As imperfect as humans are, the need to create Gods amongst us, is as old as humanity itself. We organise ourselves into social groups creating a hierarchy where we bequeath special powers on to the leader, forgetting or ignoring, that they are human too. There is a myth that a Spanish king spoke with a lisp, instead of ridiculing him as thye would to any commoner, the population borrowed the speech defect and it became fashionable before settling into the language.
The masses hero-worship celebrities today, and see their movie personas as proof of their art and talent, their impeccable style and their rehearsed lines, enable them to stand out from the great unwashed. Yet, we are fools, as these people are no different from us and are as vulnerable to human flaws as the rest of us.
Read on to meet some celebrities from on high who are as human as we are.
1. Tina Fey – Facial scar
Comedy writer and actress, Tina Fey, has a faint scar under her lip reaching up to her lower cheek. the scar is the result of a horrific attack. When she was 5 years old she was playing in her front yard when a stranger pulled a knife on her. Luckily she survived the attack and hasn’t let it control her life, though she does prefer to be filmed from the right.
2. Megan Fox – Misshapen thumbs
Not only is Megan a star on the screen she is also a star at hiding her brachydactyly, a condition which causes misshapen and short wide nails on the thumbs.
3. Denzel Washington – Misshapen finger
Washington snapped his little finger while playing basketball as a child. It was never set correctly, so it healed in an awkward position, pointing away from his hand.
4. Joaquin Phoenix – Facial scar
Phoenix was born with his signature scar above his lip, which is a mild form of cleft palate.