health 18 Celebrities Who Have Had Hysterectomies  

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For whatever reason, we look to celebrities as examples and role models. We watch their every move and the gossip blogs keep us up to date on every choice they make. One such private decision some celebrities have publicly undertaken, is whether or not to get a hysterectomy, and the celebrities on this list have all undergone the procedure. 

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, and sometimes also involves the removal of the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, when necessary. It is done as a cancer treatment or preventative action, or for birth control. It's also an extremely common procedure, with over 600,000 performed in 2003 in the United States alone. These celebrities each had their own reason for having a hysterectomy, whether for birth control, or other medical reasons. Which celebrities have had a hysterectomy? 

People as famous as Angelina Jolie and Cher have had hysterectomies for a variety of reasons. Other celebrity actors who had hysterectomies include Elizabeth Taylor and Doris Day. Read through the list below to find out which other celebrities have had
 a partial or full hysterectomy.


Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Celebrities Who Have Had Hysterectomies
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In 2014, Angelina Jolie announced her plans to undergo a hysterectomy because she has a defective gene that increases her odds of developing cancer.  She is reportedly freezing her eggs so that she and her partner Brad Pitt can have more children via a surrogate.


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Age: 41

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt

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Chaz Bono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Celebrities Who Have Had Hysterectomies
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In 2005, Chaz Bono, then known as Chastity, underwent an emergency hysterectomy due to endometriosis.


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Age: 48

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Author, Writer

Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Fit Club, Becoming Chaz, Fronterz, Cher

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Fran Drescher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Celebrities Who Have Had Hysterectomies
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In 2000, "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher was diagnosed with uterine cancer.  She underwent a hysterectomy and she is now cancer free.  She started the non-profit organization the Cancer Schmancer Movement after her experience.

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Kew Gardens, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: The Nanny, Hotel Transylvania, The Beautician and the Beast, This Is Spinal Tap

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 18 Celebrities Who Have Had Hysterectomies
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At age 36, Elizabeth Taylor underwent an emergency hysterectomy.  She also suffered from severe back pain in her late-30s.

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Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun

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#10 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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