09/14/2012 11:03 am ET Updated Sep 14, 2012

Religious Celebrities: Stars Who Wanted To Become A Priest Or A Nun

In 1963, Dolores Hart, often dubbed the "next Grace Kelly," famously broke up her engagement with her boyfriend and quit Hollywood to become a nun -- all at age 24.

But the girl who gave Elvis Presley his first onscreen kiss isn't the only Tinseltown star to have seriously considered following a more holy path. A surprising slew of Hollywood notables have admitted to wanting to become a nun or priest in the past, from directors like Martin Scorsese and Michael Moore to screen sirens Anne Hathaway and Eva Mendes (!).

Celebrities who wanted to be priests and nuns

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