Deciding to convert to another religion is a huge deal, culturally and personally. Deciding to follow any religion is a deeply personal choice, and these celebs did not take that decision lightly. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes have converted religions. Some of these celebrities converted due to marriage, while others converted after experiencing personal traumas. One famous rapper has followed at least four different religions.
Who is the most famous person who converted religions? Tom Cruise tops our list. The Jack Reacher star was reportedly a devout Catholic before he joined the Church of Scientology. Katie Holmes converted to Scientology when she was married to Tom Cruise, but, since their divorce, she has reportedly returned to the Catholic Church. Drew Barrymore converted to Judaism after marrying Will Kopelman.
“Gin & Juice” rapper Snoop Dogg has converted religions several times. At various times in his life he was Baptist, Muslim, Mormon and Rastafarian. Shia LaBeouf converted from Judaism to Christianity. David Bowie briefly explored Christianity before saying that he is "almost atheist." Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and he converted to Islam later in life. Marilyn Monroe converted to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller. Her mother was a Christian Scientist.
Which celebrities religious conversion surprises you the most?
Tom Cruise was reportedly a devout Catholic before he joined the Church of Scientology.(Source)
- Age: 60
- Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Madonna was raised Roman Catholic and she converted to Kabbalah in 1996. She has also said that she is studying the Koran.(Source)
- Age: 64
- Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
Katie Holmes converted to Scientology when she was married to Tom Cruise, but, since their divorce, she has reportedly returned to the Catholic Church.(Source)
- Age: 43
- Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Charlie Sheen was raised Catholic and became a born-again Christian in the late-1990s, but today it is unclear what, if any, religion he follows.(Source)
- Age: 56
- Birthplace: New York, New York, USA