Denzel Washington’s Crooked Finger
As a child, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington broke his pinkie playing basketball. Washington never had it set properly resulting in an awkwardly crooked finger bent permanently at about a 45 degree angle.
Oprah Winfrey’s Extra Toe
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was photographed sporting sandals and the image appears to reveal she possesses a sixth toe on her left foot. However, it has not been confirmed whether Oprah really has an extra appendage, or if it’s just an unsightly bulge.
LeBron James’ Mangled Toes
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is the best player in the league. It’s amazing that his abnormal toes, captured in the beach photo above, do not hamper his athletic ability on the basketball court.
Sanaa Lathan’s Clubbed Thumbs
It’s hard to believe Sanaa Lathan has any physical imperfections, but the actress has a common deformity known as clubbed thumb, or brachydactyly. It’s a genetic condition characterized by short, bulbous thumbs and wide nail beds.
Damon Wayans’ Clubbed Foot
Funnyman Damon Wayans was born with a clubbed foot, a relatively common birth defect affecting nearly one in 1,000 people. The actor-comedian underwent treatment to correct his childhood deformity.
Actor Taye Diggs revealed on the daytime talk show, The Talk, that he was born with 12 fingers. Long before he became famous he had the extra digits remove.
“My mom told me they asked her if she wanted to let the digit grow or to remove it, and they removed it. But I could have been really handy,” he joked.
Forest Whitaker’s Lazy Eye
Veteran actor Forest Whitaker says he inherited his lazy left eye from his father. Although he has yet to do so, he said he considered having the condition fixed because it affects his vision.
There’s been much speculation about the causes of Seal’s facial scarring, but the singer’s scars are actually the result of discoid lupus erythematosus, a skin condition that affects areas above the neck.
DJ Paul’s Small Arm
Although he has not confirmed it himself, DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia reportedly wears an elaborate arm brace to disguise a birth defect that prevented his right arm from growing properly.
Ying Yang Twins, Missing Fingers and Limp
Rappers D-Roc and Kaine of the Ying Yang Twins were both born with physical imperfections. D-Roc has undeveloped fingers on his left hand, while Kaine suffers from a mild form of cerebral palsy that causes him to limp. D-Roc and Kaine were childhood friends and both members say their birth defects connected them in youth and as artists.