The pressures of fame have proven a lot for some to deal with - and these celebrities have come up with unique ways of coping ...
1. Joaquin Phoenix
With movies like Walk the Line and The Joker underneath his belt, Phoenix is truly a star.
But many don't know the story of his bizarre childhood ...
The Phoenix family were a part of the infamous Children of God cult ...
"I think my parents thought they'd found a community that shared their ideals. Cults rarely advertise themselves as such," he's said in the past.
The cult had some strange beliefs and led a nomadic existence.
Although he's still affected by his unusual childhood, it's something Phoenix has managed to put behind him.
He's achieved both professional and personal successes.
2. Dolph Lundgren
Many view Dolph Lundgren as a brawny, male model type - but he's actually far more.
Alongside his muscles, Lundgren has a secret ...
He actually possesses genius level intellect, too.
He was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
But eventually, Lundgren decided to forgo a career in academia to focus on his acting, instead.
3. Rock Hudson
Hudson was a heartthrob of '50s cinema, and even married to fellow actress, Phyllis Gates.
But underneath it all, Hudson had a big secret.
He was actually gay - although he remained in the closet until 1984.
He eventually became one of the first openly gay actors in Hollywood.
He was also an activist during the AIDS crisis, and his work still has an impact today.
4. Chuck Barris
Barris was an assistant to Dick Clark during the 1960s.
He then went on to develop his own iconic game shows.
But Barris had a huge secret.
He claims he was a spy, working as an assassin for the CIA during the '60s and '70s
The CIA denies these claims - but then, they would, wouldn't they ...
5. Caitlyn Jenner
Jenner lived the first part of her life as an Olympic athlete.
It wasn't until 2015 that Caitlyn came out as trans.
At the age of 65, she introduced herself to the world.
She remains one of the most famous trans public figures.
And is finally able to be her true self.
6. Sam Hurd
Hurd was poised for sporting fame when he signed with the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.
But Hurd had other ambitions - big-time drug dealing.
He's now in prison serving time for drug trafficking.
7. Coco Chanel
The founder of the iconic fashion house had a rather dark past ...
DUring the Nazi occupation of France in the 1930s, Chanel was not resistant.
In fact, she dated a Nazi officer Hans Gunther von Dincklage.
Some even claim she herself was an antisemite.
She fled to Switzerland during the war, and owners of the fashion house still don't like to talk about this period of her life.
8. Alice Cooper
Cooper is known as the pioneer of shock rock, with a dark persona and legendary live shows.
But behind the scenes, he's actually a pretty calm, kind guy.
After an extremely religiously childhood, Cooper has admitted he thinks of his stage persona as a character he plays, rather than himself.
9. Vin Diesel
The majority of us know Vin Diesel as the face of the Fast and Furious franchise.
He sure seems like a badass ...
But behind the scenes, he's also a prolific Dungeons and Dragons player, too.
His character is named Melkor.
He even uploads videos of his game play to YouTube.
10. Tiger Woods
He had it all - an incredible golfing career and a happy family.
But in 2009, many stories about the star's true persona came out.
Many women came forward with allegations against the star of extramarital affairs.
He eventually came clean and entered rehab for sex addiction.
But he lost the majority of his endorsements, and his golfing career has never really recovered from the scandal.
11. Charlie Sheen
In the earls '00s, Sheen had a relatively clean public image.
But behind the scenes, things weren't running as smoothly as it seemed.
And his infamous 2011 "Winning!" meltdown proved it.
Since then, things have gone from bad to worse for the star.
Including allegations of a murder plot, and nearly half a million dollars in unpaid child support. Yikes.
12. Justin Bieber
Bieber came to prominence as a child star - and we all know how well that usually turns out.
He went seriously off the rails in his teen years.
Getting in trouble with authorities for a whole host of reason, including drug charges and DUIs.
Nowadays, it seems he put his troubled past behind him.
He's settled down and married childhood sweet Hailey Baldwin - but now we all know the chaos that lurks just beneath the surface.
13. Jon Gosselin
Gosselin rose to fame on Jon & Kate Plus 8, during which he garnered praise from his evangelical audience.
But behind the scenes, he was hardly leading a religious life.
Rumors abounded of Jon's partying and infidelity - and he divorced wife Kate back in 2009 ...
14. Bill Cosby
In his heyday, Bill COsy was one of the most beloved men on TV.
But in 2006, everything changed.
More than 50 women accused Cosby of sexual assaults spanning decades.
The star was sentenced to ten years in prison aged 80.
He'd been horrifically abusing his power over his years of fame.
15. Tom Cruise
For a while, Cruise maintained a squeaky clean, nice guy image.
But as time has gone on, more and more sinister details about the star have emerged.
His involvement with scientology and relationship with Katie Holmes painted him in quite a different light.
It seems there's a lot we don't fully know about the star.
Which makes his double life all the more suspicious!
16. Harvey Weinstein
The movie mogul was one of the most successful and powerful men in Hollywood - until dark details about his sexual misconduct emerged.
He was handed a 23 year prison sentence in February 2020.
And is know universally acknowledged as one of Hollywood's biggest monsters.
17. Ellen Degeneres
Ellen built her career around being the nicest woman in showbiz.
But over the past year, her facade has fallen apart.
Many show staffers and guests have come forward with tales of Ellen's incredible cruelty.
It's still not known if Ellen's career will fully recover.
Many feel they've lost trust in the star and will never feel connected to her in the same way.
18. Demi Lovato
Lovato rose to fame as a squeaky clean Disney channel star.
But behind the scenes, things were far darker than they seemed.
Lovato was struggling with drug addiction and mental health issues.
"I was sneaking it on planes, sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it through the night — nobody knew," she confessed.
Luckily Lovato has overcome her issues and is living her best lift.