25 Strange Phobias of the Stars

House plants and butterflies and mirrors, oh my!

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 21, 2013 1:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Everyone understands arachnophobia. But what about swinophobia—the fear of pigs? It's just one of the 25 strange celebrity fears rounded up by the Huffington Post:

  • Katie Holmes: Scared of raccoons.
  • Tyra Banks: Afraid of dolphins.
  • Orlando Bloom: Yep, he's the swinophobe.
  • Woody Allen: One of his many fears: sunshine.
  • Kylie Minogue: Fears clothes hangers.
  • Kris Jenner: Afraid to urinate in public because she's nervous those in neighboring stalls are listening in.

  • Kyra Sedgwick: Can't handle talking foods and has to leave the room if they're featured in a commercial.
  • Diddy: Fear of feet, particularly those with extra-long second toes.
  • Billy Bob Thornton: Creeped out by antique furniture.
  • Pamela Anderson: Afraid of mirrors.
  • Nicole Kidman: Scared of butterflies.
  • Christina Ricci: Fears house plants.
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Everyone understands arachnophobia. But what about swinophobia—the fear of pigs? That's what plagues Orlando Bloom, and it's just one of the 25 strange celebrity fears rounded up by the Huffington Post:
Everyone understands arachnophobia. But what about swinophobia—the fear of pigs? That's what plagues Orlando Bloom, and it's just one of the 25 strange celebrity fears rounded up by the Huffington Post:   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Katie Holmes: Scared of raccoons.
Katie Holmes: Scared of raccoons.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Tyra Banks: Afraid of dolphins.
Tyra Banks: Afraid of dolphins.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Woody Allen: One of his many fears is sunshine.
Woody Allen: One of his many fears is sunshine.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
Kylie Minogue: Fears clothes hangers.
Kylie Minogue: Fears clothes hangers.   (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Kris Jenner: Afraid to urinate in public because she's nervous those in neighboring stalls are listening in.
Kris Jenner: Afraid to urinate in public because she's nervous those in neighboring stalls are listening in.   (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Kyra Sedgwick: Can't handle talking foods and has to leave the room if they're featured in a commercial.
Kyra Sedgwick: Can't handle talking foods and has to leave the room if they're featured in a commercial.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for BathBar.com/AP Images)
Diddy: Fear of feet, especially those with extra-long second toes.
Diddy: Fear of feet, especially those with extra-long second toes.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Billy Bob Thornton: Creeped out by antique furniture.
Billy Bob Thornton: Creeped out by antique furniture.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Pamela Anderson: Afraid of mirrors.
Pamela Anderson: Afraid of mirrors.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman: Scared of butterflies.
Nicole Kidman: Scared of butterflies.   (AP Photo/Jean-Paul Pelissier, Pool)
Christina Ricci: Fears house plants.
Christina Ricci: Fears house plants.   (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
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