5 Celebrities and Their Surprising Hobbies

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Cindy McCain – Drifting

Drift racing, or drifting, is a style of racing in which a driver intentionally skids the back of a car through turns. Americans may know it from the 2006 movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Of all the people you would expect to be into drifting, Cindy McCain, wife of 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, seems the least likely. However, the soon to be 56-year-old mother of four has always been a fan of racing and she even went so far as to travel to Japan to take lessons from one of the world’s top drifting instructors.

"I love it," McCain told ESPN when asked about drifting. "I'm probably a little too cautious with it because it is abnormal from what you're taught when you're taught to drive."

Here’s a video from ESPN’s 2008 profile story.

Jada Pinkett-Smith – Singing in a Metal Band

Nearly all Americans know Jada Pinkett Smith for her movie career and her marriage to actor/rapper Will Smith. However, Will is not the only musician of the two. Jada is lead singer of the metal rock band Wicked Wisdom whose 2006 album made it to Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart. Here’s a video from their appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman.

Sara Jessica Parker – Knitting

Sarah Jessica Parker, best known for her role as the trendy, fashion-loving Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City, is not exactly the kind of person you think would be into knitting. However, the 45-year-old actress was turned on to the hobby by Sex in the City co-star Kristin Davis and regularly knits on set.   

Claudia Schiffer – Collecting Dead Insects

Remember those insect collections you had to do in junior high? Supermodel Claudia Schiffer is still into them and even decorates her home with a collection of dried bugs and spiders.

Helena Bonham Carter – Collecting Ladies’ Bloomers

At least Claudia Schiffer’s odd collection has scientific merit. English actress Helena Bonham Carter collects ladies’ bloomers and even launched her own fashion line featuring Victorian-era under garments. She shares her home with lover Tim Burton who collects false teeth.

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