Singers, actors, and artists all have their own quirks. Their talent and craft are made possible by embracing a belief system that they find to be extremely useful in ensuring continued success – in whatever form or shape. It could be more records sold, more box office hits, more sold out live performances, or meatier roles that would give them much acclaim and so much more fame and fortune.
Read this article and find out for yourself the top 10 most superstitious Hollywood celebrity. You might be surprised with who is on the list!
10. Paris Hilton
This hotel magnate heiress believes that there is such a thing as luck – both good and bad. Whenever she says something that has a “foreshadowing” dimension, she knocks on wood to drive away bad luck. She also tells her friends to do this whenever they are together. She also believes in positive and negative energy and that it is all around us.
9. Tiger Woods
People think that Tiger Woods’ favorite color is red, and that he wears them simply because it looks good on him. On the contrary, Tiger Woods has a very superstitious mother. Whenever he has a golf match, his mother advises him to wear red for good fortune. Woods agrees with his mother and finds that red is the color that has enabled him to win most of the time. So, he stuck with the color.
8. Chris Brown
The r&b royalty believes that Michael Jackson’s music has a good luck effect that rubs off on him. This is why 30 minutes before he goes out to perform in every concert, he orders the sound technicians to play pure Michael Jackson songs for the next 30 minutes – up until the time he shows up onstage. Brown also believes that Michael Jackson’s songs also rubs off well on his audience and functions like a drug – making his audience all fired up and anticipating his performance.
7. Mariah Carey
She may be known as a diva and that is for some very good reasons. Carey is both superstitious and demanding onstage. She believes in the power of prayer – anointing her stage and her back-up vocalists and technicians before coming out in her concert appearances. She also prays for the inanimate things – microphones, mic stands, and that sort. She also believes that water and a lot of humidity are key ingredients to success in all of her performances.
6. Star Jones
She was one of the hosts of the all-female morning show “The View”, together with Whoopi Goldberg. Jones believes the advice of her mother to never put her purse on the floor as this is a sign that she is driving away money. Jones was advised by her superstitious mon to always put her purse in prominent places and far from the floor. Well, it is safe to say that the apple has not fallen far from the tree!
5. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
Known as one of the frontrunners of female-dominated rap/hiphop music, Elliott is one very superstitious rap diva. She believes that black cats can foretell something bad that is about to happen. Whenever she sees a black cat, she turns around, walks back, and goes straight home – proceeding to cancel her appointment, regardless if she is about to have a performance or attend the Grammy awards.
4. Christian Bale
Bale is not only known to be a difficult actor to work with. He also gained notoriety for his being very superstitious. One thing that he hates doing is walking behind ladders. He is convinced that this will bring him utter bad luck in career and personal life.
3. Jennifer Aniston
Aniston is not really superstitious – except when she is taking plane rides. When she was still starting in showbiz, she was told that she should always walk with his right foot first whenever she steps in an aircraft. This practice stuck with her up to now.
2. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz believes in the bad luck that one date can bring – Friday the 13th. Hence, she cancels every commitment and just stays at home every time this date falls in the year.
1. Rainn Wilson
This comedian and theater actress is only superstitious when inside the theater. She believes that saying the word “Macbeth” while inside the theater brings bad omen – and possibly, an accident.