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Famous People with Widow's Peaks

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List of Famous People with Widow's Peaks, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A widow's peak is the point where an individual's hairline makes a “V”, usually in the center of the forehead. The name widow's peak, refers to the point of a widow's hood, and is rumored to be predictor that the individual will become a widow/widower. The criteria of a widow's peak differs in various studies.

Who is the most famous person with a widow's peak? Marilyn Monroe tops our list. The “Some Like It Hot” actress, had a prominent widow's peak in her early work, but reportedly she had electrolysis to remove it when she became more successful. Women with widow's peaks frequently style their hair as to not highlight their hairline. Other famous women with widow's peaks include Blake Lively, Brooke Shields and Kourtney Kardashian.

Several famous men also have widow's peaks. Leonardo DiCaprio has a widow's peak, as does his “Inception” director Christopher Nolan. Men don't have the luxury of styling their hair to either enhance or diminish their widow's peaks. When a celebrity's hairline begins to recede a widow's peak becomes even more prominent as is the case with Jude Law.

Do you think that a widow's peak makes a celebrity more attractive? Do you think these Hollywood stars should have opted for windows peak removal? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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