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The Best Celebrity Biographies

List Criteria: List does not include celebrity autobiographies.

List of celebrity biographies, ranked best to worst by fans. Books written about famous people in Hollywood are included in this list. So what makes a celebrity biography a must-read? The more revealing it is about the subject, the better. Juicy details about the lives of the rich and famous makes celebrity biographies some of the best-selling books of all time. This list of best celebrity biographies has the most scandalous details and intimate truths about film and television icons, legendary singers and musicians, controversial politicians, and even members of the British royal family.

The greatest celebrity biographies range from inspirational to tragic and elegant to trashy, but the one thing that connect these top-selling books is that they are all very entertaining to read. Each page-turning chapter of these comprehensive celeb bios, which are mostly unauthorized, take readers behind the closed doors of the lives of superstars past and present. Some biographies about the stars are funny, irreverent, and candid while others chronicle the dark side of fame and fortune. These are just some of the reasons why millions of readers can't wait to get their hands on a biographical book about a famous person once it comes out.

Do you love reading about juicy gossip, surprising scandals, and Hollywood controversies? Then vote on the list of the best celebrity biographies below and add your favorite superstar biography if you don't see it. Expand your library of knowledge and check out these other book lists on Ranker, including the most overrated books of all time, the best fantasy book series, and the best autobiographies of all time

The Best Celebrity Biographies Books
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    His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra Kitty Kelley

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    Unmasked: the Final Years of Michael Jackson Ian Halperin

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    Christina Crawford Joan Crawford

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    The Diana Chronicles Tina Brown Diana, Princess of Wales

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    Walter Isaacson

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    Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor C. David Heymann

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    Peter Guralnick Elvis Presley

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    Oprah: a Biography Kitty Kelley

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    Gerald Clarke

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    Just Jackie Edward Klein Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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    Marilyn Monroe: the Biography Donald Spoto

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    JFK, reckless youth Nigel Hamilton

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    The Lives of John Lennon Albert Harry Goldman

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    Walt Disney: An American Original Bob Thomas

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    Heavier Than Heaven Charles R. Cross Kurt Cobain

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    Freddie Mercury: The Biography Lesley-Ann Jones

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    Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography Andrew Morton Angelina Jolie

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    Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America Peter Biskind

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    Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch Sally Bedell Smith

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    King of Comedy: the Life and Art of Jerry Lewis Shawn Levy

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    Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix Charles R. Cross

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    Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography Victoria Price

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    A Twist of Lemmon Chris Lemmon Jack Lemmon

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    Ava Gardner: the Secret Conversations Peter Evans

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    Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography Andrew Morton

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    Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography of Martha Stewart Jerry Oppenheimer

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    Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand William J. Mann

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    Danny Sugerman, Jerry Hopkins Jim Morrison

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    Vivien: the Life of Vivien Leigh Alexander Walker

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    Penny Valentine Dusty Springfield

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    Steve McQueen: Living On the Edge Michael Munn

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    Front Row: Anna Wintour Jerry Oppenheimer

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    Empire: The Life, Legend and Madness of Howard Hughes James Steele, Donald Barlett

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    Joan Crawford: the Essential Biography Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell

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    Zappa: a Biography Barry Miles Frank Zappa

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    Fela: the Life and Times of An African Musical Icon Michael Veal

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    Life With My Sister Madonna Christopher Ciccone

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    Emanuel Levy

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    Stormy Weather: the Life of Lena Horne James Gavin

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    Remembering Whitney Cissy Houston Whitney Houston

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    ABBA Gold: the Complete Story John Tobler

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    Dark Lover: the Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino Emily W. Leider

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    As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling Anne Serling

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    Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters, Nirvana & Other Misadventures Martin James

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    Howard Sounes Bob Dylan

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    Warhol: the Biography Victor Bockris

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    Grace: the Secret Lives of a Princess James Spada Grace Kelly

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    Lovesick Blues: the Life of Hank Williams Paul Hemphill

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    Sweet Revenge: the Intimate Life of Simon Cowell Tom Bower

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    Somebody: the Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando Stefan Kanfer

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