Phobias of the Rich and Famous

Phobia is an irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of some particular thing or situation. Phobias are common to people and even rich an... thumbnail 1 summary
Phobia is an irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of some particular thing or situation. Phobias are common to people and even rich and famous persons have intense fears.

Famous Personalities with Aviophobia - fear of flying on airplanes:


  • Singer Aretha Franklin has an extreme fear of flying. She won't travel on airplanes, even for concerts clear across the country.
  • Actor and screenwriter Billy Bob Thorton has cancelled television appearances that required him to get on a plane.
  • Muhammad Ali, former champion boxer.
  • Bob Bechel, political analyst.
  • Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer.
  • Cher, singer/actress.
  • Florence Henderson, actress.
  • Glenda Jackson, actress and member of British Parliament.
  • Michael Jackson, singer.
  • John Madden, sportscaster.
  • Bob Newhart, comedian/actor.
  • Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President and actor.

Other Celebs with Phobias:


  • Actress Natalie Wood was hydrophobic - her accidental death by drowning in the ocean in 1981 was very strange and unsettling for those who knew her well.
  • Tennis champ AndrĂ© Agassi has a phobia of spiders, according to Brooke Shields in a statement to the press in October 1996.Supernatural novelist Anne Rice has stated that she fears the dark.
  • Actress Kim Basinger has a phobia of wide, open spaces.Film director Alfred Hitchcock had a peculiar fear of eggs, according to biographer Donald Spoto.
  • Country star Lyle Lovett reportedly is afraid of cows.
  • Pop singer Michael Jackson appears to have a phobia of germs (referring to his obsessive wearing of a surgical-style mask when out in public).
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1 comment

acey said...

wow, anne rice is scared of the dark! i didn't know that. =D

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