Celebrities with Trichotillomania – Which Famous People Really Have a Hair Pulling Disorder?
It’s always nice to know that we’re not alone in this fight.
The more I do research, the more I find a lot of famous actors, actresses and musicians have trichotillomania too.
Really, awesome, talented, creative artists I might add.
We don’t think of them as freaks, weird or anything shameful – so we shouldn’t think that way about ourselves either.
I have been sharing the stories of these different famous people with trichotillomania on my Facebook fan page when I find them, along with other related articles.
I will update this list as more speak out, but here is an extensive list of celebrities you may know that have this hair pulling disorder too.
There’s also some ones that don’t but get mistaken for having it on many other lists.
12 Famous People Thought To Have Trichotillomania (it’s actually 13 now since Amy Schumer has revealed her secret recently)
Below you find a more detailed list, not every single person on this list is campaigning for awareness, but some have openly spoken about it while others are believed to have it based on evidence reported (links to sources below):
- Amy Schumer
- Megan Fox
- Charliz Theron
- Justin Timberlake
- Samantha Faiers
- Katy Perry
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Kate Beckinsale
- Kristin Stewart
- Collin Farrell
- Olivia Munn
- Sara Sampaio
- Erin Bateman
6 Celebrities Mistakenly Thought To Have A Hair Pulling Disorder
These are famous people who are often mistaken for having a hair pulling disorder because of their hair loss or bald patches, but it’s not trichotillomania – so what is it..? Find Out.
Amy Schumer struggled with the condition all of her life and recently unveiled the “big secret” in her semi-autobiographical TV series, Life & Beth. You can watch the series on Hulu to learn more about her struggle with hair pulling.
“I really don’t want to have a big secret anymore.”-Amy Schumer
Charlize Theron, this beautiful actress has a hair pulling disorder too.
Trichotillomania doesn’t define Justin Timberlake, this guy is always bringing sexy back despite any hair pulling disorder.
Related Article: Does Childhood Trauma Cause Trichotillomania?
Firework, Katy Perry has openly admitted she has trichotillomania, you can Google it.
This singer, songwriter and actress hasn’t let it stop her.
Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted his struggle with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and it’s speculated that he has trichotillomania too.
Kate Beckinsale is reported to have a hair pulling disorder, she’s been spotted with bald patches of hair rumored to be caused from stress.
Kristen Steward was reported to have hair loss because of stress.
She had a noticeable bald spot that made some believe she has trichotillomania.
You can see why when you look at the big noticeable spots in pictures of her.
Although she hasn’t come out with the official diagnosis (like many of us), pulling hair out because of stress is definitely something we relate too.
I love Collin Farrell, he has openly said he used to be a hair puller.
It’s cool when celebrities come out and say things like that, it helps people like me know I’m not alone.
Other talented, creative people have this disorder too.
Are you starting to notice a pattern of gorgeous women and men actors who also suffer from trichotillomania?
Olivia Munn is another celebrity that also has trichotillomania.
You may recognize this bombshell from the Victoria Secret’s Angel’s Collection!
Boom! 🔥🔥 Trichy and Sexy! 🔥🔥
She was diagnosed with Trichotillomania at 15 years old, she pulls from her eyelashes and eyebrows.
I only wrote this because I wanted anyone reading this to know that trichotillomania doesn’t define our role in life.
Look at all these awesome celebrities who have spoken out and helped spread awareness!
Erin Bateman, Married at First Sight’s Star recently came out about her struggle with Trichotillomania.
She’s been battling the disorder since she was in her early teens.
“Usually [they’d say] things like, ‘You’ve got this bald spot on the top of your head, what’s that from?’” – Erin Bateman
She believes that her hair pulling disorder is 100% caused by stress!
6 Celebrities That Don’t Have Trichotillomania
These celebrities do not have trichotillomania that I could find even though some other sources claim that they do.
I could however find why someone would speculate that they did because trichotillomania is often misdiagnosed as alopecia or traction alopecia.
Despite what all these different websites report, I have not found where Naomi Campbell has trichotillomania.
Scott Caan is another celebrity that is mistaken for having trichotillomania, but he also has a genetic form of alopecia too.
Briney is another celebrity that is believed to suffer from traction alopecia like Naomi Campbell, this develops from wearing wigs and extensions.
Traction alopecia looks similar to trichotillomania because of the uneven bald spots on her head but it’s just from the extensions pulling it out.
Jennifer Aniston also suffers from hair loss as a result of hair extensions.
It looks very similar to trichotillomania if you are looking at it but it I haven’t read any reports of her having a hair pulling disorder.
Victoria Beckham is rumored to have suffered hair loss due to trichotillomania, but I couldn’t find where she actually did.
But she does suffer hair loss from extensions like the other actresses mentioned above.
Christina Aguilera does not have a hair pulling disorder, she’s another one that wears hair extensions and has hair loss because of it.
I’m not so sure hair extensions are worth losing your hair over, but what do I know, I don’t make millions of dollars singing and acting.
If you find that I’m incorrect about any of these celebrities, please let me know in the comments below.
I couldn’t find where these celebrities admitted they had a hair pulling disorder or were diagnosed with trichotillomania,
There are still a lot of well known people though who do have it and that’s comforting we are not alone.
All memes were generated at IMGFlip Dot Com.
If I missed any famous cases of people with trichotillomania, please drop me the name below in the comments.
I will try to keep this list updated the best I can!