Celebs & Their Surprising Hidden Talents

Be it a side-hustle or an exciting hobby, Hollywood celebrities often have a few hidden talents up their sleeve. From pigeon rearing and tattooing to mastering the Rubix cube, you'll be shocked by what your favorite stars get up to in their downtime... Stay tuned for the details!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club's Man of the Year Bruce Willis plays harmonica before receiving the traditional pudding pot on stage at the Club.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club's Man of the Year Bruce Willis plays harmonica before receiving the traditional pudding pot on stage at the Club.


23. Hedi Klum: Yodelayheehoo

Did you know that supermodel and T.V. personality, Heidi Klum has a unique skill very few people can do? Well, the Bavarian native can stun crowds not only thanks to her beauty but also because of her amazing yodeling. She gave Jimmy Fallon a glimpse of this on his show, leaving fans in awe.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Heidi Klum attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 15 Kickoff at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 04, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Heidi Klum attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 15 Kickoff at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 04, 2020.


22. Cara Delevigne: The Best Beatboxer In Town

The model-turned-actress, Cara Delevingne, can add one more talent under her belt... The stunning star is skilled in something rather unexpected; she is a pretty great beatboxer. If you want proof of this, simply watch her doing her thing on The Tonight Show!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Cara Delevingne during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 16, 2015.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Cara Delevingne during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 16, 2015.


21. Meghan Markle: The Surprising Calligraphist

She might have married into royalty and become one the most sought after stars, but before all of that, Meghan Markle was paying her bills through one of her creative talents. The actress and royal did calligraphy for wedding invitations, helping with the work for Paula Patton and Robin Thicke's wedding back in 2005! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on September 24, 2019.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Waves for Change, an NGO, at Monwabisi Beach with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on September 24, 2019.


20. Beyonce: Connect 4 Legend

Boss Lady Beyonce is gifted in many regards, from her singing to her amazing dance skills, she is undoubtedly a powerhouse. But she also has another talent that fans may be unaware of. The star is excellent at the street game, Connect 4 she beat Kanye West at the tournament nine times in a row! Impressive, Queen Bey! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay-Z, singer Beyonce and rapper Kanye West at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay-Z, singer Beyonce and rapper Kanye West at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008.


19. Steve Martin: A Banjo Boffin 

Actor extraordinaire, Steve Martin, is a legend on the silver screen, but he is also very musical. The celeb can play the banjo effortlessly. He was part of a band called Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers, who have made appearances on platforms like NPR's Tiny Desk concert series! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform at The Soundboard, Motor City Casino on June 5, 2014 in Detroit.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform at The Soundboard, Motor City Casino on June 5, 2014 in Detroit.


18. Jennifer Garner: Creative Clog Dancer

The gorgeous celeb, Jennifer Garner, always looks lovely walking down the red carpet or when she shows off her talent on screen. But the actress has a few hidden "hillbilly" talents. Not only can she clog dance like the Appalachians in their wooden clogs, but she can play the spoons as well. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jennifer Garner is seen on February 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jennifer Garner is seen on February 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

When the media asked Jen about some of her hidden talents, she said:

“Besides saxophone? Besides playing spoons? Besides clogging? My cup runneth over with hidden talents. Anything hillbilly I can do." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Jennifer Garner attends the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Jennifer Garner attends the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020.


17. Bob Dylan: Iron Sculptor

Known as a folk legend all over the globe, Bob Dylan grew up a singer, but he was also raised in an "iron-ore country." This upbringing meant that he was taught how to sculpt iron into beautiful creations from a young age. As if his fantastic singing wasn't enough, he can also make magic with his hands! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Bob Dylan performs as part of a double bill with Neil Young at Hyde Park on July 12, 2019.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Bob Dylan performs as part of a double bill with Neil Young at Hyde Park on July 12, 2019.


16. Demi Lovato: Freaky Flexibility 

Demi Lovato grew up right in front of us, and the actor/singer has a unique talent that she was born with. Demi is double-jointed, which makes her extremely flexible. She can twist her arms all the way around and do crazy stretches and movements that most of us could never get right! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Demi Lovato visits Fabletics at Del Amo Fashion Center on January 27, 2018 in Torrance, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Demi Lovato visits Fabletics at Del Amo Fashion Center on January 27, 2018 in Torrance, California.


15. Margot Robbie: Rookie Tattoo Artist 

Actress Margot Robbie has made her mark on the film industry and apparently on some of her costars and friends as well! The star has done more than 100 tattoos so far! On her list of "clients," she has a supermodel and one of her costars, Cara Delevingne.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Margot Robbie during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 29, 2016.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Margot Robbie during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 29, 2016.


14. Bruce Willis: A Confident Harmonica Player

Action star, Bruce Willis, has been making great movies for years. On the side, he plays an uncommon instrument. Bruce is skilled in harmonica playing and has even shared the stage with The Allman Brothers. There are a few videos of him enjoying the beat and adding some great tunes with his little instrument. 

 Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Bruce Willis performs February 1, 2002 at Studio 54 nightclub in Las Vegas, NV.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Bruce Willis performs February 1, 2002 at Studio 54 nightclub in Las Vegas, NV.


13. Mike Tyson: Longtime Pigeon Racer 

Have you ever heard of pigeon racing? It's when homing pigeons are released and timed in their return to the coop. One of the world's best boxers took to this hobby when he was still a child living in Brooklyn. He said, "when we're on the roof with our birds, it's a whole different energy. We're up there, it's almost like a therapy session." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson meets up with a pigeon fancier Horace Potts (L), of Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands on November 18, 2005.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson meets up with a pigeon fancier Horace Potts (L), of Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands on November 18, 2005.


12. Cristina Hendricks: Sultry Accordion Player 

The sultry star of the recent Good Girls shared her talents with the world in an episode of the beloved Mad Men. Christina Hendricks is filmed making magic with the accordion, and yes, it was her playing! Not only does the phenomenal star know how to act, but she's excellent with music too.

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Monday, February 24, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Monday, February 24, 2020.

She shared some more details in an interview, speaking about her affinity for the accordion. She expressed, "I also think it's a very romantic instrument, and it channels all the things I love—French culture, Tom Waits—and all the things I try to make my house look like."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Christina Hendricks on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Christina Hendricks on Thursday, February 13, 2020.


11. Taylor Swift: The Jam & Jelly Queen

The queen of pop gave us all a much-needed surprise when she released her new album, Folklore, in 2020. But that's not all she kept a secret... Taylor Swift grew up on a Christmas tree farm, and this meant she made homemade grape jelly every year, something the star secretly does to this very day! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Taylor Swift attends the "Cats" World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Taylor Swift attends the "Cats" World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019.


10. Angelina Jolie: An Impressive Knife Thrower 

Angelina Jolie has always been a force to be reckoned with. From her impressive stunts on Tomb Raider to her agile action moves, there is nothing she can't do. We can add "knife thrower" to her list of accolades as well because this actress knows just how to twist and aim sharp and deadly blades, for fun!

Image Credit: Getty Images /  Actress Angelina Jolie attends the world premiere of the film "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre July 21, 2003 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Angelina Jolie attends the world premiere of the film "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre July 21, 2003 in Hollywood, California.


9. Justine Bieber: The Rubix Cube Master 

He is known for his fantastic hit singles and dashing good looks, but it turns out this star can solve a Rubix cube in record time. It's no world record, but his two-minute solving time is still remarkable! He can solve the puzzle quicker than most and loves to show off this talent whenever he can. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Justin Bieber, actor Jay Mohr during a commercial break on January 28, 2011.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Justin Bieber, actor Jay Mohr during a commercial break on January 28, 2011.


8. Harrison Ford: Award-Winning Pilot 

Did you know that Harrison is a licensed pilot? Forget about all of the fantastic on-screen talents he gives us; this star can handle a plane high up in the sky! To make things even more impressive, the actor has also received a few awards for his aerial skills; you go, Harrison! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Harrison Ford Flies His Helicopter July 10, 2001 Near Jackson, Wy.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Harrison Ford Flies His Helicopter July 10, 2001 Near Jackson, Wy.


7. Warren Buffett: The Unlikely Ukelele Player 

He is a billionaire and a financial genius, and that's just the tip of the iceberg for Warren Buffett. The money magnet spends his days off with a tiny but mighty instrument in hand, that's right; he can play the ukulele. The celeb has impressively shared the stage with Jon Bon Jovi at the Forbes 400 Summit! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, plays the ukulele for a crowd of shareholders at the Fruit of the Loom booth during the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, April 30, 2005.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, plays the ukulele for a crowd of shareholders at the Fruit of the Loom booth during the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, April 30, 2005.


6. Erykah Badu: A Surprising Midwife 

She is a Grammy-winning soul singer, and she can deliver your baby if you need her to! The stunning Erykah Badu has delivered more than 40 babies and has quite the passion and love for bringing newborns into the world. This "hobby" is genuinely one of a kind.  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Erykah Badu performs during the Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary concert at The Greek Theatre on October 25, 2019.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Erykah Badu performs during the Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary concert at The Greek Theatre on October 25, 2019.


5. Tom Selleck: Proud Avocado Farmer

He was the star actor of Magnum P.I. for many years, and now he's making headline on the hit series, Blue Bloods, but Tom Selleck also spends his spare time doing other things. One of his favorite pastimes if working on his picturesque 60-acre land as an avocado farmer! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Selleck visits the Build Series to discuss his show "Blue Bloods at Build Studio on September 29, 2017.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Selleck visits the Build Series to discuss his show "Blue Bloods at Build Studio on September 29, 2017.


4. Steve Carell: Unexpected Small Business Owner  

He acts as manager, "Michael Scott" on The Office, and it seems fiction is not far from reality when it comes to Steve Carell. The actor now loves small business and created his very own small-town general store! It is a family-run project, and fans can sometimes spot him working happily by the cash register.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Pictured: (l-r) Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone on The Office.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Pictured: (l-r) Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone on The Office.


3. Mila Kunis: Self-Proclaimed Gamer 

The beautiful Mila Kunis loves spell-casting, fighting with swords, and taking on the dark world; this is, of course, via her PlayStation! The actress was obsessed with World Of Warcraft and is reportedly very good at the game. She can also show us a thing or two about most video games in general! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Mila Kunis playing Electronic Arts games on Nintendo.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Mila Kunis playing Electronic Arts games on Nintendo.


2. Hedy Lamarr: Techno Innovator 

Hedy Lamarr was a famous Hollywood starlet who didn't only have stunning beauty, but she also had quite an impressive mind. The genius model helped to develop a radio guidance system that was later used by the likes of the U.S. Navy and impacted how techno boffins came up with Bluetooth and Wi-fi!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Austrian actress on a diving board over the water of a swimming pool against velour-covered surface, 1945.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Austrian actress on a diving board over the water of a swimming pool against velour-covered surface, 1945.


1. Natalie Portman: The Undercover Scientist 

The Discover Magazine Awards alerted the world about an undercover scientist. When Dr. Jonathan Woodward received this award, he contacted Natalie Herschlag, the student, who helped him write it back in the 90s. It turns out this Natalie was none other than movie star Natalie Portman!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Natalie Portman attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Natalie Portman attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020.

Wow! What a fantastic amount of talent on one list. Not only can these celebs act and sing and dance, but they have uniquely amazing and impressive side-hobbies. Which star's hidden skill surprised you the most? Leave us a comment, and be sure to click the share button! 

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