25 Celebrities Born With Cleft Lips

This list of  with cleft lips is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A cleft lip is a deformity caused by abnormal development while a fetus is still in the womb. An individual with a cleft lip has a gap that interrupts the normal structure of a lip. A cleft lip is often accompanied by a cleft palate, a gap that connects the mouth directly to the nasal cavity.

Who is the most famous person with a cleft lip? Joaquin Phoenix tops this list. The Walk the Line star was born with a microform cleft lip, which made it appear as if he has a scar on his upper lip. Many people thought that Phoenix got the scar after undergoing surgery to repair a cleft lip, but this is not the case. Other actors with a cleft lip include Natural Born Killers actor Stacy Keach, From Dusk Till Dawn actor Cheech Marin, and Only God Forgives actor Tom Burke.

Politician Jesse Jackson was born with a cleft lip (sometimes called a harelip), but it is hard to spot under his signature mustache. Jackson rarely speaks publicly about his cleft. Other famous people born with a cleft lip include NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning, broadcaster Tom Brokaw, and gun-slinger Doc Holiday.

Do you think that having a cleft lip helped these people to succeed in their given careers?

Joaquin Phoenix

Actor Joaquin Phoenix has a microform cleft lip that looks like a scar.

Jesse Jackson

Politician Jesse Jackson was born with a cleft lip.

Peyton Manning

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning was born with a cleft lip.

Cheech Marin

Cheech and Chong actor Cheech Marin was born with a cleft lip and had it repaired by surgery.

Tom Brokaw

Newsman Tom Brokaw was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate that have been fixed by surgery.

Doc Holliday

Photos suggest that gunslinger Doc Holliday was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

Lee R Raymond

ExonMobile CEO Lee Raymond was born with a cleft lip.

Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. He now advocates for the cause.

J├╝rgen Habermas

Philosopher Jurgen Habermas was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

Tutankhamun

Scientists believe that King Tut had a cleft palate, which also suggest that he may have had a cleft lip.

Jos├ę Ferrer

Actor Jose Ferrer was born with a cleft lip and cleft soft palate, but had it repaired by surgery before he was a year old.

Geoff Plant

Politician Geoff Plant was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate and has had surgeries to fix them.

Jason Robards

Actor Jason Robards was born with a cleft lip.

Thomas Robert Malthus

Theorist Thomas Malthus had a cleft lip and cleft palate.

Tad Lincoln

Abraham LincolnÔÇÖs son Tad was born with a cleft lip.

Tom Burke

Actor Thomas Burke was born with a cleft lip.

Tim Lott

Author Tim Lott was born with a cleft lip.

Michael Helm

Cities of Refuge author Michael Helm was born with a cleft lip.

Carmit Bachar

Pussycat Dolls singer Carmit Bachar was born with a cleft lip.

Nikki Payne

Comedian Nikki Payne was born with a cleft palate that makes her talk with a lisp.

Richard Hawley

British guitarist Richard Hawley was born with a cleft palate and a slight cleft lip.

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Soccer star Ljubo Milicevic was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

Louis Wain

Artist Louis Wain was born with a cleft lip.

Rita MacNeil

Singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

Wendy Harmer

Author and comedian Wendy Harmer was born with a cleft lip.

Joe Mele

Actor Joe Mele was born with a cleft lip.

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