If you’ve ever thought you could do with an extra bit of luck before a challenge, or need something to help you feel more confident about your chances of winning, you might be interested in what works for the biggest celebrities around.
New research from luck experts Roulette Online reveals the ways that the celebrities with the most awards in their field keep themselves at the top of their game – and some of them are weirder than others.
Each celebrity profile is accompanied by their total awards won, as well as their net worth and background, so you can identify the charms and habits you need if you if you’re after their specific type of luck.
It also features their quotes about their superstitions – just in case you were wondering what prompted them to start their unique traditions!
Good Luck Doughnuts and Magpie Salutes
Whether it’s how they dress, how they treat certain animals, or items they keep with them during nervous moments, each of the celebrities has something to keep them on the right side of Lady Luck. Some of the most unusual examples include:
- Ariana’s Doughnuts – when Ariana Grande was younger, she apparently used to eat doughnuts for good luck before auditions.
- 13 Reasons Why Taylor keeps winning – Taylor Swift says that the number “13” is important in her life, as every time she wins an award, she’s sitting in seat number 13, or on row M (the 13th letter), while her first album went gold in 13 weeks.
- Spit or Salute – Sir Paul McCartney follows the English tradition of saluting magpies; it’s also an option to spit at them, but he prefers the less messy way.
- Luck of the Irish – Colin Farrell wears shamrock shorts (the national emblem of Northern Ireland) on the first day of filming any film, in order to bring himself good luck. Apparently he’s worn them for about seven films now!
- M is Out – Axl Rose thinks the letter “M” is cursed, and will refuse to perform in any city beginning with the evil letter.
Not all celebrities are luck-focused, however. Christian Bale, for one, not only doesn’t have a lucky charm or tradition, he actively goes out of his way to try and bring bad luck on himself, walking under ladders to defy the odds.
Geoffrey Rush carries a rubber duck with him in his pocket to awards ceremonies in order to give himself the best chances of winning. He has named it Daffy.