These Celebrities Could Do a Lot Better at Personal Hygiene
If you think all celebrities smell as good as they look, think again. It's more common than you might imagine for the rich and famous to slack on their hygiene. We're not talking about the mildly famous either. These are all names you probably know.
What leads such famous and successful people to neglect such basic self-care? And which celebrity is the worst? One thing’s for sure — their poor hygiene certainly does not go unnoticed among their peers.
Many reports claim that Brad Pitt has a very unfortunate stench. His decision to forego soap in favor of lemons and apple cider vinegar might have something to do with it. Angelina Jolie and his kids have noticed it and tried to reason with him, but he won't budge. The chemicals in soaps aren't worth it to him.
In 2008, Julia Roberts told Oprah that deodorant isn't really "her thing." Perhaps smelling good isn't her thing either, unless of course she never sweats — which isn’t likely. What's even more surprising is that Roberts also does not use soap.
That laid back vibe works for Matthew McConaughey on the screen, but in person, his body odor reflects that he's maybe a little too laid back. Rumors have it that it's been over 20 years since he decided to steer clear of both deodorant and cologne.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a champion of going green, and it certainly doesn't stop at his personal life. He has reported that he feels showering wastes water, and he doesn't want to do that. Apparently, he's going more natural now and only showering a couple of days a week. He's saving the world one shower at a time.
You'd think a pop star who's had a few of her own fragrances would smell good, but that's not the case for Britney Spears. It seems her smelliness is the result of letting her hair and her clothes go unwashed for a few too many days.
How does Johnny Depp achieve such a gorgeously messy look? By not showering, apparently. The story many have told is that he often goes without showering and stinks of cigarettes. Depp himself even admits to skipping showers for longer than he should.
For 20 years, Cameron Diaz hasn't used deodorant. She proudly said so herself. The confusing part is that most people against deodorant don't like it because of the chemicals. Why doesn't Cameron just use one of the natural options out there? Her method of staying fresh is to keep armpit hair to a minimum, but is it enough?
Megan Fox's rank on the attractive scale may go down a bit because of her awful hygiene. She has said herself that she doesn't always flush the toilet after using it, both number one and number two, and not only at her home, but also the homes of others.
One reporter claimed that Christina Aguilera smelled like a 12-year-old girl's bedroom. Another strange and specific description of her scent comes from a childhood friend, now of the band Grouplove, who claims Aguilera smells like hot dogs. Were those reports of her odd smells Aguilera's catalyst for launching her own perfume line?
Oral hygiene is a necessary part of life. That's why it's a little disconcerting that singer Jessica Simpson told the audience of The Ellen Degeneres Show that she brushes her teeth as little as thrice weekly. The reason she cited wasn't good news, either: "My teeth are so white," she explained, "and I don't like them to feel too slippery."
Like many of his Hollywood peers, Zac Efron may opt for the baby wipe shower as opposed to the real thing. This includes after he spends hours at the gym. Not showering all the time is one thing, but skipping showers after the gym is really unhygienic.
There was a rumor that Post Malone's manager quit because of the artist's awful body odor, but now that has been debunked. Still, it went viral, and fans nominated him to get cleaned up on Queer Eye in 2018. Post Malone claims that the scrubbing he got from Queer Eye was fun but unnecessary.
Of all the Kardashian sisters, Kourtney is the hippiest of them all. She goes all-natural whenever possible. During her breastfeeding days, she opted out of deodorant, and her sister Khloe finally let her know she was smelling bad. How does everyone know about Kourtney's questionable hygiene?
Alicia Silverstone was once most famous for her starring role in the cult-classic ‘90s film Clueless. However, she's more recently made headlines because of her strange practice of feeding her son from her mouth, like a bird. Here's hoping she brushes her teeth regularly, at least.
Kristen Stewart isn't one for bathing, as it turns out. Her ex, Robert Pattinson, claimed it was a big turn off. Coming from an alleged fellow-non-bather, that's something. Apparently he complained that she rarely washed her hair and only brushed her teeth once a day.
You must smell pretty bad if your co-star demands a body double for intimate scenes with you on set, and that's exactly what happened while filming Cinderella Man. Renee Zellweger was more than a little displeased with Russel Crowe's terrible stench. She just couldn't handle it.
Shia LaBeouf's poor hygiene does not come as that big of a surprise considering some of his other strange behavior. When LaBeouf starred in Sia's Elastic Heart music video, his co-star Maddie Ziegler complained about his troublesome body odor. It must have been hard for her to dance with him if that was the case.
Jennifer Aniston is a coffee junkie, and her co-stars are the ones that pay the price for her subsequent bad breath. It was mostly the co-stars who had kissing scenes with her that complained. It was so bad that Jason Batemen, her kissing partner in both The Switch and Horrible Bosses, called it quits mid-kissing-scene so she could get some mints.
During the filming of the Twilight Saga, reports came in about Robert Pattinson's unbearable body odor. According to the rumors, he hadn't used shampoo for weeks, and he didn't deny it when questioned. He said he didn't see the point in washing his hair.
The Fault in Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley is passionate about oils, it seems. She mentioned to Parade that she only shampoos her hair about once a month because it's like "horse hair." She claims her hair is better when it's super oily, which leaves one wondering how that must smell.
Who uses cat litter to exfoliate their face? Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki, told Conan O'Brien that she's all about it. Hopefully, it isn't used cat litter. Her sometimes gross behavior on Jersey Shore makes it a little less surprising that she does this, however. Take for example the "shore shower," the act of foregoing a real shower for a perfume bath.
Harry Styles, musician and member of One Direction, has had some complaints about his hygiene from band members. They complain about his incessant flatulence, plus the fact that he denies it. One of his shyer bandmates even said you couldn't pay him to smell Harry's socks.
Naya Rivera thinks that people who aren't white don't shower as often. She said so herself when she was a guest host on The View in 2015. She called showering every single day a "white people thing." Her evidence in part came from the fact that her white ex-husband sometimes showered two or three times a day.
Pop star Ke$ha admitted in a BBC interview that she doesn't smell good. Her exact phrasing was that she smelled like a "hobo." Apparently, others have told her she smells like a diaper full of shrimp. Yikes. Now there's a smell no one ever wants to experience.
As rumors would have it, Orlando Bloom's awful hygiene may have been why he and model Miranda Kerr got divorced. Supposedly, she asked him to wash his clothes and shower more, but he never conceded. Apparently, it does not matter how attractive you are if you smell bad.
Is anyone surprised that Miley Cyrus has some bad hygiene habits? After all, she's not known for being prim and proper. Why wouldn't her wild behavior extend to how she takes care of her body? One of her most notable questionable hygiene decisions was wearing someone else's retainer. The amount of foreign germs that must have entered her mouth is frightening.
Just because you're the son of wealthy designer Gloria Vanderbilt doesn't mean you automatically have good hygiene. Anderson Cooper, a well-known news reporter, wears the same pair of jeans over and over, going months without washing them. While you don't have to wash jeans after every use, you do have to wash them sometimes.
Apparently, Mel Gibson's stylists have not had many good things to say about him as far as his hygiene is concerned. He ranks at the top of many of their lists for awful-smelling celebrities. One anonymous stylist even claimed he is "the worst smelling celebrity on the planet." That's probably not the award he wanted to receive.
Courtney Cox is best known for being an absolute neat freak on the ever-popular sitcom Friends, but apparently the habits of Monica don't extend to her personal life. Her ex-husband David Arquette once told the media that she smelled "like a truck driver."
Charlize Theron is as glamorous as they come, so it might come as a surprise that her hygiene may not match up with her stunning good looks and tendency to always be the best-dressed in the room. She told David Letterman in an interview that she's "a tough girl" and that she "can not shower for a week" and be fine with it.