There are a few things we can do to keep bad luck at bay - don't walk under an open ladder, be careful not to open an umbrella indoors and be cautious of crossing a path with a black cat.
But for the rich and famous these are somewhat more complex and all the more fascinating, as revealed in a new book. Get Lucky (Rituals, Habits and Superstitions of the Rich and Famous) shares the good luck rituals and quirky superstitions of some of history's most iconic figures from Marilyn Monroe to David Beckham.
British author and journalist Chas Newkey-Burden scoured hundreds of articles and interviews to unearth the unusual habits and secrets behind their success.
From entertaining trivia - such as the story behind Audrey Hepburn's dress on the night she won an Oscar - to hilarious anecdotes - such as Heidi Klum's odd good luck charm - read on to be both inspired and highly amused.