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Christina Ricci’s somewhat irrational fears

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Everyone struggles with certain kinds of fears in their lives and celebrities are no exceptions. Many famous faces suffer from varied phobias, some of which are extremely unique in their own sense.

Christina Ricci is among those celebrities who suffer from more than one phobia. The different phobias that Ricci faces include botanophobia, galeophobia, spectrophobia. The actress also has a fear of gerbils.

Christina Ricci also suffers from a specific phobia of swimming pools called selachophobia, meaning she does not like swimming pools because she is constantly scared of the feeling that sharks might approach her. How is this possible, one might ask? She is scared a shark could miraculously appear through one of the walls in the swimming pool. Her fear of sharks is discussed in The Insider, which quotes her saying: “I won’t swim in a pool by myself because I think that somehow a little magic door is going to open up and let the shark out.”

This renowned ‘Mermaids’ actress is very much afraid of ghosts, indoor plants and gerbils. She is of the opinion that plants are dirty and once admitted to British Esquire that she is terrified of houseplants. She reportedly hates houseplants because they are dirty and she just could not even take a mere glance at those plants.

Christina Ricci confesses her fear of houseplants and said (as quoted by TopTenz): “They are dirty, if I have to touch one, after already being repulsed by the fact that there is a plant indoor, then it just freaks me out.”

Interestingly she also suffers from spectrophobia, which is fear of ghosts. Many people with this phobia don’t like entering dark houses or walking in the woods alone at night. Christina cannot look in the mirror because she believes that she gets a creepy feeling that there are ghosts around her. With all these unique and exciting phobias, Christina Ricci is surely an interesting personality with multiple phobias.

Other celebrities who have phobias include Woody AllenBilly Bob Thornton and Justin Timberlake.

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Author: David Shankbone

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