This list of celebrities with cleft lips is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A cleft lip is a deformity caused by abnormal development while a fetus is still in the womb. An individual with a cleft lip has a gap that interrupts the normal structure of a lip. A cleft lip is often accompanied by a cleft palate, a gap that connects the mouth directly to the nasal cavity.
Who is the most famous person with a cleft lip? Joaquin Phoenix tops this list. The Walk the Line star was born with a microform cleft lip, which made it appear as if he has a scar on his upper lip. Many people thought that Phoenix got the scar after undergoing surgery to repair a cleft lip, but this is not the case. Other actors with a cleft lip include Natural Born Killers actor Stacy Keach, From Dusk Till Dawn actor Cheech Marin, and Only God Forgives actor Tom Burke.
Politician Jesse Jackson was born with a cleft lip (sometimes called a harelip), but it is hard to spot under his signature mustache. Jackson rarely speaks publicly about his cleft. Other famous people born with a cleft lip include NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning, broadcaster Tom Brokaw, and gun-slinger Doc Holiday.
Do you think that having a cleft lip helped these people to succeed in their given careers?
- Newsman Tom Brokaw was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate that have been fixed by surgery.
- Age: 80
- Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, USA
- Profession: Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer, Presenter
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public DomainPhotos suggest that gunslinger Doc Holliday was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.
- Age: Dec. at 36 (1851-1887)
- Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia
- Profession: Gunfighter, Dentist
- Photo: Union20 / Wikimedia Commons / Public DomainExonMobile CEO Lee Raymond was born with a cleft lip.
- Age: 82
- Birthplace: South Dakota
- Profession: Businessperson, Engineer
- Stacy Keach was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. He now advocates for the cause.
- Age: 79
- Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
- Alternative Name: Stacey Keach, Stacy Keach
- Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting