Scientology Celebrities

Thursday, April 28 by Isabel Prontes

Scientology celebrities are as common these days in Hollywood as, perhaps, vegetarian celebrities or British celebrities. Scientology is a religion that is based upon the teachings of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, who also developed the concepts of "Dianetics." Some of Scientology's fundamental beliefs are centered around humans being both spiritual and immortal, and humans not being restricted to just one life. Some of the biggest stars on the planet are devout followers of the Scientology religion.

  1. Superstar Tom Cruise is perhaps the most well-known Scientologist of them all. The Syracuse, New York-born actor has been a major presence in cinema since the early 1980's, and was introduced to the religion in the late 1980's by his ex-wife, actress Mimi Rogers. Tom Cruise is best known for movies such as "Top Gun," "Risky Business," "Mission: Impossible" and "Jerry Maguire."
  2. Vocalist, dancer and actor John Travolta as also been an active voice for Scientology since the middle of the 1970's. His wife actress Kelly Preston is also a Scientologist. John Travolta began his relationship with the religion upon reading L. Ron Hubbard's 1950 self-help guide, "Dianetics." Some of the star's most memorable roles include "Pulp Fiction," "Grease," "Look Who's Talking" and "Saturday Night Fever."
  3. Kirstie Alley is a Kansas-bred actress who has been active in television and movies since the early 1980's. The actress, who became a breakout sensation with her role on the 1980's sitcom "Cheers," has been a proponent of Scientology for years, although she grew up as a Methodist. Some of the actress' most noteworthy movies and television programs include "Deconstructing Harry," "Look Who's Talking" and "Veronica's Closet."
  4. Giovanni Ribisi is an Italian-American Los Angeles native that has been a cinematic fixture since the middle of the 1990's, although he got his start in acting as a young child on television shows of the early 1980's. The actor is a devoted Scientologist as is his twin sister Marissa, who is married to another famous Scientologist, the indie rock musician Beck. Some of Giovanni Ribisi's notable films include "Avatar," "Boiler Room," "Gone in Sixty Seconds" and "Saving Private Ryan."

-Isabel Prontes

COMMENTS

  1. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    LouAnne LouKnee

    These superstars sit in darkened rooms for hours on end telling the ghosts of space aliens to get off of them. Scientology believes that Xenu, intergalactic overlord, came to Earth, which was then called Teegeeack, 75 million years ago and exploded hydrogen bombs in a volcano where all the space aliens were trapped. These dead space aliens are the source of all of mankind’s ills. It can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn that through Scientology but I pass it on for free. Do you find the story to be bizarre, absurd, perhaps ridiculous? Well, to cap it off, cult leader L.Ron Hubbard’s previous job was science-fiction writer. I am not kidding.


  2. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    Brussell1000

    Ms. LouKnee (Love the name) – True, Scientology has some strange beliefs, but the real issue is that it lies to its member and the public. The members are exploited and often held against their will. Justice Latey of the High Court of London perhaps said it best “Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious…It is corrupt, sinister and dangerous. It is corrupt because it is based on lies and deceit”


  3. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    Pius Desackos

    Yes, these people are Scientologists. And now what? Geez.


  4. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    Yoyomau

    Who cares?


  5. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    Yoyomau

    Who cares?


  6. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    LouAnne LouKnee

    I must assume you read it.

    I hope that someone, probably a young person or an otherwise vulnerable person, will read my comment and remember even some small part. Then, one day, when a loved one tells them how great Scientology is, or after they take the personality test and feel like dirt, they will know what they would be heading towards. While many people see this cult as a bunch of loonies, Scientology still finds people to take their courses. I am doing what I can, without getting ridiculous about it, to arm these people with knowledge.

    Breakstudios has left the most important information out of her article. I added it.


  7. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    Guesblogger

    Really boring people. This is the best Scientology has to offer in the way of CELEBRITIES? Same people for decades. Gimme a break. Peee UUUU


  8. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    Donny

    “Scientology celebrities are as common these days in Hollywood as….” As what? They want you to THINK it’s a “celebrity” religion (whatever the hell that is).

    It’s been 30 years all they have is John Travolta and Tom Cruise. (yawn) That’s 2. Who else? The smirking wife? The mediocre obese cussing TV talent? There are more celebrities and artists who LEFT and are out and who won’t go near that dishonest bastion of hypocrisy that is Scientology Inc.
    Sheesh!


  9. April 28, 2011 9:41 am

    Sal

    There is a reason Justice Latey of the High Court of London said: “Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious…It is corrupt,
    sinister and dangerous. It is corrupt because it is based on lies and
    deceit”

    Part of the deceit is their ads like this one that it’s a “celebrity” religion. It’s not.