Rachel Bilson Hates Beagles

May 11th, 2006 // 5 Comments

Who knew that Rachel Bilson has survived not one, not two, but three death defying experiences? What a little survivor.

The O.C. star Rachel Bilson has a morbid fear of beagles after one of the dogs tried to rip her face off when she was a child. The actress, 24, has a scar on her upper lip to remind her of her encounter with the savage mutt when she was just three. She says, “I hate them (beagles) and I’m not afraid to say the word ‘hate.’”

But Bilson isn’t afraid of all dogs – her constant companion is a pit-bull terrier, which was a gift from her boyfriend and The O.C. co-star Adam Brody. She admits the canine birthday gift was a real test for her because she feared she would be terrified of her new pet.

She adds, “Last year Adam showed up with this big pit bull and said, ‘Happy birthday! Here’s your dog! Her name is Penny!’ I was, like, ‘Let me get this straight. You picked out my dog. It’s a pit bull.’”

The actress quickly warmed to her new companion, which she renamed Penny Lane.

Mmm. I wouldn’t have pegged her for being a Beatles fan.

A Beagle Scarred ‘The OC’s’ Rachel Bilson for Life [Starpulse]

(Images via Saving Face)

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. Steven

    In teh first pic you can see a slight bulge in Adam’s pants. ha ha he is so hot

    They make a really cute couple actually.

  2. smelly

    that’s not a pit bull. it looks more like a staffordshire bull terrier, but i think it’s actually a cross.
    i could understand if she was scared of it because it is a pit bull, but that is definately not one.

  3. jen

    maybe she’s a fan of ‘almost famous’

  4. blank

    I hate beagles too, and beagle mixes. I’m not ashamed to say it. My ex roommate had a beagle that was the most insufferable dog I have ever come across. Then again, my ex roommate was insufferable too. Hmm…

    God I hate these half-screen ads that come up with EVERY SINGLE CLICK. Most sites that have these kinds of ads, you just click “Contine on to [fill-in-the-blank site]” ONCE and you don’t have to do it again, but not here.

  5. Anno

    She probably had peanut butter or something on her upper lip – I would hardly call beagles “savage”. And a pit bull is much less likely to tear your face off (sarcasm)

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