Kelly McGillis is probably best known for her role in the beloved Tom Cruise film Top Gun.
Last Friday, however, the 58-year-old actress became the latest star to offer a cautionary tale about the dangers of fame when she shared the following harrowing tale on social media:
"I came home last night around 9:00 after attending a lecture by theologian Robin Meyers. The final conclusion of which was about loving others. 'Every single other.' When I arrived home on top of my mountain
"Upon entering the house I notice a pair of girls pink sandals and a black larger pair. I thought that maybe one of my daughters was here because one of them has a key. Called out hello several times. I was trying to get rid of the stuff in my hand to better assess what was going on when a stranger, a woman, came barreling down the hallway and began yelling at me.
"I asked her who she is and why she was in my house and she said 'you know why you've been stalking me in Twitter.' Not true. At that moment I got worried that there may be someone else in the house with house with her. We have quite a few guns and lots of ammo and that's when I started to panic.
"Thinking that if they have one of them I could be shot. I ran out the front door and called 911. She ran out after me and began punching and scratching my trying to grab the phone out of my hand. I began screaming as loud as I could hoping someone somewhere might hear me. I still had my car keys in my hand so I set off the car alarm.
"That distracted her enough to throw the cell and try to deal with the keys. More fighting ensued. I got the cell phone back and dialed 911 again. More fighting. And she once again had the cell phone.
"I finally broke away, got in the truck and drove off trying to find a neighbor to call 911. There was no one around since it was Friday night, so I chased someone in a car, kept flashing my lights and honking the horn.
"They finally pulled over and she made the 911 call for me. A truly good Samaritan. Dispatch told me to wait there for there for someone to arrive. Too shorten this ever long story. She was apprehended.
"I'm alright. Scratched and bruise. I feel very thankful it turned out well. But who I feel heartache for is the little girl that was with her. Mental illness takes many hostages. I don't know her name...but I would like to asked that you pray for her and her mother.
"On a lighter note...my cell phone was thrown in the street and run over by my pick up. Thanks to the Otter case it still is in good shape.
"Also I have RayBan glasses frames and the were ripped from my face and stomped on I don't know how many times. They are still wearable. It always a good day when you can find the positive in a negative situation."
McGillis is the latest celebrity to call attention to the dangers that obsessed fans can present to public figures.
Just last week, 18-year-old Kylie Jenner sold her home after a stalking incident.
Last year, actress Mila Kunis was stalked by a man who escaped a mental health facility after being apprehended.
The suspect in McGillis' case, identified as Laurence Marie Dorn, was booked on second-degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking, assault and battery and interfering with emergency communication.
But even if Dorn receives the help that she clearly needs, it seems unlikely that McGillis will ever feel fully safe in her home again.