What are you afraid of? The dark? Failure? Death? Well, you'll feel a hundred times better about yourself when you see some of the strange phobias that celebrities suffer from. Famous people might seem fearless on the red carpet, or even write songs about it (like Taylor Swift did), but in reality, they're giant scardey cats with common, and even not so common fears, just like you. What's Taylor Swift afraid of? Would you believe it's just an innocent sea creature? Come, on Swiftie, the ocean is cool!
You probably had no idea most of these fears existed. For instance, did you know there's staurophobia (fear of crosses), chionophobia (fear of snow), dishabiliophobia (fear of undressing in front of someone), gnosiophobia (fear of knowledge), or even lutraphobia (fear of otters)? Though these probably don't jump to mind as top phobias not would they likely make a list of common phobias, they're super real and there might just be a famous Hollywood celebrity who suffers from them!Add the idea of being a "celebrity" into the mix, and you end up with some genuine insanity. But which one do you think is the strangest?! Vote up the weirdest celebrity phobias below and learn something new about these famous actors, singers, and personalities.
The fear of dolls is called "pediophilia," and Channing Tatum suffers from it, more specifically when it comes to porcelain dolls. He admitted his phobia to Ellen Degeneres saying, "I just think they're freaky." But Ellen made him face his fears by bringing out some dolls for him to play with. Did it work?
Birthplace: Cullman, Alabama, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Dancer
Credits: 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, White House Down, Magic Mike
"Coulrophobia" is the fear of all clowns (not just evil clowns), and even though Johnny Depp has played some weird characters, playing a clown is not in his future. Depp has been quoted as saying "something about the painted face, the fake smile" is what makes him petrified of clowns. It was even reported that he banned his wife Amber Heard from watching American Horror Story: Freak Show due to the clown in the cast.Source: Dish Nation
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America
Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more
Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Kill Bill star Uma Thurman had to face her biggest fear when she was stuck in a coffin while filming the movie. Thurman is "claustrophobic" which means she's afraid of confined spaces. While promoting the film, Thurman told the Daily Mail that Quentin Tarantino didn't care about her claustrophobia and stuck her in a coffin, throwing dirt on top of it. She called it "just another day at the office."Source: Daily Mail
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Actor
Credits: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Gattaca, Batman & Robin
This is one of the more common fears - "acrophobia" - the fear of heights. But it became so crippling for this star of The Hangover that he skipped a press event for the third film in the series, which took place at Morro da Urca near Sugarloaf mountain in Brazil. He called into the event instead of attending because of his overwhelming fear.
Birthplace: Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Profession: Comedian, Pianist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
Credits: The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Hangover Part II, Due Date