Celebrities aren’t really known for living typical lifestyles, but some stars come from backgrounds that are just that much more unusual than others. Growing up with parents who are a cult leader, a drug baron, and a spy may have contributed to who the stars ended up being as adults, but it certainly hasn’t kept them from overall success. Check out this list of eight celebrities with unconventional parents.
8. Rose McGowan’s Cult Leading Father
Rose McGowan may spend most of her time in the U.S. nowadays, but she was actually born in Florence, Italy. Her family wasn’t there to enjoy the art of the masters or food of the gods, instead it was more of a cult-like-thing that had them living abroad. And they weren’t just members — Rose’s father ran the Italian chapter of the Children of God. The group is known for its seriously questionable beliefs which could be why the McGowan family decided to leave and allow Rose the opportunity to pursue her acting goals.Broadimage/REX