The Top 10 Celebrities with Deformities

by ncoles   June 01, 2009 at 10:00AM  |  Views: 479,718

5. Lily Allen’s Third Nipple

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Some might say that Lily Allen’s third nipple is more famous than Lily Allen. The British pop star had been a loud, proud advocate of the triple nipple ever since she admitted to having one and flashed it on British television in 2007. Since then the delightfully trashy singer has let a Dutch television host touch it and pulled it out during radio interviews while promoting her latest album across the world.

A third nipple, known as a supernumerary nipple, is relatively common in mammals. Scientists believe one in 18 humans have an extra nipple, which can look like a freckle or a mole. The additional nipple usually appears “along the two vertical "milk lines", which start in the armpit on each side, run down through the typical nipples and end at the groin.” The nipple can range in size and are grouped into eight levels of completeness. Scientists are studying the formation of third nipples in the hope of using the information to find a cure for breast cancer.

Other celebrities who admit to having a third nipple include Carrie Underwood and Mark Wahlberg. Underwood had the nipple, which she thought was a mole, removed before entering American Idol. Mark Wahlberg considered having his extra nipple removed, but came to appreciate it. He told Rolling Stone, “I've come to embrace it. That thing's my prized possession."

4. Gemma Aterton’s 12 Fingers

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Recent Bond Girl Gemma Arterton was born with an extra finger on each hand. The 23-year-old British beauty has what is known as polydactyly, a condition where humans are born with more than five fingers per hand. The condition is relatively rare and affects one in 500 live births.

Gemma’s extra digits did not contain a bone and were located next to her little finger. The extra fingers were removed when she was born. The doctor who delivered her “tied off the extra fingers with sutures and they fell off, leaving just small scars.”

Polydactyly runs in Gemma’s family. Both her father and grandfather were born with an extra digit. The actress is proud of her deformity, saying, “It's my little oddity that I'm really proud of. People are really interested but repulsed at the same time.”

3. Ashton Kutcher's Duck Like Toes

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Not only does Ashton Kutcher have webbed toes, he recently showed them off on a British television show. The Twitter addict pulled off his socks and shoes on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. He told the host, “I have slightly webbed toes. When everything else is this good-looking, something has to give!” Can you believe he actually said that?

The medical term for Ashton’s strange webbed toes is syndactyly of the feet. This is characterized by the fusing together of two or more toes. The condition is rare and occurs in approximately one in every 2,000 – 2,500 live births. As in Kutcher’s case, it most commonly affects the second and third toes.

Syndactyly of the feet can exist in various levels. Toes can be totally fused together or only partially fused, as in Kutcher’s case. The condition is purely cosmetic. It does not alter the way a human moves, nor does it make the person a fast swimmer. The toes can be separated through surgery, however there is no medical need to do so.

2. Karolina Kurkova's Missing Belly Button

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Karolina Kurkova is one of the world’s most beautiful women. The supermodel is a Victoria’s Secret Angel, an in-demand runway model and was recently named E! Entertainment’s World's Sexiest Woman. She is perfect in every way, except she is missing a belly button. Her navel simply does not exist.

According to her people, Karolina’s absent navel is the result of a childhood surgery gone wrong. Her reps told The New York Daily News, "She had an operation when she was an infant. It’s a fact and just thank God she's healthy."

Doctors believe the Karolina suffered from an umbilica hernia, a fairly common condition in infants.  An umbilical hernia occurs when “part of the intestine protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles.” The result can look like an over sized “outie.” The condition usually heals with time. However, if they have not disappeared by age four, surgery is required.

Dr. Matthew Schulman, a plastic surgeon at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Medical Center, says, “It does look like [she may have had] an umbilical hernia as a child that was either fixed or not fixed, which can distort the belly button. It's not accurate to say that someone just does not have a belly button."

Whenever Karolina models lingerie or swimsuits for magazine shots, a digital navel is added.

1. Megan Fox's Freaky Clubbed Thumbs

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Megan Fox may be freakin’ hot, but she’s also a little bit freaky. If you take a close look at Fox’s thumbs you’ll notice they are short, stubby, and bulbous. It’s as if she has little baby mini-thumbs.

Fox has been diagnosed with clubbed thumbs. This condition is known by its scientific term Brachydactyly type D, which is Greek for “short finger.” It is a genetic condition where the bone at the end of the thumb grows shorter in comparison to the rest of the fingers. A clubbed thumb is shorter, with a bulbous tip and a nail which is very wide and short. The trait is fairly common and affects approximately one million Americans.

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Megan Fox may be beautiful, but we all have our faults.

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