10 Stars Who Were Kidnapped

  
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Despite all of the glitz and glam of Hollywood, there is a dark underbelly to fame — namely, you attract all the crazies! Many celebrities have extensive security teams, and it’s no wonder. This list takes a look at some stars who have come face to face with scary kidnapping situations.

10. Victoria Beckham

While she wasn’t actually abducted, there have been many close calls that were luckily foiled by the authorities. Back in 2000, Scotland Yard removed Victoria and her family from their home once a plot to kidnap her and her child were discovered. Later that same year, while rehearsing for the Brit Awards, a red dot appeared on Victoria’s chest. Everyone panicked and police later speculated that the would-be assassin fled through a security door. The Beckham family continues to receive threats and further plans have been obstructed by police so that fortunately everyone has remained safe.

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David Fisher/REX

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9. Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is known for his fantastic portrayals in flicks like Star Trek: Into Darkness, and the television series Sherlock, but while travelling in South Africa Cumberbatch found himself in a situation that would stay with him forever. When stopping to change a flat tire, the celeb and his three companions were bound and loaded into the car of a kidnapper. Cumberbatch stated that he thought it was the end, but the robbers inexplicably released their prisoners a short time later. The A-list actor experienced a new lease on life and is eternally grateful. This year he’ll appear in a number of projects including Magik and Doctor Strange.

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