Hollywood and the media give off the impression that all celebrities in the entertainment industry are practically perfect in every way, at least in the physical sense. They have hair that is thick and shiny, a smooth, blemish-free complexion, a perfect row of white teeth, and a body sculpted by some connoisseur. But what many of us mere mortals fail to realize is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and money to be able to look the way they do. In other words, it’s not natural. Celebs are in the business of looking good, after all, so they’re paid to erase their flaws.
It’s pretty tough for them to live in a glass bowl, especially because they are not perfect. Far from it, in fact, which means they feel immense pressure to live up to everyone’s high regard for them. But they are humans too with their own flaws and in fact, many of the hottest ladies in Hollywood have or have had some physical deformities at one time in their lives.
15 Megan Fox- Clubbed thumbs
Megan Fox became every man’s fantasy when she first burst into the Hollywood scene in the film Transformers, in which she was seen strutting around in skimpy and figure-hugging outfits. Aside from an amazing body, she has that kind of face that men would slay dragons for too, with her piercing green eyes and sultry smile, all of which are complemented by her head-full of luscious brunette locks. Many have speculated that she has gone under the knife in order to look the way she does, but she has denied it point blank. If she did get some work done, maybe it would be for her hands, although what she has doesn’t necessarily hinder her from functioning. She has what is called “clubbed thumbs,” or brachydactyly type D. In other words, her stubby thumbs look more like a big toe than an appendage on the hand.
14 Padma Lakshmi- Shattered arm
Padma Lakshmi wears many hats: author, actress, model, TV host, and executive producer. Her penchant for the culinary arts is what made her famous. Firstly, her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the “Best First Book” award in 1999 during the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She is most known as the host of the reality TV program Top Chef, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. Lakshmi sports a long scar on her right arm, but this is not something she was born with. Rather, she was in a car accident when she was a teenager and it rendered her arm completely shattered. Thankfully, it was salvaged, though she bears the memory of the incident through the scar. She doesn’t try to hide it, not being ashamed to wear arm-bearing outfits.
13 Jennifer Garner- Crossover toes
She’s was adorable in the film Dude, Where’s My Car and this led to a supporting role in the blockbuster film Pearl Harbor, but it was in television where Jennifer Garner first garnered good feedback as a serious actress. She played the lead in the TV show, Alias, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award. Today, she is one of Hollywood’s A-listers, having appeared in films like 13 Going On 30, Juno, Dallas Buyers Club, and Daredevil, in which she met her future (now former) husband Ben Affleck. Her private life has been splashed all over the front pages of tabloids, no thanks to the dissolution of her marriage, then the news that the couple was calling off their divorce. With all the photographs of her that appear, it’s no surprise that every part of her body has been scrutinized and it has come to people’s notice that she apparently has a crazy-looking crossover pinky toe. This is likely a result of wearing, too-tight shoes for long periods of time.
12 Ke$ha- Story of a tale
Kesha oozes with confidence every time she struts her stuff onstage and with all the success she has experienced as a singer, songwriter, and rapper, it’s clear that it was her talent, as well as her quirky personality, that got her to where she is. She has said the most outlandish things, like her vagina is haunted by a ghost and that she has drank her own urine. So it’s not too outrageous for her to admit that she is somewhat of a freak because she was born with a tail, entering into the world with a tail-like appendage that was a quarter of an inch long. It’s not as abnormal as one may think, as human embryos have prenatal tails that usually get dissolved by white blood cells. It just so happened that hers didn’t dissolve and it had to be removed surgically.
11 Lily Allen- Another member of the nubbin club
She has show business running in her blood, being the daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. Lily Allen is an English singer, songwriter, and actress, and talk show host, having sold more than 2.6 million copies of her debut record, Alright, Still in 2006. She had a small role as a lady-in-waiting in the film Elizabeth and hosted a talk show called Lily Allen and Friends. She has a somewhat colorful personal life, having garnered negative press attention for making unflattering comments about other musicians like Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry. Looking back at that period of her life, she said that it was a result of her insecurities about her physical appearance. But she has obviously overcome these challenges, as she was candid enough to admit that she is a bit of an oddity: she has a third nipple. She even showed it on TV!
10 Karolina Kurkova- No button
She was lauded by renowned photographer Mario Testino for the “proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level, which ma[de] her a model who could fit almost into any moment.” That’s high praise coming from an industry expert and Karolina Kurkova has proven her mettle as a supermodel. The 33-year-old Czech is best known for being a former Victoria’s Secret Angel, being among one of the world’s top-earning models, placing sixth at one time in the Forbes annual list of the highest-earning models. She has transitioned to acting, having appeared as Cover Girl in the live action 2009 film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. She has also made guest appearances in various TV and reality shows. As someone who once strutted the runway in lingerie, perhaps some have noticed that Kurkova doesn’t have a belly button. She had an operation as a baby, though she has never revealed the reason it was needed.
9 Kate Bosworth- One blue one hazel
American actress Kate Bosworth made her film debut as early as 1998 in the film The Horse Whisperer. She also appeared in the 2000 film Remember The Titans before she was able to land a lead role in the box-office hit, Blue Crush. She joined the DC Universe when she appeared as Lois Lane in the 2006 superhero movie Superman Returns, but though it performed well at the box office, Bosworth’s performance fell flat, with critics saying she just didn’t live up to previous actresses who portrayed Superman’s lady love. She eventually moved away from big budget films and stuck to smaller, independent ones like Still Alice and the short film Lov. The blonde beauty has what is called heterochromia or having eyes with two different colors. One eye is hazel and the other is blue and while this is reminiscent of X-Men mutants, it’s actually quite the unique physical feature.
8 Mila Kunis- Almost suffering blindness
Mila Kunis got her start in show business at a fairly young age, appearing in TV shows and commercials before landing her first significant role, all before her fifteenth birthday. She landed the role of Jackie Burkhart on the hit TV sitcom That ‘70s Show and she has voiced the character of Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy since 1999. Kunis eventually ventured into films and it was her supporting role in the drama Black Swan that gave her acclaim as a serious actress, as she was able to score nominations for the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Not many may know this, but Kunis struggled with chronic iritis, which caused temporary blindness in one eye. Luckily an operation was able to fix it, though her eyes will always be a rarity: she has heterochromia iridum, meaning her irises are different colors: her left eye is brown and her right eye is green.
7 Joanna Krupa- Triple nipple club
She’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the modeling world, with her silky blonde hair, piercing eyes, and flawless complexion. Joanna Krupa is a Polish American model, actress, and animal rights activist who is most known for her appearances on the reality TV shows, Dancing with the Stars, Top Model, and The Real Housewives of Miami. She has appeared on the cover of magazines such as FHM, Shape, and Maxim, in which she was named the sexiest swimsuit model in the world. Perhaps most noteworthy about her is her cause to fight for animal rights. She has appeared in several of animal right organization PETA’s campaigns to save animals. Not many people know that Krupa is part of the triple nipple club! She claims it simply looks like a mole, but when she had it inspected by a doctor, he informed her that the bump was actually a nipple.
6 Carrie Underwood- Nubbin club
Most of her fellow American Idol contestants had their fifteen minutes of fame, then eventually faded from the limelight. But Carrie Underwood, along with Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, were the ones that went on to carve a name for themselves post-show. Underwood’s debut album Some Hearts, became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history and she took home three Grammy Awards for it. She is considered one of the most successful music artists in any genre, being called Country Music’s reigning queen. It doesn’t hurt that she’s beautiful too, with a winning smile, sun-kissed blonde hair, and a svelte figure. She is one of a few celebs who was born with a third nipple, but unlike others who are even proud to show it off, she had hers surgically removed.
5 Gemma Arterton- More than five fingers on each hand
Gemma Arterton already had some film and TV credits to her name in her native England, such as her film debut in the comedy film St. Trinian’s and the BBC TV adaptation of the novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, for which she played the titular role. But being a Bond girl proved to be her breakout role, when she appeared in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace as the character Strawberry Fields. The 31-year-old has also appeared in the films Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (opposite Jake Gyllenhaal), and Byzantium. As of late, she has been doing work in theatre, playing the lead role in the Shakespeare Globe’s transfer of Nell Gwynn at West End. She was born with a condition that a few other thousand persons have: polydactyly or having extra digits in the hands. The sixth fingers are quite harmless if left alone, but Arterton’s were removed as a baby.
4 Shailene Woodley- Spread fingers and toes
She’s now 25 years old and at such a young age, Shailene Woodley has had quite the stellar career. The American actress first received recognition as Amy in the TV show, Secret Life of an American Teenager. She began making films and was praised for her role in her feature film debut, The Descendants, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress—Motion Picture. She further gained fame for appearing in the highly popular Divergent film franchise, then for her role in the box office hit, The Fault In Our Stars. Woodley once revealed that she has prehensile hands and feet. In layman’s terms, it means that she is able to spread them wider than normal and manipulate them in the sense that she can actually hold someone’s hand with her foot.
3 Tina Fey- Attacker left a scar
She’s not just pretty, but she’s talented and has the best sense of humor too, which definitely makes for a successful career in Hollywood. Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer, ost known for her work on the highly popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Her most popular sketch is her hilariously on point impersonation of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. She has not only appeared on TV shows and films, but she wrote some of them as well: the film Mean Girls and the acclaimed series 30 Rock. Fey has a scar on the left side of her face, though it’s hardly noticeable because she covers it with make-up. In 2008, she revealed to Vanity Fair that a stranger attacked her and cut her cheek when she was just five years old. It never deterred her from getting in front of the camera, though.
2 Kate Hudson- Six toes!
She may be the daughter of Goldie Hawn, but Kate Hudson never tried to ride on the coat tails of her famous mom to make it in Hollywood. She was noticed by the critics and the public in 2000, when she played Penny Lane in the film Almost Famous, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and got nominated for an Oscar. This was no mean feat for a then 21-year-old and it opened the doors for her to receive more offers to appear in films like How To Lose a Guy In Ten Days, Raising Helen, and Bride Wars, to name a few. These days, she is busy with Fabletics, a fitness brand and membership program she co-founded. Not many people know that Hudson has a sixth toe in her foot! That’s easily hidden by closed-toe shoes, but it doesn’t deter her from wearing flip flops or sandals.
1 Elizabeth Taylor- Ingrown lashes
Who would have thought that the person lauded as the most beautiful woman in history actually had some flaws? Elizabeth Taylor seemed to live a charmed life back in her heyday. She was breathtakingly gorgeous, was a fantastic actress, wealthy, and had men falling at her feet—maybe too many of them, as proven by her numerous husbands. Her personal life was certainly tumultuous, even by modern standards. Taylor was apparently born with a strange genetic mutation. A few hours after she came forth from the womb, her mother was informed that baby Liz had a double layer of eyelashes. That may not sound like a bad thing because who wouldn’t want long and thick lashes? But medically speaking, the lashes would have potentially grown inward and severely damaged the cornea. Aside from that, she was born with lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome, a hereditary disease that causes multiple physical ailments, including congenital heart disease.