73 Times Ellen DeGeneres Scared the Hell Out of Famous People
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It will never get old watching Ellen DeGeneres scare her famous guests.

Ain't nobody scare her guests quite like Ellen DeGeneres, who just can't resist making the celebrities who come on her show jump out of their seats.

And we love watching it just as much as she loves doing it.

So we gathered a comprehensive list of the dozens of times she's elicited screams of pure terror from her famous guests, including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Aniston, The Avengers and, yes, even Richard Simmons.

Clear your schedule, sit back and enjoy.


Ellen got Halsey to talk about open up about boyfriend Evan Peters for the first time on her show -- and scared the crap out of her just as she started talking about him.

Saoirse Ronan

DeGeneres spooked Saoirse twice -- but Ronan almost ruined it all by putting her coffee cup on the table the scare actor was supposed to jump out of!

Blake Shelton -- around the 5:30 mark

Ellen enlisted "Modern Family" Julie Bowen to jump out of the box and scare "The Voice" coach, but first she needed to get his dang arm off of it!

Chris Hemsworth

Hemsworth was trying to come up with something that scared him in Australia when Ellen's quokka erupted beside him!

Kendall Jenner -- twice!

After Kendall Jenner said she was "a little offended" she hadn't been scared yet, Ellen got her not once, but twice!

Brie Larson

"That was your time to punch someone," Ellen laughed. "That was your moment."

"I hate cats," was all Brie could say.

Sarah Paulson -- twice on the same episode! (she tries to retaliate and fails)

'J.Lo' Scares Ashley Graham

Kris Jenner, Ciara and Ellen's Entire Staff


"I have so many things to be fearful of, a clown is not going to scare me," said Diddy on her October 25, 2018 show. "I'm not afraid of clowns."

She then proved he most definitely was.

Chelsea Handler -- around the 2:00 mark

Anne Hathaway -- watch Ellen signal the scare around the 2:25 mark


Sterling K. Brown -- around the 3:00 mark

Sarah Paulson -- the whole video's great, but scare is at the 2:00 mark

Benedict Cumberbatch -- around the 3:41 mark

Kellie Pickler

John Krasinski

Will Smith

Chris Evans and Elizabeth Olsen

Scarlett Johansson -- with the help of Chris Evans

Justin Bieber

Jennifer Aniston

Selena Gomez

Jennifer Lopez

Taylor Swift, Multiple Times

Miley Cyrus


Jake Gyllenhaal

Sarah Paulson

Sam Smith

Niall Horan

Cameron Diaz

Julia Roberts

Martha Stewart -- with the help of Julia Roberts

Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- with the help of Julia Roberts

Bethenny Frankel

Channing Tatum

Kristen Wiig

Jimmy Fallon

Steve Carell

Adam Levine

Christina Applegate

Eric Stonestreet

The Audience

Marlon Wayans

Jack Black

Megan Fox

Nicki Minaj

Jane Lynch

Julie Bowen

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Lea Michele

Kate Walsh

Octavia Spencer

Kellie Pickler

Matt Lauer

Simone Biles

Emily VanCamp

Steve Harvey

Josh Duhamel

Ryan Seacrest

Dennis Quaid

Jack Black

Sean Hayes

Richard Simmons


Valerie Bertinelli

Josh Groban

Kate Hudson

Dylan McDermott

Russell Crowe -- but it doesn't go well

Kerry Washington

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