20 Celebrities That Have The Craziest Phobias

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We all have something that we are afraid of, whether it is a fear of heights or a fear of spiders, it seems like most people have some kind of phobia and we are definitely not afraid to announce it. With that being said, celebrities are just like us and they fear things too. Some of them have some pretty insane phobias though, so we came up with this list of 20 celebrities with the craziest phobias for you to check out and maybe feel a little more normal about what scares you!

Taylor Swift

There is no specific word for Swift’s fear, but she admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she was afraid of sea urchins. It is so bad that she refuses to go in the water!

P. Diddy (Sean Combs)

We are not sure what he is being called these days, but he will always be P. Diddy to us! He apparently suffers from podophobia, which is the fear of a long second toe! He announced it on The Tonight Show and Kate Beckinsale, the other guest that night, showed him her toes and he freaked out!

Billy Bob Thornton

The actor is a weird guy, so we are not surprised by anything he says or does. The actor suffers from a fear of antique furniture and he thinks he was beaten to death by antiques in a previous life, which has caused his fear now.


She may write and sing some amazing songs, but Adele also suffers from laridaphobia, which is the fear of seagulls! Apparently she was attacked by one at a young age and that incident remains with her today, as do the scars from the attack!

Nicole Kidman

This one is kind of crazy, but the Oscar winning actress suffers from lepidopterophobia, which is the fear of butterflies! How can anyone be afraid of butterflies? Kidman thinks they are eerie and weird, but they are just so cute to us!

Britney Spears

While Britney Spears seemed fearless while carrying around that huge snake at the VMAs on MTV, it looks like the pop singer does have some fears: large lizards! Spears suffers from Herpetophobia and we can’t blame her, as they look creepy!

Megan Fox

Megan Fox suffers from papyrophobia, which is the fear of paper. She is specifically afraid of dry paper and even said on The Tonight Show that she keeps a glass of water next to her when reading a script, as she dips her fingers in the water before turning the pages! How odd is that?

Matt Damon

The Oscar winner suffers from ophidiophobia, which is the fear of snakes. Why would he agree to star in We Bought A Zoo then? Co-star Scarlett Johansson said he cried like a baby whenever snakes were brought on set.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks suffers from delfiniphobia, which is the fear of dolphins. She discussed it on her talk show and claims it goes back to elementary school and having recurring dreams of dolphins surrounding her.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

How could Buffy the Vampire Slayer be afraid of cemeteries? That is the case though, as Gellar suffers from coimetrophobia. She has said that she was brought to tears while filming scenes in a cemetery!

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp suffers from coulrophobia, which is the fear of all clowns. While he has played some bizarre characters over the years, he thinks the painted face and smile is too much to handle for himself. Rumors are that he even banned his wife Amber Heard from watching American Horror Story: Freak Show because of the clown in it!

Ellen Page

The actress has a huge fear of tennis balls. Yes, tennis balls! She even told Seth Meyers in an interview that she has to leave the room when tennis comes on TV.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is perfect, right? We definitely think so, but it looks like she may have some fears in there too. The Oscar winning actress suffers from corcoranophobia, which is the fear of helicopters. That must make it difficult to get around to events and red carpet appearances!

Katy Perry

The pop singer has nyctophobia, which is the fear of darkness. Perry has said she sleeps with a light on and admitted in an interview that “a lot of evil things go on in the dark.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fears have no boundaries, as even presidents are affected! President Roosevelt suffered from triskaidekaphobia, which is the fear of the number 13. He would never travel on the 13th of the month and refused to have 13 guests at the dinner table.

Channing Tatum

The sexy actor suffers from pediophobia, which is the fear of dolls. More specific, Channing fears porcelain dolls and he talked about it with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show. She tried to help him out with his fear, but that went as well as one would expect!

Alfred Hitchcock

You would think nothing phased Alfred Hitchcock, but that was not the case. He suffered from ovophobia, which is the fear of eggs! Blood is fine, but eggs are scary? During an interview, he once said, “have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid?” Yes, a lot of the scenes in his movies!

Uma Thurman

The actress suffers from claustrophobia, which is the fear of confined spaces. This one is ironic, as she had a scene for Kill Bill where she was trapped in a coffin! She made it work, but it was a tough day at the office for her.

Kyra Sedgwick

We are pretty sure there is no name for this fear, but Kyra Sedgwick is afraid of talking food! Her husband Kevin Bacon announced the fear on The Tonight Show and said that Kyra leaves the room any time talking food appears on the TV.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin has aviophobia, which is the fear of flying. This may happen to a lot of people, but it has forced Franklin to cancel gigs around the world and almost cost her her career!