How 7 Celebs Got Their Famous Scars Car crashes, horseback riding accidents, and tag, oh my By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Dec 26, 2014 9:32 AM CST 2 comments Comments This Oct. 28, 2013 file photo shows Harrison Ford at the LA Premiere of "Ender's Game" in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) (Newser) – Ever wondered how a famous actor or actress got their famous scar? The New York Post rounds up 14 stories-behind-the-scars: Tina Fey was just 5 when a stranger approached her in her front yard and cut her left cheek with a knife, leaving her with a visible scar. Harrison Ford crashed his car into a telephone pole in 1964, slamming his face into the steering wheel and walking away with a permanent chin scar. Sharon Stone was riding a horse as a kid when she ran into a taut cord and sliced her neck. The resulting scar is allegedly one of the biggest that's typically concealed in publicity photos, and it even once had its own website. Jonah Hill almost had his arm amputated after a car accident when he was 15. In the end, though, he was left with just a bad scar on his right elbow. Luke Perry ran into a soda machine at a bowling alley when he was a child, and ended up with a scar on his right eyebrow. Queen Latifah also got her scar, a 2-incher on her forehead, as a child. In her case, she was playing tag. "I’d never cover it up," she once said. "It gives my face character." Catherine Zeta-Jones feels the same way about the scar at the base of her throat, a leftover from a tracheotomy that saved her life when she was a baby. "Makeup artists are always trying to cover it up, but I don’t want to hide it," she once explained. "I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t have this scar." Click for the complete list.