Celebrities in Hollywood are often treated as divine beings, but at the end of the day, they are mere mortals who desire privacy just like the rest of us. However, achieving this feat can be daunting, especially when paparazzi constantly breathe down your neck. While celebrities don’t mind being photographed when they look their best, with the wind blowing through their hair and the sun highlighting their finest features, they certainly wouldn’t appreciate having their pictures taken when caught off guard, tripping and falling, or having a bad hair day. Unfortunately, unflattering images of celebrities tend to go viral online, but it’s part of the fame game. In this post, we aim to highlight that even Hollywood icons no longer with us have their fair share of embarrassing moments. Scroll down to see some rare and unforgettable photos of these deceased stars that they would probably prefer to keep hidden in the depths of history.
#1 It’s been proven that not even Britney is immune to poor hair days.
Celebrities are frequently spotted looking flawless and perfectly dressed. They don’t ever look like they’ve woken up from a year in hibernation, whereas the rest of us seem like we just rolled out of bed. If you ever assumed superstars never have poor hair days, this photo of Britney Spears will end that myth. God bless her; she seems to be human, after all. We feel terrible about everything she’s been through in the conservatorship, but we take great joy that her hair isn’t picture-perfect.
#2 Bella Hadid on the Stairs
Bella Hadid, the youngest of the three renowned Hadid siblings, tried very hard to break out of her older sister’s shadow and into the modeling business on her terms. She maintains a state of perpetual beauty, sexiness, and—dare we say—perfection. The model often manages to spill something when on the red carpet or in the dressing room. She goes crashing down the stairwell in this image. And we can almost picture the bruises on her legs now. It’s time to hide them.
#3 Even Michael B. Jordan has his rough moments.
Michael B. Jordan’s career has skyrocketed, but he was only sometimes a significant star over a decade passed from his debut film/TV role before he became well-known. Like the Fantastic Four, his career has had its ups and downs. Like his professional life, he can pick himself up and keep going. Walking around Los Angeles, the Black Panther co-star tripped over a sign and fell. Yet being the consummate gentleman he is, he quickly reined in the motion.
#4 Nicole Richie tripped and fell that time
Nicole Richie, daughter of famed singer Lionel Richie and reality television star, used to get into all sorts of mischief with her BFF, the similarly famous Paris Hilton. But after she got married and had kids, she gave up partying for good. Nonetheless, her many embarrassing missteps remained fresh in our minds. Please have a look at the picture of her tripping over the camera. But on the positive side, she reminds us of cartoon characters poised to unleash a flurry of karate chops on their enemies.
#5 Natalie Portman requires wristguards.
Natalie Portman began her acting career at 12 and quickly learned what it was like to be in the spotlight. Although the Star Wars prequels were mediocre at best, she was the most refined actress in the cast. Though the award-winning actress was destined for the big screen, it appears that ice skating is one skill she has yet to master. It’s good that Black Swan was about ballet because she might not have gotten such positive feedback if it had been about ice dancing.
#6 Leonardo should stay away from volleyball at all costs.
Leonardo DiCaprio was born to be a celebrity and a heartthrob, not a volleyball player. Please take a look at his shape in the photo below. With that stance, he’ll never win a game; all he’ll get is a barrage of balls hitting his pretty face. He should try out for other sports if he isn’t cut out to be a volleyball player. Fortunately, he has tremendous acting talent and numerous awards to compensate for his shortcomings in sports. Leonardo, we still adore you.
#7 Lindsay Lohan’s antics
Lindsay Lohan was once considered the darling of Hollywood and the media. She had a string of box-office successes. Who can forget The Parent Trap, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Just My Luck, and Freaky Friday? Her problems, however, began to overshadow her career. She was always late on set, drank excessively, and partied without thinking. This unflattering photograph captured her in a drunken stupor in which she couldn’t walk properly. Fortunately, she is now in a much better place in her personal life.
#8 Jessica Simpson wore the incorrect shoes.
Jessica Simpson has been through a lot, from becoming a singer as a teenager to her disastrous marriage to boyband member Nick Lachey and now building her fashion empire. Regardless of the cards life has dealt her, she has emerged victorious. No one will forget her balancing problems during her husband’s birthday celebration. Perhaps she’s having trouble getting a footing because of her heels. In either case, she must exercise caution or risk breaking a bone.
#9 Even models make mistakes.
Cara Delevingne comes from a prominent English family, and she already had everything she could want and more before she stepped onto the runways. She still wanted to make a name for herself, so she dropped out of school in 2009. In 2012, she was named Model of the Year, and the rest, as they say, is history. Even though she appears to have it all together, she makes mistakes like the rest of us. She still trips and falls in front of the cameras.
#10 Blac Chyna should have worn more form-fitting shorts.
We’re not sure if she became famous as Rob Kardashian’s ex or as Nicki Minaj’s double in her “Monster” video, but one thing is sure: Blac Chyna is here to stay. With her celebrity and exposure, you’d think she’d know how to dress comfortably. But it appears she is a victim of the dress-as-tight-as-you-can gang, even if it means constantly pulling her shorts up for fear of exposing more than she intended.
#11 Vince Vaugh was obsessed with gelato.
Vince Vaughn, a producer, actor, comedian, screenwriter, and one of Jennifer Anniston’s ex-boyfriends has been in the industry for a long time and has taken on meaty roles. People frequently forget to add another title to his name: the king of ice creams. Look at him gobbling up that cone. He was either too excited to eat his ice cream or too hungry. Owen Wilson is also getting ready to lick that thing off the planet. We all know ice cream is irresistible; it’s our go-to comfort food when feeling down.
#12 Steven Tyler and his popcorn
Steven Tyler, best known as the frontman of the band Aerosmith, has admitted to doing everything and anything a reasonable rock star would do. We’re partying until the early morning hours, doing drugs, and enjoying the attention of groupies. But we’ve never seen him like this — someone who can’t even get to eat his popcorn. But that’s not how you eat popcorn, Steve. You’re supposed to pick them up and eat them, not lick them! Perhaps he was perplexed.
#13 We’d like to know what happened to Patricia Arquette’s pants.
Being nominated for numerous acting awards does not exempt you from having your pants sag down to the middle of your buttocks. Patricia Arquette had to learn this complicated truth while being photographed by the paparazzi. She might have missed her pants falling because she was preoccupied with making sure her phone, bag, drinks, and food didn’t fall while walking to her car. Next time, she should remember to button her pants.
#14 Peaches Geldorf and the baby accident
Peaches Geldorf, a successful model and TV host in her early twenties, accomplished what few people do during adolescence. She got her foot in the door of many studios and design houses, thanks partly to being the daughter of musician Bob Geldorf. However, you can see her struggling to talk on the phone while ensuring her baby’s safety in the stroller. Fortunately, the fall was brief. But it should teach us all a lesson in multitasking. Alternatively, when not to attempt it.
#15 Salma Hayek slips and falls on the stairs
Salma Hayek, a hot Latina with a killer body and acting chops can count herself lucky to be the wife of one of the world’s wealthiest men. Not that she isn’t rich and powerful in the first place. This photo shows her tripping on the stairs and dragging her little daughter, Valentina. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and Salma could support herself by grasping the door hinge. We must exercise caution when walking in high heels and on slick stairs. They don’t go well together.
#16 Alicia Alden and the zipper on her dress
Alicia Arden, best known for her roles in Enemy Within, Baywatch, and Blowback, is no stranger to wearing gowns on red carpets and events and looking good when going out because the paparazzi will undoubtedly photograph her. She did, however, have some wardrobe issues in this photo. You notice her fiddling with the zipper on her blue dress. We can only hope she fixed it in time. How could she move if her dress was hanging open due to a broken zipper?
#17 Marilyn Monroe moment for Jessica Alba
During her heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Marilyn Monroe was one of the world’s most coveted and recognizable women. Actors, athletes, and even a particular president have all been linked to her. She was so stunning that she could make a potato sack look seductive. Jessica Alba, from one bombshell to another, was also the IT girl in the 2000s. And, as if channeling Marilyn in her famous pose, she inadvertently reveals people’s underwear due to strong winds in the streets. Who did a better job? Nothing beats the original, in our opinion.
#18 Madonna is obsessed with pizza.
Madonna Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna, is one of the most successful singers ever. She is provocative, mind-bending, and unafraid to push the boundaries, and she has inspired many of today’s young singers. But here she is being photographed by paparazzi while eating a pizza, and let’s say this isn’t her best shot. Anyway, what’s the point and joy of eating if you’re constantly concerned about your appearance? Madonna, go ahead and get that pizza.
#19 Adam Sandler was apprehended with his fly open.
Adam Sandler, a comedic actor who has appeared in several comedic films, may be best known for his roles in The Waterboy and Happy Gilmore. Some people think he’s hilarious, while others think he’s corny; the debate continues. You wouldn’t want to be caught with your fly open like Adam in this photo, regardless of which group you belong to. Fortunately, someone noticed, and he was able to correct the situation in time. Nobody should go through life with their fly open.
#20 Fergie couldn’t take it any longer.
Being Fergalicious entails many responsibilities, but it also entails being one of the best female singers ever. Nobody can deny Fergie’s dedication to her craft, from her humble beginnings in the girl group Wild Orchid to her success with the Black Eyed Peas. She’s so committed that she was photographed wetting herself during one of her more energetic performances, and there you have proof. We’re curious about the audience’s thoughts and whether the stage began to stink. It very well could be sweat.
#21 Mariah’s awkward trip down the stairs
Mariah is a diva known for her love of high heels. We have yet to see her in flats, come to think of it. Ever. She was dressed like a diva and wearing her show-stopping gown and heels when she had a terrifying and awkward trip down the stairs. Fortunately, she was caught in time, and an accident was avoided. So, what do you expect when you put on heels? There’s always the risk of tripping, breaking your ankle, falling flat on your face, and being photographed by paparazzi.
#22 Taylor’s not-so-joyous new year
Taylor Swift, a singer who rose to prominence during her adolescence by singing about young love, has come a long way since her first number-one single, and she has matured tremendously. She is no longer the awkward adolescent but a mature woman whose love life everyone is discussing. Despite her success and accolades, she occasionally has a bad day. For example, she had an accident backstage during one of her New Year’s Eve performances. She should make “walking carefully” one of her new year’s resolutions.
#23 Ashley Benson and her heels
High heels have been the culprit in several of the photos on this list. You can add another to that list because Ashley Benson is having a bad day due to her footwear. But how can you avoid wearing heels when they are unavoidable in being a celebrity? It would also help if you looked impeccable and couldn’t be caught dead in those hideous flats. Forget about convenience. When it comes to being a celebrity, you can let your feet bleed as long as the shoes look good.
#24 Scarlett Johansson, what happened to her?
You might be asking the same question we are, so we’ll answer it for you. Scarlett fell on purpose, unlike the other celebrities on this list. Why would someone do this on purpose, you may wonder? She was filming a scene when this picture was taken. She was filming the film Under the Skin in Scotland, and the scene required her to fall. At the very least, she had a good reason to fall and was generously compensated for it.
#25 Jessica Simpson keeps a straight face.
The Texan blonde has been hitting us with hit after hit with her music. She began her career at a young age, so she has had plenty of time to perfect her image and learn that the paparazzi are always watching. Simpson lost her footing after a night out celebrating her husband’s birthday and was nearly knocked out. Fortunately, her quick reflexes saved her, and the nearby arms of her friends provided an ideal handhold. Still, she revealed something when she was upright.
#26 Shawn Mendes annihilated
Despite being a gorgeous man and a fantastic singer, Shawn Mendes still has to deal with less-than-ideal situations, such as when he falls down a mountain while hiking. That was embarrassing, but all we saw were his muscles. Don’t worry, Shawn; even if you fall down that mountain twenty times, you’ll still be a fine specimen in our eyes. But, seriously, he needs to be more cautious because an accident will break many people’s hearts.
#27 The awkward photo of Robin Thicke
Once upon a time, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton were as close as thieves. The high school sweethearts eventually married. However, everything changed after this photo was posted, in which Thicke can be seen with his hands on the woman’s derriere. Say what you want, but that’s not a photo of a fan with her favorite musician. Something else was going on. We can only imagine Paula Patton’s reaction when she saw this photo. We have yet to learn what went through Robin’s mind.
#28 Paris and her partying ways
Paris was a social butterfly before she finally settled down with Carter Reum. She attended the most fashionable parties and was engaged to some of the most eligible men. Let’s say her social life was intriguing. Paris can always go back to her previous lifestyle if she wants to, thanks to the photos that have been immortalized on the Internet. Here you can see her so inebriated that she can’t even stand up straight. We’re sure she’s relieved to be out of this phase of her life.
#29 Pete collapses on his buttocks
Although they are no longer as active as they once were, Fall Out Boy’s hit songs “Dance, Dance” and “Thanks for the Mmrs” will live on in people’s minds and memories. They made it onto the Big Hero 6 soundtrack, so they’re not out yet. True to the name of his band, you can see him being wiped out and falling on his buttocks in this video. He was probably so preoccupied with his phone that he didn’t notice where he was walking. Pay attention when you’re on the street or the road, people. Avoid being like Pete.
#30 Hayden Panettiere’s lightning-fast reflexes
Hayden has played several iconic roles in her nearly thirty-year career. She co-starred in Ice Princess, a film about ice skaters, in 2005. So you’d think she’d have a lot of grace and poise. After all, being a professional skater requires excellent balance. This photo was taken years after the film’s release so she may have lost touch. Despite her clumsy fall, Hayden Panettiere managed to catch herself. We give her extra points for maintaining a positive attitude during an awkward situation.
#31 Pamela’s turn now to have a bad hair day.
Pamela Anderson was the most beautiful woman on the planet in the 1990s. Every time she ran in slow motion on the beach in her red swimsuit, on her way to rescue some poor unfortunate soul in the water, it was as if the world had come to a halt. She’s been gone from Baywatch for years, but she’s still every inch the beauty, and we’re sure men still find her irresistible. Pamela is seen here leaving her Dublin hotel with bad hair. Pam, it’s okay; you’re still stunning.
#32 Tala is down on her knees.
Tala Alamuddin, Amal Alamuddin’s sister and George Clooney’s wife, became a paparazzi target after Amal began dating and eventually married George. She, like her sister, possesses both beauty and intelligence. She should have known better than to wear heels to work. The heels matched her outfit perfectly, but were they worth it? They are most likely to blame for the crash in New York City. So, what can you expect when you walk down cobblestone streets in high heels? As we’ve discovered, heels are dangerous.
#33 Lady Gaga’s awkward moment
Lady Gaga embodies empowerment, strength, and independence. That doesn’t mean she occasionally requires assistance, especially if she slips and falls on the pavement. We can’t imagine how she felt when the paparazzi were photographing her. Who wouldn’t be embarrassed in her situation? But that’s okay, Lady Gaga; we all trip and fall occasionally. What matters is that we get back up, dust ourselves off, and continue our lives. We’re sure many people can identify with this.
#34 Khloe and her underwear
As part of the Kardashian family reality show, Khloe and the rest of the family should be used to people scrutinizing their lives. They are constantly being watched, and they are continually being discussed. We can only imagine how much stress they are under—all the more reason to maintain proper public demeanor and attire. Thankfully, Khloe did the latter, and despite her dress getting caught in the breeze, she didn’t end up flashing anyone.
#35 Penelope’s slip and fall
Penelope Cruz, one of the world’s most beautiful women, always looks stunning in whatever she wears. Her goddess-like face, however, cannot prevent an unintentional slip and fall on the floor. Someone should be fired as a result of this blunder. Because the bed was slick or wet, the petite Spanish actress fell and inadvertently flashed people. Yes, it was embarrassing, but it could have been much worse. She could have been hurt as a result of the fall. Fortunately, she was unharmed, but images of the accident will live on in perpetuity.
#36 Keyshia Cole
Keyshia Cole, not to be confused with Ke$ha, is a fantastic singer and equally talented performer. Her second album debuted at the top of the charts. She remains a prominent TV presence despite her musical career fading due to defunct record labels. However, hair and makeup are not always available. Concerts are always high-energy affairs, especially for those on stage. That could explain why she didn’t notice the wardrobe malfunction. Of course, fans and paparazzi did, and they couldn’t help but photograph her ripped overalls. Sorry, Keyshia, but you still look amazing.
#37 Miley and her shenanigans
Miley Cyrus has always been contentious, especially since leaving the confines of Disney. People didn’t know what to do with her for a while when she kept grinding and flashing her tongue on camera. Thankfully, she is no longer in that stage. However, in 2014, she brought a Barbie doll to an awards show as a plus-one, which she then put in her mouth. Nobody was surprised because she’d done more daring and perplexing things in the past.
#38 Ashley Graham flashing everyone
Whether you’re a celebrity or not, the last thing you want to do is flash everyone. Unless, of course, you’re a showman. But that is precisely what happened to Ashley Graham when she wore this mustard-colored dress unknowingly. We’re unsure if she chose the dress herself or the stylist did, but they didn’t expect the slit to be so high that her underwear would be visible to everyone. We should be grateful that she wore underwear, as some celebrities have been caught without it.
#39 Bailey’s top has been blown away by the wind.
To date, Bailey’s most notable Hollywood role has been as Adilyn Bellefleur, the half-fairy daughter of a sheriff in HBO’s drama series True Blood. She may be a vampire in that show, but she has wardrobe malfunctions like the rest of us. The wind blows her top, and people are looking at her bra by accident. Fortunately, she was wearing something underneath because imagine if she hadn’t. Also, putting her hands on her skirt immediately saved her from a disaster.
#40 Mila Kunis demonstrates that people need to eat pizza better.
Mila Kunis has appeared in a slew of films and television shows. There’s a slim chance you have yet to hear of her. She always looks put-together and moves through life with ease. When she isn’t eating pizza, that is. Mila, I apologize. Perhaps the curse is on the pizza. Nobody can look good while eating cheesy goodness. Celebs, like everyone else, need to eat, so we can’t blame her for taking a bite while trying not to drip grease everywhere. The pizza is to blame.