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Cults are typically portrayed as violent and scary, but sometimes people are raised in one and thrive. Whether or not the cult was good or bad, these famous people were raised in a cult and most are doing just fine.
This famous actress was part of the Moral Re-Armamnent cult when her parents joined. She spent much of her childhood living in communes and singing with the cult’s musical group.
Born in the Skymont Subud commune, Arquette lived in a so-called utopia for much of his childhood, though they had no bathrooms or electricity.
Phoenix lived in the Children of God cult until he was 4 years old.
Cagle was another member of the Children of God cult and spent part of her childhood as a street performer.
At age seven, Ryder’s family moved to the Rainbow commune where she lived for three years.
McGowan grew up in the Children of God cult, but her family left the group when she was still a young girl.
This musician was part of the Children of God cult in Europe and Asia. His experience wasn’t always good and he left the cult at age 16.
As a young adult, Pfeiffer became involved in breatharianism, though it took her many years before she realized she was part of a cult.
For her first 16 years, Haze lived in a cult that identified as Christian Pentacostal.
She is a reality television star now, but Schromm grew up in a southern fundamentalist cult.