The most famous Hollywood star who is also a key figure in the Church of Scientology, Tom Cruise has belonged to the Church since 1984.
A diverse actor famous since the late 1970s, Travolta has been a member of the Church since 1975. Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Travolta flew his Boeing 707 full of supplies to the disaster area as part of a Church of Scientology relief mission.
Having grown up in the Church, Remini left in 2013. Remini’s problems with the Church started when she asked about the absence of Church leader David Miscavige’s wife, during Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding. She has claimed that she endured years of interrogations after the incident, until leaving in 2013.
Famous for various roles in television comedies, Elfman is a member and keen advocate of Scientology. She has participated in numerous events organised by Scientology-affiliated organisations, including the Youth for Human Rights International and Artists for Human Rights.
Having been raised as a Methodist, Alley joined the Church of Scientology in 1979. She joined the Church at a time when she was suffering from cocaine addiction, after attending Scientology’s drug rehabilitation programme Narconon. As a financial donor to the Church, Alley donated $5 million in 2007.
Featuring in films such as Saving Private Ryan, Avatar and Ted, Ribsi is a big name around Hollywood. As an active Scientologist, Ribsi has participated in numerous Church events. He was in attendance at the gala opening of Scientology’s Psychiatry: An Industry of Death. His twin sister Marissa is also a Scientologist.
As an active Scientologist, Christensen has credited the Church of Scientology as being one of the things that kept her grounded during her time in Hollywood. In 2013, Christensen proclaimed, “It’s a huge part of my life because it’s a study. It’s an applied philosophy. If I had to sum it all up, the goal of Scientology is giving the person back to themselves, like your own power of choice.”