Top 10 Famous People with the Weirdest Phobias

We have identified hundreds of phobias to date. We've heard of the strangest kinds of phobias, some of which can even make you laugh out loud. These include fear of oneself, fear of fear itself, and fear of another phobia. Strange, isn't it?

You may not have heard of this, but some of our celebrities and popular figures have phobias too. And you may not have known about some or even all of them. Some suffer from the strangest of phobias. Realistically speaking, there isn't any reason to be afraid of things like chewing gum, eggs, cats, or ferns.

I have tried to include the most interesting examples in this list. Enjoy and vote for your choice!
The Top Ten
1 Woody Allen - Fear of Everything Heywood "Woody" Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; November 30, 1935) is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades and multiple Academy Award-winning films. He began his career writing material for television in the 1950s, mainly Your Show of... read more
2 Adele - Fear of Seagulls Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international... read more

(Posted by a person who's had bad things happen to them involving a seagull) Understandable.

3 Benjamin Burnley - Fear of Riding in Cars Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

He's also afraid of planes, which is kind of weird.

I wonder if he rides horses because of his fear of riding vehicles

4 Barbra Streisand - Fear of Public Speaking Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

I have social anxiety, so I understand this a lot. I even go through extreme stress when talking to someone else, even one person. I find it weird how most people can handle both of these things.

Same here. I get panicky whenever I have to speak in front of a large audience.

By the way, isn't social anxiety common?

Not that weird. Many people are nervous when speaking in public.

5 Christina Ricci - Fear of Plants, Fear of Swimming Pools, Fear of Sharks Christina Ricci is an American actress. She is known for playing unconventional characters with a dark edge in films such as The Addams Family, Casper, That Darn Cat, Black Snake Moan, and Speed Racer.

I hate looking at sharks, due to an unfortunate incident involving the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. I'm not scared of them. I just hate their teeth and gums.

Fear of sharks is understandable, though facts say that it makes no sense.

Christina Ricci must be a carnivore.

6 Emma Roberts - Fear of Flying on a Plane Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After small roles in films such as Blow, she rose to prominence with her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, for which she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and six Young Artist Awards.
7 Oprah Winfrey - Fear of Chewing Gum Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

The scent of gum makes me look really pale, super light-headed, and EXTREMELY nauseous.

She also has a fear of not getting into other people's business.

Doesn't she also have a fear of balloons?

8 Nicole Kidman - Fear of Butterflies Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian-American actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton.

My brother has a fear of literally every single bug, including butterflies.

Are butterflies dangerous to natural redheads or something?

On SpongeBob, they're considered monsters!

9 Alfred Hitchcock - Fear of Eggs Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
10 Justin Timberlake - Fear of Spiders, Snakes and other Crawlers Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

Most people are afraid of those.

The Contenders
11 Jim Parsons - Fear of Birds James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

I have a fear of free-wandering birds. It's really a fear of being pecked.

12 Natalie Wood - Fear of Water Natalie Wood, born Natalie Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 28 or 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and as Maria in West Side Story. But the American icon remains infamously known for the circumstances... read more

That's ironic because her death resulted from drowning.

13 Nikola Tesla - Fear of Germs and Jewellery Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, X rays, Radio, Remote Control, Laser, and Electric motors. Tesla developed and used... read more
14 Pamela Anderson - Fear of Mirrors Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist and a former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V.I.P..

I just think that it's a gateway to another dimension, a horrible dimension, and your reflection is blocking you out because he doesn't want you to see the horrible things the world has come to. Then I started thinking, what if we are on the wrong side of the mirror?

It's easy to see why she'd be afraid of mirrors. She's made a freak of herself.

15 Johnny Depp - Fear of Clowns John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor... read more

Clowns CAN be really scary. The Joker is also a clown, isn't he? He looks creepy.

So he obviously has a fear of himself.

I'm not really scared of clowns. I just feel awkward and or creeped out when around one.

16 Keanu Reeves - Fear of Darkness Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise.

Who wouldn't be scared of the dark? You can't see what's happening. It's human instinct to be scared of the dark, or at least wary!

I have that fear. I sleep with a night light, but it doesn't help unless I have my light on.

17 Timothy Leary - Fear of Getting a Haircut

When he was on LSD or when he wasn't on LSD?

I'm dead. How the hell did this happen?

18 David Beckham - Fear of Disorders David Robert Joseph Beckham is (born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer, the current president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City.. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national... read more

I thought he was afraid of birds?

19 Madonna - Fear of Thunder and Lightning Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically... read more

Awww, why? I love thunder and lightning, especially lightning. It looks marvelous!

This is somewhat relatable. I used to have this fear.

I have a fear of lightning, but not thunder.

20 Megan Fox - Fear of Bacteria, Fear of Darkness, Fear of Paper, Fear of Still Photos Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom.

Fear of darkness and bacteria isn't weird. Bacteria can cause some weird things to happen to you. In the dark, you can't see where anything is.

Fear of bacteria isn't weird. That stuff killed over a third of the population a couple of hundred years ago. But not every bacteria is plague/yersinia pestis/bacillus.

Is the paper thing because of getting paper cuts?

21 Liam Payne - Fear of Spoons

I remember how I've watched his interview about his fears.

22 Kelly Osbourne - Fear of Being Touched Kelly Lee Osbourne is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer.

While I don't have a fear of this myself, I find it annoying.

Even when her own family touches her?

23 Napoleon Bonaparte - Fear of Cats Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

Wait a minute, one of the best French military generals was afraid of cats? They could have just shown him a cat and the Seven Years War would have never happened.

24 Carmen Electra - Fear of Being Near Water Tara Leigh Patrick, better known by her stage name Carmen Electra, is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, and dancer.

Who is she, the Wicked Witch of the West?

25 Matthew McConaughey - Fear of Revolving Doors Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor. He had his breakout role with a supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993). After a number of supporting roles, his first success as a leading man came in the legal drama A Time to Kill (1996)... read more
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