Some Famous People and their Phobias

Johnny Depp – Clourophobia, fear or clowns
“Something about the painted face, the fake smile,” Depp told reporters once. “There always seemed to be a darkness lurking just under the surface, a potential for real evil.”


Sigmund Freud – Siderodromophobia, fear of train travel
On the trip from Freiberg the train passed through Breslau, where Freud saw gas jets for the first time; they made him think of souls burning in hell.

Howard Hughes – Mysophobia, fear of germs
Toward the end of his life, he lay naked in bed in darkened hotel rooms in what he considered a germ-free zone. He wore tissue boxes on his feet to protect them.

Marilyn Monroe – Agoraphobia, fear of public or open places
Very odd that a actress would suffer from this, but another famous blond does as well, Kim Basinger.

Billie Bob Thorton – Panophobia, fear of antique furniture
“Maybe it’s a past-life thing and I got beat to death with some old chair,” Thornton told Oprah Winfrey. “I don’t really know. But anyway … I’m totally serious. And I can’t eat around antiques.”

Alfred Hitchcock – Ovophobia, fear of eggs
While filming the Birds, actress Susan Pleshette was chatised by Hitchcock’s assistant. “She said, ‘Don’t put your cigarette out in your eggs,’ ” Pleshette said. “‘He hates eggs, he hates cigarettes, and frankly, he hates you.’ ”

Natalie Wood – Aquaphobia, fear of water. She died by drowning.
Natalie’s mother may have also caused her lifelong fear of water. It began when her mother lied to her about a bridge she had to cross in a movie scene. She said it was safe, but the truth is, it was rigged to collapse.


John Madden – Aerophobia, fear of flying.
Mr. Madden travels by bus for all of his job as a sports announcer.




Christina Ricci – Botanophobia, fear of indoor houseplants.
Ricci swears she’s afraid of houseplants. “They are dirty,” she said. “If I have to touch one, after already being repulsed by the fact that there is a plant indoors, then it just freaks me out.”


Madonna – Brontophobia, fear of thunder.
Many dogs share with Madonna an irrational fear of thunder.


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