50 Popular Celebrities Who Have Weird Phobias

11Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel (voice of Gizmo in Gremlins) has a separate, smaller house in his backyard to live in when one of his family members is sick due to his irrational fear (mysophobia) of germs.

12Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin

Australian zookeeper Steve Irwin also nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter" was afraid of parrots. He said "They’ve nearly torn my nose off. I’ve had some really bad parrot bites."

13Woody Allen

Woody Allen

American director Woody Allen is both claustrophobic and agoraphobic, meaning he is afraid of both open and closed spaces.

14Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was afraid of flying, even though he was a licensed pilot. His wife said "As a photographer for Look magazine early in his career he had to learn to fly and nearly crashed his plane. Shortly after, a colleague was killed piloting a plane and for some reason, his camera and notebooks, horribly squashed and burnt, were sent to Kubrick. It traumatized him. But it was only when he flew to Spain to film Spartacus that the reaction hit him. Terribly ill, in a state of nervous shock, the return flight was his last."

15Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

American television personality Khloe Kardashian is afraid of the belly button.

16Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Spanish draftsman Salvador Dali was afraid of grasshoppers. When they appear in Dalí's work, grasshoppers are used as a symbol of destruction, waste, and fear.

17Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell has fear of pruney fingers. She cured this fear by wearing her bride gloves.

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18Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks has delfiniphobia, the fear of dolphins.

19David Beckham

David Beckham

English footballer David Beckham is afraid of frogs. He revealed his phobia on a BBC documentary, where he explored the Amazon rainforest, he said: “I’m not a big frog fan. I can’t lie.”

20Danielle Jonas

Danielle Jonas

American television personality Danielle Jonas is afraid of balloons.

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  1. Carmen Electra does not have hydrophobia. The correct word for the fear of water is aquaphobia. Hydrophobia is a term usually used only to mean rabies, because rabid animals tend to avoid drinking water.

  2. I had a terrible fear of scorpions as an adolescent. I lived (and still live) in the Upper Midwestern United States, which is scorpion-free. Yet, I would have nightmares about scorpions constantly, and would have to check under my bed and in both my bedroom closets every night. The phobia was intense when I was fourteen and fifteen, then vanished as abruptly as it had started. I expect those kinds of fears are part and parcel of many young teen’s lives.



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