15 Celebrities Who’ve Been Stalked

Posted by PZ on August 1st, 2010

From time to time, celebrities have to deal with much more then just their fame – for some of them, they could be threatened by obsessive stalkers who will stop at nothing to be around them, or worse, who want to harm them. These celebrity stalkers go to great lengths to get close to their victim, and in some cases can send them threatening notes, love letters, and even turn up at their home.  Some celebrities were lucky to catch these stalkers, and now have restraining orders against them, while other stories have ended more tragically. Here is a look at some instances of stalkers, and what they have done to get to their chosen celebrity victim.

Jennifer Aniston
Photo by: H6023F/AAD/starmaxinc.com 2010  7/21/10 Jennifer Aniston at her fragrance launch for Lolavie at Harrods Department Store. (London, England)  Photo via Newscom

Jennifer’s stalker sent her the following: A sharp object, duct tape and love notes. He also stalked her for several days. Jennifer now has a temporary restraining order against him.


Audrina Patridge

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Audrina’s stalker sent creepy letters to her home, and was arrested after knocking on her door and furiously ringing the door bell. When he was arrested, he was found to be in possession of a large knife. Audrina was at home at the time of the incident.

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt shops at Maxine on July 21, 2010 in Studio City (photo by: Nicepic/ Meet The Famous) Photo via Newscom

Jennifer’s stalker confronted her at the Grammy awards in 2002, and accused her and Steven Speilberg of controlling her thoughts and plotting to murder her – she also verbally threatened Jennifer.


Michael Douglas

June 13, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - MICHAEL DOUGLAS and CATHERINE ZETA -JONES.at 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio city Music Hall, New York City 06-13-2010. 2010.K65168JBB. © Red Carpet Pictures

Michael Douglas’s stalker became so obsessed with him that she threatened to murder his wife, Catherine Zeta Jones. In one particularly disturbing note written to Catherine, Michael’s stalker says “”We are going to slice her up like meat on a bone and feed her to the dogs.”

Uma Thurman
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Actress Uma Thurman attends the 2010 Turnaround For Children benefit dinner at The Plaza Hotel on April 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Uma Thurman’s stalker sent harassing e-mails to members to her family, and was also caught hanging around near her apartment in Manhattan.


John Cusack

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 17: Actor John Cusack arrives at the after party premiere of MGM & United Artisits' 'Hot Tub Time Machine' on March 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Emily Leatherman contacted John Cusack claiming she was a victim of sex crimes, and she was convinced her could help her. She was later ordered by a court to stay away from the actor for at least a decade.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Jun. 07, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Actress GWYNETH PALTROW attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. © Red Carpet Pictures

A pizza delivery man stalked Gwyneth Platrow, even sending her letters up to five times a day, some with graphic, sexual content. Paltrow said that his letters made her feel sexually violated and gave her nightmares. He was later admitted to a psychiatric ward.


Jennifer Garner

Actress Jennifer Garner made her way from the hair and make up truck to the set of Arthur on July 27, 2010 in New York City, New York with a Starbucks in her hand and a tiara on her head ready to work.  Fame Pictures, Inc

Jennifer Garner’s stalker allegedly followed the actress and her family around the country, as well as sending her letters and various packages. He was later arrested outside of her daughter’s nursery school.

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst arriving for the screening of 'The Three' presented out of competition and closing ceremony of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 2, 2010. Photo by Hahn-Nebinger-Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Kirsten Dunst’s stalker broke into her home – sadly for him, she wasn’t at home, but her assistant was, and performed a citizen’s arrest. He was charged with trespassing.

Paula Abdul

19 July 2010 - Hollywood, CA - Paula Abdul. 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium. Photo Credit: T. Conrad/AdMedia

Paula Abdul’s stalker allegedly drew life-sized drawings of the American Idol judge, and showed up to audition for the 2006 season of American Idol, where she professed her love for Abdul. Paula’s obsessed fan sadly died in what appeared to be a suicide outside of Paula’s L.A. mansion.

Mel Gibson

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Mel Gibson attends The Hollywood Reporter's and the Mayor of Los Angeles' Oscar Nominees' Night presented by Bing and MSN at The Getty House on March 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Mel Gibson’s stalker was found guilty of felony stalking. The man, named Zack Sinclair, wished to pray with Gibson. In court, Mel made a statement, saying that Zack “doesn’t appear to know his boundaries”.


Janet Jackson

41203, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday June 3, 2010. Janet Jackson, preparing herself for an emotional tearful scene, walks onto the set of her new film For Colored Girls. Janet is seen crying before getting into the back of a Mercedes. Also on set was writer/director/producer Tyler Perry, seen chatting with a photographer. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

Janet Jackson was granted a restraining order against Robert Cardner, who stalked her for 9 years. In one incident, Cardner showed up to a rehearsal of Saturday Night Live where Janet was to make an appearance. He was found to be in possession of a box cutter, a large pair of scissors and a knife.

David Letterman
42085, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday June 29, 2010. David Letterman performs a variety of stunts with guest and by himself outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater. First, Dave rode a bicycle powered by Coca Cola fountains followed by trying to kick a soccer ball into a moving cab with USA soccer star Landon Donovan. Dolly Parton was also on the show but quickly walked to her waiting SUV after her appearance. Photograph:  Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com

David Letterman’s most recent stalker was arrested for plotting to kidnap Letterman’s 18-month-old son and nanny. He was also previously stalked by a woman named Margaret Ray, who commit suicide after a longtime obsession with Letterman.


Richard Gere

Mar. 02, 2010 - New York, New York, United States - RICHARD GERE .at the Premiere of ''Brooklyn's Finest''.at AMC Loew's Lincoln Square Theatre, New York City 03-02-2010    .Photos by - Photos,INC  2010.K63735JBB. © Red Carpet Pictures

Richard Gere’s stalker left him various voicemails – one which was particularly disturbing stated: “I want to be with you and share your life… I need to see you… Death seems to be the best… I can take a pistol and kill myself.” She later pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment.

Kim Kardashian
WATER MILL, NY - JULY 31: Television personality Kim Kardashian attends the 13th Annual Super Saturday event at Nova's Ark Project on July 31, 2010 in Water Mill, New York. (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian’s stalker began making contact with her on Twitter, and then moved to her hometown of Calabasas, California. He began to follow her to her public appearances, wearing joker face paint, clearly inspired by The Dark Knight. He was delusional and believed to be dating Kim. She was later granted a restrainer order against him.

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