Stalkers go back as long as famous people have been around. There’s always someone who takes admiration a step too far. Being intrigued by someone is one thing, but having an obsession for someone can cause pain in more ways than one. The 8 craziest celebrity stalkers I could find are listed below. Feel free to share any others you’ve heard of that might top this list!
8. Margaret Mary Ray
This woman was a schizophrenic patient who stalked David Letterman for quite a few years. She wanted to be his lover. Ray even stole Letterman’s Porsche, while she had her 3 year old son with her. When the police pulled her over and questioned her about the Porsche, Ray claimed to be the wife of Letterman and that the child in the car was their son. She also broke into Letterman’s home on multiple occasions. Once, Ray left an empty bottle of whiskey and cookies in Letterman’s foyer. She eventually took her own life in 1998.
7. Dawnette Knight
In 2004, this woman threatened Catherine Zeta-Jones via letters in which she stated she would cut Zeta-Jones up into pieces and feed her to the dogs. Knight also told Zeta-Jones that she knew the layout of her home and who her nanny was. She was in love with Michael Douglas and figure if she got his wife out of the way, she’d have a chance with Douglas. 3 years of jail time was served by Knight after Zeta-Jones nearly had a nervous breakdown.
6. Robert O’Ryan
Shawn Johnson was stalked by O’Ryan for a short period of time. O’Ryan had it in his head that he and Johnson were an item and even had a child together. When he was arrested, O’Ryan’s car had a roll of duct tape and 2 guns that were loaded. There was never a trial by jury, since O’Ryan pleaded guilty by reason of insanity.