Hugh Jackman’s female stalker burst into his gym and tried to shave him

This is just a reminder that no matter how many awesome perks must come with the job, it still sucks in some significant ways to be famous. Take Hugh Jackman for example, a super nice committed family man and an all-around good guy. It doesn’t matter how much integrity someone has, if they’re famous they can be targeted.

On Saturday Hugh Jackman was working out his hot body at Gotham gym when a 47 year-old woman named Katherine Thurston followed him into the gym and and tried to come at him with an electric razor. She was Hugh’s known stalker, and she reached into her waistband, pulled out an electric razor (reportedly filled with pubes, ew!) when a gym employee stopped her, so she threw the razor at Hugh instead. She told the cops that she hated Hugh’s whiskers and wanted to be his second wife. Crazy. In response, Hugh said “Here’s a woman who obviously needs help, so I just hope she gets the help she needs.” He also added that “the primary concern is my family.” He’s so nice.

A California woman obsessed with Hugh Jackman attacked the Aussie actor with an electric razor in a West Village gym because she didn’t like his whiskers, prosecutors said Sunday.
Katherine Thurston, 47, told cops she came to New York two months ago determined to become the married “Les Misérables” star’s second wife.

“I want to marry him,” Thurston told NYPD Detective Frank Francisco, according to a criminal complaint. “This is not against the law. It is not against the law to have two wives.”

Thurston was arraigned Sunday night in Manhattan Criminal Court on misdemeanor charges of menacing, stalking, harassment and trespassing. She was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon — the black electric shaver she went after Jackman with.

Jackman, 44, was not injured in Saturday morning’s frightening fan-gone-wild incident at the Gotham Gym on Washington St.

“The most important thing is the security of my family,” Jackman said Sunday night outside his West Village home. “I’m very appreciative of what the DA is doing.”

Jackman was at the gym buffing up for his recurring role as the superhero Wolverine in the latest installment of the “X-Men” film series when the bizarre crime unfolded.

Katherine Thurston, whose dream is to marry Hugh Jackman, appears in court Sunday on charge of attacking him with electric razor at a West Village gym.

He told cops Thurston was already outside the gym when he arrived at about 8 a.m.

“We’re going to get married, right?” Thurston told Jackman before following him inside.

She then allegedly pulled the razor full of hair out of a bag and charged after Jackman, but her attack was foiled by personal trainer Michael Castillo.

Castillo booted Thurston from the gym. She was arrested a few blocks away.

“I hated him having those whiskers,” Thurston told police.

Thurston, who was being held Sunday night on $15,000 bail, claimed she started emailing Jackman about a year ago.

On March 6, Thurston went to the school where Jackman’s 7-year-old daughter, Ava, is enrolled and confronted the actor’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, outside.

“I’m going to marry your husband,” she told Furness, according to police.

[From The NY Daily News]

Well I hope this lady gets put away and gets some medication. I guess there are some serious drawbacks to being so accessible and known. It’s one thing to have the paparazzi know how to find a famous person, it’s another when some sick fan gets it in their mind that they’re meant to be with them.

Is it wrong to include shirtless pics of Hugh Jackman with this story? Because I feel like I can’t help it. I hear Hugh Jackman and gym and my mind just goes there.

These photos are of Hugh working out in Sydney, Australia last summer. Credit: FameFlynet. He’s also shown on the beach in Barcelona in June, 2012. Credit:

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  1. Eve says:

    LOL! I know I shouldn’t be laughing at this but I can’t help myself.

    • lin234 says:

      I’m thinking the same thing! I read the title and laughed. Then I skimmed the story and I still find it a bit funny.

      • Belle says:

        Same here 😉 After reading the title, I was like… ‘oh, is that wrong?’ LOL The rest of the story is creepy, but I rather like the title!

      • lin234 says:

        Belle- Yea, the details makes it creepy but just imagining the situation still makes me giggle. When I skimmed the details, I felt bad for laughing but then I read Eve’s comment and was really relieved I wasn’t alone. 😛

    • Izzy says:

      @Eve – you are not the only one. Part of me is frightened: what if she gets too close to him or his family again? Also, is there another shaving victim? Whose hair was in that razor?

      On the other hand, my double-take at the headline was a true WTF moment, as was the rest of the article. I just read it out loud to someone, and had to pause for a laughter break, several times.

      @Celebitchy – mazel tov. You have officially succeeded in blowing my mind – no easy feat.

    • Moi says:

      I am too LOL. It’s not funny that she could possibly be a danger to Hugh and his family, but this story made me laugh. I wonder what Deb’s response to his stalker was. “Think again b/itch”, would have been mine. 🙂

    • V4Real says:

      Eve I saw this on the news this morning and was wondering why he didn’t go all Wolverine on her ass. The reporter said that Hugh said he was concerned for his safety. LOL. I wonder if the razors came out of her hand. LOL. I know I shouldn’t be laughing as well but I can’t help it.

      Completely off topic but for all the people who said that they are tired of RDJ playing Iron Man/Tony Stark; this will be Jackman’s 7th or 8th run at Wolverine to RDJ’s 5th run as Iron Man.

    • Hoya_chick says:

      Glad I’m not a monster, as I too, found this hilarious! Ha. Glad he is okay and wasn’t with his kids or wife when it happened. He is such a classy guy.

      Also, that lady is topless in that photo of him on the beach. I never noticed that before.

      • V4Real says:

        I noticed the topless chick as well Hoya; I wondered if she planned that because she knew he was on the beach.

    • bluhare says:

      The woman lives at a shelter for the mentally ill. Perhaps when he gets a RO on her, they can control her more. Or maybe they should try it now.

      I want to marry Hugh, too, but I wouldn’t throw my pubes at him. Unless my crotch was attached to them, as Michael D said!

      • Eve says:

        “I want to marry Hugh, too, but I wouldn’t throw my pubes at him. Unless my crotch was attached to them, as Michael D said!”

        Oh, my god, here I am laughing at this again. Thank you, Bluhare, now I’m going to be scolded even more.

    • Otterette says:

      I’m not sure what the big deal is, I tried to do this to Tom Hardy several times…

  2. Laurie says:

    It’s shocking to me how many mentally ill people there are just roaming around. I don’t know if it’s that there are more people suffering from mental illness these days or if we’re simply more aware of it because we live in the information age. Occassionally, I read stories about various celebrities who are rude to their fans and, because of things like this, I can kind of see why.

    • Liv says:

      But most actors are rude because they are full of themselves, not because they are afraid of a stalker!

      • Mia 4S says:

        Maybe Liv, but given the horrendous state of mental health care and the fact that a lot of celebrity stalking is kept under wraps to try and avoid copycats, I’m a lot more willing to give a celeb the benefit of the doubt these days.

      • Lauli says:

        Liv, you might have a point there.

      • V4Real says:

        I think it’s a thin line between fanboy/girl and obsessed fan stalker type.

        It seems as these celebrities flaunt their sexiness and appeal in our face that says I know you want me but you can’t have me. A person who may be only slightly mentally insane might just take that as rejection and just lose it; in their minds that celebrity is their fantasy come to life and they beleive that they have ties to that particular celeb. In this lady’s mind Hugh’s name probably is Logan and he really is a XMen.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Back in the 1980s, Reagan drastically cut mental health care funds. Then, Bush (Sr) followed suit in the ’90s. This caused a huge influx of mentally ill people into the homeless population.

      They’re still everyone’s problem, but now there’s no governmental support, because people don’t like to pay taxes. This is also the reason behind the Thatcher backlash, and why Occupy etc is even a thing. All of that set up all of this.

      It isn’t funny. It’s scary.

      • Ailine says:

        Word. The mentally ill need more support. The media only cares for three weeks when someone shoots a bunch of people.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    If she doesn’t like his beard, maybe she should “break-up” with him.
    I’m kidding, but this broad sounds pretty deranged and sick.

  4. RHONYC says:

    😯 😯 😯


    to the post &
    to the pecs!!!

  5. Boodiba says:

    Funniest headline ever!

  6. the original bellaluna says:

    The entire family needs a restraining order against this nutjob.

    She went to his KID’S SCHOOL and CONFRONTED his WIFE.

    Not funny. Not even a little.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:


    • L says:

      THIS. That part really freaks me out.

      He’s lucky it was just a electric razor and not a gun.

      • balehead2012 says:

        I agree! I would be freaked out of my mind if somebody that deranged went anywhere near my wife/husband and child/children! Not funny at all.

    • RHONYC says:

      time to taz that ass, like 4 realz! 🙁

    • mia girl says:

      Wow. It’s bad enough she stalks him but his wife and kids?! Scary.

      But I must admit, in my dreams, I’m married to Hugh too.

    • bluhare says:

      Yup. RO for his entire family.

    • Andrea says:

      Yup, people are saying it hilarious….but she went to his kids school? Thats borderline dangerous…whats going to happen the next time she sees his wife?

      • Eve says:

        Andrea, in my defense I laughed only at the “showing up at the gym trying to shave him” bit. And even that I admitted was wrong — I just couldn’t help myself.

    • jaye says:

      Exactly. Not funny at all.

    • V4Real says:

      We know the seriousness that stalking and obsessive behavior can lead to (John Lennon and Rebecca Shaeffer). We are not saying it’s funny that this mentally ill woman stalked his wife and his kids. We are merely laughing at the title heading. Relax folks; it’s only Monday.

      • hoya_chick says:

        Exactly, it’s just how the title was worded, not the story itself that was funny. Most of us prefaced it by saying we are happy no one was hurt or nothing happened to Huge.

    • Nina W says:

      Poor Hugh, no it’s not funny. Nor is it funny to perpetuate the stereotype that mentally ill people are violent and dangerous. Many people suffer from mental illness and NEVER commit any violent act. This poor lady needs help and behaved recklessly but obviously even in her disorganized state of mind she had no intent to harm him or his family.

      • V4Real says:

        Once again we were not laughing at the act but the title of the heading if you still don’t understand. No one said mental illness was funny; don’t try and turn this post into something it’s not.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Agreed. And also why I would not have posted ogly beach photos with the article. What is this, Perez? I don’t think they’d do this in the case of a female celeb with a stalker problem… would they?

  7. veronica says:

    LOL, naked female boobies in that beach photo of Jackman. The first one, where he’s coming out of the water. The woman lying down is topless.

  8. Memphis says:

    That title just made my day LOL

    On another note, am I the only one that noticed the topless woman laying on the beach in the second picture? lol

  9. Elj says:

    I’m loving how he’s not even noticing the blatantly topless woman lying on the beach in that second pic.

  10. Stubbylove says:

    Jackman is a class act. Handled a seriously bizarre situation with dignity & decorum. Can’t say that for many people these days.

  11. GossipG says:

    You can laugh all you want..I UNDERSTAND HER.God if i see him once…i cant say what will happen.My mental state would just go out the window.i swear.

    • veronica says:

      I can’t go for a guy who’s one pec is bigger than his whole head. It’s just too much. Too much muscle, too much hulk. Now, Alexander Skarsgard…I might go insane.

    • Nev says:


      Vin Diesel would make me cray cray too.

    • V4Real says:

      @GossipG I feel your pain; I’m obsessed over RDJ but let’s just promised we want try to shave them. That was the most creative and original thing I have ever heard a person say they wanted to do to a celebrity they were crazy about.

      She must really think he’s Wolverine; Hugh really isn’t that hairy.

  12. Joanna says:

    hugh is sooo fine. thanks for the shirtless photos. feel bad for him and his family, that must be terrifying.

  13. lisa2 says:

    They should all have some kind of security around them. Especially if they have children. There are some seriously sick people out there.

  14. Ag says:

    Really creepy. My first thought was “was he cut with the razor?” That’d be scary as hell.

  15. littlestar says:

    I read about this on DListed last night. Pretty freaky! Hugh Jackman is lucky security stopped her. Who knows what she could have done if she got near him.

  16. miriam says:

    I also laughed at this story. What a looney. Poor Hugh. Ew, random pubes.

  17. lucy2 says:

    That’s scary, especially that his wife and kid were confronted too. Kudos to the guy at the gym who stopped her, and to Hugh for a kind and classy response. Obviously the woman is mentally ill, I too hope she gets help.

  18. Zvonk says:

    I volunteer to wrap myself around him and act like his protective barrier.

  19. Lizzie K says:


  20. Holden says:

    I need a stalked that would shave me, or at least wax up some problem areas.

    • c'est la vie says:

      A stalker waxer?
      They’d have to be pretty fast to catch me.

      That said – he really needs to get a RO against his stalker shaver.

  21. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    Good god, I just blew tea out of my nose. And I wasn’t even drinking tea.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or puke. If I an laughing i assure you it is the way you laugh as your are bolting your door and wondering where your dog is.

  22. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    Good god, I just blew tea out of my nose. And I wasn’t even drinking tea.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or puke. If I an laughing i assure you it is the way you laugh as your are bolting your door and wondering where your dog is.

    Anyone here seen the film Who Shot Andy Warhol?

  23. LahdidahBaby says:

    The topless woman is a little boy, I’m pretty sure.

  24. Tig says:

    This is so scary. Does anyone remember that poor mentally ill woman who stalked David Letterman for years? He handled that situation with compassion just like Hugh is exhibiting too. Sadly, David’s stalker eventually took her own life. I hope this woman gets the help she needs, and also, is willing to accept it.

  25. Kim says:

    I’m fascinated by a women shaving down there with an electric razor.I’ve only used manual razors.Well I’ve learned something today on CB.

  26. Lexi says:

    Wolverine, its called a restraining order! She has done crazy stuff before i read! Protect yourself and your family from the crazy and get a restraining order honey

  27. May May says:

    I love Hugh and all too, but this is just insane. Stalking and confrontation? What’s next, assault and battery or homicide? Scary!

  28. serena says:

    Poor Hugh.. this is traumatizing, and I mean the hair in the razor ewwwww.

  29. Mia says:

    The hair already being stuck in the razor takes this to a whole new level of nasty.