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

American

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

08 June 1925

American

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

08 June 1977

American

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

American

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

American

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

American

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

American

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

American

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

British

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Canadian,American

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

09 October 1940

British

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

07 February 1978

American

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
(Actress)

12 November 1982

American

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey
(Mixed Martial Artist)

01 February 1987

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

American

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

American

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
(Pop Singer)

02 December 1981

American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

American

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

British

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

American

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
(Actress, Singer, Food Writer)

27 September 1972

American

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

American

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

American

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Australian

Mike TysonMike Tyson
(Boxer)

30 June 1966

American

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
(Actor)

03 April 1924

American

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

American

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter

26 May 1966

British

Chris CornellChris Cornell
(Musician)

20 July 1964

American

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

03 October 1969

American

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

31 July 1965

British

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
(Actor, Producer, Comedian)

03 April 1958

American

Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst
(Actress)

30 April 1982

German,American

Kristen BellKristen Bell
(Actress, Singer)

18 July 1980

American

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

American

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

British

Stephen KingStephen King
(Author)

21 September 1947

American

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
(Professional Wrestler)

11 August 1953

American

Woody AllenWoody Allen
(American bass guitarist)

01 December 1935

American

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

British

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

British

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

British

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
(American actor)

18 November 1968

American

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

Austrian

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt

27 January 1969

American

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Welsh

Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche
(Philosopher and Philologist)

15 October 1844

German

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

American

David LettermanDavid Letterman
(TV Presenter)

12 April 1947

American

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
(Singer-songwriter)

23 September 1949

American

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
(Singer)

19 January 1946

American

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Scottish

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

American

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

17 February 1981

American

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

American

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

American

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams

13 February 1974

British

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

Italian

John DenverJohn Denver
(Singer-songwriter)

31 December 1943

American

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

British

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

30 October 1735

American

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields
(Actress and Model)

31 May 1965

American

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

American

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie

15 September 1890

British

Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi

02 March 1962

American

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
(Stand-up Comedian)

01 December 1970

American

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
(Businessman)

08 July 1839

American

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

02 February 1905

American,Russian

Ashley JuddAshley Judd
(Actress and Activist)

19 April 1968

American

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

British

Courtney LoveCourtney Love
(Singer, Actress)

09 July 1964

American

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

18 July 1937

American

Chris FarleyChris Farley

15 February 1964

American

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

British

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Australian

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
(Comedian, Actor)

08 October 1943

American