13 Celebrities with Physical Deformities
The rich and famous aren’t as perfect as the tabloids might have us believe. Here are 13 celebrities with physical deformities, and we love them even more for it!
13. Carrie Underwood
Back when she was a contestant on American Idol, singer Carrie Underwood revealed that she, at one point, had a third nipple. According to her, it “just looked like a mole.” She was born with the abnormality and had it removed at some point in her childhood.
This condition, known as polythelia, is actually fairly common. Mark Wahlberg and Lily Allen, among other celebs, were also born with it.
12. Andy Garcia
This Ocean’s Eleven star is known for being the man behind several iconic characters, but that’s not the only interesting thing about him. Garcia was born with a conjoined twin on his shoulder. His twin was a softball-sized mass of tissue and bones, and was removed when Garcia was a toddler. Since it was removed so early in life, Garcia has no memory of it.
11. Joaquin Phoenix
If you look closely, you can see a slight scar on Phoenix’s top lip. This a result of a cleft lip that Phoenix was born with and had repaired as a baby. Despite the congenital birth defect, Phoenix is considered one of the most attractive men in Hollywood.
10. Vince Vaughn
After being in a car accident when he was just 17, actor Vince Vaughn lost the tip of his thumb from his right hand. Compared to Underwood, Vaughn describes his deformity a bit more critically, calling the remaining thumb a “penis with a fingernail.” Thanks for that image, Vince.
9. Taye Diggs
This popular Private Practice star had some real-life experience with doctors and hospitals long before he began acting. Diggs was born with an extra finger on each hand so he had 12 fingers total. His mother elected to have the extra digits removed when he was a child, but Diggs does still have slight nubs where they were.
8. Karolina Kurkova
Karolina Kurkova is praised for her body; however she also has a physical oddity. Due to a surgery when she was an infant, Karolina has no visible belly button. Luckily, it doesn’t seem to affect her modeling career, and she even shows off her bikini body when modeling for Victoria’s Secret.
7. Damon Wayans
Shockingly, Damon Wayans was born with a clubbed foot. Clubbed feet are actually a common birth defect and affect about one in every 1,000 people. Wayans foot was able to be corrected, and he had surgery to do so when he was a child. In a slight turn of events, his experiences with a clubbed foot became a part of his role on My Wife & Kids and his character in Waynehead, which is based on his childhood.
6. Tilda Swinton
Like many other people in the world, Swinton has a third nipple marking. Rather than having it removed or hiding it, Swinton insists she is proud of the abnormality. In fact, Swinton has embraced it so much that she’s named it her “witch’s mark”. We bet that’s the reason she was so convincing in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
5. Dan Aykroyd
Leave it to Dan Aykroyd to go above and beyond in the deformities department. Most of us are happy with just one physical oddity, but Aykroyd was born with both webbed toes and heterochromia (two different eye colors). His right eye is green and his left eye is brown. We bet he’s gotten a lot of comedic material from his two quirks.
Kesha is known for many things, include an eccentric sense of style and a rebellious nature, but those aren’t the only interesting things about her. The singer was born with a vestigial tail of about a quarter of an inch. In true Kesha-fashion she told the British magazine Heat that it was removed and “they stole my tail.” Oh, Kesha.
3. Stephen Colbert
When he was only 10 years old, entertainer Stephen Colbert had surgery to repair his severely perforated eardrum. However, the surgery was not a success and actually left Colbert deaf and without an eardrum in his right ear. The surgery also left his ears asymmetrical, with the affected ear sticking out noticeably more than the other. He can even fold the ear inward and make it pop back out with a wink, so he got a party trick out of the whole deal.
2. Megan Fox
Megan Fox is known for her good looks and fit body, but she doesn’t have the “ideal” form. Fox was born with brachydactyly, which is commonly called “clubbed thumbs.” Clubbed thumbs are sometimes compared to toes and have a wide appearance with a flat thumbnail. It’s a condition she was born with and has not tried to correct. While it looks a little weird and certainly isn’t desirable, it’s not a hindrance in anyway.
1. Ashton Kutcher
Like Aykroyd, Ashton Kutcher has slightly webbed toes, and he’s not trying to hide them. In fact he’s said “When everything else is this good-looking something has to give!” We couldn’t agree any more, Mr. Kutcher.