In this article we will share the list of celebrities who believe in Scientology. Gloria Gaynor, Jerry Seinfeld, Nicole Kidman, Van Morrison, Brad Pitt, Oliver Stone, Ricky Martin, Gloria Swanson, Shirley MacLaine, Demi Moore, Jeffrey Tambor, Peaches Geldof, Leah Remini, Christopher Reeve, Leonard Cohen, William S. Burroughs, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sharon Stone, J.D. Salinger, Patrick Swayze, Lisa Marie Presley, Katie Holmes and Charles Manson. These are just some of the celebrities that used to be part of Scientology, but would you like to know which are the celebrities who believe in Scientology to this day?
The practices and beliefs regarded as Scientology were created by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, around the 1950s. Regarded by some as a religion and by other as a cult, The Church of Scientology is without a doubt one of the most controversial movements of the previous century. Among the sources of controversy we could include their belief that psychiatry is destructive and abusive and should hence be abolished, the brainwashing and defrauding of its members, and the persistent attacks to the critics of the movement with lawsuits, psychological abuse and character assassination. If besides cults you are further interested in controversies and conspiracies, you should definitely check out our list of The Top 5 New World Order ‘Facts’ and Most Popular Conspiracy Theories.
In compiling the present countdown we left aside the most renowned Scientology devotee Tom Cruise as everyone who is familiar with his persona knows about the controversies regarding the religion and his relationship with Katie Holmes and their daughter Suri. What we attempted to do is make a list of those members of the Church of Scientology who are well known but not as part of the religion/cult. Moreover, we left out those who are not members anymore; and believe me the list of Scientology deserters is quite long.
So, let’s take a look at the countdown and find out which are the celebrities who belong to scientology right now.
10. Edgar Winter
The Church of Scientology even reaches out to rock. Edgar Winter is a multi-instrumentalist and a well known blues and rock musician, but I bet you didn’t know that the American singer was an active member of Scientology.
9. Greta Van Susteren
Listed by Forbes magazine as one as the most powerful women of 2014, Greta Van Susteren is a television host, personality and commentator as well as a former lawyer. She is one of Scientology’s most renowned members.
8. Laura Prepon
The That ‘70s Show actress was introduced to the religion by her ex-boyfriend Danny Masterson, and still long after they broke up she is still a member.
7. Danny Masterson
He and his current girlfriend Bijou Phillips, daughter of the “Mamas and Papas” singer John Phillips, attend to Scientology events together. He is a fervent devotee of the movement and even defended Tom Cruise after the leaked video episode of 2008.
6. Julia Migenes
Scientology even influenced the world of opera and Julia Migenes is living proof of it. She is a very famous mezzo-soprano who starred in Carmen and Fiddler on the Roof among other impressive productions.
5. Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis is without a doubt a celebrity. This actress is known for movies such as Cape Fear, Natural Born Killers, The Other Sister and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Lewis even explained to Vanity Fair why Scientologists can celebrate Christmas arguing that Scientology is a way of living that allows the participation in other religions as well.
4. Doug E. Fresh
The rapper is allegedly the first hip-hop artist to be part of Scientology. Doug E. Fresh claims that the movement is mathematical, spiritual and scientific and urged people to try it out.
3. Elisabeth Moss
Mad Men’s Peggy was introduced to Scientology by her parents. I bet you had no idea that this religion is what she claims helped her with her split with Portlandia’s Fred Armisen.
2. John Travolta
Ok, you probably already knew that John Travolta was a Scientologist, but maybe you didn’t know that he is one of the celebrities who has practiced the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard for the longest time (since 1975).
At least for us Beck is the most surprising member of Scientology. The musician still practices and defends the religion claiming that it is especially helpful for addicts.