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Celebrities Who Self-Harm

Updated September 27, 2019 503.7k views27 items

List of celebrities who self-harm, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Self-harm is when an individual inflicts an injury upon themselves without the intention of suicide. Cutting is a common form of self-harm and adolescents are the most likely age group to engage in the destructive activity, and even the biggest stars are not immune. Like other troubled people around the world, many famous actors, actresses, and musicians have struggled with self-harm.

Who is the most famous celebrity who engages or once engaged in self-harm? Megan Fox tops our list. The Transformers actress was asked by Rolling Stone magazine if she was a cutter. To which she replied, "Yeah, but I don't want to elaborate. I would never call myself a cutter. Girls go through different phases when they’re growing up, when they’re miserable and do different things, whether it’s an eating disorder or they dabble in cutting." Other actresses who self-harm include Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan, and Christina Ricci. Several famous men have also engaged in self harm.

Russell Brand has self inflicted scars which he gave to himself when he was young. As does Johnny Depp. Depp has said, "My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist." Other celebs who were self harmers include Princess Diana, Marilyn Manson, and Colin Farrell. 

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  • Megan Fox was asked by Rolling Stone magazine if she was a cutter, to which she replied, "Yeah, but I don't want to elaborate. I would never call myself a cutter. Girls go through different phases when they’re growing up, when they’re miserable and do different things, whether it’s an eating disorder or they dabble in cutting."

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    • Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jennifer's Body

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  • Johnny Depp has self inflicted scars which he gave to himself when he was young.  He has said, "My body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist."

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    • Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor
    • Credits: Edward Scissorhands,Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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  • Angelina Jolie told Parade Magazine, "I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy."

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    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt

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  • Russell Brand struggled with bulimia and self harm as a teenager.

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    • Birthplace: Grays, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Activist, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author
    • Credits: Get Him to the Greek, Arthur, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Hop Hop

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