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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    The Diana Chronicles Tina Brown Diana, Princess of Wales

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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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    Christina Crawford Joan Crawford

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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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    Walter Isaacson

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

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    Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography Andrew Morton Angelina Jolie

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    Oprah: a Biography Kitty Kelley

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    Freddie Mercury: The Biography Lesley-Ann Jones

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    His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra Kitty Kelley

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    Heavier Than Heaven Charles R. Cross Kurt Cobain

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    Marilyn Monroe: the Biography Donald Spoto

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    Just Jackie Edward Klein Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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    Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography of Martha Stewart Jerry Oppenheimer

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    JFK, reckless youth Nigel Hamilton

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    Danny Sugerman, Jerry Hopkins Jim Morrison

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    Penny Valentine Dusty Springfield

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    Remembering Whitney Cissy Houston Whitney Houston

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    Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography Victoria Price

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    Zappa: a Biography Barry Miles Frank Zappa

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

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

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    Ava Gardner: the Secret Conversations Peter Evans

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    Steve McQueen: Living On the Edge Michael Munn

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    Life With My Sister Madonna Christopher Ciccone

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    Stormy Weather: the Life of Lena Horne James Gavin

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    Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand William J. Mann

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

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

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    Vivien: the Life of Vivien Leigh Alexander Walker

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

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

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    Howard Sounes Bob Dylan

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    Warhol: the Biography Victor Bockris

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    Sweet Revenge: the Intimate Life of Simon Cowell Tom Bower

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    Britney Sean Smith Britney Spears

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

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    Front Row: Anna Wintour Jerry Oppenheimer

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    A Twist of Lemmon Chris Lemmon Jack Lemmon

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    Walt Disney: An American Original Bob Thomas

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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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    Dinesh D'Souza

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