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
Taye Diggs arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(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.
 

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