13 Celebs With Bizarre Phobias

Including porcelain dolls, indoor houseplants, and seagulls
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2015 8:35 AM CST
In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

(Newser) – Halloween has passed, but the 32 celebrities rounded up by Ranker still have to deal with some very strange phobias. A sampling of their fears:

  1. Channing Tatum: pediophobia, fear of porcelain dolls
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt: selachophobia, fear of sharks; she also has a fear of elevators
  3. Matthew McConaughey: cleithrophobia, fear of getting stuck in a revolving door

  1. Meryl Streep: corcoranophobia, fear of helicopters
  2. Alfred Hitchcock: ovophobia, fear of eggs
  3. Kyra Sedgwick: fear of talking food, especially the California Raisins
  4. Adele: laridaphobia, fear of seagulls
  5. Christina Ricci: botanophobia, fear of indoor houseplants, and natatiophobia, fear of swimming pools
  6. David Beckham: ranidaphobia, fear of frogs
  7. Nicole Kidman: lepidoterophobia, fear of butterflies
  8. Diddy: podophobia, the fear of a long second toe
  9. Pamela Anderson: eisotrophobia, fear of mirrors
  10. Oprah Winfrey: chiclephobia, fear of gum
Click for the complete list, including a huge star who has a phobia so odd, there's not a name for it.

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