While Hollywood would love for us to think that its A-listers are all flawless, the truth is that they’re just as human as the rest of us. When they’re not being photoshopped, made-up, and airbrushed, these celebs actually have some pretty unique appearances that make them all the more beautiful.
These celebrities are done hiding the differences they were born with and want to share what they really look like with the world. Whether it be mismatched eyes, webbed toes, or a cleft lip, these stars are embracing their “flaws” and encouraging fans to do the same.
Harry Styles Has Four Nipples
While most people have two nipples, and some have three, Harry Style boasts a whopping four nipples on his torso! Of course, that hasn’t stopped fans from wanting him to take his shirt off. Sure, he’s got a little extra for us to love, but wouldn’t life be boring if we all looked exactly the same?
Clearly, Harry is well aware of how uniquely beautiful his collection of nipples is. When asked what he thinks his best trait is, the singer answered, “Best trait, I don’t really know. It’s weird to pick a best trait. Shall we go with the nipples thing?” We think that’s the perfect answer.
Megan Fox Has Clubbed Thumbs
While Megan Fox is often regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, she does have at least one visible “flaw.” The actress has brachydactyly, a condition that causes the fingers to appear stubbed, similar to how toes look. That being said, if your biggest physical flaw is your thumb then you’re in pretty good shape.
Megan believes that her clubbed thumb was caused by her mother eating tuna while pregnant with her. While pregnant people are not supposed to eat tuna, there’s no direct correlation between the fish and clubbed thumbs. However, that didn’t stop Megan from joking, “She was like ‘Oh I ate tuna every day when I was pregnant with you.’ They didn’t know in the 80s about that and I was wondering that maybe that’s what happened to my thumbs – why they’re so, like, short.”
Ashton Kutcher Has Webbed Toes
Ashton Kutcher knows to embrace body positivity, even when it comes to the parts of his appearance that he may like a bit less. The actor has syndactyly (webbed feet), which he proudly showed to the world on a talk show. Clearly, Ashton knows that there’s no need to ever hide our differences.
Ashton, confident as ever, has said, “I have slightly webbed toes. When everything else is this good-looking, something has to give.” Interestingly, webbed fingers or feet are one of the most common of all birth abnormalities. Sorry, Ashton, you’re not quite as unique as you thought!
Stephen Colbert Has Mismatched Ears
Stephen Colbert may not have become famous at all if it weren’t for going deaf in his right ear. Apparently, the talk show host had a tumor in his ear when he was young, so doctors had to take it out, causing his right ear to become somewhat deformed. Unfortunately, Stephen’s condition made his first career choice, as a marine biologist, impossible.
Stephen explained that he’s completely deaf in that ear, “Yeah, this is just a prop. Doesn’t work at all. Now I can’t get my head wet. I mean, I can, but I can’t really scuba dive or anything like that.” That being said, he can tuck that ear inside itself and pop it free, a trick that he enjoys showing his fans.
Karolina Kurkova Doesn’t Have a Bellybutton
Victoria’s Secret model, Karolina Kurkova, doesn’t appear to have a bellybutton. In fact, she often gets one photoshopped in for catalog images. Apparently, Karolina’s lack of an innie or outie is the result of an abdominal surgery she had as an infant. Of course, that hasn’t stopped her from having a wildly successful modeling career!
Karolina’s representative explained, “She had an operation when she was an infant. It’s a fact and just thank God she’s healthy.” For all the bellybutton-less fans out there, it’s worth keeping in mind that Karolina has been named the “Sexiest Woman In The World” by E! so, clearly, uniqueness is beautiful.
Denzel Washington Has a Wonky Pinky
Denzel Washington grew up playing football and, unfortunately, has sustained an injury because of it. After his right pinky finger was damaged, and reconstructed, too many times it simply reached a point in which there was no fixing it. Having dubbed the pinky as his “magic finger,” Denzel enjoys entertaining the public with the tricks he can now do.
Denzel explained that his finger is like a “gummy bear.” “When my kids were young, they would ask me, ‘Daddy, could you show my friends the magic finger?’” He can essentially bend his pinky as far back as he wants to. For those who are true Denzel fans, you can often see him adjusting his pinky and putting it back into place during interviews.
Joaquin Phoenix Appears to Have a Cleft Lip
An extremely common misconception about Joaquin Phoenix is that he has a cleft lip, as that’s exactly what the scar above his mouth looks like. However, the actor maintains that while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a cleft lip, his scar is simply that – a scar.
The actor explained, “When my Mom was pregnant with me she was in a hammock on the beach and she got these intense pains, and she felt as if some force, God or whatever, had caused this. Then I’m born”. Whether it was a higher power, a birth defect, or something else, Joaquin’s scar only adds to his mysterious persona.
Kesha Was Born With a Tail
While it’s rare, it is entirely possible for human babies to be born with small tails which do not cause any health issues but are often removed for cosmetic reasons. That’s exactly what happened to Kesha. However, she’s actually quite upset that doctors removed her tail when she was an infant and wishes that they had let her keep it.
The singer has revealed, “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.” So how does this medical marvel come about? Apparently, all human embryos have a “tail” that are about a sixth the size of the actual embryo but it gets absorbed as the fetus is formed. Apparently, Kesha was so unique that she still had some tail remnants leftover at birth. It looks like she was always a trendsetter!
Milo Ventimiglia Has a Crooked Mouth
This Is Us actor, Milo Ventimiglia, has a crooked mouth which many would find endearing, to say the least. Unfortunately, Hollywood considers anything out of the norm to be a “flaw” regardless of how beautifully unique that feature may be. For that reason, Milo found it extremely difficult to find work in the entertainment industry.
Milo explained that he found himself constantly needing to explain to casting directors that he was born with “dead nerves” on his lower lip. “They’d be like: ‘Could you stop doing that thing with your mouth where your lip is going down?’ And I’d be like: ‘Hey, I was born that way.’ … I can’t get away from it now. It’s who I am, you know? I’ve got a crooked mouth.” Well, Milo can let out that beautifully crooked smile now as he’s made it in Hollywood!
Gemma Arterton Was Born With 12 Fingers
Gemma Arterton was born with polydactyly, meaning that she had six fingers on each hand. Although she’s since had the extra fingers removed, the actress still has visible stumps on each hand where finger number six used to be. On Gemma’s right hand, the stump is located in the center of her hand. On her left hand, it appears that a finger was removed from right next to the pinky.
Interestingly, this unique condition seems to run in Gemma’s family. As the actress explained, “My dad had them, and my grandad. It’s my little oddity that I’m really proud of. It makes me different.” That is certainly the right attitude to have about being born unique. After all, imagine how much more you could get done with extra fingers!
Teresa Palmer Has Pigmentation
Teresa Palmer has always been adamant about being real with her fans when it comes to her appearance and beauty. Despite the fact that she works in an industry obsessed with photoshop and makeup, Teresa insists on showing her fans her true, and gorgeous, self. This includes the toll that age and multiple pregnancies have taken on the actress’s body.
Teresa exposed her beautiful pigmentation on social media with the caption, “I’ve got forehead pigmentation (pregnancy melasma) from my four babies and I’ve felt really insecure about it at times. I’ve figured out how to cover it to attend a fancy shindig or light it for an audition because I also fall prey to the societal narrative of what “beauty” should look like (we’ve come a long way but there’s still so much room for improvement)… We just all kind of find our own rhythm with it.”
David Bowie’s Pupils Were Different Sizes
Many people believe that David Bowie’s eyes were two different colors. However, true fans of the musical legend know that he actually had anisocoria, meaning his pupils were different sizes, causing his eyes to appear to be different colors. While one can be born with this condition, David achieved his permanently dilated pupil due to a blow from the head when he was young.
George Underwood, the friend who hit David, explained that he hadn’t meant to permanently mark the star, they were simply having a schoolboy fight. Luckily, all was forgiven. Goerge explained, “David said I did him a favor. After all, everyone talks about his eyes, don’t they? It did give him that really enigmatic look.” You can’t really get more rock-n-roll than that!
Miles Teller Has Facial Scars
Miles Teller went through an extremely traumatic experience as a young adult and he has the scars to prove it. At 20-years-old, the actor was in a car accident that nearly ended his life. Luckily, he survived after multiple medical procedures on his face. Apparently, there are still bits of gravel embedded in his skin but doctors say it would be more harmful to remove them than to just let it be.
Miles explained that the accident nearly cost him his Hollywood career. “When I first started auditioning, people were straight up just like, ‘Yeah, Miles is a good actor, but it doesn’t make sense for this character to have scars.’ They [the scars] used to be really bad.” Luckily, with a little makeup from the glam squad, and a lot of talent from Miles, he’s still managed to become a successful actor.
Jennifer Garner Has an Overlapping Toe
Jennifer Garner is rarely seen with open-toed shoes due to the tabloids constantly mocking her overlapping pinky toe. Despite the fact that it’s truly not a big deal and no one’s toe should get that much scrutiny, the actress still often opts for close-toed shoes to cover her brachymetatarsia (crooked pinky toe).
Luckily, Jennifer knows not to get too caught up in something as insignificant as a crooked toe. Let’s be honest: No one’s pinky toe is going to make or break their physical appearance. The actress has confidently stated, “Beauty is as beauty does. Don’t look in the mirror, look out at other people.”
Matthew Perry Is Missing Part of His Finger
Fans of the hit show Friends will remember the storyline in which Chandler loses a part of his toe on Thanksgiving. Ironically, the actor who played Chandler, Matthew Perry, is missing a part of his finger in real life. Just like with Chandler, the incident occurred in an unlikely accident but as far as we know, it wasn’t on Thanksgiving day.
When Matthew was just three-years-old, his finger got slammed into a car door and part of it simply detached. Interestingly, Matthew never hid this unique feature while filming Friends and it was never explained as part of his character’s appearance. One viewer aptly questioned how the writers came up with the plotline about Chandler’s toe, saying, “Seems like reality was trying to help the writers out with that one…” So why didn’t they make the plotline about his finger instead?
Britney Spears’s Skin Acts up When She’s Stressed
Britney Spears has psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder that causes painful rashes on the skin. Luckily, Britney isn’t always affected by the condition, it only occurs when she’s under extreme amounts of stress. What can possibly be stressful about being sexualized from a young age, getting stuck in a conservatorship, and running an iconic career that spans decades? It’s a miracle that the pop star isn’t completely covered in rashes!
Britney explained the severity of the issue by saying, “I hid it my whole life. I pretty much got it under control by finding the right dermatologist and right treatment… By finally getting control over it instead of it having control over me, I wanted to speak out and let people know that there is hope. There are seven million Americans living with psoriasis and a lot of them are not getting treatment because they think it’s just a rash when it’s really a chronic skin disease that’s been linked to medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression.”
Tom Hardy Has a Curled Finger
Those who are fans of Tom Hardy may have noticed that the pinky finger on his right hand is constantly curled inward. That’s because he’s unable to straighten it after a cooking incident in which he accidentally severed the tendon in his pinky. Tom had to have three surgeries in order to close the finger but he cannot uncurl it.
It seems that this isn’t the only incident in which Tom’s lack of gracefulness resulted in a mark. The actor also has a scar on his face from when he, “fell off a chair superbly doing a dance class in contemporary ballet.” It seems safe to say that no one else lives quite as hard as Tom does… Or at least we don’t have the scars to show it.
Andy Garcia Had a Conjoined Twin
Andy Garcia was born with a conjoined twin, meaning an undeveloped twin, roughly the size of a tennis ball, which was attached to his shoulder. Of course, the conjoined twin was surgically removed when Andy was a baby, but the actor still has a small mark on his shoulder from the medical procedure.
Andy has expressed that he has “no memory” of anything in relation to the undeveloped twin, which would make perfect sense seeing as the removal procedures are done when the child is still in infancy. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped tabloids from prodding and mocking Andy for something he had absolutely no control over at all.
Jeremy Renner Has Clubbed Fingers
While it’s relatively common for a person to have a certain finger appear clubbed (toe-like) it’s rare for all of one’s fingers to be clubbed. However, that is the case for Jeremy Renner. The actor has clubbed fingers, meaning that they are shorter and rounder than most adults’ fingers and the nail beds are wider. This just serves as yet another way to set Jeremy apart from the crowd!
While you can see Jeremy’s natural hands in most of his films, there is one movie in which you won’t notice his clubbed fingers and that’s in the comedy Tag. Apparently, Jeremy got injured on set and had to wear casts over his arms, which didn’t match his character’s storyline, so the producers CGI’d hands onto Jeremy. The actor explained, “I couldn’t rotate my hands but I could move my arms up and down kind of like a robot, but I would do anything that didn’t hurt essentially.”
Halle Berry Appears to Have 12 Toes
There have been numerous rumors that Halle Berry has 12 toes, six on each foot, after a photo of the actress wearing sandals circulated on the internet. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being born with some extra toenails to paint, Halle insists that the lumps are simply the shape of the bones on her feet and not extra toes.
When being interviewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Halle revealed what she thinks is her most attractive physical feature: “I’ve got some good looking feet, Ellen. I’m known for my feet. I am.” The actress quickly added, “Except, there’s a rumor, can I clear that up while we’re talking about my feet? I do not have six toes. People always ask me, ‘Is it true, you have six toes?’” We’d still think she’s gorgeous no matter how many toes she has!
Padma Lakshmi Has a Scar on Her Arm
Padma Lakshmi has a scar on her arm due to being involved in a car accident at the age of 14. The model says that she used to be extremely self-conscious about the mark and she’d always try to cover it up. However, with age comes wisdom and Padma now embraces her beautiful scar as the unique feature it is.
Padma has expressed, “I love my scar. It is so much a part of me. I’m not sure I would remove it even if a doctor could wave a magic wand and delete it from my arm. The scar has singled me out and made me who I am.” This model went from worrying what the scar would do to her career to realizing that it sets her apart!
Gerard Butler’s Ear Sticks Out
Unfortunately, Gerard Butler has suffered from some medical issues in his youth. Specifically, when he was just 10-years-old, the actor got an ear infection that caused partial hearing loss in his right ear. In order to prevent total hearing loss, Gerard had to get surgery which involved pinning his ear close to his head, causing the other ear to appear as if it’s sticking out.
While Gerard’s uniquely different ears aren’t usually noticeable, they became apparent when he was filming the movie Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The actor recalls, “I didn’t realize it until I had to shave my head for that movie… Everyone went, ‘Holy f**k, one ear sticks out way more than the other one!’ And we literally had to glue it back.” Honestly, we wouldn’t have minded if the producers had just let it stick out!
Patricia Heaton’s Bellybutton Has Disappeared
Patricia Heaton was born with a belly button and it’s known that she’s had one as an adult, as it’s been apparent in paparazzi beach photos. Yet, in some recent images, Patirica’s bellybutton seems to have disappeared entirely. The actress has admitted to having several cosmetic procedures, including a tummy tuck, so it’s entirely possible that it resulted in warping her bellybutton’s appearance.
It seems that Patricia’s bellybutton will reappear soon, as the actress has said, “I get to stay in a recovery center for three days and take Percocet, Valium and Ambien all at the same time. That’s right! Who knew? It was as if cutting me open, creating a new belly button and scraping out seven years of scar tissue never happened!”
Forest Whitaker Has a Lazy Eye
Forest Whitaker has left eye psosis, commonly known as a “lazy eye.” Forest was born with the condition and has considered getting surgery to “correct” it but has not yet done so. Never one to give in to the critics, Forest has stressed that if he were to get rid of his lazy eye, it would be solely because it affects his vision and not for any cosmetic purposes.
Given the fact that Forest is a famous actor, film critics think that they have the right to comment on his appearance and not just his acting abilities. While some call Forest’s eye “intriguing” and say he looks “contemplative” others inappropriately claim that it makes him appear “sleepy.” All we really care about is that Forest is an incredible actor who gives amazing performances. What more can we ask for?