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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

List Criteria: List does not include celebrity autobiographies.

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    The Diana Chronicles

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    Diana, Princess of Wales
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    Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor

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    Unmasked: the Final Years of Michael Jackson

    Ian Halperin More
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    Christina Crawford More
    Joan Crawford
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    Peter Guralnick More
    Elvis Presley
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    Oprah: a Biography

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    His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra

    Kitty Kelley More
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    King of Comedy: the Life and Art of Jerry Lewis

    Shawn Levy More
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    Heavier Than Heaven

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    Kurt Cobain
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    Marilyn Monroe: the Biography

    Donald Spoto More
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    Just Jackie

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    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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    JFK, reckless youth

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    Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America

    Peter Biskind More
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    Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography of Martha Stewart

    Jerry Oppenheimer More
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    new! Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

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    Steve McQueen: Living On the Edge

    Michael Munn More
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    Remembering Whitney

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    Whitney Houston
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    Ava Gardner: the Secret Conversations

    Peter Evans More
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    Freddie Mercury: The Biography

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    Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography

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    Angelina Jolie
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    Zappa: a Biography

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    Frank Zappa
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    Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography

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    Penny Valentine More
    Dusty Springfield
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    Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

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    Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland

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    The Lives of John Lennon

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    Life With My Sister Madonna

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    Danny Sugerman, Jerry Hopkins More
    Jim Morrison
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    Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand

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    Grace: the Secret Lives of a Princess

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    Grace Kelly
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    Stormy Weather: the Life of Lena Horne

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    Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography

    Andrew Morton More
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    Howard Sounes More
    Bob Dylan
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    Dinesh D'Souza More
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    Dark Lover: the Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino

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    Fela: the Life and Times of An African Musical Icon

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    Vivien: the Life of Vivien Leigh

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    Joan Crawford: the Essential Biography

    Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell More
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    Somebody: the Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

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    Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters, Nirvana & Other Misadventures

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    Front Row: Anna Wintour

    Jerry Oppenheimer More
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    Britney

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    Britney Spears
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    Empire: The Life, Legend and Madness of Howard Hughes

    James Steele, Donald Barlett More
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    Walt Disney: An American Original

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    As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

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    A Twist of Lemmon

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    Jack Lemmon
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    Sweet Revenge: the Intimate Life of Simon Cowell

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    Warhol: the Biography

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