Actresses make it look so easy on screen, but sometimes there is a whole different kind of drama going on behind the scenes! This is a list of 10 of the worst actress feuds that will leave you speechless. Some of these feuds were quite public, while others were more under-the-radar. From veteran movie stars to teenage starlets to everything in between, these actress fights may surprise you.
Some of these arguments were sparked by something petty, while others were deeply ingrained. A pet peeve about a co-star’s behavior, or a snarky comment – these are some of the reasons for the most compelling feuds to date. Some of the actresses on this list may be ones that you love, or love to hate! Obviously, life as an actress is not all rainbows and butterflies.
Women are known to be quite catty, and these actresses are no exception. Yet, most of the time, they make everything look all peaches and cream. However, just turn the camera off, and the claws come out and sparks start flying. Hey, acting is what these ladies do best, right? So it makes sense that they make these feuds look like no big deal. Unfortunately, there dastardly deeds and words have been exposed, and you may find them quite shocking.
10. Hilary Duff & Lindsay Lohan
There is nothing quite like young love. Unless it sparks huge outrage between two teenage starlets. In their defense, the man surrounding this feud did some pretty icky things. Once-and-done pop star Aaron Carter started out as Hilary‘s boyfriend before cheating on her with Lindsay. He then split with Lindsay, went back to Hilary, and then there was another cheating scandal. In the end, both Hilary and Lindsay ended up just despising each other, and their hate sizzled during interviews with the media. Yet, that was back in the heyday of Disney starlings. The women have seemed to put it behind them, and at least one of them is doing well for herself.
9. Miley Cyrus & the Duo Demi Lovato + Selena Gomez
In the next generation of Disney stars hating on other Disney stars, Miley Cyrus got into a scuffle with best buddies Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Back in the day, Miley was the poster child for Disney perfection: singing, dancing, and acting her way to star power. Enter newbies Demi and Selena, and things take a turn for the worst. In a YouTube battle of the starlets, Miley created a spoof of Demi and Selena’s video series, making fun of their appearance and mannerisms. We all know how Miley ended up, but at least Demi and Selena seem to be on more even footing. Still, their feud sparked debate about Disney’s handling of child stars, and did not shed a positive light on the company.
8. Kenya Moore & Brandi Glanville
The Real Housewives series on Bravo is already known for grown-women hissy fits and hair-pulling disagreements between the ladies. Yet the Kenya-Brandi dispute took the cake. These two women seemed to really have it in for each other, and they were not afraid to hold back on the show. The two reality-show stars are experts at bashing each other and backstabbing, and the word “evil” has been thrown around once or twice. Yet, the public seems to be eating it up; Kenya and Brandi went head-to-head on Celebrity Apprentice, and still showed malice towards each other. Some feuds just never seem to die.
7. Debra Winger & Shirley MacLaine
So much for the title Terms of Endearment. There was no love on the set (and beyond) for Debra and Shirley, who evidently had a long-running feud. The actresses were seemingly enemies from the get-go, and when Shirley took home the award for Best Actress at the 1984 Academy Awards; that was the tipping point. Debra has maintained her evil-step-sister reputation even today, and has become known for making co-stars upset behind the scenes. There is certainly nothing endearing about that! Still, this could be a long-standing actress feud that we hate to love. In Debra’s defense, the star did suffer with drug abuse…
6. Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey
Nicki and Mariah both served as judges on the hit show American Idol for one season. And apparently, it was the “worst experience” of Mariah’s life! Why? Maybe Nicki had something to do with it. Even viewers at home could see that the two women just were not hitting it off. Arguments and eye rolls became the norm, and the audience may have tuned in just to see the sparks fly rather than to listen to up-and-coming performers. Yet, Mariah later said that she thinks the show planned for a girl-on-girl feud and said the whole thing was just ridiculous.
5. Shannen Doherty & Jennie Garth
Perhaps Shannen and Jennie were just picking up on all of the drama and hysterics on Beverly Hills 90210. The actresses seemed to really want to bring out their claws, as rumors of cat fights surrounded the two women. Jennie ended up revealing the insider story of the rivalry in a memoir, stating that both she and Shannen were very independent girls trying to find their own voices, sparks often flew between them. Sounds innocent enough, but it sounds as though things at one point were so heated, the actresses longed to just tear each other up. Talk about dramatic.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker & Kim Cattrall
Forget Sex and the City, these two women were more suited to cat fights in the alley! Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall supposedly endured a fierce rivalry and exhibited ill-will toward each other while shooting their hit television show. Yet, they tried to remain cool, calm, and collected for the public. Both of the actresses claim that super-long workdays and loads of stress on set made things a bit tense, but nothing to the point of what rumors were suggesting. Yet, those rumors were pretty strong, stating that the stars were avoiding seeing each other and tried to remain as far from the other as possible. Ouch!
3. Naya Rivera & Lea Michele
It was not all happy faces and melodic music for Glee stars Naya Rivera and Lea Michele. Gossip and rumors were flying about badly behaved actresses on the set of the show, and the two girls have had a back-and-forth snarky comment cat-fight that never seemed to end. From rumors about Lea’s intimate relationship, to Naya’s cattiness during filming, tabloids and gossip websites went abuzz. The producers of Glee tried to keep the whole thing under wraps, saying that both Naya and Lea would not be fired from the show, and that they have a decent relationship with each other. Yet, the girls seem less than harmonious with each other.
2. Teri Hatcher & The Other Housewives
Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross became tangled up in all sorts of hate games. In fact, there seemed to be a huge backlash against Teri for becoming the most popular Housewife. Marcia in particular became very – well – cross about the whole ordeal, and she at times was a bit explosive about her disgust. At one point, Marcia threw obscenities at the situation, causing everyone to get quite upset. In a desperate fit of rage, she complained about Teri’s seemingly special treatment, and the other Housewives made a habit of excluding Teri from group activities.
1. Bette Davis & Joan Crawford
This is perhaps the most famous female feuds among celebrities. Clearly, these two women hated each other’s guts, and they were not afraid to show it. During the film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Joan ended up taking a serious hit to the head, thanks to Bette. Yet, the actresses claimed it was all part of the role, and that their fierce cat-fighting was egged on by Hollywood, not their own prerogatives. Yet, rumor has it that Bette had it in for Joan, as revenge for stealing her man. In a classic story of a girl fight over love interests, Bette and Joan’s feud lasted forever and a day, even after death.