Scientology is a type of belief that has recently become more popular making it appear often in tabloids and news stories. It is the practice of re-experiencing traumatic and disturbing events in your past so that you are able to overcome the fixation on this event and feel more free. It is seen as a type of counselling that teaches people they are immortal being that no longer remember their true nature. Recently in Hollywood, it has been noted that many celebrities are now participating in the practice of Scientology and praising it to the public.
Through a coordinated effort, the Church of Scientology has been operating Celebrity Centres where it has been recruiting scientologist celebrities and making them endorse Scientology to the public at large. This program began in the 1950’s when Ron L. Hubbard created a group known as the “Project Celebrity” which offered huge rewards to Scientologists who recruited targeted celebrities. Since then, a good number of the worlds current famous celebrities have joined the Church. In fact the number has of late been expanding tremendously possibly because the religion is rather viewed by many as that which fits pretty well with a celebrity kind of personality. Below is a list of the top 10 most popular celebrity scientologists.
10 Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof is a British TV personality known for her outspoken views and personal controversies. Peaches crated her career in journalism at a young age, securing a job at the now defunct magazine Elle Girl in April 2004 where she wrote a column for the UK edition. Between the age of 14 and 17, Peaches wrote a weekly socio-political column for The Daily Telegraph and numerous articles for The Guardian. In 2007, she made her catwalk debut modeling for PPQ at the London Fashion Week. In 2009, she became the face of the Miss Ultimo collection.
9 Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is an American-born actress and comedian well known for her main role in the TV show Cheers, in 1991. Kirstie also appeared in the film series Look Who’s Talking and the thriller movie Shoot to Kill. She has recently appeared in various reality shows.
8 Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis is an American singer and actress who gained her career debut when she appeared in the 1991 thriller Cape Fear that saw her nominated for both a Golden Globe for Best Supporting-Actress and an Academy Award. She also played major roles in Natural Born Killers, From Dusk Till Dawn, Strange Days, Gilbert Grape, The Evening Star and Kalifornia. She launched her career as a solo singer in 2009, leading American rock band known as Juliette and the Licks. In 2013, Juliette contributed to the track “Saint of Impossible causes” on Joseph Arthur’s tenth studio album, The Ballad of Boogie Christ.
7 Leah Marie Remini
Leah Remini, an American actress, is best known for the CBS sitcom, The King of Queens where she appeared as Carrie Hefferman. The show ran for nine seasons from September 20, 1998 to May 15, 2007. Leah also appeared on an NBC sitcom as Stacy Carosi. Leah Marie was also one of the co-hosts on the daytime CBS network talk show, The Talk. In 2011, she signed a talent development deal with ABC Studios to develop a comedy project, Family Tool in which Remini was the star and producer.
6 Jenna Elfman
Jennifer “Jenna” Mary Elfman is an American TV and film actress best recognized for her role as Dharma Freedom Finkelstein Montgomery on the 1997 to 2002 American TV sitcom, Dharma & Greg, and in the 2000 feature film, Keeping the Faith. She began her professional career as a dancer and appeared in numerous national television commercials. In July, 2013, she was cast as Joyce Fisher in the NBC comedy, Growing Up.
5 Erika Jane Christensen
American-born Erika Christensen is an actress whose film appearance includes 2000’s Traffic, 2002’s Swimfan, 2004’s Perfect Score and 2007’s How to Rob a Bank, among others. Christensen is currently staring in the TV series, Parenthood as Julia Braverman-Graham.
4 Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon, is a well known American actress who's highly recognized for her role as Donna Pinciotti in the long running Fox sitcom That’s '70s Show. She also appeared as Hannah Daniels on the ABC drama, October Road. Laura has also voiced in numerous animated TV series like King of the Hill and American Dad.
3 Bijou Lilly Phillips
Bijou Lilly Phillips is an American singer, actress and model whose career began as a model when she was merely 13, but soon began acting and singing. Her first album was I’d Rather Eat Grass in 1999. She has also appeared in numerous films such as the 1999’s Black and White, 2000’s Almost Famous, 2001’s Bully, 2004’s The Door in the Floor and 2007’s Hostel: Part II, Choke, among many more.
2 Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright is an American film and TV series actress, voice artist and comedian. Nancy is best known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated TV series The Simpsons. She moved to Hollywood in 1978 where she trained alongside voice actor, Butler Daws. Nancy’s first professional role came when she voiced Gloria in the animated series Richie Rich. She continued with her acting career and voiced other projects such as Popeye and Son, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, and Snorks, among others.
1 Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer turned songwriter songwriter. She released her first album, To Whom It May Concern on April 8, 2003 in which she wrote all the lyrics and also co-wrote every melody. Her second album, Now What was released on April 5, 2005 while her third album Storm & Grace produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T-Bone Burnett, was released on May 15, 2012. Nearly ten years into her recording career, Lisa Marie is finally developing a musical personality that truly suits her.
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