The Weirdest Things Celebrities Collect

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Emma Roberts is the latest celebrity to passionately reveal to the masses the odd things she collects. For the actress, it's scary-looking dolls (more on that below!). And in honor of the slightly unhinged feelings she has about her collection (she wants to live in a Toy Story fantasy), we've laid out other unusual celebrity collections ripe for analysis. After all, you can only gather some insight into a celebrity's taste and preferences from their home's architecture and interior design. It's the collections they keep in their homes that truly reveal the most about them. From Tom Hanks's obsession with typewriters to Amanda Seyfried's taxidermy decor, these celebrity collections are sure to surprise, delight, or even inspire you to start your own strange collection.

Emma Roberts

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Emma Roberts collects dolls and displays them on shelving near the office area of her Los Angeles home. In a recent video tour with Architectural Digest, she gets extremely excited to show off her dolls. Her favorites include “leggy Jill,” “drunk cowgirl Barbie,” and Blythe. “I’m madly obsessed with them—in love with them,” she said.

She even went as far as to say that she hopes the dolls come to life. “I hope that every night—that they’ll come wake me up,” she said. “It would be so thrilling.”

Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried loves dead animals. The Mamma Mia! star has an extensive taxidermy collection, and they all have names. There’s an owl named Beatrix, a chick named Linda, and a mini zebra named Kevin Sparkle. She’s sourced many of them from the taxidermy store Deyrolle in Paris, while others have been gifts from her fellow celebs including Seth MacFarlane, who gave her the zebra, and Conan O’Brien, who gave her a raccoon.

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie is an avid knife collector. When the megastar was younger, she attended Renaissance fairs with her mother where she began to admire different blades. Her collection reportedly includes handmade knives and daggers worth thousands of dollars.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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One of Leonardo DiCaprio’s homes was covered in Titanic memorabilia. His former interior designer said the display was tasteful and she believed DiCaprio's mother had been the one to decorate the Malibu mansion with all the film-inspired merchandise. More recently, he reportedly has a priceless collection of original Star Wars toys and goes undercover to bid for them online. His collection also includes superhero figures, robots, and toys.

Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart has collected baskets for so long that she built a shed on her Bedford, New York, estate dedicated to housing them. Known as the Basket House, it’s filled with hundreds of antique, vintage, and contemporary baskets in “pine, straw, willow, various grasses, threads, and fine wooden splints,” according to her blog.

In the past, Stewart has displayed her baskets in creative ways. She hung many of them on the kitchen ceiling in her farmhouse in Connecticut circa 1982. The basket ceiling look has certainly made a comeback in recent years, and we’re here for it.

Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks’s wholesome obsession is with typewriters, which he started collecting when he was 19 years old. At one point, he owned hundreds of them. "They're brilliant combinations of art and engineering," Hanks told The New York Times in 2019. "Every time you type something on a typewriter, it is a one-of-a-kind work of art."

Hanks said he planned to cut down his collection to one specific model at the time. In 2023, he reportedly started sending them to typewriter shops unprompted. It’s unclear how many he currently owns. In any case, his mark on the typewriting world will live on, He wrote a 2017 book of short stories, each mentioning typewriters, and has been featured in a documentary about typewriters called California Typewriter.

Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Tarantino’s collection of board games is very on-brand considering they’re all TV and movie-themed. Some of his favorites are The Dukes of Hazzard, Dawn of the Dead, and Universe, according to Rolling Stone.

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