23 Celebrities Who Make Bowlegs Look Chic

Just because you are famous doesn’t mean you don’t have body insecurities. Just ask supermodel Kate Moss - she avoids any outfits that hit mid-calf, because she doesn’t want to emphasize her bowlegs. So what exactly are bowlegs, or “genu varum”?

They are a condition in which the legs curve outward at the knees. When someone with bowlegs stands toes pointing forward, their ankles may touch, but their knees will not. It is normal for babies and toddlers under three to be bowlegged. 

While Moss likes to hide hers, Idris Elba has come to love his bowlegs. They were even mentioned as one of the (many) reasons he was named People’s “Sexiest Man of the Year” in 2018. Remy Ma and Teyana Taylor are two female stars who also have the condition.

Scroll on to see even more stunning stars with bowlegs. 


  • Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups in history. Their hiatus saw the release of her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and earned her five Grammy Awards. The album also featured the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". Following the break-up of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second ...more
  • When Idris Elba was named “People's Sexiest Man Alive” in 2018, one of the reasons given was, “his cute bowlegs.”

    Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.Elba appeared in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrayed Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as ...more
  • Christina Aguilera
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    Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Aguilera ranked at number 58 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008, and was included on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. With estimated sales of 75 million records, she is one of the world's best-selling music artists. Born in Staten Island of New York City and raised in Pennsylvania, Aguilera appeared on television shows in her early years before gaining a recording contract with RCA Records ...more
  • Eva Marcille Sterling (née, Pigford; born October 30, 1984) is an American actress, fashion model and television personality. She started her career by winning the third cycle of America's Next Top Model. She was previously credited by her birth name Eva Pigford.
  • Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress. Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster's Ball (2001), becoming to date the only woman of African American descent to have won the award.Before becoming an actress, Berry was a model and entered several beauty contests, finishing as the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and coming in sixth in the Miss World 1986. Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in films, such as the family comedy The Flintstones (1994), the political comedy-drama Bulworth (1998) and the ...more
  • Solange Piaget Knowles (; born June 24, 1986), also known mononymously as Solange, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints as a backup dancer for Destiny's Child, which featured among the members her sister, before signing with her father Mathew Knowles's Music World Entertainment label. At age 16, Knowles released her first studio album Solo Star (2002). Between 2005 and 2007, Knowles had several minor acting roles, including the direct-to-video Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and continued writing music for her older sister Beyoncé Knowles and for former Destiny's Child group ...more