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Celebrity Deformities

Lacking an eye

  • Sammy Davis, Jr. - car accident
  • Jefferson Davis - disease
  • Gabriele D'Annunzio, struck by a taxiing airplane.
  • Moshe Dayan - in WWII
  • Edgar Degas
  • Sandy Duncan
  • Peter Falk
  • James Joyce
  • Wiley Post
  • Horatio Nelson. [From http://www.losteye.com - "When signaled by his superior to halt his attack during the Battle of Copenhagen, Nelson raised his telescope to his blind eye and then announced "I do not see the signal", and then pressed his attack to final victory. It is believed that this is where the phrase "turn a blind eye" originated."]
  • Teddy Roosevelt - boxing
  • Ian Smith, PM of Rhodesia - WWII dogfight
  • Mo Udall - as a child

Lacking ears

  • Vincent van Gogh - self mutilation of one ear
  • Evander Holyfield - part of ear bitten off by Mike Tyson
  • Wrestler Mick Foley - ear ripped off in match with Big Van Vader.

Lacking arms

  • Rick Allen - drummer for Def Leppard, car accident
  • Bob Dole - Bob Dole paralyzed Bob Dole's arm in World War II
  • Eric Cornell - Nobel laureate, suffered from Necrotizing Fasciitis, left arm and shoulder amputated in October 2004

Lacking legs

Crippled

Colostomied

  • Abner Louima

Accessory (third) nipple

Lacking a breast

  • Betty Ford
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Shirley Temple Black
  • Julia Child
  • Linda Ellerbee
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Richard Rountree - mastectomy (yes, a man)
  • Ingrid Bergman - mastectomy, died from Breast Cancer
  • Erma Bombeck

Rhinophyma (Acne rosacea)

  • W. C. Fields

Prominent birthmarks

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

Skin Cancer

  • Ronald Reagan - removed
  • Burgess Meredith - died from melanoma
  • Roger Moore - removed

Cleft lip

  • Joaquin Phoenix - repaired
  • Cheech Marin - repaired
  • Stacey Keach - repaired

Tracheotomy scar

  • Elizabeth Taylor - tracheotomy as a child
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones

Club foot

  • Dudley Moore

Bad hairpieces

Lifetime Achievement Award


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