No matter who you are, you probably have one defining quality that you’re proud of. Maybe it’s your smile, or maybe you have really nice eyebrows. Now imagine if you made your living from having nice eyebrows - you’d probably want some assurance that if you lost your eyebrows in a grease fire, you’d still be able to pay your rent. That’s exactly what these celebrities have done. Celebrity insurance isn’t a new thing, either - it’s a practice that goes back to at least 1915, when Charlie Chaplin insured his twinkle toes. To find out which other celebrities insured their bodies, just keep reading.
Which celebrity do you think went overboard with their insurance? And who do you think should take out even more insurance than they already have? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Everyone loves Dolly Parton - whether you loved her in 9 to 5, or you sing "Jolene" every time you do karaoke, it's impossible not to like this southern belle. But let's not beat around the bush, people all over the world are mesmerized by "the girls," Parton's 40DDD breasts. Just to be sure that nothing bad happens to them, she had them insured for $600,000.
Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, + more
Credits: The Porter Wagoner Show, Transamerica, Moulin Rouge!, Sweet Home Alabama
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In 1915 Chaplin had his dancin' feet insured for $150,000 (that's $3,553,381.19 with inflation). At the time, Chaplain said, "I think $150,000 is a very small amount for the loss of both feet."
Age: Died at 88 (1889-1977)
Birthplace: Walworth, United Kingdom
Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more
Credits: The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator
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When speaking with Forbes, Keef told the business magazine "These [his hands] are my business," which is probably why he insured them for $1.6 million. That, or he's gotten really into making shadow puppets lately.
Birthplace: Dartford, United Kingdom
Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
Credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Departed, Goodfellas, V for Vendetta
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When the star of Ugly Betty became a spokesperson for Crest in 2007, the company insured her smile for $10 million. In a statement made on Lloyd's of London's website, Ferrera said, "It's very flattering to have my smile insured for $10 million, it's not something that I ever imagined happening. I'll try my hardest to take care of it."
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Ugly Betty, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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