Star Phobias: 40 Uncommon Fears of Celebrities

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1Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson has Eisoptrophobia, meaning she is afraid of mirrors.


2. Matt Damon has Ophidiophobia. He said, “I’m afraid of snakes. And I got bullied into interacting with them by Scarlett Johansson and the kids.”


3. 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.


4. 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."


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


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6Stanley 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."


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


8. 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.


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


10. Tyra Banks has delfiniphobia, the fear of dolphins.


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11David 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.”


12. American television personality Danielle Jonas is afraid of balloons.


13. Orlando Bloom is afraid of pigs. He said, when a pig got loose on the set of his movie the Kingdom Of Heaven, he reportedly “ran like crazy”.


14. Johnny Depp has Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. He said “I have this fear of clowns. So I think that if I surround myself with them it will ward off all evil. There’s something about the painted face, the fake smile. There always seemed to be a darkness lurking just under the surface, a potential for real evil”.


15. Robert De Niro has Dentophobia, the fear of going to the dentist.


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16Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey has Cleithrophobia (fear of getting trapped, specifically in revolving doors) and scotomaphobia (fear of blind spots, specifically in tunnels).


17. Keanu Reeves has Scotophobia, the fear of darkness. He admits, “I am afraid of the dark, but I mean that in a real philosophical way.”


18. American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is afraid of elevators.


19. American singer-songwriter Madonna suffers from brontophobia, an intense fear of thunder and lightning.


20. Christina Ricci has Botanophobia, the fear of houseplants. She told British Esquire: "They are dirty, if I have to touch one, after already being repulsed by the fact that there is a plant indoors, then it just fr*aks me out."


21Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra

Baywatch star Carmen Electra has Hydrophobia, the fear of water.


22. Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman has Claustrophobia, the fear of confined spaces.


23. Actress Scarlett Johansson fears cockroaches and peacocks.


24. Jennifer Aniston has Pteromerhanophobia, the fear of flying.


25. 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.

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