In Nigeria, the policy of celebrities insuring their body parts might be strange, but in America and Europe, body parts insurance started decades years ago. It was led by the first Hollywood stars of the silver screen.
In this list, we have put together gross body parts which have been insured by celebrities.
Here are the stars who have insured their famous body parts…
Heidi Klum, ex-Victoria’s Secret model, who was once married to Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel popularly known as Seal, insured each of her legs for $2 million. She flaunts her well-toned pins at every opportunity.
Mariah Carey realised the value of her legs after she became the face of shaving company Gillette. She ultimately decided to get them insured for a whopping $1 billion.
Ex Real Madrid footballer star, Cristiano Ronaldo also known as CR7 got his legs insured for $144 million.
Rihanna, the Love The Way You Lie crooner insured her long legs for $1 million.
David Beckham, the English former professional footballer and co-owner of Salford City insured his legs for $70 million during the height of his success.
Lord of the Dance and famous Riverdance performer Michael Flatley insured his trademark tapping legs for $39 million.
Betty Grable, an actress in the 1940s insured her trademark legs for $1,000,000.
Jennifer Lopez, actress and singer insured her buttocks for $27 million.
Kylie Minogue is reported to have insured her shapely buttocks for $5 million.
James Bond actor, Daniel Craig got his body insured for $9.5 million while shooting Quantum of Solace since he had to perform several dangerous stunts.
Smile and teeth insurance
Pretty Woman actress, Julia Roberts who was considered one of the highest-paid actresses in the world didnt want her dazzling smile to fade, so, the Oscar winner insured her teeth for $30 million.
Ugly Betty actress, America Ferrera got her smile insured for $10 million after she became a face of toothpaste brand Aquafresh.
Dolly Parton’s 40DD breasts were first insured in the 1970s for $600,000.
Madonna has had her breasts insured for $2 million.
Former Playboy Playmate Holly Madison took out an insurance policy worth $1 million on her breasts.
Bruce Springsteen insured his voice with Lloyd’s of London for a cool $6 million.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had his hands insured for $1.6 million though, some sources claim the amount was just for his left hands middle finger.
David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth, the lead singer of Van Halen, obviously thought of his sperm as his biggest asset and got it insured for over $1 million.
The actress is a firm believer in extra-terrestrial life and took out a $25,000,000 policy to protect herself against any losses arising from alien abduction.
Tongue and taste bud insurance
After all the controversy stirred up by her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance, Miley Cyrus insured her tongue for a million dollars.
If anyone is known for their tongue, its KISS frontman Gene Simmons. The rocker had his super-long tongue insured for $1 million so KISS fans wouldnt have to worry about him losing the trademark.
Egon Ronay & Ilja Gort
Ilja GortEgon Ronay
Hungarian-British food critic Egon Ronay insured his useful taste buds for $400, 000. Similarly, famous Bordeaux wine maker Ilja Gort insured his nose for a jaw-dropping five million euros.
Angela Mount & Gennaro Pelliccia
Angela MountGennaro Pelliccia
Wine expert Angela Mount was so good at her job that her employer took out an insurance policy of $16 million for her taste buds. Costa Coffee took out a $15 million insurance policy on its chief taste taster Gennaro Pelliccias taste buds.
Hair and facial hair insurance
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.
A spokesman for Head & Shoulders, former Pittsburgh Steelers player Troy Polamalu is known for his three feet of curly black hair. The shampoo company wanted to keep his luscious locks safe by insuring them for a million bucks.
British icon Tom Jones is so well-known for his unbuttoned shirts that he insured his chest hair for a staggering seven million dollars.
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).
The actor Jimmy Durante insured his famous schnoz under a LLoyd’s policy for $140,000.
Author: Chinyere Okoroafor