15 Celebrities With Physical Deformities
Let’s talk about physical deformities. Now, we’re not talking X Men-style levels of crazy mutations where people grow wings or anything, we mean ‘normal’ kind of things. To a degree. We’re talking about things like extra toes, Chandler Bing-esque nubbins and things. While you might not know anyone who has these kinds of things, weirdly, quite a few famous people are mildly odd-looking for various reasons. Sure, it may seem a little like old school freak show pointing and staring, but hey – they put themselves out there. Let’s gawp at fifteen of the oddest…
Denzil Washington is one of the coolest, most talented and sexiest actors of the past few decades. Women swoon over the New York-born actor because of his hunky looks, but he’s not perfect. His weird little deformity? A freaky finger that dislocates and goes off at a crazy angle. He broke his pinky finger as a child and it didn’t heal properly… And now he’s left like this! Poor Denzel.
Musician Seal is mostly known for somehow being able to talk Heidi Klum into marrying him. But perhaps the second most famous thing that people know Seal for? The facial scarring. But this skin condition isn’t the result of burns or a terrible accident, it’s from a type of lupus called discoid lupus erythematosus, an affliction that specifically affects the skin above the neck.
Joaquin Phoenix, the super-talented actor and star of movies such as Gladiator, Walk the Line and Buffalo Soldier, looks like he has a cleft palette or hare lip. But he doesn’t. The line which is visible on his upper lip is merely a birth mark, not even a scar. He claims that his mother felt a sharp pain one day while pregnant with him and attributes the birth mark to it. For some reason.
The towering walking forehead that is the terminally disappointing Vince Vaughn might have redeemed himself a little recently with his role in True Detective, but he can’t get back the tip of his thumb. He lost it in a car accident when he was seventeen. So while most of us would give his resume a thumbs down, he can only give us half a thumb back.
Mark ‘Marky Mark’ Wahlberg may be many things – actor, producer, singer, ex-convict… But there’s one thing he isn’t: a man with two nipples. That’s right, the Boston-born 44 year-old has an extra one. A third nipple can be quite common and while he may be half-cow, it’s clearly never really affected his confidence. Look at him here. Hardly a wallflower, is he?
Ashton Kutcher might well be a millionaire entrepreneur and actor who’s married to Mila Kunis, but he’s not had life all his own way. He’s been secretly harboring a bizarre and vile physical deformity that threatens to blow his career and sicken the world… Two of his toes are, like, ever so slightly webbed a bit. Urgh, we know… It’s absolutely disgusting, isn’t it?
Kate Bosworth, the cute blonde star of movies like the Straw Dogs remake might well be in possession of the most adorable and sought-after ‘physical deformity’ known to man. She has, what’s known – to us, at least – as ‘Bowie Eyes’. One brown eye, one blue eye, you don’t always notice it when watching one of her films, but close up like this? It’s really quite eye catching and beautiful, isn’t it?
Victoria’s Secrets model Karolina Kurkova has been named – on more than one occasion – as the world’s sexist woman. Even despite her weird affliction… She doesn’t have a belly button. Why? Well, infant surgery on something known as an ‘umbilical hernia’. She technically does have a belly button, it’s just popped out to the same level as the rest of her abdomen.
She may well have slipped off the radar somewhat, but time was – not so long ago – actress Megan Fox was commonly thought to be the most attractive woman in the world. And not too many would argue with that. But she isn’t physically perfect, either. Her flaw? Clubbed big toes and thumbs. Shortened digits with stubby little nail beds.
Whereas Megan Fox might have shortened little thumbs and big toes, her fellow Hollywood big hitter Jeremy Renner has quite the opposite thing going on. The clubbing on his finger and toe nail beds is exaggerated, leading to quite noticeably larger finger and toenails than ‘normal’ people. Still, hasn’t affected his stratospheric career, has it? And, well, why would it?
Hrithik Roshan is a big time star over in India. Being a Bollywood superstar makes you a pretty big time on the Asian sub-continent. Filmmakers do well to hide his odd-looking ‘double thumb’, but Roshan isn’t ashamed of his extra appendage. In fact, he calls it ‘beautifully imperfect’. Which is a nice way of looking at it, isn’t it?
Out-there pop star Ke$ha has (or should we say ‘had’?) perhaps the most unusual physical deformity on this list… A TAIL! “I had a tail when I was born. It was a tiny tail, about a quarter of an inch, then they chopped it off and stole my tail. That was when I was little. I’m really sad about that story”, she says. Which is all very weird, isn’t it?
And to close us out, a couple of examples of celebrity foot mangle. This first one is Drive and Mad Men star Christina Hendricks. A pin-up star and much loved for her figure and beautiful looks, who would imagine that she has such unsightly feet? We suspect that this deformity is less genetic and more the result of some rather ill-fitting shoes…
Our final entry is another celebrity foot foul-up. This time Ben Affleck’s soon-to-be-ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. Her little toe here is seriously messed up. In fact, it looks as though it’s attempting to escape it’s flip-flop prison. Again, is this the result of some bad shoe-based decisions? We think it might well be.