Popular Celebrities Who Have Ties to Dangerous Cults

Our society tends to put celebrities on a pedestal. But in reality they’re just like us — although some take their habits to the extreme. And sometimes they get looped into crazy, eccentric lifestyles.

It’s hard to believe, but some of the popular celebrities we see in movies and on TV associate with dangerous cults. Many of the stars cut ties, but others remain involved. One cult even tricked an iconic actress into joining them (page 10). 

1. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise holding a microphone at a press conference.

The Top Gun star has some wacky beliefs. | Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

As one of the biggest supports and defenders of Scientology, Tom Cruise is hard to take seriously these days. Although he keeps a large part of his belief system private, he has called Scientology “a beautiful religion” and doesn’t hide the fact that he’s heavily involved.

Next: This celeb and his siblings had an odd upbringing.

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