The policy of celebrities insuring their body parts began about a hundred years ago, led by the first Hollywood stars of the silver screen. Today, everyone from musicians to models to sports players have insured their bodies or parts of them – often for ground-breaking sums which will leave you completely in shock. Many companies have also been jumping into the game as of late, insuring their spokespeople and models to create publicity for the celebrity and the brand.
In this list, we’ve gathered some of the strangest, most bizarre, and (in some cases) downright gross body parts which have been insured by celebrities. While body part insurance policies started out rather tamely, they’ve since taken a turn to the wild side for many of these celebrities. Can you guess what will be the weirdest body part a celebrity has insured? If you guessed the legs, you might be on to something. If you guessed a six-pack, well, we haven’t come across anyone who had their abdominals insured, but it’s probably happened knowing this world. If you start to guess some of the more risqué body parts, now you’re on the right track. Have a laugh with this list of the 25 Most Ridiculous Body Parts Insured by Celebrities.
One of the first people to take out insurance on one of their body parts was famous 1920’s silent film comedian Ben Turpin. The cross-eyed comedian took out a $25,000 policy, payable if his trademark eyes ever uncrossed.
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera had her teeth insured by Aquafresh as part of a charity promotion for a whopping $10 million.
After all the controversy (and notoriety) stirred up by her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance, Miley Cyrus insured her tongue for a million dollars.
One of the most powerful and influential women in music, Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) has her voluptuous booty insured anywhere from $27 million to $300 million.
Country singer Dolly Parton insured her famous 40 DD chest in 1970 for $600,000. That’s worth nearly four million dollars today.