Wicked in Many Ways: Celebrities Who've Dabbled in Witchcraft
There's a lot we don't know about our favorite celebrities. Many of them prefer to keep their private lives under wraps, but sometimes, the facts get out. It's not too surprising that many celebrities dabble in witchcraft or the occult, but which ones have witchy ways can come as quite the surprise!
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is a powerful voice in music. She writes beautifully haunting songs that fans adore. However, some fans may not know that Lana Del Rey has an interest in witchcraft and is even on record stating that she used witchcraft to put a hex on U.S. President Donald Trump!
Lorde creates unique indie pop music that has captured the interest of fans around the world. She has stated in many interviews that she's "basically a witch." Usually, she tells this to interviewers when they ask her about anything occult-related or her fears.
This next celebrity may surprise you! Ariana Grande, the posh pop singer, has told reporters that she encountered an actual demon. Pretty creepy, right? The pop singer supposedly fought the demon, and stranger still, she told reporters she caught a photo of her experience.
Witchcraft and the occult have been present in David Bowie's music since the 1960s. There are even tarot cards on the market that feature illustrations of the musician. He's also stated in many interviews his interest in UFOs and ghosts.
This connection to the occult may explain a certain football team seemingly always making it to the Super Bowl! Giselle Bundchen, who is married to Tom Brady, has a strange little ritual she does before her husband plays his games.
During a strange series of Instagram videos, Azealia Banks admitted to practicing brujeria, a form of Hispanic witchcraft. In a series of videos posted to her Instagram account, rapper Azealia Banks admitted to practicing the craft.
Adele is famous for getting anxiety before performing, so much so that she has been known to actually throw up before walking on the stage. Apparently, however, she eventually found a solution to her problem, and it didn't involve prescriptions.
The singer-guitarist of Godsmack has always been open as a Wiccan. Erna’s mentor is even the famed Salem witch Laurie Cabot! Since he has found himself in the public eye, Erna has always tried to educate others on Wicca to help ward off prejudice toward the practice.
Bjork's connection with witchcraft isn’t so surprising considering that she used to be in a band called Kukl, which literally means witchcraft in Icelandic. Many of the songs were also heavily rooted in the occult, such as The Juniper Tree and Pagan Poetry.
Beyonce has been linked to many underground organizations, but when it came out that she was linked to "extreme witchcraft," fans wanted to know more. A former drummer for the star filed an actual restraining order stating that Beyonce used witchcraft to tap into her phone and control her finances.
Back in 2011, rumors started to circulate that Jennifer Lopez had a bit of mystical help to get where she is. Specifically, the rumor was about her godmother practicing Santeria. And, despite what you may think, there are some pretty dark rituals connected with Santeria.
Sam Smith has released countless songs that can tug on anyone’s heartstrings. It's not a surprise that a guy who writes such beautiful lyrics about love is devoted to finding true romance. He's stated that he uses various crystals in hopes of doing just that.
Spencer Pratt is a reality star that has appeared on The Hills and other MTV shows over the years. Since becoming famous, Pratt has started his very own crystal business called Pratt Daddy Crystals that has been growing in popularity. It also sells pendants, bracelets and other items.
The Olsen Twins
Both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have told the media that they do what they can to avoid all negative energy. How do they do this? Well, Mary-Kate says that she uses sage on everything, all the time.
In addition to being deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics by Richard Nixon (no joke), the King also may have dabbled in the occult. His wife, Priscilla Presley, who revealed that he had a stage where focused on spirituality and even hired an Indian guru who convinced him to briefly practice celibacy.
This one shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as Stevie Nicks has often been referred to as "The White Witch." She is open about her high opinion of witchcraft but has often denied practicing it herself. Either way, Stevie Nicks is known for being sort of "witchy."
Princess Nokia is a rapper that many may not have heard of. Either way, she identifies as a bruja, a practitioner of Hispanic witchcraft. She has stated that being a witch runs in her family and that she feels it's important to keep those traditions alive.
Fairuza Balk is an actress you've probably seen a lot of popular movies, especially in the '90s. One of her most iconic roles was that of Nancy Downs in The Craft, where she played a very skilled witch.
Actress Heather Graham has always been pretty open about her belief in witchcraft. She's stated that she and friends get together and burn offerings, make wishes and honor the elements of earth, wind, air and fire.
This one is pretty shocking but utterly true! Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates had an interest in witchcraft that started in the '70s. He stated that he spent six or seven years wholly immersed in a bunch of different ancient techniques for "focusing the inner flame."
Katy Perry is another celebrity who likes to harness the power she believes lies in crystals. She's told media outlets that one crystal in particular is one of the reasons she doesn't stay single very long.
Actress Gabrielle Anwar from shows like Press Gang, The Tudors, Burn Notice and Once Upon a Time identifies as a pagan. Her beliefs about marriage and feminism are also deeply tied to her faith.
Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr. was a well-known entertainer, but that’s not all. In 1968, he was invited to a party that turned out to be a satanic orgy. He joined The Church of Satan and starred in Poor Devil, a television movie about a denizen of hell. It was intended to act as the pilot to a television series that was never made.
Patrick Swayze was an incredible actor who often talked about his belief in the power of crystals. He also owned a magic wand. It’s not clear what beliefs he ascribed to the wand, but his ownership of it certainly suggests he was interested in the occult.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood has always surprised fans, so this is nothing really new for her. She’s been known to carry certain items with her all the time to ensure the places she visits are free of demons
Cybill Shepherd is known for films such as Taxi Driver, The Heartbreak Kid and The Last Picture Show as well as television shows like The L Word and Psych. She once called herself a Christian Pagan Buddhist Goddess worshiper.
As someone who claims to be the Queen of Halloween, it’s no surprise that Christina Aguilera loves all the spooky things that come with the holiday. Every year for Halloween, Aguilera turns her mansion into a sprawling homage to all things creepy and kooky.
It’s not surprising that Led Zeppelin, a band that relished fantastic imagery in its lyrics, might also be tied to the occult. Rumors of them worshipping the devil were just that, but they certainly didn’t seem to mind them if they boosted their popularity.
If you’re a fan of Madonna, you’ve probably heard that she’s openly admitted to practicing witchcraft on and off throughout her years of international fame. Madonna has never had an issue being open with her fans, and they love her for it.
This last celebrity is another star from the film The Craft. Rachel True, who played Rachelle, has been very open about her witchy ways to fans. She practices tarot and even offers readings, at least according to rumor.