Celebrities having insurance for their body parts isn’t something new. The trend was initiated around a hundred years ago and was started by the very first Hollywood stars of the silver screen. With the passage of time, everyone from models to sports players and even musicians have had parts of their bodies insured – in most cases, the sums are nothing but ground-breaking and are enough to leave you shocked.
In this list, you will come across some of the weirdest, most bizarre and outright shocking body parts that have been insured by celebrities. Any ideas as to what will be the weirdest body part that was/has been insured by a celebrity? If you think it’s a leg, then you sure as hell need to think again. Knowing this world, it is easy to guess that celebrities have probably had the weirdest parts of their bodies insured. If you start to guess some of the most risqué body parts, now you’re on the right track. Here’s a look into the 15 most ridiculous body parts that have been insured by celebrities over time:
15 Jennifer Lopez – Butt ($27 million)
That’s right – J.Lo’s butt was long making a name for itself way before the world came across Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian’s booties and has long been one of the most famous derrieres in the entire world. With such an amazing asset, it is no wonder that Jennifer Lopez chose to have her butt insured at a full $27 million!
Jennifer Lopez has gained immense fame for her backless appearances over time. If anything, it appears that she has acquire more fame for her bubble butt instead of her mediocre movie career. It is perhaps for this reason that she decided to have it insured for that bizarre sum!
14 Rihanna – Legs ($1 million)
Rihanna actually got her legs insured for $1 million back in the year 2007 after she was presented the Gillette’s Venus Breeze Celebrity Legs of a Goddess award. Ever since she was presented with this award, Rihanna continued to appear in various campaigns and red carpets – and that’s perhaps the reason why Rihanna makes sure to take immense care of her amazing legs!
If truth be told, no one would ever guess that a stunning pair of legs could cost an entire million dollars. But Rihanna totally went against the odds and got them insured for that amount – the most interesting part is that the sum probably runs higher now considering she got covered back in 2007!
13 Mariah Carey – Legs And Vocal Chords ($70 Million)
The fact of the matter is that celebrities love using their bodies so as to build a "personal brand" – sex continues to sell and it is natural for celebrities to want to safeguard their most important selling points. For Mariah Carey, this wasn’t just her voice – it was her legs too and she got them insured back in 2006. Believe it or not, Mariah Carey's voice and hamstrings are insured for a combined $70 million, an insane amount for even the richest of celebs. The diva is known to be the star of the Gillette 2006 Legs of a Goddess campaign and hence ended up insuring her body parts for the unbelievable crazy sum. Now she only needs to prove that they were worth the investment.
12 America Ferrera - Smile ($10 Million)
America Ferrera, the star of Ugly Betty, became a spokesperson for Crest back in the year 2007, and it was then that the company got her smile insured for a full $10 million. A statement was released on the Lloyd’s of London’s website later in which Ferrera said, "It's very flattering to have my smile insured for $10 million, it's not something that I ever imagined happening. I'll try my hardest to take care of it."
The policy, it is said, covers Ferrera’s smile, including her gums and teeth. From that is known, the Ugly Betty actress is believed to have acquired coverage for any necessary and reasonable dental treatment expenses that might occur due to accidental injury all through the term of her policy. This particular policy was taken out by Aquafresh White Trays from the Lloyd’s of London. For the record, this particular insurance marketer has long been known for providing unusual insurance coverages for celebrities and has also insured Keith Richards’ fingers!
11 Dolly Parton – Breasts ($4 Million)
Known for her sweet country voice, her performance in the famous movie 9 to 5, and her unforgettable outfits, Dolly Parton garnered far more attention for her supposedly real size 40 DD breasts than she ever could for her other talents. It is for this reason perhaps that she chose to have her breasts insured for a full $600,000 back in the year 1970 – that sure as hell was quite a lot of money back then!
This particular country diva gained popularity back in the days for here outstanding appearance, which was emphasized by her thick accent, platinum hair and her gigantic breasts. Apparently, the singer knew the worth of her bust line and got it insured for that enormous sum. With the passage of time, the worth of her ginormous breasts has come up to be at least $4 million. To prove how much Dolly Parton cares about her breasts, a report on Huffington Post had quoted her as saying that she looks at her boobs like they're show horses or show dogs. She opined that you've got to keep them groomed.
10 Tina Turner – Legs ($3.2 Million) And Breasts ($7.9 Million)
Tina Turner is a 76-year-old singer slash actress who particularly gained popularity for being the oldest person to have been featured on the front cover of Vogue magazine. With time, Tina Turner made headlines when she got her smooth as hell legs insured for a full $3.2 million. Now that sure is a lot of money when it comes to insuring your legs, Tina!
Oh and on top of it all, Tina did not stop there because she even got her breasts insured for $7.9 million. So what is the reason for the lovely singer deciding to get her breasts insured for such a significant amount of money? No one knows to be honest, but the one thing that Tina sure as hell proved here is that if you have it, you should definitely go ahead and flaunt it.
9 Julia Roberts – Smile ($30 Million)
Ever since the world laid its eyes on Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, it was obvious that the girl had a million dollar smile. But do you have any idea at all as to how much she got her smile insured for? $30 MILLION! Now that’s news, isn’t it?
Most people across the world are completely in love with Julia Roberts and her smile. However, what a majority of them don’t know is that she actually got her beautiful smile insured for a full $30 million. With that amount of money, Julia’s smile has hit the list of top celebrities who have had their body parts insured. According to Julia Roberts, the reason why she got her smile insured is because she believes it has immense market value. Although Julia Roberts has stopped making regular appearance in movies, the fact of the matter is that her smile is definitely contagious.
8 Cristiano Ronaldo - Legs ($144 Million)
So are you ready to get shocked by learning how much the less-than-humble Cristiano Ronaldo got his legs insured for? Well, the Real Madrid star’s legs have been insured for an out of this world $144 million – that’s probably far more money than an average individual can make over a lifetime!
The Real Madrid forward is believed to be one of the highest insured athletes of all time. His insurance policy goes over 103 million euros and that covers him in case of any and all injuries that might occur to his legs. Overall, his massive leg insurance is definitely impressive. Reports from Spain suggest that his insurance valuation has risen about 3% in the last few years. Although it is common for clubs to have their players insured in order to protect their investments, the policy for Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the highest in world of sports. Such coverage protects the club against serious injuries, particularly if the player was forced to retire.
7 Daniel Craig – Entire Body ($9.5 Million)
The famous James Bond actor Daniel Craig had his entire body insured for $9.5 million during the shooting of Quantum of Solace considering that it involved having to perform several dangerous stunts.
If anything, the actor is known to have set pulses racing when we first saw him emerging from the sea in blue shorts starring as James Bond. It has been reported that the actor chose to have his entire body insured for an unbelievable sum of $9.5 million when he started shooting for Quantum of Solace. This is because he wanted to protect himself against any mishaps that might occur while he performed all of his own stunts. For the record, he insisted on performing most of his stunts on his own and this is the reason why he and the producers chose to insure his whole body for this significant amount of money.
6 David Beckham – Legs ($35 Million Each)
Next is line is the soccer star David Beckham. From what is known, he actually got each of his legs insured for, wait for it, let the drums roll, A FULL $35 MILLION. It is said that the insurance is meant to cover him against all kinds of injury or disfigurement considering that he is also a model.
This bit of protection was sought by David Beckham back in the year 2006. Considered the largest personal insurance policy that was ever taken out in the history of sports at the time, the policy is rumored to have been split among several insurance companies. It is further rumored that it isn’t just his legs that David Beckham got insured – he had his entire body insured for around $195 million back in 2006. Given that much of his income came from selling his good looks in commercial deals, he was also covered in the event of disfigurement.
5 Holly Madison – Breasts ($1 million)
Former Playboy playmate and Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend, Holly Madison made sure that her main assets were covered by an insurance policy that cost around $1 million. The insurance policy was sought by Holly Madison from the Lloyd’s of London insurance company back in the year 2011.
Holly Madison reportedly decided to have her assets covered just before she went topless for her Las Vegas revue Peepshow. In her own words, “I’ve heard about people getting body parts insured and I thought, why not?, because if anything happened to my boobs, I’d be out for a few months and I’d probably be out a million dollars. I thought I’d cover my assets… I think it’s kind of funny. I think they’re getting the credit they deserve. They’re my primary money makers right now.” Quite a bit on the quirky side, right?
4 Heidi Klum - Legs ($2 Million)
One of the most famous German supermodels known to us, Heidi Klum got her legs insured for a full $2 million. However, there’s a bit of a catch here. From what we know, the insurance company insured her left leg for less than her right one. Why is that so? Well for the simple reason that she has a small scar on it from falling on glass.
In an interview that she gave to Showbiz Spy, Heidi Klum claimed that she did not get her legs insured on her own. According to her, her insurance was taken out by a client of hers. In her own words, “Basically, I was in London, and I had to go to this place where they check out your legs. They would look at them and I had one scar here from when I fell on a glass, so this [left leg] isn't as pricey and this [right] one."
3 Keith Richards – Hands ($1.6 Million)
As the founding member and lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones, much of the fame that Keith Richards acquired came from his hands. It is for this reason that Richards chose not to take any chances with the reason behind his success and got all 10 of his fingers insured for a sum of between $1.6 and $2 million!
For those who don’t know, Keith Richards is an English singer, musician and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock band the Rolling Stones. If anything, he definitely knew what got him where he is and that’s why chose to have his hands insured for such a significant amount of money. The insurance coverage was acquired through Lloyd’s of London and covers both hands – the same hands that helped him to become one of the greatest guitarists of the world and all time. In his own words, "These are my business," and like any other businessman, Richards is taking good care of his financial interests.
2 Tom Jones – Chest Hair ($7 Million)
The NY Daily News reported back in the year 2008 that Tom Jones, a Welsh-born singer, got his chest hair insured for a full $7 million. Although his manager chose to deny the news at first by saying that Jones was, “working far too hard in the recording studio” for something like that, it was later confirmed by Lloyd’s of London that the policy indeed existed.
Now for those who don’t know, Tom Jones used to be considered by many as more of a sex symbol. Hence, he chose to have that mane of hair on his chest for such a significant amount to keep his ‘sexiness’ intact. Makes one question as to what sort of fears he might have had for his chest hair, right? Probably a spontaneous shirt combustion? Who knows what could damage that mane of hair on his chest!!!
1 Ben Turpin - Eyes ($100,000)
Most people out there would go to any limits in the world and pay huge sums of money in order to have their eyes uncrossed. But things worked differently with silent-film comedian Ben Turpin whose, as TIME wrote back in the year 1923, ‘centripetal optics’ served him well. From what is known, Ben Turpin was perhaps the first celebrity ever have had a part of his body insured. So what did he have insured? His crossed eyes for about $100, 000!
That’s right! Always ready to make people laugh, the star of The Shriek of Araby got his eyes insured for that sum so that the money would be payable to his producer, Mack Sennett, in case his eyes ever became normal! Now if THAT isn’t ridiculous, I don’t know what is!
Sources: vogue.co.uk, people.com, time.com, insidespanishfootball.com
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