The creepiest celebrity stalker stories - Everyone has fantasized from time to time about their favorite celebrities, but some people took things a little too far—and by a little, we mean a lot. From sleeping in stars' beds to simultaneously threatening their lives and proclaiming their love, check out this gallery of celebrity stalker stories that will make you shiver.
Sandra Bullock - The late Joshua James Corbett broke into Bullock's Los Angeles home in 2014, while she was inside, and the actress had to call the police while hiding from inside her closet, E! News reports. Corbett was later sentenced to five years probation and mental health treatment, and Bullock was given a 10-year protective order.
Justin Timberlake - After 48-year-old Karen McNeil was reportedly caught on the pop singer's property for the third time, having arrived in a taxi packed with her belongings, Timberlake was forced to take out a restraining order against the woman obsessed with marrying him.
Justin Timberlake - According to NME, Timberlake's written court declaration read, "Ms McNeil's ever-increasing aggressive and harassing conduct are extremely distressing ... I fear for my personal safety, and that of my family and friends."
Taylor Swift - Swift's stalkers are far and wide, including one caught trespassing at her Beverley Hills home while carrying a knife, rope, and ammunition. More recently, Billboard reports one of Swift's stalkers broke into her New York townhouse and didn't take jewelry, or worn underwear, or anything of value, but rather a nice long nap in her bed.
Gywneth Paltrow - He was found not guilty in 2000, but a more recent batch of letters and gifts, including e-mails from Soiu to Paltrow's children's school, restarted the trial process, landed him in jail, and granted the actress a restraining order, The Sun reports.
Beyoncé - In one of the strangest stalker stories, Bassey Essien allegedly believed the singer was an impostor who had killed the real Beyoncé. He took it upon himself to send her sickening letters, and The Sun reports, Queen Bey won an anti-harassment order in 2011.
Selena Gomez - The young singer has had more than one stalker, forcing her to move homes as they repeatedly trespassed on her property. The creepiest of all was Thomas Brodnicki, against whom Gomez won a restraining order after he claimed he had numerous conversations with God about killing her, Glamour reports.
Steven Spielberg - The immensely successful director has one of the scarier stalker stories, which ended with a man named Jonathan Norman being arrested with a "rape kit" outside of Spielberg's home, Independent reports.
Steven Spielberg - The whole thing happened in the late '90s, and the testimony revealed that Norman was allegedly caught with duct tape, a knife, and handcuffs, as well as a diary with the names of Spielberg's family and associates, and a grocery list of things like eye masks, dog collars, and chloroform.
Steven Spielberg - According to the LA Times, Norman, a former bodybuilder, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Spielberg said in court, "I genuinely in my heart of hearts believe I could have been raped, maimed or killed. The same thing could have happened to my wife or kids. If he's out on the street, I will live in fear that he is prowling around the neighborhood."
Ivanka Trump - According to Daily Mail, Ivanka Trump's stalker served six months in prison for harassing her with creepy e-mails, tweets, and videos—allegedly threatening to commit suicide in her Manhattan store. He was arrested one block away from the Trump Tower.
The same stalker moved on to Kim Kardashian - The same man was later taken into custody again for sending threatening messages to the William Morris Endeavor talent agency, claiming he would take down anyone who got in his way of Kardashian, whom he also claimed to be his "baby mama," the Daily Mail reports.
Sharon Stone - Agostino P'omato allegedly showed up at the actress' house and announced that he had come from Italy with the intention to marry her. He was taken away to a mental health ward and Stone was granted a restraining order, according to People. Unfortunately, he persisted in sending her letters from the ward.
Jennifer Aniston - A man with a history of mental illness and violence apparently drove across the country to marry the actress. Court documents revealed he was found with a sharp object, duct tape, and a list of potential baby names in a car that had "I love you Jennifer Aniston" scratched into the side, NY Daily News reports.
Janet Jackson - Robert Gardner pushed fandom too far and allegedly harassed the singer by showing up at random events and bombarding her with faxes and letters for nine whole years. Jackson eventually won a three-year restraining order against him, E! News reports.
Jodie Foster - In one of the most infamous celebrity stalker cases, John Hinckley Jr. became obsessed with the actress—when Foster was only a teenager—following her to college and attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to win her over. Reagan survived the shooting, and Hinckley was confined to a psychiatric hospital for 35 years, until his release in 2016.
David Letterman - Margaret Mary Ray held fast to the delusion that she was romantically linked to Letterman, and she reportedly broke into his home (on several occasions), camped on his tennis court, and even stole his Porsche, which led to her arrest according to the New York Times. Letterman handled the situation well, making her the punchline of various jokes on his show.
Uma Thurman - Jack Jordan was found guilty of stalking the actress in 2008, after sending her sexually explicit cards and drawings that depicted her death, trying to visit her at her house, and leaving notes in her set trailers that said things like, "My hands should be on your body," as the New York Times reports.
Britney Spears - According to Glamour, the pop singer was stalked by an older man who moved from his home in Japan to be closer to her, and who sent her hundreds of disturbing letters and photographs. He was ordered to stay 300 yards away from her in 2003, but he later tried to sue Spears for emotional distress. You can probably guess how that case went.
Brad Pitt - In 1999, Athena Rolando was caught in the actor's home. She had climbed through the back window while he was out, and she was found wearing Pitt's clothing and sleeping in his bedroom, CBS reports.
Madonna - Grezgorz Matlok believed he was in an intimate relationship with the Material Girl, and The Guardian reports that he scaled a wall to break into her bedroom and rifle through her things. It's rumored he threatened to slice the singer's throat, but he was arrested and Madonna was granted a restraining order.
Blake Lively - According to E! News, Sergei Mifle claimed to have a "metaphysical" connection to the star. He turned up on the set of 'Gossip Girl,' and he tried on various occasions to contact both Lively and her mother.
Jennifer Lawrence - J. Law and her brother were harassed by a man from Canada who would send them hundreds of texts and voicemails, claiming to be the actress' husband, and even later claiming to be the second coming of Jesus, the Daily Mail reports.
Miley Cyrus - The singer has had many stalkers, including a very recent one who was taken into custody after posting disturbing messages on Facebook. The creepiest, however, was when Jason Luis Rivera tried to break into her house with scissors, and told the police, "I am friends with Miley Cyrus….She's my wife. Me and Miley have been friends for five years," as the Huffington Post reports.
Jennifer Love Hewitt - The actress was stalked by a woman named Diana Napolis, who believed Hewitt was using "psychotronic technology" on her. Napolis sent threatening emails and tried to confront Hewitt in person, so Hewitt filed for a restraining order and Napolis pleaded guilty of stalking in 2003, People reports.
Winona Ryder - The actress revealed in a New York Magazine profile that she's had more than one stalker. Though she neglected to talk about the scariest ones, she did mention a "really nice" one who was an extra on her films and who, when suspected of stalking her, left Ryder a note in her trailer saying he'd left her for Alyssa Milano.