25 Celebrity Recluses Who Stay Out Of The Spotlight

For many celebrities, being in the spotlight is part of the job. However, some celebrity recluses go to great lengths to avoid it like the plague. It’s easy to see why. With paparazzi and smartphone-wielding fans ready to take your picture at any moment, constantly being watched sounds exhausting and paranoia-inducing; some famous reclusive celebrities just can’t handle it. Despite that, quite a few have somehow remained famous while in hiding, putting out more work and striking a healthy balance to their life. From authors to actors, you might be surprised by who these private celebrities are. Here are 25 Celebrity Recluses Who Stay Out Of The Spotlight.

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Axl Rose

axl roseSource: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/oct/26/gunsnroses-popandrock1

The famous lead singer of Guns N’ Roses became reclusive in the mid 90’s after his mother passed away. Though legendary in their own right, his band’s popularity had waned with the times. While out of the spotlight, he spent years working on a new album called Chinese Democracy. Sadly, after it was finally released and sales faltered, he went back to his reclusive ways.



princeSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4433468/Never-seen-pictures-reclusive-Prince.html

Though he’s no longer with us, Prince will always be in our hearts. While he was still alive, he was notorious for his reclusive behavior. Legendary stories abound about how Prince would randomly come to nightclubs or parties and leave without saying a word. Most of the time, he hid away from the spotlight at his home in Minnesota.


Tobey Maguire

tobey maguireSource: http://www.looper.com/10857/hollywood-wont-cast-tobey-maguire-anymore/

After the Spider-Man trilogy wrapped, Tobey Maguire took a backseat to stardom and laid low for a while. He rarely gets cast in movies anymore and focuses more of his time on producing films rather than being in them.


Cate Blanchett

cate blanchettSource: https://www.thetalko.com/12-reclusive-celebs-who-stay-away-from-the-spotlight/, https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/return-of-the-queen-cate-blanchett-steps-back-into-hollywoods-spotlight-20130905-2t61v.html

A two-time Academy Award-winning actress, Cate Blanchett best knows how to play the role of the Hollywood star before drifting out of the spotlight, living a quiet life with her husband and three boys.


Julia Roberts

julia robertsSource: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000210/?ref_=nv_sr_1, https://www.biography.com/people/julia-roberts-9460157

A Hollywood superstar for decades, somewhere around 2002, she started to slow down her career and focus on her personal life. At that time, she married cameraman Danny Moder in New Mexico, and they had three children together. She does about one movie a year and still relatively stays out of the spotlight.

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