Famous People With Extra Fingers And Toes
People with extra fingers and toes have something that is known as Polydactylism, which means “many fingers”. It is a mutation that rarely occurs, and, even then, is often without bones or joints. While most people don’t have this condition, it has occurred in a few famous people throughout history. Many of you may remember Count Rugen (played by Christopher Guest) in the “Princess Bride” (1987) was known as the six-fingered man. Although, not portrayed in the movie, Thomas Harris’ character, Hannibal Lector, is also supposed to have an extra finger. The following people aren’t fictional characters, though. They are real-life celebrities with extra fingers or toes - or both!
Kate Hudson is the daughter of Goldie Hawn. She is also an actress and singer with a sixth toe on her right foot. The extra phalange is next to her little toe on that foot, making it hardly noticeable. This award winning actress has appeared in such hit movies as Almost Famous (2000), The Skeleton Key (2004), and How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days (2003).
Who doesn’t know Halle Berry? She’s an Oscar-winning actress and model. She is the only woman of African-American descent to win that coveted Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Monster’s Ball with Billy Bob Thornton. What you may not know about this lovely actress is that she has six toes on her right foot. She hides it well, but pictures have come out showing this flaw.
James Bond Girl (Quantum of Silence) and Clash of the Titans actress, Gemma is a British actress who was born with six fingers and a crumpled ear. Her parents had it removed when she was a child and had her ear fixed. Today, you would never know she had a problem.
This major league baseball pitcher, who threw for the several ball clubs between 1997-2007, including: the Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, and Philadelphia Phillies was born with six fingers on each hand. Alfonseca claimed that the additional, stubby fingers didn’t affect his pitching because they didn’t touch the ball. He also had an extra digit on each foot. His grandfather had the same condition. While playing baseball, he was known by El Pulpo (“The Octopus”).
The second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Anne was responsible for Henry VIII creating the Church of England and breaking away from Catholicism. After Anne was unable to give Henry a son, he had her executed on the grounds of her six fingers, high treason, adultery, and witchcraft. The real reason: Henry was dating Jane Seymour.
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