James Dean: guys wanted to be him, and women wanted to be with him, but he had a dirty side. Reportedly, the grungy star was, well, really unkempt. Dean didn’t particularly care to wear shoes very often or launder his clothes regularly!
There were times that he wore the same unwashed t-shirt for over two weeks. “The Detroit Free Press,” said in May 1955 that the teen idol “dresses like an unmade bed.”
Tippi Hedren's Lion
Tippi Hedren loved exotic animals but she should have been more careful about what creatures she brought home. She decided that a large male lion (who was named Neil) would be the perfect addition to her family.
Hedren demonstrated a misplaced sense of philanthropy when she believed that she should care for the wild animal as a conservation effort. Neil was a wild animal, and he was later joined by others.
Jeans and Safety Pins
While it sounds a little gross, we can't really blame the guy. 'Bad boys' shouldn't really worry so much about their hydergine, right? That is what shot him to stardom in the first place. It's all about the persona.
But, it was a little out of hand at times. According to eyewitnesses, Dean showed up to rehearsals in jeans held together with only safety pins and apparently. It’s amazing he made it to icon status with this kind of behavior.
The Strange Food Combinations
In addition to this, Garbo was known to have some odd food combinations. She was known to eat raw eggs mixed with orange juice, buttermilk combined with yeast, or cornflakes together with lingonberry jam and coffee.
Despite some of the off-putting creations, adventurous foodies claim that that last one is pretty good.
Greta Gabo's Eating Habits
Greta Garbo had a bizarre diet. While there is pressure for actors to be in shape these days, there was even more pressure in Hollywood’s golden age -- especially for actresses. The pressure to stay marketable for film projects and appealing to fans was so intense that these starlets had to make sure they stay in shape.
At one point in Greta Garbo’s life, she reportedly ate nothing but spinach, and at another point, she ate only dried apricots, brown beans, biscuits, and chicken.