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.
Widely known for his distinctive voice, 20-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen insured his voice in the 1980’s. Today, it’s worth over $30 million.
If anyone is known for their tongue, it’s KISS frontman Gene Simmons. The rocker had his super-long tongue insured for $1 million so KISS fans wouldn’t have to worry about him losing the trademark.
Famous Australian cricket player Merv Hughes was even better-known for his famous handlebar mustache. The player took out a $317,000 policy on his tuft of facial hair.
It’s rumored that Madonna sought a $12 million insurance policy on her bust. After examination, the insurance company only agreed to pay out two million.
Known as one of the greatest actresses in film and television history, Bette Davis was the first woman to win the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Famous for her tiny waist, she had it insured against weight gain for $28,000 (over $400,000 today).