From Jen Aniston to Madonna: 10 Celebrity Phobias Revealed

August 17, 2011 By:
From Jen Aniston to Madonna: 10 Celebrity Phobias Revealed

We all have bizarre fears. A spider, for example, is like, 1/1,000,000th our size, but show me one, and I'll be on top of the nearest chair/table/anything. Clowns are always smiling and happy, yet, if I encounter one, I will cower into a fetal position and cry until it goes away.

Some of our fears are founded, and some of them don't really make any sense. And when our fears just sound crazy, we call them phobias. And celebs have them, too. So here are 10 celebrities and their biggest phobias.

David Beckham: Disorder. "Everything has to match in the house," Victoria Beckham has said about her husband's OCD. "If here are three cans of diet Coke he'd throw one away rather than having three because it's uneven." Okay, so he's neurotic. But, look at his body. What's my point, you ask? Nothing, just, look at it. It's nice.

Billy Bob Thornton: Antique furniture. Ok, so yeah, old furniture is kind of creepy and maybe it reminds you of scary movies or something. Alright, maybe I can see that. But Billy Bob's phobia is serious: "I can't breathe and I can't eat around it. I've had friends tell me that maybe I was beaten to death with an antique chair in a former life." I don’t know about beaten to death, but it does sound like you were hit on the head, perhaps.

Carmen Electra: Water. Electra says her fear of water kind of ruined her experience on Baywatch. David Hasselhoff's chest hair getting all over the craft services table didn't help, either.

Madonna: Thunder. Yes, the Queen of Pop suffers from "brontophobia"—a fear of thunder.

Christina Ricci: Plants. Indoor ones, at least. "They are dirrrty. I don’t understand why you would bring dirt inside your house. If I have to touch one, after already being so repulsed by the fact that there is a plant indoors, then it just freaks me out."

Matthew McConaughey: Revolving Doors. What's the big deal, just don't go into any giant bank buildings. McConaughey is also afraid of tunnels.

Nicole Kidman: Butterflies. I kind of understand this one. Butterflies are pretty at a distance, but you don’t want them touching you. Guys feel the same way about strippers.

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Graveyards. Gellar's fear of graveyards was so bad that the cast of Buffy The Vampire slayer had to shoot all their cemetery scenes in fake graveyards.

Pamela Anderson: Mirrors. Just gonna leave that one alone.

Jennifer Aniston: Flying. For someone who travels so much, it's gotta suck to be afraid to fly. Before Jen boards a plane, she knocks on it for good luck.