Gyllenhaal collected his fair share of fangirl infatuation after his appearances in Donnie Darko and Nightcrawler. But the famous actor doesn’t believe in showering. You’d think a sexy face like his would practice great hygiene, but it’s the opposite. In an interview, he said, “more and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at timesâ¦ There’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.” Less necessary? How can washing your body with soap and water be less necessary? The statement is questionable. He believes the body cleans itself, which is true, though not to the extent that’s deemed acceptable by society (via Cosmopolitan).
Rob Zombie Purposefully Doesn’t Shower To Smell Like A Zombie
Playing the part is an important aspect of being a professional, successful actor. Musician Rob Zombie takes this a bit too literally. This Reddit user reported they were at a Zombie concert in Oklahoma City. He doesn’t shower during tours so he purposefully smells like a zombie. Does he realize how much he sweats on stage? That means he lets all that toxic discharge stick to his skin for weeks on end. The Reddit user was about 60 feet away from the star and could smell him from where he stood. He smelled like death and body odor, which sounds like an accurate statement for someone who rarely showers (via The Real Kuni).
We’re seeing another prime example of a famous actor taking his role a bit too seriously. When Shia LaBeouf played in the movie Fury, he wanted to take in every aspect of his character so he was fully in the role. Unfortunately, this meant not showering, since his character was going through the deprivations of war. He refused to shower for weeks on end, and smelled so bad, that the other members on set couldn’t stand to be around him. To find a solution, they moved him into different lodging, away from everyone else. It’s also reported that he pulled out his tooth on set. He especially angered his co-star, Brad Pitt, who had to work side by side with him (via Daily Mail).
If you claimed you didn’t pick your teeth, we’d call you a liar. Everyone does it at some point, especially when there’s a stubborn piece of broccoli that won’t get out. But we usually save our teeth picking for when we’re in private, or we at least go and buy floss to help the cause. Most of us wash our hands afterward, too. But celebrity Joey Essex is one of those teeth pickers that doesn’t care when and where he picks his teeth. According to his girlfriend, he’s also been brushing his teeth the wrong way for over two decades, which means his dental hygiene has been less than par. She said, “He was shaking his head side-to-side instead of moving his hand. I was like, ‘Babe! What are you doing?’ I had to show him”. If your girlfriend has to show you how to brush your teeth, you have serious issues (via Mirror).
Many of us have drunkenly jammed out to Ke$ha. Her “Tik Tok” song helped her pave the way to fame, especially since the lyrics made us believe she brushed her teeth with a bottle of jack. While some of us have accidentally done this after a night out, the majority of us brush our teeth with toothpaste. So it may not come as a surprise to learn the singer practices bad hygiene. On a majority of occasions, people have told her she smells bad. Ke$ha has also tried drinking her urine after she heard it’s good for you. She said, “I heard it was good for you. That was, like, the rumor. But I don’t know. I’m also just one that doesn’t shy away from things. I’m not good at saying ‘no’ so I just figure, f**k it, I’ll try anything once. So I tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it. It was pretty gross. And I don’t think it did anything very beneficial to me so, yeah, I wouldn’t probably do it again.” Whatever helps you stay famous Ke$ha, we’re not judging (via HuffPost).
Ever since we were little, our parents, school teachers, and dentist made it very clear we must brush our teeth twice per day, for at least two minutes. They also recommend flossing and using an antiseptic wash to clear plaque and bacteria. But it seems like this major hygiene practice went over celebrity Jessica Simpson’s head. She doesn’t brush her teeth twice a day, or even once per day. All she uses is Listerine and her sweater to wipe her teeth. “Because my teeth are so white and I don’t like them to feel too slippery but I do use Listerine and I do floss every day. But I don’t brush them every day. My lips just slide all over the placeâ¦.I can’t catch up with my mouth,” she continues. “I need a little coatingâ¦.” The celebrity also claims she doesn’t have bad breath. We’ll let society decide on that one, Simpson (via US Magazine).
Through the years, Russell Crowe was seen on Unhinged and Gladiator, to name a few. Not many actors can boast their fame like Russell Crowe can. But just because he’s famous, doesn’t mean he’s the cleanest of the bunch. This celebrity gained a new reputation for being unhygienic through incessant sweating and body odor. He stinks so badly, that it prevents people from interacting with him. In three different films, his costars have complained about his smell. The complaints began on Gladiator, then Cinderella Man, and finally, Noah, where he wanted to maximize his character’s authenticity so he stopped showering (via Screen Rant).
Many of us have wet the bed as a kid. It just happens, especially if we have a nightmare. More rarely do we wet the bed as an adult, as it’s considered an issue. Charlotte Crosby is one of those adults who wet her bed after spending the night drinking a little bit too much. Most of the time, her bed is covered in urine and food stains, with turkey sandwich remains and tanning product smudges on her dirty bed sheets. She owns up to her mistakes on social media, and proudly posted an image of her wetting the bed, with the caption, “so I and Stephen have a little bit of a problem. I am lying on Stephen’s side of the bed because I happened to have weed on the other side.” That’s not necessarily something to be proud of, Charlotte (via Mirror).
When we’re too hungover to get out of bed, ordering Uber Eats and eating from beneath the comfort of our sheets sounds like paradise. But we don’t do it all the time, unlike Marilyn Monroe, who had a filthy habit of eating in bed. Instead of getting out of bed to wash her dishes, she would shove them under the covers like a lover. She would sleep naked, forgo showering and not wear underwear, most of the time. Some would call her an epic slob. We appreciate her bravery in going against the norm, especially during her time (via Reddit).
Despite being one of the most handsome guys in Hollywood, Matthew McConaughey is one of the smelliest. We’ve seen him in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner. But he tends to emit a body odor that reeks and makes people stay far away from him. He refuses to put on deodorant to help with the issue and instead prefers to bask in his onion-like glory. He prefers his natural scent to deodorant and hasn’t worn deodorant in over 50 years, because “a man should smell like a man” (via Yahoo).
Some celebrities hide their terrible hygiene practices, while others, like Katy Perry, flaunt her fiancee, Orlando Bloom. She’s an open book and doesn’t care what people think about her fiancee. While Bloom practices good teeth hygiene, he doesn’t take care of the waste he creates after the fact. After flossing, he leaves his floss everywhere. Perry said, “he loves to floss, which thank God because some partners don’t and it’s disgusting. But he leaves the floss everywhere. On the side of my bed, in the car, and on the kitchen table. I’m like ‘there [are] bins everywhere!'” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to clean up after yourself, Orlando. Surely you have enough money to afford a garbage can (via Independent).
There are tons of random health fads out there that seem questionable. Drinking your urine is one of them, but what about eating clay and dirt? Celebrity Shailene Woodley claims eating clay is good for your health. She says it’s good for your teeth and insides, but to make sure you double check your clay source. We don’t recommend loading your dinner plate with loads of clay anytime soon. In an interview, she said, “so, I’ve discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn’t absorb it, and it provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes. And, this is crazy: it also helps clean heavy metals out of your body.” There are other, more natural, and hygienic ways to clean the toxins out of your body (via Cheat Sheet).
Anderson Cooper Washes His Jeans Three Times Per Year
Regularly washing our clothes removes dirt, fleas, bacteria, mites, and infections. It comes as no surprise that washing your clothes is one way to practice good hygiene. But that doesn’t mean everyone does it. Cooper is one of those people. It’s reported that he puts on a pair of jeans, wears them, and only washes them three times per year. And he doesn’t even wash them properly, he only washes them when he’s in the shower. In an interview, he said, “so the times I’ve washed my jeans, maybe twice in six months… I’ve worn them and walked into my shower with them and put some soap on them and then air dried them.” He actually believes that’s the way you’re supposed to wash your jeans (via Daily Mail UK).
Nail-biting is a disgusting, dirty habit that’s bothersome not only to yourself but to the people around you. No one wants to watch you bite down to your cuticles and rip off your nail. Not only that, but it’s a dirty habit because of how much bacteria you’re putting into your mouth. Regardless, many people do it. Celebrity Eva Mendes is one of them. She suffers from excessive nail biting. Even though she wants to grow out her nails, she can’t seem to break the habit (via Fan Pop).
Earlier on this list, we learned that Brad Pitt got angry at Shia LaBeouf for not showering on set. But it sounds like he’s also guilty of bad hygiene. He finds it too hard to fit a five-minute shower into his busy schedule and instead washes his body with baby wipes. It’s better than nothing, but it’s still not a clean habit. He can’t get into every nook and cranny that showering can fix. In an interview, he admitted, “I got six kids. All you’ve got to do is just take [baby wipes], a couple of quick wipes under the pits. I’m getting [peed] on all day. I don’t have time to take a shower.” If you have time for an interview, then you have time to take a shower. No excuses there (via Life and Style Mag).
Wherever Jennifer Aniston goes, heads turn. People fall in love with her beauty and charisma, and ever since her debut on Friends, people have been infatuated with her. But just because the star has great looks, doesn’t mean she practices good hygiene. People noticed she has terrible breath that stinks of coffee. Fellow actors find it difficult to be in kissing scenes with the star and prefer not to kiss the hottie. That’s a sign of poor health. She’s previously been addicted to smoking and drinking coffee, which probably affected her dental hygiene. It’s not all about the looks (via Quora).
Many actors burn with desire, envy, and jealousy when they see Mel Gibson. His talent and good lucks have helped him surpass many other celebrities in the acting world. But that doesn’t mean he’s perfect all around he’s known to practice bad hygiene. He usually smells like sweat and cigarettes and doesn’t shower as often as he should. That, paired with the fact he also doesn’t wear deodorant, makes a recipe for disaster. One of his stylists even claimed he’s one of the worst-smelling celebrities on the planet (via Simpli).
What’s with these celebrities and ditching deodorant? They’re sweating on a set day in and day out, wouldn’t you think they’d try a little bit harder to smell decent? On Friends, she was portrayed as Monica, a clean freak with OCD. But just because she acted that way on set doesn’t mean she’s like that in the real world. She’s known to have a sweaty musk because she doesn’t wear deodorant. In an interview, she said, “I was trying so hard to keep up [with Hollywood beauty standards], and that made things worse. Now, I’m as natural as I can be.” Natural is not always the right way, Cox (via Cheat Sheet).
Using soap on our bodies helps remove dirt, bacteria, and dust. But that doesn’t mean everyone does it. Mila Kunis is one of those people. Growing up, she wouldn’t shower that often because she never had hot water. This dirty habit stuck with her throughout her life, and now she doesn’t shower as regularly as she should. She also avoids using soap on her body and only cleans the important parts. She might as well just forgo showering altogether. Kunis said, “I don’t wash my body with soap every day. I wash my armpits and my crotch daily and nothing else ever.” Her husband, Ashton Kutcher, also practices similar bad hygienic practices (via The Healthy Journal).
Joan Rivers truly believes sprinkling your body with water and vodka, instead of deodorant, masks smells and keeps you smelling fresh and clean. Wouldn’t it just make you smell like vodka? Because she always smells like alcohol, it’s more likely she’ll just come off as being drunk. “I always spray my costumes with vodka and water. It’s an old Broadway trick, two-thirds water, and one-third vodka, spray your armpits and you’ll never smell again.” We don’t necessarily recommend practicing this unhygienic practice unless you want to smell like vodka (via Truth In Aging).
Celebrities have enough money to afford a new outfit every single day. But that doesn’t mean they do that, since that’s wasteful. But celebrities like Kelly Clarkson take it a step too far and forgo underwear, too. She wants to be comfortable wherever she is. During her appearances on American Idol, the singer went commando. She said, “why’d anyone want a little thing up their butt when they can go free?” She claimed that not wearing any underwear gave her good luck throughout the entire American Idol series. That freedom isn’t a good thing in front of millions of people, but we’re sure she already knew that (via Life And Style Mag).
Even though rapper Post Malone is a nice guy, it doesn’t mean he practices good hygiene. The opposite is true. The rapper ditches the deodorant and instead opts for his natural, musky smell. In an interview, he said, “I smell good…I won’t wear any deodorant or anything, but I have a musk,” and he claims that if you don’t like his smell, then natural bodily scent just isn’t for you. It’s said he smells like dirty laundry combined with cigarettes, expired milk, and moldy cheese. His tour manager quit because he smelled so bad, and in one report, a fan vomited after going backstage, hugging him and breathing in his scent. This celebrity needs to jump into a shower asap, otherwise, he’s going to lose a lot of fans (via Lead Stories).