We always expect celebrities to look like a million bucks every time they make a public appearance. Thanks to their dedicated team of fashion stylists and hair and makeup artists, it’s rare for a star to step out looking less than flawless from head to toe. But looks can be deceiving. Although many of our favorite stars look absolutely stunning on the outside, you might catch a whiff of a nasty odor if you were to stand right next to them. This is because some famous people are known for slacking when it comes to their hygiene habits.
Some celebrities are actually rather candid when it comes to discussing their daily rituals. Some have admitted to skipping out on taking showers for days on end, while others were put on blast by their close friends, co-stars, and anonymous sources. And we’re not talking about D-listers here! We’ve got everyone from allegedly odorous Oscar-winners to potentially musty morning news anchors. These are the celebs who are known for not showering daily. Pee-yew!
For Brad Pitt, all it takes is ‘a couple quick wipes’
Brad Pitt’s Inglourious Basterds co-star, Eli Roth, told People that the father of six offered up some interesting advice on how to keep clean while filming on set. “He shared that when you’re sweating and don’t have time to take a shower, you just take a baby wipe and rub it under your armpits,” Roth said. Um, gross.
To explain his reason for nixing showers and depending on a wet wipe instead, Pitt reportedly told Roth, “I got six kids. All you’ve got to do is just take them, a couple of quick wipes under the pits…Man, I’m getting on all day. I don’t have time to take a shower.”
Roth was sold, and he eventually adopted Pitt’s hygiene tip and began using baby wipes to keep his armpits smelling fresh on those days when dunking his entire body underneath running water was just too much of a hassle.
We understand Pitt may be running short on time due to his daddy duties, but c’mon, how hard is it to squeeze in a five-minute wash-up?
Robert Pattinson allegedly ‘completely reeks’
In an interview with Extra, Robert Pattinson was asked if he were willing to confirm the rumors that he once hadn’t washed his hair for six weeks. The Twilight actor answered, “Probably. I don’t know. I don’t really see the point in washing your hair.” Well, that explains his sometimes grungy and unkempt look, right?
Fans of the English actor probably weren’t too surprised by his admission. It wasn’t the first time that his lackadaisical hygiene regimen was discussed in the media.
Almost three years prior to his Extra interview, a source who worked on the set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon told MTV that Pattinson’s crummy hair was the least of their worries. Apparently, the actor’s body was emitting a pretty harsh stench, too. “He stinks. I mean, it’s awful. He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.” An additional source seconded that emotion by simply stating, “He completely reeks.”
Now that Pattinson is the face of Dior Homme, let’s hope his new gig includes some free bottles of the European brand’s cologne. A spritz or two could really go a long way.
Naya Rivera made showering about race.
If you ask Naya Rivera, the former Glee star will tell you that “showering more than once a day, or every day, is such a white people thing.” Yes, she really said that…in front of a studio audience…on national television while co-hosting on The View. Facepalm.
But that wasn’t all. She shoved her foot even further in her mouth by proclaiming “white people shower a lot more than ethnics” and based her findings on being married to a “white man” (estranged husband, Ryan Dorsey) who sometimes showers “two, three times a day.”
The Puerto Rican, German, and African-American actress made the outlandish remarks during the show’s Hot Topics segment, and soon enough, she was forced to deal with the backlash. During the next taping of the show (via ET), she apologized for her comments by saying, “I had an opinion on it that was supposed to be a joke. Apparently it didn’t go over so well… It was supposed to be a joke, but I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Shia LaBeouf took method-acting too far.
Shia LaBeouf’s time on the set of the Brad Pitt film Fury was full of criticism and chatter about his bizarre and strange behavior.
According to those with firsthand knowledge, LaBeouf took his portrayal of World War II soldier Boyd “Bible” Swan way too seriously. To nail the character, he relied on the system of method-acting — a technique in which an actor “becomes” the character in the quest of putting on an Earth-shattering performance. But some said LaBeouf went over the edge to transform into the Bible, according to the Daily Mail. Not only did LaBeouf pull out his own tooth during filming, but he also “refused to shower for weeks on end so he could better understand how his character would have felt living in the trenches.”
We’re all for an actor putting everything they have into a role…just as long as they’re not funking up the entire place in the process!
Zac Efron ‘isn’t a big fan of showering’.
Take one look at Zac Efron and you can tell he’s someone who loves to stay in shape. How else do you think he maintains his rock hard abs? But despite being an avid bike rider and a fitness enthusiast, a source from the set of High School Musical 3 told Star magazine (via Just Jared), “Zac isn’t a big fan of showering… It’s so gross because Zac loves to work out and plays basketball all the time — and then goes days without showering.” Efron is also apparently a graduate of Brad Pitt’s school of keeping clean. The source continued, “When he gets lazy, he likes to clean himself with baby wipes!”
Perhaps he hates bathing because it brings back an embarrassing memory from his past. In a 2017 interview with Refinery29, the actor recalled the time he discovered cologne while shopping with his mom at a mall. He stocked up on a bunch of free samples and “put on way too many of them one day and went to school.” The actor then said he was sent home from school and ordered to take a shower because he “smelled so bad.”
Britney Spears’ alleged toxic habits got aired out
If you seek a celeb who’s on top of their hygiene, Britney Spears isn’t one of them, according to a lawsuit filed by her former bodyguard Fernando Flores (via Mirror). In the suit, Flores sued Spears for “psychological damages” and accused her of avoiding the bathtub for days on end. Aside from that stinky allegation, he also claimed she had flashed him her genitals, allegedly abused her children, and had annoying personal habits; such as passing gas, picking her nose, and chain-smoking.
“She did not bathe for days on end, did not use deodorant, did not brush her teeth, did not fix her hair, did not wear shoes or socks,” the bodyguard alleged.
Those in Spears’ camp called Flores a liar, but in 2012, the singer ended up settling the lawsuit by providing Flores with a “modest financial settlement” just to get him to go away and pipe down.
Snooki smelled like ‘alcohol and beer’
Fans of the Jersey Shore have watched Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley, and the rest of the crew party hard as their lives depended on it. While cameras rolled, castmates lived their everyday lives in a house in Seaside Heights, and now that we think about it, we can’t remember a time when any of them announced they were going to take a shower before heading out to the club to fist pump the night away. Is it possible that they simply returned home from their wild outings and simply crawled into bed without bothering to wash off the sweat, glitter, and foam they collected during their nights out?
This great Jersey Shore mystery has finally been solved… well, as it pertains to Snooki, at least. The pint-sized, leopard print-loving cast member was chatting with JWoww during an episode of their spinoff show, Snooki & JWOWW (via MTV News). JWoww reminisced about their days at the shore by saying, “I used to remember you waking up at 3 in the afternoon, and I had to dropkick you out [of bed] to take a shower.” That prompted Snooki to reply, “I never showered, I was an f*g slob. I smelled so bad, like alcohol and beer.”