The Man Who Was Killed By His Own Beard

A 16th-century Dutch mayor named Hans Staininger had the most magnificent face full of whiskers the world had ever seen — a hirsute magnificence that ultimately proved to be his undoing

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19 Celebs Who Are Completely Different In Private

19 Celebs Who Are Completely Different In Private

Celebrities are great at building personas for themselves, whether it's through taking specific movie roles, building a social media presence, public appearances, or some combination of all of them. After all, if you build yourself as a brand and it springs up a dedicated audience, it only makes sense to just run with it. However, as it goes with television, much of what your perceive isn't necessarily reality.

A chilled-out painter could actually be a control freak. A pacifist music god could be a domestic abuser. A blonde ditzy socialite could actually be an accomplished businesswoman. The people you mock and jeer should be praised and cheered. The people who inspire you could be also be jerkbags or even worse.

Before you go kill your heroes and reconsider the people you despise, you should get the full story.. Here are some celebrities who are nothing like the personas they show to the public:

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