The Church of Scientology, founded by the science fiction writer Ron L Hubbard In the early 1950s, the least known and classified as a sect in many countries. And what seems to be the favorite of the stars is probably not something new.
Many celebrities have joined the doctrine over the years and the most famous of them are probably Tom Cruise and JJohn Travlota.
But there are, of course, many more sects in the world – and other celebrities who have been forced to grow under forms of control, or have chosen to join a cult. Nyheter24 list some unique cases.
the actor Allison Mack, 36, many recognize the "Smallville" series.
A few weeks ago she admitted crimes she committed in the Nxivm sex cult.
Mack has acknowledged extortion against two women in the sect, writes CNN. The threat was that if women did not perform certain tasks, Mack would release private information about women.
In the sect there should have been forced sex and extreme diets, where cult members only had to eat less than 900 calories a day.
The founder of the sect Keith Raniere is charged with several serious crimes, including rape in a 12-year-old girl.
the actor Elisabeth Moss, 36, you probably know again from Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale. But what you may not know is that she is a champion of Scientology.
She does not talk about her beliefs and said in an interview with The Guardian in 2016 that it does not concern anyone else.
– I understand the fascination. I am also fascinated by things that do not touch me either. I'm fascinated when someone finishes. I want to know all about it. I'm always interested in what people are wearing and that kind of thing, but you always have the right to privacy, said Elisabeth Moss in the interview.
The "Sons of God" movement is a sect that has fostered many stars – and one of them is the actor Joaquin Phoenix44.
The sect, which began as "Teens for Christ" in California in 1968, predicted the fall of the world and advocated free sex. The sect was accused of everything from prostitution to pedophilia and incest.
Joaquin Phoenix has been vocal about his upbringing in the sect, but in an interview with Playboy 2014, he says his parents were naive.
"I think my parents thought they found a community that shared their ideals. Cults are seldom sold as sects. Usually it is someone who says "we are of the same opinion, this is a community". But I think my parents jumped as soon as they realized it was something else, says Joaquin Phoenix in the interview.
the actor Michelle Pfeiffer, 61, went through Hollywood in the 1980s. Early in her career, she was drawn to a sectarian company called the Lutheran.
The company consisted of a lot of personal trainers who believed that people could live alone in the air – a belief based on Indian mythology.
Pfeiffer received dietary advice and was trained with free weights – in order to eventually be able to live as a lucerne.
"They were very controlled. I did not stay with them but I've always been there and they always said I needed to get there more often. I paid for the time I spent there, so it was very costly, said Michelle Pfeiffer in an interview The telegraph.
The scandalous actress Winona Ryder, 47, grew up in the Rainbow family in California.
The actor told her that her mother had secretly shown films in a barn, since there was nothing appreciated by the collective – and that was how Ryder's interest was aroused.
Winona Ryder, however, spoke well of her upbringing, since she looked more like a hippie group than a cult.
– It was pretty incredible. We were in the middle of 380 acres of forest and there was no electricity, Winona Ryder said in an interview with Dazed.
American actor Patricia Arquette, 51, grew up in the collective "Skymont Subud". The spiritual movement, originally from Indonesia, tried to create a kind of utopian society in the countryside.
"There was no electricity or toilets. I do not even think there was running water, Patricia Arquette said in an interview with Oprah.com.
From that Hollywood star Glenn Close was seven years old and, until he turned 22, lived in the "Moral Revival" movement, which worked for the reconstruction of the moral and spiritual world.
Close describes the movement as a sect when it restricted free thinking.
"You're basically not allowed to do anything. For several years I did not believe in my own instincts because I had been dictated to me what I would think, Glenn Close said in an interview with Hollywod Reporter.
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