Strange celebrity phobias

Phobia is defined as an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Some people are afraid of flying, others feel anxious in small spaces. There are as many different phobias as you can think of. And even more. Have you ever heard of someone being afraid of butterflies? Keep on reading and find out what things some celebrities are irrationally terrified of.  

Johnny Depp








Actually, many children are afraid of clowns but Johnny is hardly a child and yet he thinks that clowns are terrifying. “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,” he has said about his phobia.

Billy Bob Thornton








Believe it or not, Billy is afraid of antique furniture. “Maybe it’s a past life thing and I got beat to death with an old chair,” Thornton once said. “But I’m totally serious. I can’t eat around antiques.” He swears that they make him “gag.”

Pamela Anderson








As strange as it may sound, Pamela has eisoptrophobia, or a fear of mirrors. While the former Baywatch star isn’t afraid to bear her bod for Playboy (11 times), she’s completely terrified of her own reflection. Not only can she not look at herself in a mirror, she also refuses to watch herself on television.

Nicole Kidman

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The actress says she isn’t in the slightest bit afraid of snakes or spiders, but is terrified by butterflies. She told In Style magazine: “It’s so bizarre. I’m not afraid of snakes or spiders. But I’m scared of butterflies.”

Kyra Sedgwick








According to her husband Kevin Bacon, Sedgwick finds talking food horrifying. Her phobia is so bad that if she sees a commercial with talking food, she has to immediately leave the room.

Matthew McConaughey








Matthew McConaughey will enter any building as long as there is not a revolving door, which he is terrified of. “I don’t like revolving doors, and I really don’t like that blindspot when you’re driving and go into a tunnel. You know that spot where you can’t see for about 10 feet. You can’t see what’s in front of you or if someone’s broken down or something in front of you,” he has said.

Oprah Winfrey








Winfrey’s fear of gum is so extreme that she forbids the substance from even entering the building in which her show is filmed. “Do you know I have a whole thing about gum? In Mississippi, my grandmother used to chew gum, then stick it in the cabinet. There were rows and rows of Juicy Fruit and Spearmint. I was afraid of it. Even now I don’t allow gum in the building where I work,” she said.

Christina Ricci








The actress is afraid of house plants. “They are dirty,” Ricci said. “I’m repulsed by the fact that there’s a plant indoors. It just freaks me out.”

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston







After a bad experience of flying through an electrical field, Aniston became terrified of traveling up in the air. “What scares me is taking off, because I don’t understand how the plane gets up there. I’ve heard all about the aerodynamics, the speed, the engine. Of course, when your number’s up, it’s up. Maybe I’m just a control freak. I’m still nervous — though much better than I was,” she has confessed.

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