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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?

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Tom Brokaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Celebrities Born With Cleft Lips
Photo: Chad J. McNeeley, U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Newsman Tom Brokaw was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate that have been fixed by surgery.

Age: 79

Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer, Presenter

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Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Celebrities Born With Cleft Lips
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Photos suggest that gunslinger Doc Holliday was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

Age: Dec. at 36 (1851-1887)

Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Gunfighter, Dentist

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Lee R Raymond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Celebrities Born With Cleft Lips
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ExonMobile CEO Lee Raymond was born with a cleft lip.

Age: 80

Birthplace: South Dakota, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Engineer

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Stacy Keach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Celebrities Born With Cleft Lips
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Stacy Keach was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. He now advocates for the cause.

Age: 77

Birthplace: Georgia, Savannah, USA

Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

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