The Best Celebrity Biographies Books

The Best Celebrity Biographies

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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
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    Walt Disney: An American Origi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Joan Crawford: the Essential B... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell

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    The Diana Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Tina Brown Diana, Princess of Wales

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    As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Ser... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Vincent Price: A Daughter's Bi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Peter Guralnick Elvis Presley

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    Grace: the Secret Lives of a P... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Gerald Clarke

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    A Twist of Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Chris Lemmon Jack Lemmon

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    Just Jackie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Edward Klein Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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    Danny Sugerman, Jerry Hopkins Jim Morrison

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    ABBA Gold: the Complete Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Emanuel Levy

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    Just Desserts: The Unauthorize... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Vivien: the Life of Vivien Lei... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Steve McQueen: Living On the E... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Stormy Weather: the Life of Le... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Empire: The Life, Legend and M... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Zappa: a Biography is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Barry Miles Frank Zappa

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    Remembering Whitney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Cissy Houston Whitney Houston

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    Front Row: Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Jerry Oppenheimer

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    Heavier Than Heaven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Charles R. Cross Kurt Cobain

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    JFK, reckless youth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Nigel Hamilton

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    Ava Gardner: the Secret Conver... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Life With My Sister Madonna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Christopher Ciccone

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    Howard Sounes Bob Dylan

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    Sweet Revenge: the Intimate Li... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters, Nirv... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Dark Lover: the Life and Death... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Warhol: the Biography is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Somebody: the Reckless Life an... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Bi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Walter Isaacson

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    His Way: The Unauthorized Biog... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Room Full of Mirrors: A Biogra... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

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    Charles R. Cross

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    Britney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Sean Smith Britney Spears

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    Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barb... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Star: How Warren Beatty Seduce... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    The Lives of John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Albert Harry Goldman

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    Oprah: a Biography is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    King of Comedy: the Life and A... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Freddie Mercury: The Biography is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Penny Valentine Dusty Springfield

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    Lovesick Blues: the Life of Ha... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Unmasked: the Final Years of M... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Angelina: An Unauthorized Biog... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies

    Andrew Morton Angelina Jolie

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    Fela: the Life and Times of An... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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    Marilyn Monroe: the Biography is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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