Actress Evan Rachel Wood Furious After Ultrasound Snap Snapped by Paparazzi


Heads up, celebrities: nothing is too personal for the lenses of money- and star-hungry paparazzi photographers. Actress Evan Rachel Wood found out the hard way today after The Daily Mail published paparazzi photographs of her leaving a hospital with an ultrasound scan image clutched in her hands. The article was titled, “Baby’s first picture! Pregnant Evan Rachel Wood can’t stop smiling as she emerges with ultrasound scan.” Understandably, Wood was furious.

After discovering the article and photographs, Wood tweeted a serious of Tweets to her Twitter account with some very strong words for the photographer who secretly snapped the pictures:

You took a picture of my ultrasound photo???!!!! I couldnt be more furious right now. I want to cry. My child isnt even born yet. [#] Thats my child. Its not even out of the womb and they are snapping photos of it. I am getting out of la. People have no hearts. [#] I have never been more violated by a photographer. Thats the inside of my body and my child. Would u like my soul too? nothing is sacred. [#]

Here’s the entire series of Tweets posted by Wood:


Her demand that the Daily Mail take down the article and images appears to have worked — the page is no longer available on the news site.


Paparazzi photographers have been making headlines quite a bit as of late, as more and more of their activities (rather than their photos) have been making the news.

Thanks for sending in the tip, Sam!

Image credit: Evan Rachel Wood 2009 by David Shankbone by david_shankbone

  • Guest

    Paparazzi a disgusting people!

  • zdroberts

    I don’t even consider their type photographers.

  • Arnaud Le Guennec

    Oh boo hoo. Unhuman people stalked by even less human people.
    It doesn’t get any more first world problems than this.

  • common sense is gone

    Ultrasound photo around in broad daylight? I blame her. If she was truly wanting it to be something personal, put it in her bag, folder, envelope… something.

    Most celebrities chose to be in the spotlight and they know that with fame comes
    unwelcome attention and scrutiny and then they’re surprised by people
    following them around?

    Yes, celebrities shouldn’t have to look over their shoulder constantly for the paparazzi, but as pervasive as they’ve been, they unfortunately need to do just that.

    If celebs truly valued their privacy they would know better than to carry around – in the open – something this personal. Especially when exiting places like a hospital while holding in the open an ultrasound image.

  • Werner

    Why she hadn’t covered the scan before leaving?

  • brob

    how about put the photo in your purse? I’m sorry, she’s in a public space and she left the photo out in plain view. I don’t agree with paparazzi’s and their methods, however she can’t expect privacy in this particular situation.

  • McWetty

    While I do loathe the Paparazzi, maybe (especially if you’re a-list famous) you shouldn’t walk around outside with your ultrasound visible. A simple envelope would have stopped that.

  • Debart

    Who is Evan Rachel wood? Never heard of her

  • Jones

    Paparazis are a reflection of nowdays society. This kind of pictures sells. If it’s so, we’ve have to think about us. To me it’s kind of sad. I’m wondering where this, or we, will end.

  • D.G. Brown

    While the picture of the ultrasound itself is a little much (and something that was probably wise for the site to take down, though I’m not sure of the rules on publishing medical records without consent), I think the situation itself is more disturbing. This isn’t people swarming her on a street or peeking over a fence. This is someone actively stalking her on hospital property. I think any of us would feel pretty violated. Same situation with it not being paparazzi and this would go straight to restraining order.

  • Alexander Petricca

    I’m no lover of the paps but if she didn’t want people to know about the baby, or to be photographed holding it, why didn’t she put the scan in her bag. Lack of common sense is not a license to rant on twitter.

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    stop complaining about paparazzi and complain about something more important.

  • Richard Ford

    Rachel who?

  • Richard Ford

    Which sicko took photos of all those Tsunami and famine victims that I watch on TV and read in papers!!!!

  • Jake

    You know, she’s that hot chick…from that movie…you know, the blonde one…and she played that girl on that show…and she’s married to what’s his face…the good looking guy.

  • Jake

    I don’t think anyone expects a rooftop of a parking lot to be thaaat public.

  • James

    Like people who complain about unimportant message boards?

  • Kieran Grasby

    Surely it shouldn’t matter if you’ve heard of her or not? Enough people have that she is obviously deemed “newsworthy” by at least one newspaper/photgrapher.

  • tying

    I think this is a over reaction on her part… I can’t understand why anyone would want to see the grainy ultrasound… or want to publish it…. but in this case the story of the lenths that the photographer went is more of a story than the actual photo itself…. but really…. so what…. she should chill out.

  • Nathan Blaney

    Eh, whatever, If its private, hide it. You don’t go waving your tax return around after leaving your accountant, right? If you’re in public, it might get photographed, period.

    Also, my shots of her at that same premiere from the photo on the left are better:

  • michaelp42

    Attention seeking much?

  • IrishMike

    She needs to grow up and calm down. She sounds like a whiny teenage girl. It’s a public space and she’s waving it around. The photographer was doing his job. I have zero sympathy for ‘celebs’ complaining about paparazzi.

  • Chris Blizzard

    Paparazzi photographers are scum, and people who stalk like this should be arrested, BUT…

    She was no longer inside the hospital, she knows there are scummy paparazzi, she hadn’t put the photo away. So really, in that sense it’s her own fault. Add on the fact that the photo was of HER, and she just happened to be holding it in plain sight…

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  • Ted Nghiem

    Or it could very well be that she is extremely proud and excited to be pregnant that she left it in her hands so she could keep on looking at them? Who would have thought that the top floor parking lot of a hospital would be a paparazzi camping out to photograph her? People blaming her for her own excitement, and then the venting on twitter, to see her own scans, is really misplaced.

  • Andre F. K.

    We got this all wrong. People get angry at the paparazzis, but everyone forgets that they are still doing what they are doing because publications buy their photos.

  • Jgcom

    I don’t blame her for being upset, and while Petapixel is not taking a position one way or another in this article, does no one else think it’s weird that they have ALSO published it by posting an image of it at the top of this page?

  • Hugo Cuellar Rodriguez

    Lol calling the baby IT . Step down from the fame lady!

  • belgium2

    She wasn’t off the property yet. She was not walking around ‘outside’, she was still at the hospital.

  • belgium2

    Right? At least they could have fuzzed it out and still reported objectively.

  • belgium2

    She was on private property at the hospital.

  • belgium2

    She was still on private property, still at the hospital.

  • eraserhead12

    she’s that girl who, at 19, dated a 40yo marilyn manson and started dressing like his ex. that, and her role in ‘across the universe’, constitutes her fame.

  • Duke Shin

    For fucks sake, woman, the guy took a picture. In case you didn’t hear the news, cameras don’t steal souls. Unless it’s a Nikon.

  • McWetty

    Uh… Sun on face? Check. Cars in background? Check. She’s outside.

  • Photoretouchpro

    Yup, she could be a barista at Starbucks or a checker at a grocery store and nobody would care to take that photo. Her choice, in addition, to getting pregnant.

  • Tiffany

    Evan is very human. She’s a kind woman me a wonderful actress. She is in no way “unhuman”.

  • Tiffany

    She wasn’t waving it around, it’s sitting in her hand she was probably looking at it over and over in her happiness. She was on the Hospitals property and was stalked there by the slimeball who took the photo.

  • nipkilla59295929

    hope you get murdered

  • Gee

    your views are revolting