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17 Celebrities Who Live With Secret Fears Every Day

Everyone has something they're afraid of. Heights? Spiders? Snakes?

For these celebrities they have fears too, though some are a little more strange than others.

1. Billy Bob Thornton

The actor cannot stand antique furniture.

"Maybe it's a past life thing and I got beat to death with an old chair," Thornton once said. "But I'm totally serious. I can't eat around antiques." He claims they make him "gag."

2. Oprah

Need some minty-fresh breath before meeting Oprah? Try a Tic-Tac. The megastar is terrified of chewing gum. It's banned from her studio, her crew, and she's even thrown out a dinner plate where a guest had left a discarded piece of gum. That's dedication.

3. Johnny Depp

Depp's fear is the same as a lot of people...clowns. Can you blame him?

4. Pamela Anderson

It may sound strange, but the Baywatch star is completely afraid of mirrors and her own reflection. She refuses to look at herself in the mirror and she won't even watch herself on TV.

5. Alfred Hitchcock

Eggs. Yes. Eggs scared Alfred Hitchcock.

"I'm frightened of eggs," he once told an interviewer. "That white round thing without any holes...have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid?"

6. Orlando Bloom

The Lord Of The Rings heartthrob is totally afraid of pigs. One got loose on the set of Kingdom of Heaven and Bloom ran away as fast as he could. I wonder if he still eats bacon?

7. Kyra Sedgwick

According to her husband, Kevin Bacon, Sedgwick is terrified of talking food. If a commercial comes on that has a food item making conversation, she has to leave the room.

8. Tyra Banks

The America's Got Talent host is terrified of dolphins.

"I've been afraid of [them] since I was 8 or 9," she once told People magazine. "I have dreams that I am in a pool and there are dolphins bumping me and I'm frightened."

9. Nicole Kidman

Butterflies are the thing of nightmares for Kidman.

“Sometimes when I would come home from school the biggest butterfly or moth you’d ever seen would be just sitting on our front gate. I would climb over the fence, crawl around to the side of the house - anything to avoid having to go through the front gate. I have tried to get over it... I walked into the big butterfly cage at the American Museum Of Natural History and had the butterflies on me, but that didn’t work. I jump out of planes, I could be covered in cockroaches, I do all sorts of things, but I just don’t like the feel of butterflies’ bodies,” she said.

10. David Beckham

The international soccer star is deathly afraid of flocks of birds attacking in public spaces. Totally legit, David. That would be terrifying.

11. Matthew McConaughey

The Hollywood heartthrob is not 'alright, alright, alright' with revolving doors.

"I get anxious just being near them," the actor has said.

12. Keanu Reeves

"I am afraid of the dark," admits Keanu Reeves. "But I mean that in a real philosophical way."

Whatever that means.

13. Helen Mirren

Never, EVER call Helen Mirren on the phone.

"I'm definitely frightened of the phone," Mirren was quoted saying. "It makes me so nervous. I always avoid picking it up if I can... The invention of the answering machine was amazing."

14. Diddy

Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT wear sandals around Diddy. The man hates toes. Diddy says he has "this foot thing. I really fear a second long toe."

15. Madonna

The music superstar is terrified of thunderstorms, which is a legitimate thing.

16. Cameron Diaz

The famous actress refuses to touch doorknobs. She has someone else do it, or if she's alone she'll use her elbows.

17. Robert De Niro

It's rumored that Hollywood tough guy Robert De Niro is terrified of the dentist, believing the equipment can and will cause diseases and death.

What's your worst fear?

Meagan has been a writer with Shared for two years and has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbohydrates. Please feel free to contact me with questions or story ideas! meagan@shared.com