Ah, the curious fears of the famous! From the mundane to the downright bizarre, it seems that even the most accomplished among us can be afflicted by strange phobias. We’ve all heard of the more common ones, like arachnophobia or fear of heights. But have you ever heard of someone being scared of electricity, or a number? Or even of their own suspenseful films?

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In this list, we explore thirteen highly strange fears that some very famous people have. From President Benjamin Harrison’s fear of electricity to Nicole Kidman’s fear of butterflies, these stories are sure to amuse and amaze you ... and maybe make you go "WTF" a little. We even have a tale of a surrealist artist plagued by bugs, and a famous author who was so scared of being buried alive that he took a rope with him on trips.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the strange fears of the famous.

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