16 Clever And Funny Ways Celebrities Have Tried To Avoid The Paparazzi

The life of a celebrity can be a blessing, in many ways, but have you ever asked yourself how do they feel not having any considerable amounts of privacy for any considerable amounts of time? At the end of the day, celebs are people like everyone else, and sometimes, they just want to get some fast food or just go for a walk in peace. But, I guess everything has its good and bad sides.


Since everyone has to know when, where and with whom do they go out, celebrities have to find a way to escape the paparazzi. The stars have tried almost everything, from of hiding behind street lights, mailboxes, trees to wearing accessories like a paper bag or masks
Scroll down to see some of the cleverest ways they tied in order to avoid the sometimes merciless and never giving-up-paparazzi, courtesy of Ranker.

1. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield hold up signs promoting charities


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The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars, have been spotted covering their faces with written cards. Emma’s card read, “Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let’s try this again. We don’t need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do…”
While Andrew’s card read: “, (and don’t forget), Here’s to the stuff that matters. Have a great day!”
What an amazing way to hide their faces from the paparazzi’s lens.

2. Ashley Tisdale hides behind her dog


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Obstruct the photographers by covering your cute face with something even more cuter. The 32-year-old, singer and actress, has used this method several times in order to avoid paparazzi. We really hope that this adorable doggy isn’t shy.

3. Jaden Smith wears an Iron Man costume

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Well, this is one clever way to avoid photographers. No one would know who is hiding inside an Iron Man costume. In 2013 it was Jaden Smith that donned the costume for a public outing with then-flame Kylie Jenner. Whether it was just to draw attention or he used the costume to avoid the paparazzi it definitely worked.

4. Taylor Swift walks backwards

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The 28-year-old Look What You Made Me Do singer has been making good use of walking backwards. She actually walked part of a trail backwards in order to just hide her face. After all, a picture of Swift’s back probably isn’t the money shot. The things they will do to escape the photographers…

5. Daniel Radcliffe was wearing the same clothes for six months


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The 28-year-old actor who played the titular character in Harry Potter had a great method. For six months, while playing in Equus, the actor was wearing the same clothes. He was spotted wearing the same jacket and hat every time he came out of the theater. This way the new pictures would look old and reused.

6. Kim Kardashian hires body doubles


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Even the super famous Kim wants to avoid the paparazzi. She reportedly hired a body double during her vacation in Mexico in 2016. Good try I’d say, but it probably worked just for an instant. Also, she did the same for her daughters North and her nanny for an incredible $800,000.

7. Dustin Hoffman hides behind stationary objects


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The 80-year-old star of Rain Man hides behind everything in order to avoid the merciless photographers. As paparazzi shields, he uses poles, mailboxes, and trees. Even though the actor looks like he is playing a private detective, it is still a good try.

8. Jessica Simpson beats them with a tweet


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Here is another clever avoid the paparazzi story. Not hiding at all. The 37-year-old singer and actress has ruined the sale of an ex-paparazzo by tweeting the pictures of herself wearing a wig on an airplane.

9. Shia LaBeouf wears a paper bag over his head


The famous Transformers star has been spotted with a brown paper bag over his head. His bag in the premiere of Nymphomaniac in 2014 read: “I am not famous anymore.” Even though it is a one way to do it, it is perhaps a bit counterproductive.

10. Leonardo DiCaprio Uses his accessories to obscure himself


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The Academy awarded super famous actor has developed many tactics through his career in order to avoid the paparazzi. He has been noticed using umbrellas, masks, and bags so he can hide his well-known beautiful face. One suggestion for hiding shield now can be his Oscar, right?

11. Julia Roberts moved to New Mexico


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And there are some celebrities moving from the big and busy cities in order to avoid the cameras completely.  The 50-year-old actress moved to the mountain town of Taos, New Mexico in 1995. There, she kept her privacy raising her family out of the spotlight.

12. Justin Bieber wears masks


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The 23-year-old Sorry singer has been avoiding the paparazzi using masks. He was often seen wearing gas masks during 2012 and 2013 especially. Besides gas masks, he used also a V for Vendetta mask, a gold mask, and a Chanel ski mask.

13. Paris Hilton wears the ISHU scarf


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Not just Paris, but also Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie has been seen using this scarf. It was released in 2016 and its “anti-flash technology” makes the wearer seemingly invisible in photos taken with a flash. It is the perfect accessory for all the celebrities who desperately want to avoid photographers.

14. Katy Perry dons a boring tracksuit


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The Roar singer has been spotted wearing the same Adidas tracksuit whenever she steps outside, according to a profile in the New York Times. Since everyone is used to see Katy in colorful outfits on and off the stage, this might have worked for a while.

15. Miley Cyrus throws fake money with her face on it


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The 25-year-old Malibu singer threw a bunch of fake money towards a photographer who tried to take a photo of her outside of a New York club.  I think it’s safe to assume that this worked.

16. Rupert Grint wears a duck mask


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The 29-year-old English actor who played the beloved friend of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, has used an adorable duck mask in order to avoid the paparazzi’s attention.

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