These stars use their scars to inspire others


Padma Lakshmi

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The Top Chef host was also very conscious about the 7-inch scar running up her right arm. She was in a car accident when she was 14 and the scar even stopped her from pursuing a modeling career.

Lakshmi finally embraced the scar and in 2001 wrote in Vogue that “I love my scar. It is so much a part of me.”


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One of the most recognizable things about Seal is his facial scars. There have been tons of rumors about everything from tribal scars to being attacked by wolves, but they’re actually from a specific type of lupus.

The disease can cause skin inflammation, scarring, and even hair loss. Seal is now in remission from lupus but admits he learned to love the scars.

Tina Fey

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It’s usually well hidden under her red carpet makeup, but if you look closely you can see a long, thin scar across Fey’s face. The scar is thanks to a still-unknown attacker that violently slashed her face while she was playing in the front yard as a child.

Fey was actually never embarrassed of the scar until she made it big in Hollywood and had to become more aware of which side of her face to “flaunt.”

Many people remember the horrific crime that left one artist’s stomach covered in surgery scars.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Zeta-Jones would not be alive if it wasn’t for the tracheotomy surgery she had which resulted in her distinctive neck scar. The operation is done when a child has breathing problems and the doctor needs to make an emergency airway for the lungs.

Zeta-Jones was initially timid of her scar when she broke into Hollywood, but she knows she wouldn’t even be alive today without it.

Harrison Ford

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For as long as we’ve seen Ford on the silver screen, he’s had a distinctive scar on his chin. It came from a car accident where he hit a telephone pole near Laguna Beach, California.

The accident was traumatic, but helped establish the “rugged and handsome” look the star would use to his advantage for roles like Han Solo and Indiana Jones.

Andy Warhol

The legendary artist has an abdomen covered in scars thanks to an attempt on his life. On June 3, 1968, Warhol was shot in his studio. The surgery that saved his life left him with notable scars and changed his life completely.

He had to wear a surgical corset, often shows the scars off in photoshoots, and even said the experience made him wake up and live life again.

Many fans of the royal coming up had no idea about her scar until she changed up her hairdo.

Sarah Hyland

Hyland has been in the spotlight since 2009 when she landed the role of Haley on Modern Family. She’s used her platform to bring awareness to her health problems and scars. In 2012, she had to have a kidney transplant which left her with a scar along her lower abdomen.

She even frequently hashtags her Instagram photos #showyourscars to encourage others to flaunt them, not hide them.

Ariel Winter

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Another Modern Family star that has been in the spotlight since a young age has had to deal with a lot of backlash for showing off her scars. Winter underwent a breast reduction surgery when she was 17 years old and has never been afraid to show off the scars.

One year after the surgery, she purposely walked the red carpet at the SAG awards with a dress that wouldn’t hide her scars.

Kate Middleton


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The Duchess of Cambridge usually wears her hair down in those iconic bouncy waves, but she has been pulling her hair back and showing off her scar more and more. The scar runs along the left side of her head underneath her hairline.

Middleton announced the scar was “related to a childhood operation” but didn’t elaborate. Maybe motherhood and life in the limelight have inspired her to proudly show off her scars.

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