List of famous people who battled depression. Though depression is considered to be a tabboo, a look at this list will convince you that even the celebrities are susceptible to it.

Human lives are full of ups and downs, and it is but inevitable that the tough times sometimes take a major toll on one’s mental health. To the layman, celebrities seem to be having it all—success, fame, money, and adulation. But what we miss out is the darker side of fame. To the world, actor Angelina Jolie comes across as a gorgeous, wealthy, and highly successful woman, but did you know she once battled depression so bad that it gave her suicidal thoughts? Depression is a serious illness that can strike anyone and even the most popular and successful people aren’t immune. Film director and comedian Woody Allen is undoubtedly one of the funniest guys on-screen, but he has faced some huge challenges in his personal life including his bouts with depression. Creative people especially are more prone to mental illness and thus it might not be surprising to note that the legendary rock singer Jon Bon Jovi, award winning author Truman Capote, and singer song-writer Sheryl Crow also battled depression at some points in their lives. Read on for more information about the life and works of famous people who battled depression.
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

Hayward

American

Taurus

Barbara BushBarbara Bush
(Former First Lady of the U.S)

08 June 1925

17 April 2018

Flushing

American

Gemini

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

15 April 1865

Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Aquarius

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

Atlanta

American

Gemini

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

Albuquerque

American

Leo

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey
(Mixed Martial Artist)

01 February 1987

Riverside County

American

Aquarius

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

Shawnee

American

Sagittarius

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
(Actor)

03 April 1924

01 July 2004

Omaha

American

Aries

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Canadian,American

Capricorn

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

20 January 1993

Ixelles

British

Taurus

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

11 August 2014

Chicago

American

Cancer

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Melbourne

Australian

Gemini

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

New Orleans

American

Aries

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

New York City

American

Aries

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
(Actor, Producer, Model, Investor)

07 February 1978

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
(Pop Singer)

02 December 1981

McComb, Mississippi, United States

American

Sagittarius

Mike TysonMike Tyson
(Boxer)

30 June 1966

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

Boston

American

Taurus

Kristen BellKristen Bell
(Actress, Singer)

18 July 1980

Huntington Woods

American

Cancer

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

British

Aries

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

31 March 1727

Woolsthorpe Manor, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

Cleveland

American

Leo

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S

American

Scorpio

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

American

Gemini

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

Chicago, Illinois, U.S

American

Cancer

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

02 July 1961

Oak Park

American

Cancer

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
(Author)

31 July 1965

Yate

British

Leo

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
(Actress)

12 November 1982

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
(American actor)

18 November 1968

Dallas

American

Scorpio

Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst
(Actress)

30 April 1982

Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States

German,American

Taurus

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
(Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress)

03 October 1969

Fullerton

American

Libra

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
(Actress, Singer, Food Writer)

27 September 1972

Los Angeles

American

Libra

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

05 December 1791

Salzburg

Austrian

Aquarius

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
(Actor, Producer, Comedian)

03 April 1958

Amityville, New York, U.S.

American

Aries

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
(Professional Wrestler)

11 August 1953

Augusta

American

Leo

Stephen KingStephen King
(Author)

21 September 1947

Portland, Maine

American

Virgo

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish

Aries

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

British

Aquarius

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt

27 January 1969

Portsmouth, Virginia

American

Aquarius

Woody AllenWoody Allen
(American bass guitarist)

01 December 1935

The Bronx, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
(Singer)

19 January 1946

Sevierville

American

Capricorn

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

John AdamsJohn Adams
(2nd U.S. President)

30 October 1735

04 July 1826

Braintree

American

Scorpio

Chris CornellChris Cornell
(Musician)

20 July 1964

18 May 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

American

Cancer

David LettermanDavid Letterman
(TV Presenter)

12 April 1947

Indianapolis

American

Aries

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Welsh

Libra

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter

26 May 1966

Golders Green

British

Gemini

Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche
(Philosopher and Philologist)

15 October 1844

25 August 1900

Röcken-bei-Lützen, Kingdom of Prussia

German

Libra

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie

15 September 1890

12 January 1976

Torquay, Devon, England

British

Virgo

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

British

Aquarius

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

British

Aquarius

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

18 February 1564

Caprese Michelangelo

Italian

Pisces

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
(Stand-up Comedian)

01 December 1970

Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields
(Actress and Model)

31 May 1965

Manhattan

American

Gemini

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

21 April 1910

Florida

American

Sagittarius

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Paddington

British

Aries

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Townsville

Australian

Cancer

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
(Businessman)

08 July 1839

23 May 1937

Richford, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

Gary, Indiana, U.S.

American

Taurus

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Taurus

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
(Singer-songwriter)

23 September 1949

Long Branch

American

Virgo

John DenverJohn Denver
(Singer-songwriter)

31 December 1943

12 October 1997

Roswell

American

Capricorn

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

28 March 1941

England

British

Aquarius

Courtney LoveCourtney Love
(Singer, Actress)

09 July 1964

San Francisco, California

American

Cancer

Ayn RandAyn Rand
(Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a philosophical system named by her as Objectivism)

02 February 1905

06 March 1982

Saint Petersburg

American,Russian

Aquarius

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
(Actor, Director)

17 February 1981

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Ashley JuddAshley Judd
(Actress and Activist)

19 April 1968

Granada Hills, California

American

Aries

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
(Comedian, Actor)

08 October 1943

New York City

American

Libra

Zach BraffZach Braff
(Actor, Director)

06 April 1975

South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Aries

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

Hampstead, London, England, UK

British

Virgo

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom

British

Leo

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 September 1896

21 December 1940

Saint Paul

American

Libra

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

10 June 2004

Albany

American

Virgo