The Best Celebrity Biographies Books
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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

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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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    His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra Kitty Kelley

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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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    The Diana Chronicles Tina Brown Diana, Princess of Wales

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    Oprah: a Biography Kitty Kelley

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    Walter Isaacson

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    Freddie Mercury: The Biography Lesley-Ann Jones

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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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    Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America Peter Biskind

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    Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography Victoria Price

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

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

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

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    Ava Gardner: the Secret Conversations Peter Evans

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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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    Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography Andrew Morton Angelina Jolie

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    Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography of Martha Stewart Jerry Oppenheimer

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    Danny Sugerman, Jerry Hopkins Jim Morrison

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    Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand William J. Mann

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    Vivien: the Life of Vivien Leigh Alexander Walker

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    A Twist of Lemmon Chris Lemmon Jack Lemmon

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    Steve McQueen: Living On the Edge Michael Munn

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    Penny Valentine Dusty Springfield

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    Front Row: Anna Wintour Jerry Oppenheimer

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

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

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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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    Remembering Whitney Cissy Houston Whitney Houston

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    ABBA Gold: the Complete Story John Tobler

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    Stormy Weather: the Life of Lena Horne James Gavin

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

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

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

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    Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography Andrew Morton

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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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    Lovesick Blues: the Life of Hank Williams Paul Hemphill

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