List of celebrities with scoliosis, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Scoliosis is a condition in which an individual’s spine is curved into an “S” or a “?” rather than being straight. Scoliosis is usually diagnosed in children and adolescents. It can be treated with physical therapy, surgery, bracing, stretching and exercise.
Who is the most famous person who has scoliosis? Sarah Michelle Gellar tops our list. The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was growing up and she still suffers from the condition. Gellar runs on a treadmill and does Pilates to help alleviate the symptoms of scoliosis. Other famous actresses with scoliosis include “Kill Bill” star Daryl Hannah, “American Psycho” actress Chloe Sevigny and “Enlightened” star Laura Dern.
Just because an individual has scoliosis, doesn’t mean that they can’t participate in sports. Several Olympians and other athletes have been diagnosed with scoliosis including Janet Evans, Maritza Carreia and Usain Bolt. Tennis star James Blake also has the condition. Other stars with scoliosis include Sex Pistols front man Johnny Lydon, General Douglas McArthur and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Eugenie of York had surgery at the age of 12 to correct the curvature of her spine due to scoliosis.
When she got married, she opted for a dress that exposed her back and her scar, saying, “I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday [at her wedding], but it’s a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Sarah Michelle Gellar runs on a treadmill and does Pilates to help her scoliosis.
Runner Usain Bolt was born with scoliosis.
Rebecca Romijn was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 13.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor was born with scoliosis.
Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain had severe back pain accompany his scoliosis.
“Descendants” actress Shailene Woodley wore a back brace for two years to treat her scoliosis.
“Boys Don’t Cry” actress Chloe Sevigny was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child and does yoga to help the condition.
“Kill Bill” actress Daryl Hannah has scoliosis.
Actress/singer Liza Minnelli has scoliosis and two false hips.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma had surgery to correct his scoliosis when he was 25.
“Blue Velvet” actress Laura Dern has successfully reversed her scoliosis by using a variety of alternative treatments.
Actress Linda Blair developed scoliosis after injuring her back filming “The Exorcist.”
Actress Rene Russo had to wear a back brace when she was in junior high in order to treat her scoliosis.
Actress Vanessa Williams had to have a spinal fusion to correct her scoliosis.
General Douglas MacArthur improved his scoliosis by doing stretches and exercises.
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon
Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12.
Like her “Blue Velvet” co-star Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini was diagnosed with scoliosis.
Writer/director Sarah Polley had surgery to treat her scoliosis.
In an interview with Seventeen, actress Kristin Kreuk says that she had to quit gymnastics when she was a teen because she had scoliosis.
Tennis star James Blake wore a back brace in high school to treat his scoliosis. He also did ab and back exercises to stay strong.
Sex Pistols front man John Lydon developed a hunch back because of his scoliosis.
Actress JoBeth Williams was diagnosed with scoliosis.
Olympian Janet Evans was diagnosed with scoliosis.
Swimmer Maritza Correia was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 6 years old. She got into swimming as a from of therapy.
TV host Sophie Falkiner wore a back brace for two years to treat her scoliosis. She also had back surgery when she was 21.
Actress Ashley Argota wears a back brace to treat her scoliosis.
Singer Jessica Andrews had back surgery to fix her scoliosis.
Actress Lisa Howard was diagnosed with scoliosis.
Billiards superstar Jeanette Lee was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12.