It goes without saying that nearly everyone in the world is born with their own little traits. After all, our differences are what make us unique, aren’t they? Maybe you’re known for having particular beauty marks, birth marks or another physical characteristic that goes unnoticed most of the time, but it doesn’t change the fact that they are a part of you.
But what if those traits were a little more detailed and somewhat hidden, such as having webbed feet, no belly button…or even an extra nipple? When first hearing about these physical differences, one might think that it’s weird. However, the more we talk about it, the more we notice that there are so many people who have them.
While we might picture celebrities as being in the spotlight and having to portray a perfect image (which we all know they don’t always succeed in doing) it is interesting to know that some of these very popular celebrities do in fact have some pretty unique body parts that defy the norm. In a sense, it sort of makes us average Joe’s feel like it isn’t such a big deal to have weird little traits of our own once we know that these stars have them too.
Unfortunately, so many people compare themselves to these celebrities and take comfort in knowing that they’re not the only ones to have something “odd” about them. In the great words of Dr. Seuss, “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird…” So let’s take a moment to look at some of these celebrities and their slightly “weird” body parts.
15 Padma Lakshmi - Scarred Arm
Although her name may not right a bell at first, Padma Lakshmi has been successful in various domains. Author, host, model, actress, you name it. Once you’re in the spotlight though, its difficult to hide things considering you are constantly being photographed. The large scar on her outer right arm is a result of a terrible car accident that completely shattered her upper arm. Lakshmi has appeared on several television shows but has not had any major breakthrough roles since Whose Line Is It Anyway in 2014.
14 Ashton Kutcher – Webbed Feet
13 Megan Fox – Clubbed Thumbs
Although she may be a little less in the spotlight these days, there was a time when we were all drooling over the very beautiful Megan Fox. After starring in Transformers, playing the very sexy Mikaela Banes, viewers left the movie thinking one thing…she’s perfect. Well, like anything else in the world, no one is perfect including the stunning actress. Fox was born with clubbed thumbs and has openly spoken about it. After all, it isn’t really a big deal and most people would have never noticed them if we didn’t live in a world that searches for other people’s “flaws.” Physically, Megan’s "toe thumbs" don’t really interfere with her daily life anyway.
12 Karolina Kurkova – No Belly Button
This one comes as a shocker to many people. A Victoria’s Secret model with a physical deformity? Could that really be?! I mean think about it, does it really change the fact that she is drop dead gorgeous and is successful at her job? The VS model underwent surgery as a child due to an umbilical hernia. Sounds pretty uncomfortable to begin with. So no, it isn’t because her body couldn’t decide between an “innie” or an “outie.” She simply had a medical procedure done. Besides the fact that it doesn’t look like your average abdomen, I think we can all agree that her beauty overrides that factor, 100%.
11 Kate Bosworth – Different eye colors
Although this physical trait isn’t quite as shocking as a missing belly button, it still isn’t seen all that often. Known for her leading roles in movies such as Blue Crush and Superman Returns, Bosworth has always been known for her cuteness and natural beauty. Well, this beauty was born with a condition known as heterochromia, which is simply a condition that is caused by a difference in melanin in both eyes. Other stars with different eye colors include Mila Kunis, Henry Cavill and even rock star David Bowie. Luckily, this condition hasn’t made much of a difference in Bosworth’s life as it is actually deemed attractive to some. Kate is currently finishing up work on several films set to be released this year.
10 Ke$ha – Born With a Tail
It may seem a little stereotypical, but why are we not surprised that the very spunky Ke$ha was born with a rather rare physical deformity? Yes, you read that right. The singer was in fact born with a tiny tail which was removed quite quickly after she was born. Although it seems like something most people would not want to share, the star has spoken about it openly on many occasions and doesn’t seem disturbed by it at all. I guess it makes sense as to why she is so free spirited and always wearing animal prints!
9 Jennifer Garner – Crossover Toes
When we talk about crossover toes, one thought immediately comes to mind. It makes us think about those uncomfortable few seconds where our toes cramp up and feel as though they are crossing over each other. For Jennifer Garner, this condition is the norm as she was born with it and deals with it constantly. However, her condition doesn’t seem to phase her as she has been photographed wearing sandals, fully exposing her crossed over baby toe. Garner’s career hasn’t come to a halt as she has two films set to be released in 2016.
8 Kate Hudson – 6 Toes On One Foot
7 Seal - Facial Scars
Besides automatically starting to hum "Kiss From A Rose," the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Seal are his facial scars. No, he didn’t fight a tiger, nor was he burned. In fact, Seal was born with DLE (Discoid Lupus Erythematsus) a condition that creates sores and scars on the face and/or scalp. I think we can all agree that this may have been one of the more challenging conditions to grow up with as we all know that children have no filter and take pleasure in pointing out the obvious. Clearly it didn’t stop him from following his dreams as an artist. Way to go Seal!
6 Andy Garcia – Born With a Conjoined Twin on Shoulder
Let’s face it. If you aren’t already one, we have all had a time in our lives where we wondered what it would be like to have a twin. Seems like it could be pretty cool, right? For Andy Garcia, it was a whole other story. He was born with a conjoined twin on his shoulder, which inevitably had to be removed at a very young age. Although for some, having a conjoined twin is a reality, it surely poses some serious challenges in their everyday lives. Known for being a famous actor and director, Garcia, now 59, is going strong with several films set to be released in 2016.
5 Harry Styles – Four Nipples
The famous One Direction hottie has a style of his own. He doesn’t have two nipples…nor three…that’s right, he has four! Seeing as he loves attention and is often shirtless, Styles has come to embrace his unique body and will not refrain from flaunting it. One Direction has had quite some success, but will be continuing as a four piece group, as one of their members (Zayn Malik) departed in early 2015. Nonetheless, we are sure the group will be topping the charts as soon as they release some new material!
4 Joaquin Phoenix – Scarred Lip
There has been much skepticism about Joaquin Phoenix’s upper lip, as it appears as though he may have had a cleft palate. Some say that the scar is from cleft palate surgery and others say that it is simply a birth mark that he’s had his entire life. Whatever it may be, it is noticeable enough to get people to talk. Here again, this minor “defect” does not take away from Joaquin’s charm, nor has it affected his brilliant acting career. His breakthrough role in Her received a lot of attention and he has been working on several other films since.
3 Taye Diggs – Once Had 12 Fingers
According to famous actor Taye Diggs, being born with twelve fingers could have been pretty useful had the doctors and his mother decided to keep them there. However, the consensus was to remove them. This physical deformity occurs more often than we think; some people are born with an extra thumb or sometimes two. Although this could have possibly been useful, it could have also made things different for Diggs, or for anyone rather. The Best Man actor is said to be working on The Best Man Wedding which has been announced to start developing in 2016.
2 Vince Vaughn - Missing Tip of Thumb
Although this one might be a little less noticeable, the very popular Vince Vaughn also has a minor physical deformity. After having been in a car accident during his teenage years, Vaughan unfortunately lost the tip of his thumb. Knowing Vince’s type of humor, we know that he isn’t one to dwell on it. He simply turns his unique thumb into a joke. Vaughn has recently taken on the role of producing the movie Term Life and has also landed a role on the second season of HBO’s True Detective. Thumbs up to you, Vince!
1 Stephen Colbert - Deformed Ear
Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert is very open about his deformed ear. In fact, he was a guest on the David Letterman show and showed the audience how he can fold his right ear inwards and have it pop back out as his winks with his right eye. Colbert says that the deformity is a result of an operation that he had as a child. Clearly he has turned this into something rather amusing and uses it to entertain people. Kuddos to him for having such a great spirit and showcasing his very unique talent to viewers!