Cases of birth defects seem to be very common amongst people all over the world. However, what isn’t common is that most of the celebrities that you adore and envy have got different types of such defects. These are problems that they have managed to overcome and become household names.
The major aim of this post is to reveal some of the top Hollywood actresses that have been discovered to have a birth defect. These are stars who have one abnormal condition or the other. They are people that you can learn from by not allowing your problem to deprive you of becoming great.
1 Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most popular actresses of her time. She was liked for her long lashes and violet eyes. However, do you know that a genetic condition made the eyelashes to grow as long and thick like that? It was a birth defect that later went on to announce her. According to experts, she suffered from an abnormal condition which is known as distichia. This made her eyelashes very noticeable. It brought her to the headlines than most of her peers before she died in 2011.
Kate Bosworth is from the United States of America. She is another popular Hollywood actress who seems to be making the best of her condition at the moment. Her eyes have got different colors which make her really special amongst other celebrities. The condition that she was born with according to medical experts, is referred to as heterochromia. While one of her eyes is hazel, the other is blue. We can only wish her the best of luck with her unique eyes.
3 Megan Fox
Megan Fox is one of the few celebrities that you will hardly notice their defects. This means you will need to observe carefully. The condition that this actress was born with is known as brachydactyly. This, according to medical experts, is a situation whereby the shape of the thumb is weird. In one of her interviews, she claimed that her condition was probably because her mother ate tuna every single way while being pregnant with her. There is no doubt that tuna consumption on a daily basis can create lots of problems for an unborn child. However, brachydactyly has been discovered to be a condition that can be inherited.
Jennifer Garner became very popular for her overlapping toe. Her condition is known as brachymetatarsia and can result in the metatarsal getting shortened in an abnormal way. When this happens, one of the toes is going to be overlapping the others. Although trauma has been discovered to be the major cause of this problem, it can also be hereditary. It usually affects more women as compared to men. There are severe cases whereby victims usually have a problem walking. Jennifer’s case isn’t that serious though which makes it less noticeable.
Gemma Atherton is simply one of the most gifted actresses of her generation. She is British and was born in the year 1986. The defects she had aren’t noticeable since her parents dealt with them while she was very young. Her defect is that each hand had 6 fingers instead of the normal 5. The 6th finger had to be removed. Now she lives normally just like every other person or celebrity out there. If her defect hadn’t been handled at that age, it would have made lots of headlines.
7 Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis is an actress that has shown lots of courage in what would have looked like a major concern to other actresses and celebrities. She has never felt any kind of discouragement to display her teeth in public which has a very large and noticeable gap. She smiles all the time and displays them for everyone to see. Some celebrities would spend thousands of dollars to get this problem fixed but not Vanessa Paradis. Maybe she is trying to be unique in her own way.
Britney Spears has been very successful even as a musician before venturing into acting. Her defect condition is weird. It is known as psoriasis which is usually triggered whenever she gets put under unusual pressure. It is a skin condition that is notable for producing scaly red patches. This condition may not be as serious as the media is making it look like. It doesn’t really have any side effects and there has never been any time when it has prevented the star from taking the acting stage.
Lily Allen has proven to be very talented having tasted success even as a singer, actress and TV presenter. Her birth defect is nipple number three. This may sound unbelievable but it is the truth. She has even confirmed it in some of her interviews with the media. However, don’t get too anxious to know whether the nipple functions as the other two because it doesn’t. The most amazing part is that she isn’t even ashamed of showing it off in public.
10 Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour is an award-winning actress who has featured in lots of movies which have gone on to become major hits. Her defect is similar to the case of Kate Bosworth who has been mentioned above. The only difference is that the colors of her eyes are different this time around. One eye is brown while the other is green.