Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

When the popular singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato came out publically with the fact that she was suffering from bipolar disorder, there was a public outpouring of support and good wishes for her. Living with bipolar disorder is not easy—as this Disney star and other celebrities suffering from the condition would attest. But the resounding success enjoyed by celebrities diagnosed with the disorder proves that it need not be the end of normalcy in a person’s life. While the term Bipolar Disorder may have been recently coined, the condition is not a new one by any means. Ernest Hemingway, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his later years. The glamorous actress of yesteryears, Vivien Leigh, was also someone who suffered from this disorder, previously known as "manic depression." Living and working with the condition is very challenging, as it causes unusual shifts in mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. It is chronic in nature and can cause risky behavior, even suicidal tendencies. But with proper treatment, patients can not only lead a normal life but can also excel in their fields. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with bipolar disorder.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe.
25
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 5, 1962

 2 Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher.
11
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27, 2016

 3 Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato.
48
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 4 Britney Spears

Britney Spears.
37
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Pop Singer
Birthdate: December 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 5 Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh.
18
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890

 6 Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain.
18
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 7 Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones.
10
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme.
23
Famous As: Martial Artist & Actor
Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 9 Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson.
4
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: June 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Inglewood
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace.
4
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Countess of Lovelace
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852
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 11 Axl Rose

Axl Rose.
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 12 Halsey

Halsey.
29
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 13 Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola.
7
Famous As: FilmMaker
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock.
3
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cody
Died: August 11, 1956

 15 Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel.
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: February 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chobham, Surrey, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 16 David Walliams

David Walliams.
6
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 17 Nina Simone

Nina Simone.
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tryon
Died: April 21, 2003

 18 Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry.
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 19 Lou Reed

Lou Reed.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013

 20 Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Artist, Cleric
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 21 Russell Brand

Russell Brand.
9
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grays, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 22 Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch.
1
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ådalsbruk
Died: January 23, 1944

 23 Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman.
1
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti-War Activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester
Died: April 12, 1989

 24 Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Died: January 1, 1997

 25 Maria Bello

Maria Bello.
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 26 Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler.
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Conductor
Birthdate: July 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaliste, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
Died: May 18, 1911

 27 Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Jose, California
Died: December 3, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann.
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Pianist & Music Critic
Birthdate: June 8, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zwickau, Germany
Died: July 29, 1856

 29 Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney.
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maysville
Died: June 29, 2002
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 30 Ted Turner

Ted Turner.
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 31 Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald.
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10, 1948

 32 Yo Yo Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jalandhar

 33 Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith.
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 9, 1997
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 34 Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson.
12
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: October 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 35 Henry Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene.
1
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991

 36 Georg Cantor

Georg Cantor.
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: March 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 6, 1918

 37 Charley Pride

Charley Pride
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 38 Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters.
1
Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, U.S
Died: April 11, 2013

 39 Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young.
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina
Died: August 19, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 40 Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt.
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA

 41 Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Autobiographer, Association football manager
Birthdate: May 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gateshead
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 42 Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Tiffany Pollard

Tiffany Pollard
2
Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Utica, New York, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 44 Ray Davies

Ray Davies
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 John Ruskin

John Ruskin.
2
Famous As: Art Critic and Painter
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900

 46 Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976

 47 Jack Cassidy

Jack Cassidy
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12, 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 John Curtin

John Curtin.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 14th Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: January 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creswick
Died: July 5, 1945

 49 Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Bassist, Composer, Jazz musician, Bandleader
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown
Died: September 21, 1987

 50 Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher.
5
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)