Wait, WHO is afraid of houseplants?These 27 stars are afraid of the strangest things. Can you believe an estimated 9.1 percent of adults in the U.S. alone have a specific phobia, which is defined as an intense, irrational fear of something that poses little danger? Anyone with a phobia knows how debilitating it can be, whether it's something as minor as arachnophobia (fear of spiders) or major like agoraphobia (fear of public spaces). Some people can get over a phobia, like the fear of flying, by learning more about how planes work. Other times, that irrational fear will stick around all your life.
Even celebrities aren't immune to having certain fears. Many are common, like the fear of flying or fear of heights. Some make life really difficult -- Kim Basinger has said her agoraphobia kept her housebound for months. But other star phobias are more... unusual, if no less real. Channing Tatum, for example, has a fear of porcelain dolls. Christina Ricci can't stand to be around houseplants. Kyra Sedgwick fears talking food so much, she made hubby Kevin Bacon turn down a chance to appear as a talking M&M in a commercial. Can you identify with these folks? See if you share an odd phobia with these stars in our slideshow! Get Started