10+ Celebrities Who, Believe It Or Not, Were Part Of Cults

It's hard to think of celebrities as being normal, everyday people. The demi-god status we bestow upon them makes it nearly impossible for us to see them as being vulnerable.

But not every actor in Hollywood was born licking a silver spoon. Some have overcome insurmountable odds to be where they are today. See what I mean and check out these 10+ celebrities who, believe it or not, were in a cult!

Jayne Mansfield.

Jayne Mansfield was a popular actress in the 1950s-60s. She began a short-lived 'association' with High Priest of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey.

Anton allegedly cursed Jayne and her family. Shortly thereafter, her son was mauled by a lion and she and her husband were killed in a car crash.

Tom Cruise.

Scientology was created by famed science-fiction writer, L. Rob Hubbard. Tom Cruise has been a proud and vocal component for the Church of Scientology for decades.

And while Tom may shy away from the label, make no mistake — Scientology is a cult through-and-through.

Kylie Jenner.

Kylie had plenty of people confused with this post. It's what's known as an orgonite crystal; revered for its alleged healing powers both physical and spiritual.

This post created a swirl of rumors suggesting that Kylie and then-boyfriend Jaden Smith were in a sex cult.

Elvis Presley.

Elvis began following the teachings of a man named Paramahansa Yogananda. Yogananda was the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship that was originally based in India.

It would later go on to become one of the most infamous sex cults/scandals in the history of Yoga.

Jaden Smith.

I made mention of Jaden's affiliation with the Orgonites earlier when I spoke about Kylie Jenner.

Keep in mind that Jaden is one of the biggest trolls on the internet. So the level or authenticity of his devotion is difficult to decipher.

Allison Mack.


You'll probably remember Allison Mack as Chloe from the CW's Smallville.

Allison made headlines after it was alleged that she was working to recruit desperate and impressionable young women into a sex cult known as NXIVM.

Neil Young.

If you're anything like myself, then you'll be shocked to learn that Canadian folk legend Neil Young once had ties to Charles Manson and the Manson Family.

Neil even once compared Charles Manson to fellow folk-singer, Bob Dylan.

Rose McGowan.

Rose was born into the polygamous Children of God cult. She, along with the rest of the children, was taken from her parents at an early age.

She's said that she has no concrete memories of her mother and father until after they left the church.

Andrew Keegan.

It's one thing to be a member of a cult, it's something entirely different go and found one yourself. But that's precisely what former teen star Andrew Keegan did.

Full Circle is a self-described "spiritual community" promoting what Keegan calls "advanced spiritualism," according to Marie Claire.

Winona Ryder.

According to Winona, she grew up in a commune — not a cult. It was a 380-acre expanse of land in Rainbow, Minnesota that she shared with seven other families.

Winona said that she found socializing difficult during those years.

David Arquette.

David was born on Skymont Subud commune in Winchester, Virginia. There wasn't any heat, no electricity or running water.

According to reports, David's parents were looking to help create a utopian society, based on the teachings of The Great Life Force.

Leah Remini.

If Tom Cruise is the builder of the celebrity house of Scientology, then Leah Remini would be the bulldozer aiming to bring it all crashing down.

Listening to her discuss her association with the church to Joe Rogan is nothing short of shocking.

Glenn Close.

Glenn's family were members of a religious group called Moral Re-Armament. The group was founded on the notion that the world could avoid the tragedies of war through spiritual enlightenment and awakening.

The iconic actress left the movement at the age of 22.

Michelle Pfeiffer.

When she was first starting out in Hollywood, Michelle got involved with a group of Breatharians.

In case you were wondering, a Breatharian is someone who believes that through meditation, human beings are capable of sustaining themselves on only air and sunlight.

Joaquin Phoenix.

Joaquin was also a member of the Children of God sect, just like actress Rose McGowan. This was an especially dangerous environment for young children, especially young girls.

Thousands of women have since come forward, claiming to have been sexually assaulted while under the 'protection' of the movement.