As a wise man (Frank Zappa) once said, "The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own." Truer words were never spoken, and yet, we still drop our collective jaw when news breaks about one of Hollywood's own being involved in a secret sect -- like Michelle Pfeiffer, for instance, whose recent revelation (apparently the actress fell in with a pair of hyper-controlling "breatharians" as a young woman) left fans reeling. Of course, Pfeiffer is far from the only celeb with a history of cult involvement. Read on to find out about more members of the Hollywood elite who were involved in scary sects -- many of them as kids!
Raised in the infamous Children of God sect (you'll see that name pop up again in this slideshow), Rose McGowan's family managed to escape from the clutches of this "free love"-promoting group when they started promoting child-adult sexual relations. YIKES.