Celebrities Who Practice Scientology (PHOTOS) Might Surprise You
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Celebrities Who Practice Scientology (PHOTOS) Might Surprise You

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Jul 07, 2012 at 12:49 AM PDT
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Actress Bijou Phillips

Last week's news that Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise has brought Scientology, especially its instructions for how to raise a child — played in Katie's decision to leave Tom.

While Tom Cruise has been the poster child of the Church of Scientology, he is not alone in Tinsletown for following the lessons of science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Scientologists are a controversial bunch who have been hit with accusations from brain washing to fraud. But there are some very high profile people, along side Tom Cruise, who believe in these teachings.

John Travolta

According to the church's own website, famed actor John Travolta became a Scientologist in 1975, after he was given L. Ron Hubbard's "Dianetics" while filming the movie "The Devil's Rain" in Mexico.

Kirstie Alley

Actress Kirstie Alley was raised Methodist, but is now a practicing member of the Church of Scientology.

Jenna Elman

Actress Jenna Elman and her husband are both avid Scientologists.

Lisa Marie Presley

But there has been some speculation that Lisa Marie has left the church after her song “So Long” was released this Spring. Some of the lyrics are as follows (and it really does sound like she is speaking of Scientology) .

“This here is a city without lights
Those are all the people without eyes
Churches, they don't have a soul
Soup for sale without a bowl
Religion so corrupt and running lives
Farewell, fair weathered friends
I can't say I'll miss you in the end.”

Giovanni Ribisi

Actor Giovanni Ribisi says he “loves to talk about Scientology,” and for reason. He’s a lifelong believer. “I grew up with Scientology.It's not a threat or some cult.

Jason Lee

Jason Lee’s ex wife Carmen Llewellyn spoke of Jason being “obsessed” with scientology and says his involvement with the church ruined their marriage.

Laura Prepon

Best known for her role as Donna on "That 70's Show," Laura Prepon first converted to Scientology while dating Danny Masterson (brother of "'70s" costar Christopher Masterson).

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright (aka the voice of Bart Simpson) has been a Scientologist since the late '80s. In a controversial move, Cartwright donated a whopping $10 million to the church in 2007.

Beck

Brilliant alternative rock musician Beck came out as a Scientologist in 2005.

"Yeah, I'm a Scientologist. My father has been a Scientologist for about 35 years, so I grew up in and around it,” he told the Sunday Tribune.

Juliette Lewis

Actress Juliette Lewis became a Scientologist in the 1990s and credits the church's rehab program Narcanon with helping get clean.

Erika Christensen

Actress Erika Christensen was raised as a Scientologist and was home-schooled by her parents before attending Delphi Academy, a private school that uses the Study Tech educational methodology created by L. Ron Hubbard.

Bijou Phillips

Actress Bijou Phillips is the daughter of John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas, and married to fellow Scientologist Danny Masterson.

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Actress Erika Christensen
Actress Erika Christensen was raised as a Scientologist and was home-schooled by her parents before attending Delphi Academy, a private school that uses the Study Tech educational methodology created by L. Ron Hubbard
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