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The Best Celebrity Biographies  

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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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Walt Disney: An American Origi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Joan Crawford: the Essential B... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell
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Elizabeth the Queen: The Life ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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The Diana Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Tina Brown
Diana, Princess of Wales
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As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Ser... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Last train to Memphis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Peter Guralnick
Elvis Presley
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A Twist of Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Chris Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
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Vincent Price: A Daughter's Bi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Grace: the Secret Lives of a P... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
James Spada
Grace Kelly
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No One Here Gets Out Alive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Danny Sugerman, Jerry Hopkins
Jim Morrison
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Just Jackie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Edward Klein
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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Get Happy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Gerald Clarke
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ABBA Gold: the Complete Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Just Desserts: The Unauthorize... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
MitziDanford added Emanuel Levy
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Vivien: the Life of Vivien Lei... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Walter Isaacson
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Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Bi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Stormy Weather: the Life of Le... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Unmasked: the Final Years of M... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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King of Comedy: the Life and A... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Freddie Mercury: The Biography is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Fela: the Life and Times of An... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
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Remembering Whitney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celebrity Biographies
Cissy Houston
Whitney Houston