In a world where celebrity gossip is constantly in the news, it can be hard to imagine that there are still secrets left to uncover. But the truth is, even the most famous stars have hidden stories and quirks that are not widely known. From surprising talents to unusual habits, there are many fascinating facts about celebrities that often go unnoticed.
We’ll explore some of the most bizarre and unexpected things you never knew about your favorite stars, the intriguing personalities of Hollywood that you never saw coming.
#1 Shakira’s voice likes goats bleating
This has been discussed by Shakira in interviews and is even referenced in her autobiography, “Shakira: My Story.” She relates in the book how her voice self-consciousness stemmed from her music teacher telling her that her vibrato sounded like a goat. Her voice reportedly did not blend in with the other singers, and she was expelled from her school chorus as a result. Despite these obstacles, Shakira persisted and eventually rose to fame as a successful singer and songwriter with a distinctive voice and sense of style.
#2 Hawkeye used to dye other celebrities
Before Jeremy Renner became a well-known actor, he worked as a make-up artist. In fact, he has said in interviews that he moved to Los Angeles to become a makeup artist and that playing was just something that happened because of that. He has done makeup and special effects for a number of movies, including “The Mod Squad” (1999) and “Dahmer” (2002). Renner’s big break came with his role in “The Hurt Locker” (2008), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
#3 Emma Watson is a yoga professional
Along with being a skilled actor, Emma Watson is also a licensed yoga and meditation teacher. She has talked about how much she enjoys yoga and how it keeps her balanced and grounded despite her hectic schedule. She has also led private yoga sessions on film shoots for her cast mates and staff. If Watson’s acting career ever stalls, she has stated in interviews that she would be interested in teaching yoga in the future.
#4 Tolkien & his wife loved throwing sugar at people
According to legend, J.R.R. Tolkien and his wife Edith enjoyed tossing sugar cubes at passers-by from a balcony above a café. In another scene, Tolkien and Edith are standing on a balcony, putting sugar cubes into the hats of bystanders.
#5 Kate Winslet’s Oscar is in her bathroom
In interviews, Kate Winslet acknowledged that she keeps her Oscar trophy in the restroom. She has said that she prefers to keep it in a location where visitors may handle it and engage with it. The goal, according to Winslet, is for everyone to take it and say, “I’d like to thank my son and my dad,” and you can always tell when someone has done so because they lingered a little bit longer after flushing. They’ll emerge with slightly flushed cheeks. It’s amusing.
#6 Queen Elizabeth’s shoes were broken
Angela Kelly, the Queen’s personal assistant, will don the new shoes for a few weeks before the Queen herself does, according to a report in The Telegraph. This ensures that the Queen’s shoes are worn in and comfortable so that she can walk comfortably during engagements. This is due to the Queen’s hectic schedule and lengthy time spent on her feet during public engagements.
#7 Michael Jackson couldn’t read music
Despite being a very accomplished musician and songwriter, Michael Jackson was unable to read or write music notation. However, he was able to produce music using his own distinctive methods, including using technology and singing melodies and rhythms to his partners.
#8 Val Kilmer’s voice creates from technology
In recent years, Val Kilmer’s voice has been impacted by some health difficulties. Kilmer revealed that he has been working with a business called CereProc to construct a voice that he can use for public appearances and communication. He used technology to create a synthetic imitation of his voice.
#9 Some celebrities’ parts of their body equal fortunes
Some well-known people have had expensive insurance policies on various body parts. According to reports, David Beckham, a soccer star, insured his legs for $70 million, while Julia Roberts, an actress, supposedly insured her smile for $30 million. Mariah Carey, a singer, allegedly insured her vocal chords for $35 million, and Jennifer Lopez, an actress, allegedly insured her well-known curves for $27 million.
#10 Billy Joel doesn’t sell first-row tickets to wealthy people
Billy Joel is renowned for his opposition to selling expensive individuals front-row seats. Instead, he saves the front-row seats for concertgoers who paid the regular ticket price. As a result, Billy Joel and his followers have grown closer and he has developed a reputation as a performer who values his audience.
#11 Vin Diesel decided to destroy property and got a role
Vin Diesel and his brother Paul Vincent broke into the American Theater of Actors in New York City at the start of the 1990s and ruined the structure. But when the theater’s artistic director, Crystal Field, saw them doing it, she offered them parts in the play “Dinosaur Door” instead of contacting the police.
#12 Schwarzenegger’s rural accent didn’t let him voice Terminator
Due to his strong Austrian accent, which many German viewers found to be excessively rustic and difficult to understand, Arnold Schwarzenegger was not permitted to voice his role in the German versions of his films. Instead, his lines were dubbed by a talented German voice actor.
#13 Jennifer Aniston didn’t like “the Rachel haircut”
Aniston said the hairdo on the popular TV sitcom “Friends” was “the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen” in an interview with Allure magazine in 2011. Despite her personal opinions about the haircut, millions of women all over the world were inspired to try the style in the 1990s and it became a cultural phenomenon.
#14 Lady Gaga bought a device to detect a poltergeist
In a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair, she discussed her interest in paranormal activity and said that she had purchased an electromagnetic field reader to look for haunted locations while on tour and to detect any weird energy in her surroundings.