Celebs with cleft lip & other birth defects—II.

Here are six born with less impactful than those noted in my prior blog (which included Joaquin Phoenix).  Again, thanks to Listverse.com and Madamenoire.com for doing the legwork.

Joaquin Phoenix facial shot showing the scar from his Microform cleft lip

Joaquin Phoenix, Microform cleft lip

FOREST WHITAKER, LAZY EYE

When asked about his famous lazy left eye, Forest admits that he inherited the condition from his father. He has considered having it fixed but only because it affects his vision.

Some birth defects are mild, even intriguing.

Here’s another eye “deformity,” but maybe it’s a plus because it’s so intriguing.  I say that because the girl on the  book cover  of Mark Mustian’s The Gendarme has two different colored eyes, just like the girl in the story, caught up in a forced march of Armenians to the far end of Turkey.

Bosworth with one blue and one green eye

Kate Bosworth’s different eyes

KATE BOSWORTH, DIFFERENT EYE COLORS

Kate Bosworth belongs to a small group of people with heterochromia iridium – two different eye colors.  Other with the unique condition include Mila Kunis, Kiefer Sutherland and Elizabeth Berkley

Actress Megan Fox showing deformed thumb

Megan Fox. All Thumbs?

MEGAN FOX

Like another celeb, Sanaa Lathan, Megan Fox has a common deformity known as clubbed thumb, or Brachydactyly. It’s a genetic condition characterized by short, bulbous thumbs and wide nail beds.

For you foot-fetishers.

DREW CAREY, ELEVEN TOES

Drew Carey revealed in his autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, that he was born with an extra toe on one of his feet.

DAN AYKROYD, WEBBED TOES

All-around funny guy and original SNL castmember, Dan Aykroyd has a condition known as syndactyly–more commonly known as webbed toes.

SEAL, SCARS

There have always been rumors surrounding Seal’s facial scarring – from him being forced to undergo an ancient African scarring ritual to being bitten by a lion. But Seal’s scars are actually the result of discoid lupus erythematosus, a skin condition that affects areas above the neck.

So what’s the takeaway from this visit with stars born with mild birth defects? Well, they’re a bit like all of us who weren’t born perfect.

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