A gorgeous smile is a must in Hollywood, but some A-listers prefer their teeth to be unique, instead of straightening them or getting veneers. Discover the biggest celebrities who won’t fix their teeth and find out what the reasoning is.
While some celebs are proud of their gap teeth, others aren’t bothered by a little snaggletooth and decided to keep their smile unique, instead of conforming to the mainstream definition of perfect teeth.
Probably the most famous gap toothed celebrity in the world, Madonna has refused to conform to universal beauty standards, at least when it comes to her teeth. The Queen of Pop did get her iconic mole removed, but when it comes to her smile, she’s one of the celebrities who won’t fix their teeth.
Singer turned actress Jewel got a part in the Civil War movie “Ride With the Devil” specifically because of her snaggletooth. “I got the job because I was the only actress in Hollywood who hadn’t gotten her teeth fixed!” she told Health Magazine. For other parts, she ended up wearing dentures, but kept her teeth natural in real life.
The “True Blood” actress is also one of the celebrities who won’t fix their teeth. Paquin decided to keep the gap between her front teeth for similar reasons. “I think anyone is as critical as they have the energy to self-obsess, but I also know as an actress you are more limited if you interfere with your looks,” she explained to Zooey magazine.
The comedian and “Funny or Die” founder has also avoided wearing braces or getting dental surgery to fix his teeth. While everything seems fine with his upper teeth, his bottom chompers are surprisingly crooked.
Some celebrities who won’t fix their teeth simply come from cultures where uniformity isn’t that important. Model and singer Vanessa Paradis decided to keep the gap in her front teeth, which is surprisingly wide. Johnny Depp didn’t have any objections and the two were together for 14 years and have 2 kids together.
Known for his great work as a character actor, Steve Buscemi also considers his crooked teeth a big part of his unique charm. The “Boardwalk Empire” star claims that while dentists offer to “help” him out, he always refuses, for the sake of his career.
One of the most vocal celebrities who won’t fix their teeth, Kirsten Dunst has battled depression, but she never let her teeth affect her self-esteem. “I love my snaggle fangs. They give me character and character is sexy,” she explained for the British edition of Elle magazine.
English comedian Ricky Gervais was confronted with stereotypes about British teeth when an American interviewer assumed he was wearing false teeth. “He was horrified that I could have such horrible real teeth. It’s like the biggest difference between the Brits and the Americans, they are obsessed with perfect teeth,” he told BBC News.
Thinking that her subtle snaggletooth is part of her charm, Keira Knightley is also one of the celebrities who won’t fix their teeth. The small dental imperfection gives her a tomboy charm that has helped her big screen performances more than once.
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Definitely not a fan of cosmetic enhancements, British singer Seal is proud of both his scars (caused by lupus) and his gap toothed smile. Heidi Klum, one of the biggest models in the world, was certainly charmed by the singer, and the two stayed together for 7 years.
Dutch model Lara Stone isn’t just one of the celebrities who won’t fix their teeth, she also managed to change minds in the fashion world about the importance of perfectly uniform teeth. Her cute gap actually helped her become the latest fashion It Girl in 2009 and her career is still going strong.
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The “Mad Men” actress is one of the most controversial characters on the show, in part because of her unique teeth. The Canadian-born actress actually got the job in the hit AMC show because of her teeth gap, which helped her stand out from the pack of actresses with perfect pearly whites.