9 Most Scandalous Celebrity Autobiographies

One of the best things a celebrity can give us is an autobiography. They can make this gift even better if they offer us lots and lots of lurid details. Some celebrities do this, while others don’t, which makes us especially thankful for the ones who do. Since we love autobiographies so much, we decided to see which celebrities have offered the best ones and, by best, we mean juiciest as we want all the sensational details that we can possibly get. Through our research, we have realized that there are a number of autobiographies that fit into this catergory. Check out the 9 most scandalous celebrity autobiographies!

9. Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson has lived a very interesting life and she has recorded bits and pieces of it in three different memoirs. Her first one, titled “No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel”, details her wild ways during the ‘60s and ‘70s; her second one, “Everything About Me is Fake… And I’m Perfect,” is about her experiences with plastic surgery and her struggles with anorexia, bulimia and alcoholism; and her last one, “Check Please! Dating, Mating, and Extricating,” discusses the men in her life, as well as her rules for dating.

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8. Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda wrote a surprisingly candid and engaging autobiography titled “My Life So Far,” which describes her life in three acts, with each divided into thirty years. In the first act, she discusses her childhood, her first films and her marriage to Roger Vadim. During the second act, she divulges details on her experience as an activist, her career taking off and her marriages to Tom Hayden and then Ted Turner. The third act, which is the present, is where Fonda starts living consciously, inspiring others to learn from her experiences.

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7. Anne Heche

In 2001, Anne Heche – who was only in her early 30s at the time – released a memoir titled “Call Me Crazy.” While some might expect it to contain details about some of her more high profile relationships and her very public nervous breakdown, the memoir does not contain any that. Instead it offers some uncomfortable insights into Heche’s upbringing in a Christian fundamentalist household and the shocking details on how her father – who turned out to be gay and died of AIDS in the early ‘80s – sexually abused her throughout her childhood.

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6. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s autobiography “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business” is candid and heartfelt. She discusses growing up dirt-poor, making it big, her open marriage with her husband Carl Dean, her inability to have children and all of the cosmetic surgery she has had. The memoir also includes hillbilly makeup tips (she used to use Mercurochrome for lipstick and pokeberry juice for rouge) as well as some interesting diet tips (chew food, but don’t swallow it).

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5. Mia Farrow

In the late ‘90s, Mia Farrow released a memoir, “What Falls Away,” about her life growing up in Hollywood, her marriages to Frank Sinatra and Andre Previn, all the children she adopted and her bizarre relationship with Woody Allen. She goes into detail about the director/comedian’s neurotic behavior, how he seduced one of her adopted daughters who was only 17-years-old at the time and how he possibly molested another daughter they adopted together. Farrow also talks about her custody battle with Allen and how he had nothing to do with her or her children after he lost.

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4. Izabella St. James

Izabella St. James – who used to date Hugh Hefner back when he had several girlfriends all at once – wrote “Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion,” a tell-all memoir about her experiences living at the Playboy Mansion. While it provides a pretty detailed account of what life is like on a day-to-day basis, it also includes some pretty lurid details about what goes on sexually with Hef and his bevy of girlfriends.

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3. Victoria Beckham

In 2001, Victoria Beckham released an autobiography, “Learning to Fly,” which documents her childhood, her tenure with the Spice Girls, her marriage to David Beckham, details on their family life and what she was doing career-wise at that point. In the book, Posh Spice also talks about suffering from eating disorder, which began after the group’s management team pressured her and the other girl’s to lose weight and offers some tidbits about her brief relationship with former child star Corey Haim.

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2. Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi released an autobiography in 2010 called “Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain” where she talks about her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia, being a closeted lesbian and the pressure she felt in modeling and acting to have the perfect body. Despite some of the grim content, De Rossi’s story ends on a high note. She comes to accept her natural beauty and sexual orientation, in part thanks to her relationship with Ellen Degeneres.

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1. Melissa Joan Hart

In “Melissa Explains It All: Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life,” Melissa Joan Hart attempts to shed her squeaky-clean image by discussing her romantic and sexual relationships, all the parties that she has been to and all of the drugs she tried. The former child star offers readers lots of other salacious details including how Paris Hilton once offered her cocaine and how she was feuding with a young Ashton Kutcher, who she used to kick out of her private parties.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.