Since most of us only see Hollywood stars either playing a role or dressed to the nines on the red carpet or other publicized events, it’s easy to forget that they’re people with normal bodily functions like the rest of us. Although we usually see them looking their best, that doesn’t guarantee that they take care of their personal hygiene as well as we may expect. Here’s a list of some of Hollywood’s greatest who may not look (or smell) all that glamorous when they’re not in the public eye.
Matthew McConaughey Is All-Natural
Matthew McConaughey is considered to be one of the most handsome men in showbusiness, even being named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2005. But incredibly, the actor told People that he hadn’t worn deodorant in 20 years.
He commented, “I don’t like to smell like someone or something else. If my smell starts to bother someone else, I’ll take a shower.” One actress who didn’t approve of McConaughey’s all-natural lifestyle was Kate Hudson, his co-star in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Supposedly, she would bring natural deodorant and request that McConaughey wore it on set.
Russell Crowe Has An Odor Problem
About Russell Crowe, the late, great Joan Rivers once had this to say: “He has a body odor problem. I prefer to sit downwind of him at award shows.” Supposedly, his odor can be so bad at times, that when filming Cinderella Man, co-star Renee Zellweger asked if they could use a body double for any intimate scenes.
He has been defended by some of his friends, however, who claim that “If you stand really close to him you may catch the occasional whiff of alcohol and curry after a night on the town.”
Jessica Simpson Is Not A Fan Of Brushing Her Teeth
While there’s no debating that actress Jessica Simpson has an incredible smile, it may not last forever. She told Ellen DeGeneres, “My teeth are so white, and I don’t like them to feel too slippery, but I do use Listerine, and I do floss every day, but I don’t brush them every day. I’ll use a shirt or something … I know it’s gross.”
On top of that, she admitted to a concert audience that she probably won’t have any teeth by the time that she’s 60.
Shia LaBeouf Sacrificed His Hygiene For A Role
When filming Fury, Shia LeBoeuf was so invested in his character that he went to great lengths to feel what it was like being a soldier in World War II.
According to Daily Mail, “He pulled out his own tooth during the first few weeks of filming and then refused to shower for weeks on end so he could better understand how his character would have felt living in the trenches.” While this level of method acting is impressive, it’s not always so pleasant for the people you are surrounded by.
Baby Wipes Over Showers For Zac Efron
Ever since he was a teenager, Zac Efron has been a heartthrob in Hollywood with his chiseled face and body. While he may look like someone who takes multiple showers a day, apparently, that’s not the case at all. In fact, he rarely does.
According to Star magazine, a source claimed, “It’s so gross, because Zac loves to work out and plays basketball all the time — and then goes days without showering. When he gets lazy, he likes to clean himself with baby wipes!”
Robert Pattinson Doesn’t Believe In Shampoo
While Robert Pattinson may have cleaned up a bit in recent years, apparently, during his time filming the Twilight series, he wasn’t the most pleasant to be around. This was mostly due to his smell, which resulted from him not washing his hair for more than six weeks at a time.
He told Extra, “I don’t really see the point in washing your hair…If you don’t care if your hair is clean or not, why would you wash it?” Apparently, he wasn’t a fan of showering either, something that drove others on set crazy.
Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Saving The Environment Seriously
Acclaimed actor Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his environmental work as well as his films. However, his dedication to saving the world comes at a cost to his hygiene.
A source told the National Enquirer, “Leo has let his love for the environment take over his whole world, and it’s killing his love life. He only showers a couple of days a week to conserve water, and he considers deodorant to be ‘unnatural.'” Furthermore, it’s rumored that he often misses trash pickup days, which can cause his home to reek.
Bradley Cooper Keeps His Armpits Free Of Chemicals
Bradley Cooper has been open and confessed that there’s a possibility that he might stink. He told Esquire, “I don’t use deodorant really anymore.” However, he does have a method to try and help make up for his lack of deodorant use.
He continued, “I do take a lot of showers, so maybe that helps. In the morning and then at night. And after I work out, I’ll take a shower. So maybe three a day.” At least that’s better than using baby wipes.
Shailene Woodley Thinks That Oilier Is Better
Shailene Woodley may be beautiful, but apparently, her hair can be a different story at times. Woodley confessed, “I basically have horsehair. It’s so low maintenance…I only shampoo it like once a month – the oilier, the better.” However, her use of oils doesn’t stop there.
Supposedly, she’s been known to lather her body in essential oils which can be incredibly pungent. It’s been rumored that some dress designers won’t even let her wear their dresses because they can’t get the smell out of the clothes after she’s worn them.
Britney Spears Scarred Her Bodyguard
There was a time when Britney Spears was considered to be one of the most attractive people in the entertainment industry. Yet, her former bodyguard, Fernando Flores, claimed in a 2011 lawsuit that Spears was not so lovely behind the scenes.
He stated, “Spears had obnoxious personal habits, such as chain-smoking cigarettes, which made her smell continually of stale tobacco.” But that’s not all. Flores continued that she would pick her nose openly, not shower for extended periods, and not brush her teeth or wear deodorant.
Rumors About Viggo Mortensen
When Viggo Mortensen was playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, People claimed that the actor had slept in the woods with the horses and didn’t bathe in order to get more in touch with his character. When they asked co-star Sean Bean about the accusations, Bean replied, “Bear in mind, he was very smelly.”
Apparently, Mortenson was also described as having “a less than religious devotion to soap and water.” Mortenson denies these claims, stating that he did go camping, although not in costume, and he didn’t sleep with the horses although he spent a lot of time around them.
Uma Thurman Doesn’t Take Great Care Of Her Clothes
Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman may be incredibly beautiful, however, supposedly she’s a disaster when it comes to dressing her. One stylist told Star that, “I worked with her on a shoot for a major fashion house.
“She’d often show up wearing clothes covered in crusty smelly food. I pulled a piece of shrimp off her back that I swear was two weeks old.” Looks like Thurman doesn’t believe in using the washing machine.
Kourtney Kardashian’s Ex Has Something To Say
Kourtney Kardashian is a reality star, who, according to her baby daddy Scott Disick, doesn’t smell all that great. Back in 2013, when she was still breastfeeding her daughter Penelope, she made the decision not to wear deodorant anymore.
Disick went on to add, “She reeks. Only because she doesn’t believe in wearing deodorant because she thinks it’s bad for her breastfeeding or something.” However, she supposedly did try to make her own deodorant to help compensate.
Kesha Drank Her Own Urine
If you know Kesha, it’s clear that she doesn’t call all that much what people think about her. For example, in 2013, she told BBC Radio 1 that people around her frequently tell her how bad she smells.
She admitted that “One time, someone told me I smelt like a shrimp on a diaper. I thought I could make a fragrance that was little like a shrimp on a Faberge diaper but I don’t know if people want to smell like that.” Let’s also not forget the one time that she drank her own urine in her MTV documentary singer Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life.”
Mel Gibson Takes The Cake For The Smelliest Celebrity
Mel Gibson hasn’t always had the best reputation in Hollywood regardless of the success of many of his films. Yet, despite his actions over the years, he’s also garnered a reputation for his body odor.
One celebrity stylist confessed to Star that Mel Gibson is at the top of the list of the smelliest celebrities and that he was almost unbearable to be around. It was reported that he is the “worst smelling celebrity on the planet” and reeks of “body odor and cigarettes.”
Ben Affleck Needs To Watch His Breath
Rumors that Ben Affleck has had problems with bad breath have been going around for years, all the way back to when he was co-stars with Sandra Bullock in Forces of Nature. And apparently, they’re not all false, with The Telegraph stating that Bullock complained about his breath.
But that’s not all. A Fox News article made claims that several of Affleck’s female co-stars have complained about the same thing. Bummer for any of them who had it in their contract that they had to kiss!
Harry Styles Is A Smelly Man
Although Harry Styles may be handsome, stylish, and famous, it’s reported that he smells worse than most. His fellow One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson commented, “I dislike when Harry farts and pretends that it’s not him for literally more than ten minutes.” But he smells in more ways than one.
Styles’ ex-girlfriend, superstar Taylor Swift, complained to Daily Star that Styles “had the worst breath, like coffee, cigarettes, and booze.” Furthermore, his other bandmate, Zayn Malik, said, “I don’t think there’s enough money on this earth that would make me sniff Harry’s socks!”
Orlando Bloom Doesn’t Know How To Use A Washing Machine
Orlando Bloom is one of the most handsome actors in Hollywood. Unfortunately, his inability to keep up with his hygiene very well might have played a role in the unraveling of his relationship with model Miranda Kerr.
Star reported that a source claimed that Kerr “asked him if he could wash his clothes and perhaps shower more often.” The source continued, “[He would] “wear the same jeans for a week before he throws them in the washer. Same goes for his sweaters, T-shirts and socks.”
Miley Cyrus’ Tongue Says A Lot
Miley Cyrus has come a long way from Hannah Montana, even adopting a purposeful look of bad hygiene as part of her updated image. However, not all of it is as fake as it may seem.
In March of 2016, the pop star ended up wearing someone else’s retainer, which can be extremely dangerous and can lead to issues such as yeast infections in the mouth, which nobody wants. Some oral experts have noted that the color of that tongue that she frequently flaunts shows a lack of dental hygiene as well.
Johnny Depp And Vanessa Paradis Had A Shared Belief
For most people, a shared belief is something that brings people together to form a bond. In the case of Johnny Depp and his ex, Vanessa Paradis, this happened to be the lack of showers they took.
A source told Fox News that “Johnny usually smells because he rarely showers […] He isn’t big on personal cleanliness and Vanessa isn’t much different.” Well, it looks like it was a match made in heaven without showers, at least, for some time.