In the world of Hollywood, where cosmetic surgery is so often sought after, it is hard to believe that any celebrities live day to day lives with physical deformities. Scars are common in every day life but we figured that most celebs would visit a place like Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery to take care of their scar removal. That isn’t the case for the following 10 celebrities. We found ten A-List actors and entertainers with incredible and unusual scars, a few with equally intense stories to match them. Keep on reading to find out how these stars got their scars.
Catherine Zeta-Jones may not need scar laser treatment for her injury, but it is still visible for the hawk eyed viewer. As a kid Jones was hit with a virus that caused her to suffer from difficulty breathing. Doctors were forced to perform surgery and a scar was left in its place. It would be an easy scar to get rid of, but Catherine prefers to keep it as a daily reminder that she survived.
Kaley Cuoco is one part of the most successful on air ensemble casts on television today. Cuoco rose to true fame for her role as the sorta daft waitress Penny in The Big Bang Theory. With her killer good looks it was only a matter of time before she became famous on another level. That fame, however, helped to reveal one of the few physical ‘flaws’ the blond actress actually has: a large scar on the lower part of her left leg. Cuoco loves riding horses and she has a ton of experience in the field. However, even she couldn’t avoid falling off of her horse. Before Cuoco was able to get off the ground the horse had backed up, stepping on her leg. Doctors were convinced that they might need to amputate but that thankfully never happened.
Michael K. Williams
Mr. Michael K. Williams is one of the hardest working actors on HBO. The television and film star has been seen on such legendary productions as The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and even The Sopranos. Known for his natural delivery and screen stealing physicality, Williams has turned into one of televisions most underrated actors. Of course, it is impossible to miss the gigantic scar that frames from his eye to his chin in dramatic fashion. The scar was earned when Williams was 25 in a big fight at a bar. Williams was sliced down his face and on his neck with a razor and he nearly died. However, Michael never let the physical deformity slow him down and he instead imbued it into his work as an actor. He has made his scar his signature and it has gotten him tons of great work as a result, including a photography session with famed artits David LaChapelle.
Harrison Ford may be one of the most dashing action heroes to grace our favorite franchises, but he isn’t without his flaws (flying ability withstanding). If you manage to tear your eyes away from Ford’s own twinkling eyes, you will notice a small scar on Ford’s chin. The scar has been explained away in almost every film he has been a part of. In Indiana Jones it came from reportedly playing with a whip as a child, so on and so forth. In real life Ford got the scar in a minor car accident.
Tina Fey is possibly the funniest woman alive, perhaps tied with her former co-worker Amy Poehler. Fey rose to prominence for her work on Saturday Night Live before she parlayed that into a role on the hit television series, 30 Rock. For almost a decade Fey helped hold down the famed show and over that span she gained many, many fans. Though Fey is clasically beautiful, with big eyes and gorgeous hair, one can’t help but notice the small scar that lines her lower lip. The origin of Tina Fey’s trademark facial scar is as scary as the actress is funny. Apparently when Tina was a child a random stranger came to her house. The stranger attacked Fey with a blade, leaving the scar that we are now familiar with. The attacker was never found and Tina does everything she can to make the scar as invisible as possible.
Jonah Hill is one funny dude but he is also one heck of an actor. Hill rose to fame due to his hilarious turn in the film Superbad but it wasn’t long before he was becoming one of Hollywood’s best. Hill got Oscar love for his work on Moneyball before helping to anchor a hit franchise in 21 Jump Street. Through these different films Hill has lost and gained and then lost weight again. The one consistent part of his physical body has been the gigantic scar on his elbow. The scar, which makes Hill’s arm look almost sewed on, occurred in a terrible accident as a 15 year old. Hill, who was having trouble coping with his mothers sickness, turned to drugs and partying. After one wild night Hill’s friend was driving home when their car flipped over, skidding across the road with Hills arm pinned underneath it. The arm was almost amputated. Hill vowed, while in the hospital, to never let his parents down again.
It is hard not to notice the scars that adorn Tommy Flanagan’s cheeks. Known for his work on projects such as Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and the TV show Sons of Anarchy, Flanagan has become a stalwart member of Hollywood. His noted scars, which run the length of both cheeks, came after an intense bar fight back in Scotland. A group of people attacked Tommy and tried to rob him. Flanagan fought back and was left with what we call a ‘Glasgow Smile’. Flanagan almost died.
Andy Warhol may be one of pop cultures most recognizable artists, at least in the world of fine art, but he was also almost killed for his work. Warhol had been given a script by a woman named Valerie Solanas. Warhol misplaced the script when Valeria had come to retrieve it and she ended up pulling out a gun and shooting Warhol. Andy barely survived the attack and was forced to wear a surgical corset. Warhol’s chest is covered in scars from the attack.
If you are a food lover than you probably are aware of Padma Lakshmi and the vicious scar on her right arm. The former host of Top Chef, survived a car accident back in 1984 when she was only 14 years old. Her right arm ended up shattered while her hip was fractured. The corresponding surgery on her arm left a seven inch scar that is impossible to miss, especially on television.
50 Cent became one of the biggest rappers in the 2000’s thanks to his hook driven work on songs like ‘Candy Shop’. Though his songs hit the pop charts, 50 Cent’s life was anything but easy in the early going. 50, or Curtis Jackson, was famously shot multiple times as a troubled youth and those wounds left their market. 50 Cent has a notable scar on his cheek that was the result of one of those shootings. It’s a miracle that the artist survived.