Vince Vaughn

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He was the king of comedy in the mid-2000s, pumping out smash hits like Dodgeball (2004) and Wedding Crashers (2005) left and right. What few people realise, however, is that Vaughn lost the top of his thumb in a car accident aged 17. It was because of this he stopped playing water polo and chose to pursue theater instead. A lucky accident perhaps?

Gemma Arterton

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This actress, model and former bond girl has been open about her family history of polydactyly. That’s a hereditary condition that causes the growth of extra appendages on hands and feet. The bonus digits don’t have any bones inside them, mostly tissue and cartilage, making them easy to remove shortly after birth.

Jane Seymore

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Seymore has a captivating condition known as heterochromia, a condition that affects less than 200,000 people in the United States. The rare trait causes irregularities in eye color. The Dr Quinn star’s iris’ are a striking mixture of mostly brown with a green swirl, and mostly green with a brown swirl, making her face a memorable addition to any cast.

Lily Allen

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A British indie-pop darling turned fashionista and women’s pleasure entrepreneur, Allen has always been about body positivity and acceptance. So much so that she often shows off her third nipple to anyone who wants a peek. It’s actually much more common than you’d think, with around one in every 18 people having at least one supernumerary nipple.

Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton Kutcher has a lot going for him. He’s handsome, talented, good at pranks, and devoted to justice for exploited children. He also has webbed toes which, according to him, never really got in the way. These are a form of cosmetic abnormality, with no indication of any other conditions or implication of his Atlantean origin.


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Though she may not have been born with it, pop musician and rave enthusiast Ke$ha briefly had a tail. It came after a heavy fall onto her coccyx when she was a child, which swelled and bruised until a one-inch growth had appeared on her tailbone. It was easily removed with surgery, though she’s since expressed regret that it was stolen from her.

Steven Tyler

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It’s no surprise after spending decades dancing around on stage in some of the tightest, most intricate boots in rock music, that Steven Tyler’s feet have suffered some damage. Morton’s Neuroma is a nerve condition that develops around the joints of the toes, which can cause a lot of pain or discomfort, and he still rocks on.


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While it was instantly recognizable in Seal’s confident and soul-driven stage presence that his skin was the last thing on his mind, he kept quiet for some time on what exactly the nature of his condition was. In his later years, he revealed they were the result of a condition called Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, which causes scarring across the cheeks and nose.

Andy Garcia

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Star of such films as The Untouchables and The Godfather III, Andy Garcia was born with a hetereopagus twin. This occurs when one twin become doesn’t develop properly, causing it to parasitically latch onto the healthy one. Garcia was born with his orange-sized twin still attached, but them removed not long after birth as they can cause serious complications.

Joaquin Phoenix

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As one of the most facially expressive actors of his era, you might have noticed the clef on Phoenix’s upper lip. This is a defect caused by the upper lip not fusing correctly during the second trimester, and is the most common birth defect in America, effecting one in every 700 babies. No wonder his Joker felt so real.