Atypical physical features like scars or deformed body parts whether caused by genetic conditions or life experiences are parts of someone’s identity.
Such distinguishable features make the bearers special and perhaps gave them certain characteristics too
This article talks about physical deformities observed in public figures, but guaranteed you will not find body shaming of any sort here. As a matter of fact, it is a kind of celebration for things that make people stand out from the crowd.
A lot of people tend to see celebrities as the perfect idealized specimens in the entire population. Celebrities are ordinary humans with their own talents and strong points as well as flaws.
There are quite a lot of popular figures in the entertainment industry with unusual physical traits yet the peculiarities never stopped them from pursuing successful careers as actors, singers, TV host, etc. Many of them have spoken openly about their unique features as follows.
The permanent scarring on the face of Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, known professionally as Seal, is the result of a condition called discoid lupus erythematosus.
Seal himself admitted to battling depression in the past, but then he realized that embracing the unique features would do much better for his own well-being.
There is no way to reverse the condition after all, except perhaps with plastic surgery. But then again, the scars never stopped Seal from winning multiple awards including four Grammy throughout his career as a musician.
9 Gaten Matarazzo
Born with cleidocranial dysostosis (CCD) makes Gaten Matarazzo an easy target for bullies. He admitted to having difficulties landing roles on films due to the condition.
Great opportunity finally landed on his hands when he was cast in Stranger Things as Dustin Henderson.
CCD is a rare condition that mostly affects bones and teeth. He has been more open about it in recent years; in fact, he documented one of his surgeries during which 14 supernumerary teeth were removed.
Some people with CCD are only mildly affected to the point where the condition goes unnoticed at all.
8 Elizabeth Taylor
In addition to her impeccable beauty, legendary actor Elizabeth Taylor was also known for one physical peculiarity: she had an extra pair of lashes caused by lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome.
After just a few hours of being born, her mother received the news of the abnormality.
You probably think it wouldn’t be the most dangerous condition, but in reality lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome comes with serious risk of cornea damage and that the extra lashes may grow inward. Mutation in one of the actor’s genes triggered the condition.
7 Forest Whitaker
For his role in 2006 film The Last King of Scotland as Idi Amin, actor Forest Whitaker won the Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, National Board of Review Award, and more than twenty other awards for lead acting performance in just a single film.
That is more than you can say to any other actor. Of course you are aware of the drooping upper eyelid on his left eye.
The hereditary condition is known as Ptosis in which muscles in the eyelids are weaker than normal.