Michelle Pfeiffer recently revealed she was in a cult before she became famous—and she's not the only celebrity with a cult or commune in her past. The Stir rounds up five more. A sampling:
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- Joaquin Phoenix and his family (including brother River) were involved with the well-known Children of God cult, but Phoenix claims it was just a "religious community" at the time.
- By the time Rose McGowan was raised in Children of God, however, the group—which was into "free love"—started encouraging sex between children and adults.
- Winona Ryder was raised in the Rainbow commune. Her family and seven others tried to be self-sufficient while living on 300 acres.
, including one celebrity who only just recently escaped.