Cleft chin, dimple chin, superhero chin— the butt chin has a lot of names. This genetic facial characteristic may be similar to a rear end in shape, and come from an improper jaw fusion, but it didn’t prevent many celebs from becoming world stars, score roles, and be named the hottest of all.
John Travolta, Jude Law, Alexander Skarsgaard, Henry Cavill are among a few male celebs who share the characteristic without a detriment to their success or appearance. It only, arguably, makes Peter Griffin look bad... funny? In ancient civilizations a cleft chin was even associated with virility.
Being a dominant trait, butt chin can be inherited by a child, if one of his or her parents has it. It may also happen due to environmental or other causes, but it is not researched very well. If it appears to be more prominent, then it might have been caused by a separated muscle tissue. Smaller dimples are just literally skin deep.
Plastic surgery can help you get rid of a butt chin via bone-shaving or wrinkle filler injections, but why would you want to change a trait you share with the likes of Blake Lively, Christina Hendricks, Vanessa Hudgens, and many others?
16 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner may have remade half of her face to look like she does, but her chin hasn’t seem to have gotten any special treatment. Ever slightly indented, it’s not as noticeable, especially when she’s not smiling, but even then, it looks mighty endearing.
The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has done it all to level with her more popular of sisters. She’s now doing the lipstick thing among all the partying and occasional fashion shoots. She’s also quite literally like the First Lady, having a cause and all. And it surprisingly has to do with bullying as well.
Anyway, it seems like a butt chin isn’t even on celebs’ plastic surgery priority list. It’s all noses, full lips, and chiseled jawlines over there. And well, an occasional boob job or a buttcheek implant.
15 Elisha Cuthbert
Elisha Cuthbert is like the Britney Spears of TV. She’s got that girl next door look going on, and her spiky haircut from 24 really made her look like the girl of her time. Though she doesn’t seem to have grown completely out of that line, she is considered to be a sex symbol, and makes a great photo model.
She climbed the ranks of UK FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list, reaching as high as No. 4 in 2008. She’s been included in lists from AskMen and Maxim. She also did a spread for the latter at least a couple of times.
In the meantime, her career included quite a few films and endless TV shows, but nothing major past Love Actually and, of course, her major role as Kim Bauer in 24.
14 Dianna Agron
Dianna Agron is probably best known for her role of a sassy cheerleader in a choir show Glee, where she sang and danced to the latest hit pop songs alongside fellow ‘students’. But her real high school experience was quite different, as she was an avid musical theater buff, and was not ‘popular’ in a strict sense of the word. She did, however, dance since the age of three, and even taught dancing as a teenager.
In fact, recalling her audition for the role of Quinn Fabray, she mentioned to Interview magazine that the producers of the show had doubts about her, because she looked too innocent. Agron was told to straighten out her hair and dress sexier. It worked.
To the prospect of making a solo music album, the actress replied that she wanted to pursue acting, which amidst a few films also included music videos for The Killers and Sam Smith.
13 Emily Blunt
The Girl on the Train star, Emily Blunt has one of the most pronounced butt chins on this list, though it didn’t prevent her from scoring roles in flicks like The Devil Wears Prada, The Huntsman: Winter's War, and the latest The Girl on the Train.
A wife to John Krasinski, Blunt is a frequent guest at the award shows and various red carpet events. And as her popularity increases, more and more high profile offers are coming her way, but she is comfortable saying no to them, if they don’t work for her.
For instance, she was offered a role of Natasha Romanoff and Peggy Carter, which later ended in the hands of Scarlett Johansson and Hayley Atwell respectively, but she says both didn’t work for her scheduling-wise. Now there is a casting rumor going around Captain Marvel, but Blunt says she had no official propositions yet. Still, not bad.
12 Mila Kunis
Originally Milena Markovna Kunis, Mila Kunis moved from Ukraine to US when she was just seven years of age. Her first acting jobs included a Barbie commercial, and playing a young Gia Carangi alongside Angelina Jolie (who played a grown up Gia in a movie by the same name).
GQ named Kunis the Knockout of the Year for 2011, while Esquire gave her the Sexiest Woman Alive status in 2012. She also came second after Jennifer Lawrence in AskMen's list of Top 99 Women for 2013.
But as she said, one has to base her career on something other than being FHM's top 100 number one girl. Kunis has reprised her role as Meg on Family Guy since 1999, and has starred alongside Natalie Portman in The Black Swan since making a name for herself with That '70s Show. Taking on a new role as a mother in real life, Kunis decided to transfer it to her art in the latest flick Bad Moms.
11 Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey can too boast a few upgrades on her face, but that butt chin isn’t one of them. Her nose and lips visibly changed from the time before she broke onto the world stage, but her cleft chin is still especially noticeable when she smiles.
In spite of all the controversy that accompanied her break-out, regarding her appearance and performance skills, GQ named her the woman of the year back in 2012, and a bunch of publications dubbed her the hottest singer. Now she’s got almost a cult following that can’t wait to hear her next album, that could be coming out any time now.
Shrugging off the bumpy start, Lana went on to release four albums in six years, which she accompanied with some cinematic videos, and cover every magazine from Rolling Stone to Vogue to Maxim.
If Lana Del Rey seems like a made-up name, it’s because it is. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is the singer’s real name, and before she took up her new moniker, she went by Lizzy Grant, which isn't bad, but probably not as mysterious.
10 Blake Lively
Four years fresh off a show where everyone dressed like they came to a Fashion Week, Blake Lively keeps making splashes (quite literally) in the movie industry, while building a family with Deadpool.
While she appears in some gentlemen’s hottest lists, Lively is more women’s sex symbol. She’s stylish, fashion-savvy, and has one of the best celeb bikini bodies out there. She also has a cool-girl-you-want-to-be-friends-with aura.
Although her first role was in the 1998 film Sandman, Lively started her active career only in 2005 with a part in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. One of her more high profile works was the role of Carol Ferris in a failed movie Green Lantern that didn’t bring her the critical acclaim, but did give her a chance to get to know Ryan Reynolds, which is arguably worlds better.
9 Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole, in real life Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini (née Tweedy), is an English pop star and TV personality, one fifth of a former UK girl band Girls Aloud. The British entertainer has very pronounced dimples on her cheeks and chin. But this didn’t seem to hinder her solo or TV career. She’s also become a recognizable style icon, having received a few Best-Dressed awards and everything.
In 2009 and 2010 Cole topped FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World, and also appeared on the cover of British Vogue, which is apparently a big deal.
Her other career efforts included a contract with L’Oreal, a collaboration with a false lash brand Eylure as well as her own scent. Her most recent field of work was judging the UK version of The X Factor. Her estimated net worth is £20 million.
8 Katy Perry
Katy Perry is great... at hiding that butt chin. Ever looked at her and thought: "I think I see a butt chin"? Probably not. It’s all weird costumes, rainbow hair, and cleavage. The feature, however, doesn’t get in the way of neither her success nor appearance. She’s been voted the sexiest woman a number of times, and is now dating hunky Orlando Bloom or, you know, whoever.
It is all a matter of how you carry yourself. And Perry isn’t the one to shy away from an occasional nude photoshoot or revealing clothes. She knows her strong sides, and embraces her imperfections, it seems.
Among other things you probably didn’t know about Perry is that she has eight Guinness World Records for number of Twitter followers, earnings, digital sales, and also being the first female artist to have five number-one Hot 100 songs from one album. True story.
7 Vanessa Hudgens
Apart from starring in all three instalments of High School Musical, Vanessa Hudgens made a name for herself as an actress with such films as Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers, and Gimme Shelter. Despite having a prominent dimple on her chin, the starlet got not only on the FHM's Sexiest Women in the World 2008 and 2009 lists, but was also included in People's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" lists in both those years.
Having just a few Teen Choice and Young Hollywood awards, Hudgens was also included in Forbes’ Young Hollywood's Top Earning-Stars and "High Earners Under 30" with $2 million in earnings for 2006 and $3 mil for 2008.
Hudgens may not appear in a recently announced High School Musical 4, but she’s totally on board with the idea of Disney Channel bringing it back.
6 Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr has not only been admired by thousands of Victoria’s Secret fans but she also scored the Sexiest Woman Alive title from the British Esquire. The model also has pronounced dimples on her cheeks.
Orlando Bloom’s ex left VS back in 2013, but hasn’t stopped with the lingerie modelling gigs and sexy photoshoots since then, although she did go in a more high-fashion direction.
Today the Aussie model is engaged to a young billionaire Evan Spiegel, while raising a five-year-old son, Flynn, from her marriage with Bloom.
Though used to working hard to keep her figure model-trim, and probably even enhanced her bust (weirdly enough post her VS tenure), Kerr never tried to get rid of those cute chin or cheek dimples.
5 Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks is arguably the hottest celeb with a butt chin. And that’s not only due to her voluptuous figure or prominent bust. She simply has that something about her demeanor. Just watch her in Joss Whedon’s Firefly or that retro show Mad Men, where everyone pretends like it’s the 60s, and everyone’s allowed to smoke and drink at the workplace.
Originally blonde, Hendricks convincingly goes around as a redhead, only ever slightly changing the tone of her red mane.
As many talented beautiful actresses in Hollywood, Hendricks doesn’t seem to get many good roles in bigger projects, but she has scored some fashion gigs and magazine covers as Mad Men gained more and more popularity.
Oh, and here’s a little fan trivia fact, she voiced Unity in that awesome Rick & Morty episode called Auto Erotic Assimilation.
4 Heidi Klum
Supermodel Heidi Klum doesn’t seem to age. And it’s not only true about her face or body. The model’s energy seems to be through the roof. She does covers, award shows, and hosts that reality TV show that makes prospective fashion designers cry. She also has the best Halloween costumes in the ‘wood.
Since she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1999, and became the first German Victoria’s Secret angel, there was no stopping Klum. Ads, movie roles, and reality show opportunities never stop rolling, and you can almost always spot the blonde beauty among guests at award shows and after-parties.
After all that work, Klum has been ranked second in Forbes' list of the "World's Top-Earning Models" after Gisele Bundchen. Her income for 2011 alone estimated at a whopping $20 million.
3 Amber Valletta
Another butt-chinned model is Amber Valletta, who scored a Vogue cover at just 18. The supermodel from the 90s is now also in her 40s, and she couldn’t look better.
Besides working as face of the top of the cream fashion brands, Valletta tried her hand in acting as well as hosted a show with model friend Shalom Harlow called House of Style in the 90s. Valletta had movie roles as recent as 2010, when she played in a Jackie Chan movie, The Spy Next Door, but later transitioned to TV soap operas like Revenge and Blood & Oil.
Like many models and celebrities, Valletta struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, and supports initiatives for the causes that are close to her like Oceana's Seafood Contamination Campaign that raises awareness of mercury poisoning in seafood.
2 Alexis Bledel
Gilmore Girls’s star Alexis Bledel may look like a wood elf with her unreal blue eyes and small face, but there is a cleft chin somewhere, if you care. The actress’ filmography isn’t that extensive, but she did appear in Frank Miller’s Sin City as Becky.
Despite having a major case of a sweet baby face, she was voted one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2002, and ranked No. 87 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women in 2005. Us Magazine named her one of "25 Most Stylish New Yorkers" in 2010.
She reprises her role as Rory in Netflix’s mini-series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and is married to her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser, whom she met on the set of the show.
1 Brigitte Bardot
French actress, Brigitte Bardot or B.B., who was considered one of the sex symbols of the 50s and 60s also happened to have a cleft chin. Aside from starring in 47 films and recording over 60 songs, Bardot also worked as a model, and even appeared nude in Playboy in 1974, celebrating her 40th birthday.
Although her personal life was ridden with fleeting romance, Bardot hasn’t had a proper family. Her marriages had broken up one after the other, and her son was raised in the family of his father.
Retiring from the entertainment business in 1973, Bardot became more active defending animal rights. She also wrote a few books in which she shared her controversial nationalistic views on immigration and Islam, for which she was fined more than a few times.