Like everyone else, celebrities have fears and phobias. Most of them are irrational, of course, but this list wouldn’t be all that interesting if the fears were well-founded now would it? Actors seem to talk about their phobias a lot more than normal people, but maybe that's because we’re listening a lot more. For the most part, an actor's fears are no different than yours. The only way to learn if you have a phobia is to be confronted with it. When you come face-to-fear with your nightmare, you either run, pass out or face it head on. Everyone handles these encounters differently. As a celebrity, you travel around the world; you're introduced to exotic lands and unique situations. Odds would have it that you're going to be forced to face your fears more often than most.
This is the case with the celebrities on this list. Through their work, they've had to overcome their greatest fears, if only temporarily. Some of them did it with grace, while others did it like little babies, but all of them lived through them, these terrible things that give them nightmares. Celebrities, for the most part, are weirdos; it's all part of their appeal. So it is fitting that many of them have weird phobias. It's also fitting, at least for the actors, that their fears were sometimes used to enhance their performances in films or on stage. Maybe it'll change the way you watch those specific movies or musical numbers next time you turn them on. Maybe you'll gain a new respect for these celebrities. You might even lose some respect for them. Whatever happens, we're happy to be the messenger. Here are 15 celebrities who lived through their worst nightmare.
15 Sylvester Stallone – Fear of Heights
14 Robert Pattinson – Fear of Horses
13 Adele – Stage Fright
12 Scarlett Johansson – Fear of Birds
11 Matt Damon – Fear of Snakes
10 Whoopi Goldberg – Fear of Flying
9 Orlando Bloom – Fear of Pigs
8 Britney Spears – Fear of Snakes
7 Carmen Electra – Fear of Water
6 Nolan Gould – Fear of Spiders and Tight Spaces
5 Kevin Hart – Fear of Roller Coasters
4 Johnny Depp – Fear of Clowns
3 Uma Thurman – Fear of Small Spaces
2 Walt Disney – Fear of Mice
1 Sarah Michelle Gellar – Fear of the Dead
There's a rumor going around that Sarah Michelle Gellar is necrophobic, which is a fear of the dead. She said she's uncomfortable in graveyards and around dead people, which pretty much makes her normal in our eyes. Well, this fear had a bit more impact on Gellar than most because she was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the slayer of the undead. She basically lived in a graveyard on that show. There's a good chance the actress was just having a laugh with this claim, but, if this list taught us anything, stars will do whatever it takes to get that next paycheck. It wouldn't be all that shocking to learn that Gellar was being completely serious, that she really was afraid of the dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer was just her way of facing her fears—and making millions of dollars to do it.
Sources: LifeReimagined, WebCenters, IBTimes
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