The media would have you think they’re perfect, and indeed they look so. At least if you don’t know what to look for.
Now, honestly, when you watch them performing on stage or waltzing on the red carpet, your eyes are drawn to the gorgeous dresses, the jewelry, or the curves.
Here’s a quick look at some very famous people who have more or less severe deformities to hide.
10 Tom Hardy
Hold that gasp. Yes, it’s genuinely one of the sexiest guys alive has a little defect, hardly noticeable as it concerns the little finger on his right hand. Now, whoever looks at Hardy’s little finger, right?
The actor did not get the deformity in some manly fight but in a relatively common kitchen incident involving a chopping board and a knife.
He was very young then, and he somehow managed to sever a tendon, and three surgeries later, he was left with a bent finger no matter what.
9 Forest Whitaker
The famous actor managed to turn his deformity into a trademark, and it didn’t hinder his Hollywood career in the least. On the contrary, it makes him instantly recognizable, and it somehow makes you love him for it.
Whitaker was born with a condition known as ptosis, which he inherited from his father.
His left eye is permanently drooping, which impairs his vision but not up to the point where it would be a problem, which is why he never bothered to have corrective surgery. And a brilliant thing he did as the lazy eye sure sets him apart!
8 Joaquin Phoenix
Having a lip scar can be a bonus in Hollywood, mostly when you play characters like the Joker. It makes you look a bit odd, but not that odd, plus you can easily make it disappear with a little makeup.
In most cases, such a scar is a telltale sign of a cleft palate surgery, but Phoenix insists this is not the case for him. He says it’s a birthmark, and his mother felt a sharp pain in her belly while she was pregnant.
She was convinced that pain had something to do with the baby’s scar. Or at least that’s how Phoenix remembers the story.
Kesha was born with a tail. Not a long one, just a quarter of an inch long, but still a tail. While relatively rare, the condition is known as a vestigial tail, a reminder of our evolutionary past if you want.
Experts say all fetuses have such seats in the womb but get rid of them by the time they’re ready to enter the world.
When this doesn’t happen, the tail is removed soon after birth, as was the case with the famous American singer.