11 Celebs Who Actually Escaped From Crazy Bizarre Cults

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A surprising amount of celebrities were once in what are referred to as cults, with the overwhelming majority practicing Scientology. Even a guy as smart as Jerry Seinfeld got hooked as a teen. Now, he’s into Transcendental Meditation. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here are 10 more celebrities who escaped from cults, some even weirder than Scientology, if that’s possible…
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River Phoenix

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River Phoenix

River Phoenix, along with the rest of his show biz family, was raised in a Hippie-era cult called Children of God. Fortunately, he made it out alive. Unfortunately, he got into a much more dangerous cult that ultimately took his life: Heroin. Maybe HE shoulda read the works of L. Ron Hubbard?
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Winona Ryder

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Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder was raised in another California hippie cult called the Rainbow Commune. But, Hollywood called and she went on to making terrible movies and stealing stuff from stores…
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David Arquette

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David Arquette

David Arquette was born into the Skymont Subud commune in Virginia, which is similar to the Amish religious cult. He left as an adult and is now following in the footsteps of his hack actor grandfather, Hollywood Squares’ Charlie Weaver. Let’s go to the Center Square!
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Glenn Close

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close was raised in the Moral Re-Armament (MRA) cult, an extremely conservative group, until she escaped to go to college, where she majored in drama. Since then she’s joined another cult: The so-bad-they’re-good movie cult, of which she’s a founding member…
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Christopher Owens

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Christopher Owens

Christopher Owens was also raised in the Children of God cult, which seems to have an unusual number of drugged-out rock musician actor wannabes in their alumni. At least he hasn’t OD’ed outside the Viper Room. Yet…
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Michelle Pfeiffer

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Michelle Pfeiffer

Before she was Tony Montana’s girlfriend, Michelle Pfeiffer belonged to the Breatharianism cult, which teaches that sunlight gives us all the nourishment we need and food and water are useless. She left when she started craving Big Macs and Sunny D. But, at least she did have a killer tan…
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Lisa Marie Presley

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Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley left Scientology when she realized those ghouls were trying to brainwash her daughter. Hey, at least that’s better than being raised by a pedophile. Oh. Wait. She had a DAUGHTER. Never mind…
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Patricia Arquette

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Patricia Arquette

Like her brother David, Patricia Arquette was raised in a cult that doesn’t believe in electricity. Too bad she didn’t stick with it. Electricity is required to make terrible movies and TV shows…
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Leah Remini

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Leah Remini

Leah Remini also left Scientology when she feared her daughter was being brainwashed. Unfortunately she took up with a new cult, one that apparently teaches you can eat anything fattening all day long…
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Angel Haze

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Angel Haze

World musician Angel Haze escaped the Pentecostal religion, which believes their members speak in tongues. Well, who can blame them? Imagine the tongue behind those luscious lips…
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