50 Popular Celebrities Who Have Weird Phobias

31Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Actress Scarlett Johansson fears cockroaches and peacocks.

32Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston has Pteromerhanophobia, the fear of flying.

33Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is necrophobic, afraid of the dead. She also has a fear of graveyards and refuses to film in them.

34Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Megan Fox has a phobia of dry paper. She says: “I can’t stand it. Scripts, newspaper or anything that’s not laminated, I can’t touch it with my hands!”

35Rita Ora

Rita Ora

British singer Rita Ora is afraid of toilets. She admitted: “I always feel that when I go to the toilet that something’s going to come out of the bottom... I always make sure I put the light on when I go.”

36Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

American model Kendall Jenner suffers from Trypophobia, a fear of tiny holes in patterns such as a honeycomb. She admits: “Just looking at little holes gives me the worst anxiety.”



English singer Adele has fear of Seagulls. It began after the singer was attacked by one of the birds while eating an ice-cream as a child. She says: “I thought it was going to take me away with it. I’ve got a phobia of seagulls now.”

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38Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

Australian-British singer Kylie Minogue confesses: “I have a hanger phobia – I don’t like the way they sound when you put them in the wardrobe.”

39Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Gangs of New York actress Cameron Diaz is afraid of doorknobs because of possible germ contamination.

40Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

American Rapper Nicki Minaj has Escalaphobia, the fear of escalators.

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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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