it. I went to a school to try and get over that, and I just would work my tail off," Woods said.

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

Profession: Golfer, Athlete, Writer

Credits: Monday Night Golf

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 42 Famous People Who Stutter
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Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more

Credits: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

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