Actor JOHNNY DEPP despised his teen idol status in the 1980s – because he hated
the idea of posing with his top off for girls magazines.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean hunk first shot to fame in U.S. teen show 21
Jump Street and fast became a favorite with young female viewers.
But the “shy” star hated fans’ lustful admiration and the fame which
followed, prompting him to shave off his hair and eyebrows in a bid to distract
He tell Britain’s magazine OK!, “I just didn’t want to make a career of
taking my shirt off. I wanted to shave off all my hair, even my eyebrows. And I
“I don’t fault TV stars who do teen magazines. They took offers that gave the
big money fast, but they were dead in two years. I never wanted that.
“Frankly, I’ve always been shy, paranoid, whatever word you want. I hate fame
– I’ve done everything to avoid it.”