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List of celebrities with scoliosis, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Scoliosis is a condition in which an individual's spine is curved into an “S” or a “?” rather than being straight. Scoliosis is usually diagnosed in children and adolescents. It can be treated with physical therapy, surgery, bracing, stretching and exercise.

Who is the most famous person who has scoliosis? Sarah Michelle Gellar tops our list. The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was growing up and she still suffers from the condition. Gellar runs on a treadmill and does Pilates to help alleviate the symptoms of scoliosis. Other famous actresses with scoliosis include “Kill Bill” star Daryl Hannah, “American Psycho” actress Chloe Sevigny and “Enlightened” star Laura Dern.

Just because an individual has scoliosis, doesn't mean that they can't participate in sports. Several Olympians and other athletes have been diagnosed with scoliosis including Janet Evans, Maritza Carreia and Usain Bolt. Tennis star James Blake also has the condition. Other stars with scoliosis include Sex Pistols front man Johnny Lydon, General Douglas McArthur and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Would you have surgery to treat scoliosis or would you look in to alternative treatments? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 32 Famous People with Scoliosis
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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar runs on a treadmill and does Pilates to help her scoliosis.


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Age: 39

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

Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, The Grudge, I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Usain Bolt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 32 Famous People with Scoliosis
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Runner Usain Bolt was born with scoliosis.


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Age: 30

Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Profession: Track and field athlete

Credits: Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive, Infinite Challenge, The Big Fat Quiz of the Yea, London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music

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Rebecca Romijn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 32 Famous People with Scoliosis
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Rebecca Romijn was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 13.


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Age: 44

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Fashion Model, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: X-Men 2, X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, Femme Fatale

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 32 Famous People with Scoliosis
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor was born with scoliosis.


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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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