20 Horrifying Things In Celebrities' Pasts

We like to look down our noses at famous people for their luxurious, exorbitant lifestyles -- believing that all that overindulgence somehow discredits them as contributing members of society.

Well, you know, not all those folks are really deserving of such harsh judgements. It turns out that a lot of famous individuals went through some pretty unfortunate things to get to where they are today. We're talking horrifying stuff such as ...

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CRACKEDcO TREVOR NOAH WAS BORN IN JOHANNESBURG, WHERE HIS VERY EXISTENCE WAS A CRIME. INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS WERE ILLEGAL UNDER APARTHEID AND HIS P

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At the age of five, Dylan McDermott was kicked out of his house by John Sponza, his mother's gangster boyfriend. A moment later, he heard a gunshot an

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Keanu At the age of 3, his father left their family. Reeves At the age of 23, his closest friend River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. Eight months i

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Rose McGowan was part of a sex slave cult as a child From birth Rose's family was part of a religlous sect in Italy known as The Children of God, whic

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Ludwig Van Beethoven's father was obsessed with the idea that his son had to be the next Mozart. The result was a childhood full of violence and abuse

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When Abraham Lincoln was just nine years old, his mother died of milk sickness. His overwhelmed father would beat him hardheartedly, eventually leavin

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Samuel L. Jackson held Martin Luther King's father as a hostage while leading a protest

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A boy was born to a noble, but faltering, Roman family. Whenijust 15, his fatherdied. He married as ateen, but was arrested and ordered to divorce. He

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Robert Downey Jr. was given his first film role by his father, at age 5. He was given his first marijuana, also by his father, at age 6. CRACKEDCOMT

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Mackenzie Phillips, best known for her roles in American Graffiti and One Day at a Time, revealed a painful secret in her 2009 memoir. Mackenzie tells

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The ten dollar When Hamilton was founding father only thirteen, his Alexander Hamilton mother died, was actually born an rendering him an illegitima

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Shortly after Madonna moved to New York City in the late seventies, a seemingly nice man told her she could come to his apartment to make a phone call

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CRACKEDCON Charlie Chaplin grew up in a life of poverty. His mother, Hannah, could barely support him and his older brother. As the situation at home

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Andrew jackson's father died shortly after he was born. A year after his eldest brother Hugh was killed in battle, he and his brother Robert joined th

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Pamela Anderson CRACKED recently revealed that she had been molested by a female babysitter from the time she was 6-yrs old and raped by a 25-yr old m

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In 1945. while serving as a lieutenant in the US Army, future Senator and GOP Presidential candidate Bob Dole was struck by German fire while trying t

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OPRAH WINFREY WAS BEATEN AND RAPED AS A CHILD. SHE WAS ONCE BEATEN UNTIL SHE WAS BLEEDING BY HER GRANDMOTHER JUST BECAUSE SHE WAS PLAYING WITH WATER.

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Drew Barrymore -Began nightclubbing, drinking and smoking cigarettes at age 9. -Started smoking pot at 10. -Snorting cocaine at 12. -Was checked into

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CRACKEDCON Actor Tyler Perry suffered severe abuse during his childhood. His father physically abused him. and he was sexually abused by several other

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Karol Jozef Wojtyla. lost his mother. brother. and sister by the age of 12. In 1938. he and his father moved to Krakow. Soon after. Nazi forces invade

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