From afar, it looks like Hollywood celebrities are absolutely perfect. In reality, many of them, like many non-celebrities, were born with slight physical defects. A cleft lip or an extra toe just make famous people even more interesting.
Keep reading to find out which celebrity was born with four nipples, and which body part Oprah Winfrey has one too many of.
Elizabeth Taylor Had Really, Really Thick Eyelashes
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Elizabeth Taylor had a genetic mutation, known as distichiasis, which means she had an extra set of eyelashes on each eye.
When she worked on her first film, Lassie Come Home, the director told her she had too much mascara on and asked her to take it off. She revealed that she wasn’t wearing any eye makeup — her lashes are just naturally unnaturally thick.
Gary Burghoff Had A Misshapen Hand
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Gary Burghoff starred as Radar O’Reilly in the hit TV show M.A.S.H. If Gary’s character had a birth defect, he would never have been accepted into the American army.
Gary had to hide his misshapen hand while he was playing Radar, sometimes with gloves or behind objects.
Joaquin Phoenix Has A Cleft Lip
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If you look closely at Joaquin Phoenix’s upper lip, you’ll see a small scar that runs from his top lip to his nose. Phoenix was born with a microform cleft lip, a facial malformation that occurs in utero.
Cleft lips are the most common birth defect in the U.S. It occurs in one out of every 600 births.
Daryl Hannah Has A Shortened Finger
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The Splash mermaid, Daryl Hannah hasn’t had this defect since birth, but she has had a shortened index finger for most of her life.
When she was three-years-old, she got too close to a water-well pulley at her grandmother’s house. Hannah will sometimes wear a prosthetic fingertip in movies.
Oprah Has An Extra Toe
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The one and only Oprah Winfrey has six toes on her left foot. This is a condition known as polydactyly. Oprah has never talked about having it, but she’s been spotted out and about in open-toed shoes, and, well, we can count.
Maybe the extra toe is the secret to her success.
Kate Bosworth Has One Brown Eye And One Blue Eye
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Kate Bosworth was born with heterochromia iridium, a condition that causes her eyes to be two different colors.
In an interview for Esquire Magazine, she mentioned that her condition makes it difficult to fill out government ID: “I remember when I was getting my license when I was 16, I had that dilemma. I thought, What do I put? I put blue. And I think that’s what’s on there now.”
Megan Fox Has Clubbed Thumbs
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Megan Fox was born with brachydactyly, a condition that makes your thumbs look clubbed or odd. During an interview with Jay Leno, Megan blamed her mother for her condition. She said her mother ate too much tuna while she was pregnant.
Brachydactyly is a genetic condition, so it might be her mother’s fault, but it has nothing to do with tuna.
River Cuomo Has One Leg That’s Shorter Than The Other
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When Wheezer frontman River Cuomo was eleven-years-old, he discovered that his left leg was 44mm shorter than his right leg. This really put a damper on his dream of becoming a soccer player.
In an interview for The Guardian, Cuomo said, “I went into two years of real sadness and confusion, not knowing what I wanted to do with my life; then I discovered heavy-metal guitar and I haven’t looked back.” Years later, Cuomo had pretty intensive surgery to resolve the issue.
Ashton Kutcher Has Webbed Toes
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During an interview for BBC One, Ashton Kutcher mentioned, “I have connected toes…They’re slightly webbed. When everything else is this good-looking, something has got to be messed up.”
The proper medical name for webbed toes is Syndactyly. Kutcher has extra skin between his second and third toes.
Damon Wayans Has Clubbed Feet
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Damon Wayans from My Wife and Kids was born with clubbed feet. This birth defect occurs in one out of every one thousand people.
Wayans had surgery when he was younger to correct this condition. He said before the surgery, other kids used to tease him about the shape of his feet.
Andy Garcia Was Almost A Conjoined Twin
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Andy Garcia was born with a malformed twin attached to his shoulder. The twin was about the size of tennis ball, and doctors removed it when Andy was a baby. He still has a scar on his shoulder to this day.
People say that scars tell stories, but a scar from a removed twin is a really cool story. The stories behind my scars are way less interesting.
Catherine O’Hara’s Heart Is On The Wrong Side
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Catherine O’Hara is one of Canada’s best exports. I bet you didn’t know that the actress was born with a rare medical condition called Situs Inversus. That basically means that her heart is on the right side of her chest instead of the left.
I wonder if she uses her condition to prank every new doctor she sees because I definitely would.
Drew Carey Has One Too Many Toes
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In his autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer, Drew Carey mentioned that he was born with six toes on his right foot.
It seems like lots of successful people have extra body parts. Maybe that’s where he stores all his funny. Keep reading for an actor who thinks he’s an actual mutant.
Jennifer Garner Has Overlapping Toes
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Jennifer Garner was born with brachymetatarsia, a condition that makes one of the bones in her toe too short. This makes one toe overlap the other toes.
Jennifer doesn’t let her weird toes stop her from wearing opened toed shoes. You do you, girl.
Harry Styles Has Four Nipples
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Back in 2012, Harry Styles said, “I’ve got four nipples. It doesn’t look like a cow or anything. I think I must have been a twin, but then the other one went away and left its nipples behind.”
Sorry Styles, the extra nipples probably aren’t from a long lost twin. You probably just developed some breast tissue when you were a fetus…
Dan Akroyd Has Webbed Feet
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Like Ashton Kutcher, Ghostbusters actor Dan Akroyd has webbed feet. Akroyd has said that he’s a genetic mutant.
The middle toes on both of his feet are fused together. I ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but I may be a little bit afraid of Akroyd’s feet.
Forest Whitaker Has A Lazy Eye
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Forest Whitaker was born with Ptosis. This condition, otherwise known as a lazy eye, causes your upper eyelid to droop.
In 2007, Whitaker told Esquire Magazine, “It’s a genetic thing. … I think maybe for other people, it informs the way they see me. But I don’t really think about this eye, other than the times’ people talk about it, or when people take photographs of me sometimes they might say stuff about it. I don’t think it makes me look bad or anything. It just is.”
Kesha Was Born With A Tail
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During an interview in 2013, Kesha told the world, “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.”
I would be sad if I lost my tiny tail, too.
Taye Diggs Was Born WIth 12 Fingers
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When Taye Diggs was born, he had an extra finger on each hand.
In an interview, Diggs revealed, “I remember my mom told me that the doctors asked her if she wanted to let the digit grow or remove it, and they removed it, but I could have been really handy.”
Milo Ventimiglia Has A Crooked Mouth
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This Is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia was born with “dead nerves” in his lip. When he went on auditions as a young actor, people were constantly telling him to fix his crooked mouth.
Milo spent years training himself to speak normally. Now it’s barely noticeable, but he said that it used to be a lot worse.