How much do celebrities insure their body parts for?
The majority of people have car insurance, house insurance and possibly life insurance, but most of us would think that purchasing body insurance is a complete waste of money. For some celebrities though this is a necessity or they do it because they simply can.
The Queen of Pop, Madonna, insured her breasts for £1.4 million which seems like a bit much when country star Dolly Parton who is known for her breasts only insured each one for £423,000.
Singers are also known for insuring vocal cords as this is the what their careers are based on. In 2012 Adam Lambert insured his cords for £33 million which is shocking when you realize that legendary singer Bruce Springsteen only insured his for £4.23 million.
Legs are extremely important for many celebs such as Lord of the Dance dancer Michael Flatley who insures his for £28.2 million. Former Victoria Secret model Heidi Klum insured her right leg for £850,000 but her left one for only £710,000 as it has a tiny scar. Mariah Carey’s legs were insured in 2006 for £710 million when her legs were the focal point of Gillette’s Legs of a Goddess campaign. And most recently Taylor Swift had hers insured for £28.2 million. Legs are also vital for footballers so Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid have his insured for £101,000 and Beckham for only £49,000.
Some celebrities are known for their large and beautiful smiles which can also be insured. Julia Roberts has a £21,000 insurance policy on her pearly whites while “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera actually had hers insured by Aquafresh for £7 million.
Other body parts that have been insured include professional american footballer Troy Polamalu who had his hair insured by shampoo manufacturer Head and Shoulders for £710,000. Gene Simmons from the iconic band Kiss had his tongue insured for the same amount. And James Bond star Daniel Craig decided to have his entire body insured for £6.7 million as he was doing many of his own stunts for the films.
Who knew that a body part could be so valuable?