7 Weird Celebrity Body Parts

Joaquin Phoenix has a cleft lip to thank for his unique smile

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 5, 2012 10:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Celebrities may look flawless, but the Huffington Post reveals that some of them were born with certain, shall we say, quirks:

  • Taye Diggs: The actor was born with polydactyly; in his case, an extra digit on each of his hands. The fingers were removed surgically.

  • Carrie Underwood: The American Idol star had a third nipple that "looked like a mole," she told the show's judges. She had it removed.
  • Joaquin Phoenix: His distinctive lips are a result of a cleft lip, a common condition in which the two sides of a baby's upper lip do not fuse properly during pregnancy.
Click for the full list, including a heartthrob with webbed feet and an actor whose conjoined twin was attached to his shoulder.

Taye Diggs arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles.
Taye Diggs arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Carrie Underwood walks the red carpet at the American Country Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Carrie Underwood walks the red carpet at the American Country Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton)
Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives at PETA's 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives at PETA's 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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