In life, no human being is invincible, indestructible and perfect in every way. Each person has their own share of fear and strength. While people may seem as normal as they can be from the outside, we never know what’s going through their minds or what they’re going through, or fear, and we have to suffer daily.
While some go beyond their limits to suppress their fears, some are tied to their phobias for the rest of their lives. And it’s no surprise that celebrities who seem divinely perfect on screen also have certain kinds of fears.
In recent years, some actors/actresses have openly addressed and overcome their fears, while some are still very afraid to even mention them. Here we will talk about the top ten Hollywood actresses with some insane, scary or even weird phobias.
1. Jennifer Aniston
For anyone who doesn’t know, Jennifer Aniston suffers from thalassophobia. It is a fear of ‘sea’, ‘deep waters’ or any kind of water bodies such as pools, ponds and lakes.
The Friends actress has already spoken a few times about her fear of underwater. Although she has done a few underwater scenes in movies and TV shows, in real life she is terrified of underwater.
During an interview, she revealed that the real reason behind her fear was her incident in a swimming pool. She said,
“I was a kid and I rode this tricycle around a pool and I rode my tricycle into the pool and I didn’t let go and my brother tried to help me so I can’t go under water and nobody will believe me. I can it honestly isn’t.”
2. Scarlett Johansson
Don’t be surprised if I say our very own Black Widow is terrified of birds. She has ornithophobiafear of birds. The actress will always turn away when she sees them and run away when she has the chance. She said,
“Something about wings and beaks and the flapping. I’m afraid of them. That’s still not gone. My uncle is also terrified of birds, so it runs in the family.”
In addition, the actress also suffers from katsaridaphobia, a fear or aversion to cockroaches. Well, this one is pretty common.
3. Nicole Kidman
Oscar-winning actress Nicole has dominated the acting world for nearly four decades since 1983. Kidman has played calm, loving, overly anxious roles throughout her career.
And it may sound funny and weird, but Nicole suffers from Lepidopterophobia. It is the fear of butterflies, moths or other insects from the butterfly family. She herself addresses her fears in a fun way by saying:
“I jump out of planes, I could be infested with cockroaches, I do all kinds of things, but I just don’t like the feeling of butterfly bodies.”
The actress gets panic attacks and fear of butterflies, even though she has tried to overcome her fears by visiting butterfly cages several times.
4. Megan Fox
Forever Beautiful Megan Fox broke through as Mikaela Banes in the 2007 blockbuster Transformers. So far she has had some bad roles in movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie sequel, villain, Jennifer’s bodyand others.
Surprisingly, the actress-model has a fear of dry paper called papyrophobia. Ironically, her entire career is based around acting and it requires her to read scripts and everything.
Fox is definitely having a hard time because she needs to have a cup of water next to her to dip her fingers in before turning pages while reading scripts. In addition, she laminates her important documents in her life to avoid touching dry paper. Likewise, she has fear of the dark and also feels uncomfortable looking at her pictures and movies.
Also read: About Megan Fox’s Son Bodhi Ransom Green: Untold Facts
5. Jennifer Love Hewitt
43-year-old actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has a lot of fears and phobias, the worst of which are fear of heights and galeophobia. It makes the person afraid to use an elevator.
According to the actress herself, she prefers to take an elevator if it is less than five people. She says, “I prefer it when it’s empty so I can scream if I want to. I’m also afraid of sharks, that’s why you’ll never find me in the sea, and I’m a terrible hypochondriac.”
6. Sarah Paulson
Looking at The American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson’s acting credits, she seems fierce. Although she has played some scary roles, she was never able to overcome her fear of bees (Melissophobia) and Trypophobia in real life.
During an interview with Elle on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she opened up about her fears, saying:
“I could carry a little kid, and if one came along, that baby gets dropped. I can’t control my feeling about it.”
She also spoke of her Trypophobia, saying: ‘I just find them disgusting. I can’t look at a coral reef or a natural sponge.” Trypophobia is a fear of asymmetrical small holes.
7. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart, the star of the sequel to the Twilight movie, has won the hearts of many with both her looks and her acting skills.
During her role in The Snow White and The hunter, she is seen majestically on horses, but did you know she suffers from Equinophobia? It is the fear of horses that is basically caused when the person is bitten, kicked, stepped on a horse, or fell off a horse.
Stewart said she fell off a horse when she was 9 and broke and dislocated her elbow. This led her to amass her fear of horses.
8. Katie Holmes
The 43-year-old actress and fashion icon Katie Holmes is best known as the ex-wife of Tom Cruise. As she has dominated the fashion world, her former husband has dominated the acting world.
Straightforward, Holmes has a fear of raccoons called Rakounphobia or Agrizoophobia. She discovered her fear of raccoons when she encountered one in 2011.
Reportedly, the actress panics or starts barking when she sees a raccoon. She remembers the moment during her performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
9. Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell wears GLOVES in the pool because of her fear of plum fingers. A strange fear or phobia indeed. The mother of two doesn’t even go to the pool for a swim out of fear.
In 2018, her husband Da Shepard spoke about her fears when she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He said, “What I’ve been told so far is that she just doesn’t like going in the pool. She takes the kids outside, but she just sits in a lawn chair or whatever.”
Shepar also revealed that when she goes swimming, she wears gloves specifically designed for pool water. He further added, “If her fingertips are plums, she doesn’t want to touch other people’s skin.”
10. Cameron Diaz
Last but not least, our Charlie’s Angel Cameron Diaz is terrified of doorknobs. The actress suffers from Ostium tractophobia which makes you afraid to touch the door handles/door knobs.
According to reports, Diaz would open the doors with her elbow and clean the doorknobs until the paint had faded due to her OCD. However, starting in 2022, she will try to overcome her fear little by little.