While most people get insurance for their homes or cars, our favorite celebs are more concerned about protecting their precious money-makers. From tongues to fingers, find out which body parts these stars value most.
Kylie Minogue’s Bum
You may have thought Kylie Minogue's biggest asset was her voice, but it turns out the singer insured her butt for a reported $5 million! Thanks to those gold shorts in the Spinning Around music video, her bottom became quite a treasure.
Despite this bold move, Minogue remained grounded regarding her looks. She said, “I really don’t know what all the fuss is about.” After all, celebrities do this daily. She continued, “It’s all smoke and mirrors. I get a lot of help to look like that in my videos.” And it’s all worth it.
Miley Cyrus’s Tongue
Over the years, we have seen many pictures of Cyrus with her tongue out. But who would have guessed the value of this precious asset? Well, her insurance put it at a whopping $1 million. With an estimated net worth of $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, this number isn't too surprising.
The question is, what is the reason behind the tongue-out pose? Miley had a clarification. She said, “I didn’t know what to do with my face [in pictures].” She further explained, “So I stuck my tongue out, and it became a rebellious, punk rock thing.” Today, it’s undoubtedly her signature pose.
Taylor Swift’s Legs
Taylor Swift has entertained a global audience with her incredible talents. And her looks certainly add to the package. So, it's no surprise that the singer wasn’t prepared to take any chances. Taylor insured her lengthy legs at $40 million. How do we know?
In a since-deleted Instagram post of Taylors scratched leg, the artist jokingly addressed her cat saying, “Great work Meredith, I was just trying to love you, and now you owe me 40 million dollars.” We can only hope that kitty has a hefty savings account.
Kim Kardashian’s Bum
It all started with the reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians. Suddenly, Kim’s bum was the topic of many debates. The case reached its peak when Kim X-rayed her butt in a 2011’ episode. So, it was only logical to secure the backside. Kim’s bum insurance is reportedly worth a crazy $21 million.
Even though Kim insured her bottom for this big number, she still couldn't fully understand what the fuss was about. In an interview in 2012, she said, “I don’t get the fact, like, why it’s talked about.” She also added, “I don’t get it. Sometimes I get bored of talking about it... most women have one.”
America Ferrera’s Smile
A "million-dollar smile" may sound like an expression. But America Ferrera took that literally, and insured her pearly whites for a reported $10 million. Aquafresh, as her oral care provider, inspired the measure. After all, they wanted to protect their teeth-whitening campaign’s face.
The former Ugly Betty star was surprised by the value put on her beautiful smile. America modestly said, “It’s very flattering to have my smile insured for $10 million.” The star also added, “It’s not something that I ever imagined happening.” We're sure she's a regular flosser.
Mariah Carey’s Legs
As we approach Christmas, we cannot help but think of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’ While most people will recognize the star for her incredible voice, some may remember when Gilette Venus named Carey their first ‘Celebrity Legs of a Goddess’ and displayed a 16-foot replica of her limbs in NYC.
Seeing the statue at Radio City Music Hall was probably Mariah’s awakening. Soon after the display, she insured her legs at a tremendous $1 billion. What’s more, Mariah’s limb insurance is three times her net worth which was estimated to be about $320 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Jennifer Lopez’s Bum
Jennifer Lopez is a unique and multifaceted performer. She is a global scale actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer, and businesswoman. So, it was only natural to hear rumors regarding her bum insurance. Supposedly, J.Lo secured her butt for an astonishing $27 million.
However, Lopez’s bum insurance was solely gossip. She clarified the claims when she appeared on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke show. J.Lo responded, “Something happens to it? It disappears? Somebody steals it?” in reference to butt insurance policy. After all, her fans were quite surprised by the buzz shut-down.
Heidi Klum’s Legs
Heidi Klum is a world-recognized figure, as one of the most famous Victoria’s Secret Angels. Klum can thank her striking good looks on both genetics and hard work. Klum’s leg insurance is worth $2 million. However, they priced one of her legs higher. Why is that so?
Luckily, the star came forward with an explanation. Heidi said, “Basically, I was in London, and I had to go to this place where they check out your legs. They would look at them, and I had one scar here from when I fell on a glass, so this [left leg] isn’t as pricey as this [right] one.”
Julia Roberts’s Smile
Remember Julia Roberts’ signature role in Pretty Woman? Back in the day, Julia didn’t only sweep Edward’s character off his feet but the world also fell in love with the talented actress. But what was the secret behind this success? Evidently, Julia’s smile played its part.
Consequently, Julia decided to secure her money-maker. But at what price? Roberts insured her smile at a remarkable $30 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the star’s net worth is estimated at $250 million. After all, her smile plays a small yet significant part in her success.
Holly Madison’s Breasts
The former Playboy Bunny, Holly Madison, has become a world-recognized figure. She entered the scene with her role in The Girls Next Door and went on to star in her own reality series called Holly’s World. Holly wanted a guarantee for her future. So, she insured each of her breasts at $500,000.
Madison has since revealed the truth about her $1 million breast insurance plan. She said, “If anything happened to my boobs, I’d be out for a few months, and I’d probably be out a million dollars. I thought I’d cover my assets... They’re my primary money makers right now.”
Daniel Craig’s Whole Body
Most fans recognize Daniel Craig for his role as James Bond in the Bond movies. After taking on the character of Agent 007 in 2005, the star gained global recognition. Daniel’s whole-body insurance is worth $9.5 million. The question is, what led Daniel to this point?
Craig insured his body while working on Quantum of Solace. Gary Powell, the movie’s chief stunt coordinator, explained the truth behind Craig’s dangerous stunts. He said, “He’s allowed to because he’s capable of doing it. He thinks, ‘You’re paying to see me, and that’s me doing it.’ He wants the audience to know.”
As a global icon, Madonna has received tremendous attention. No question, The Queen of Pop is one of the most influential performers. So, it was no surprise when she went to precautionary measures to ensure her assets. Madonna insured her breasts at an impressive amount, at more than $1 million.
Nonetheless, Madonna said, “The fact of the matter is that you can use your beauty and use your charm... and you can get people interested in your beauty.” She further added, “But you cannot maintain that. In the end, talent is the only thing. My work is the only thing that’s going to change any minds.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Breasts
When Jennifer starred in the Lifetime series, The Client List, she began to consider different opportunities. Not only was she commended for her acting talents but also her striking good looks. So, it's no surprise that the star decided to follow in other celeb's footsteps and take out some breast insurance.
Jennifer discussed the possibility of getting breast insurance with USA Today but didn’t proceed with it. She said, “I need, like, an insurance invitation. If somebody was like, ‘Hey, you know what? We would like to insure your boobs for $2.5 million,’ I’d be like, ‘Do it. Love it! Why not?”
Bruce Springsteen’s Vocal Cords
Springsteen entered the music scene in 1975 with the release of the album Born to Run. He has entertained his fans for around half-a-century. Today, at 71 years old, Bruce’s vocal cords are still treasured. This would explain Springsteen’s vocal cord insurance estimated at $6 million. What a legend!
In one instance, Bruce said, “You can change someone’s life in three minutes with the right song. You can bend the course of their development, what they think is important, of how vital and alive they feel.” The American singer respected worldwide and his vocal cord insurance is surely proof of it.
Jamie Lee Curtis’s Valuable Legs
Jamie Lee Curtis has insured her legs at an incredible $2.8 million. The question is, what made the Halloween franchise star do it? Apparently, the wake-up call for Jamie was L’eggs Reliance. After the star became the company’s speaker for pantyhose during the 1990s, she decided to secure her money-makers.
But similar to Madonna, Jamie didn’t prioritize her looks. In one instance, she revealed her views to the public. Lee Curtis said, “I don’t think any woman wants to be known for being beautiful or busty. I think you want to be known for who you are.” And her fans certainly love her for it!
Dolly Parton’s Breasts
With a career spanning over 50 years, Dolly Parton is a woman recognized for her many talents. Most will know her for her influence in country music, but Parton is also an instrumentalist, actress, author, and businesswoman. So it might surprise you to find out that Dolly didn't insure her vocal cords. Instead, she went for $600,000 breast insurance instead.
Dolly further shared her experience, saying, “A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked so cheap and gaudy.” But we think her confidence and openness is commendable. She also added, “But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.”
David Beckham’s Legs
In the sports world, David Beckham is a rockstar on the field. Over the years, Beckham gained numerous admirers for his impressive looks. So, the icon had multiple reasons to secure his body parts as his primary money-making asset. As a football player, David went for leg insurance.
David Beckham insured his legs for $195 million back in 2006. You might be a bit surprised, as this is the highest amount on our list. According to a 2010’ Time Magazine report, Beckham’s leg insurance policy broke all sporting history records.
Tina Turner’s Legs
Known as the Queen of Rock’ n’ Roll, Tina Turner had one of the most successful solo careers. Today, at 80 years of age, fans still remember Tina’s unique performances, short dresses, and exceptional dance moves. So, it was only natural for the star to ensure her remarkable legs at $3.2 million.
In a 2005 Oprah interview, Tina said, “Yeah, I always had long legs. When I was young, I used to think, ‘Why do I look like a little pony?’ I didn’t know how to buy clothes for that. As I grew up, I learned what worked for me. That’s where the short dresses came from. And you can’t dance in a long dress.”
Keith Richards’ Hands
As the Rolling Stones’ co-founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter, it's no surprise Keith Richards made our list. His exceptional talents and dedication to music brought Keith rockstar fame and a global fan base. So it not shocking to discover he insured his money-making hands at an extraordinary $1.6 million.
In his memoir ‘Life,’ the icon said, “To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through all of us. Sometimes, I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack.”
Mariah Carey’s Vocal Cords
Once again, we have the iconic Mariah Carey on our list. Apart from ensuring her legs, Mariah also went for her amazing voice. More specifically, the star decided to secure her future by insuring her vocal cords. Carey made the decision right before she went on her 2006 world tour.
Long tours can wear out any talented singer's vocal cords. So, Mariah decided to play it safe. Carey’s vocal cord insurance is estimated at $35 million. However, this was not enough precaution. The Grammy-winning artist insured her legs once again. The value? Another $35 million of insurance!
Gene Simmons’s Tongue
Over the years, the American rock band Kiss has entertained its fans in different ways. But what was the one thing consistent in all of their performances? It was the bass guitarist Gene Simmons’ signature tongue-out pose. Naturally, the star ensured the money-maker. But at what price?
Gene Simmons insured his tongue at $1 million. But sure enough, the star wasn’t too thrilled about it. He said, “All anyone talks about is the makeup, or ‘Let me see your tongue.’ Sometimes, you want to say, ‘Can’t you just focus your eyes up here so that we can have a conversation?”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Legs
Similar to David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo had two reasons to take out an insurance policy on a body part. Not only does he have the athletic talent, but he also has some impressive good looks. The football star told The Examiner, “Football in England is different; it’s more physical” and insured his legs at $144 million.
Cristiano also added, “There are some teams who know they can’t compete with you on a football level, so they just kick you. It’s frustrating, and something needs to be done to protect the skillful players because one day, someone will get seriously hurt.” Luckily, he took precautionary measures in time.
Similar to Mariah Carey, Gillette Venus was the wake-up call for Rihanna. After the company named the star Celebrity Legs of a Goddess in 2007, Riri insured her legs at $1 million. Her fans were not at all surprised. The only question was, what was the secret behind Rihanna’s enviable body?
Fortunately, the star decided to share the truth in an interview with People in 2007. She said, “I work with a trainer.” Riri further explained, “We work on the arms... We work out my butt because I love my butt. [But] my legs are my main focus. I’m obsessed.” After all, she’s obsessed for a good reason!
Troy Polamalu’s Sponsorship Hair
As weird as it might sound for an athlete, Troy Polamalu insured his hair at $1 million. Many of his colleagues ensured other body parts such as arms or legs. However, Troy had his reasons to ensure his mane. Back in 2010, he was the face of a Head & Shoulders’ anti-dandruff shampoo. So, the company took precautions.
The producers of Head & Shoulders, Procter & Gamble, even made a statement about it. The producers said, “They’ve created the first-ever insurance policy to protect his iconic mane for the entire NFL season.” Evidently, Troy’s hair was a money-making asset.
Bette Davis’s Waist
If we take a stroll down memory lane, we can probably trace the first ever insured body part to Bette Davis. Born in 1908, Davis was a well-appreciated American actress with a career spanning over 60 years and has over 100 acting credits. She insured her waist for $28,000, worth $500,000 today.
The actress made this decision during the 1940s’ Lloyd’s of London, as she was uncertain regarding the future. Bette thought ahead and decided to secure her money-making figure. Her vision was if she ever became out of shape, her career would not suffer. Years after, it’s still a smart move!
Fernando Alonso’s Thumbs
Fernando Alonso insured his thumbs at an incredible amount of over $13 million. The Spanish racing driver won many awards and championships during his career. Many people often refer to him as the most excellent Formula One driver in the sport’s history. But the reason behind the insurance might surprise you!
According to Fernando’s spokesperson, “Alonso’s thumbs are a big symbol as, apart from being essential when driving a Formula One car, they represent a sign of victory and that everything is under control and well protected.” Turns out, there was a deeper meaning attached to Alonso’s thumbs.
Merv Hughes’s Mustache
The former Australian cricketer Merv Hughes followed many other celebs' in their decision to get insurance for a body part. But even though Merv was a right-arm fast bowler, he didn't secure his limb. Instead, Hughes went for his facial hair. After all, fans all over the globe recognized the star for his remarkable mustache.
Merv’s facial hair insurance’s estimation is a bit over $300,000. Undoubtedly, his actions should be written in history. Not only did he make a unique insurance choice, but it's about the average price of a home. The icon also spiced up his game by adding some mustache glitter. Way to go, Merv!
Michael Flatley’s Legs
Most of all, we recognize Michael Flatley for his dance performances. During his career, the Irish-American performer gained international recognition as a dancer, choreographer, and musician. At 31 years old, he set a Guinness World Foot-Tapping Record. He went on to break his own record nine years later.
Naturally, the foot-tapper has insured his money-making limbs at $40 million. And it was for a good reason. In one instance, Flatley revealed, “I’ve wrecked my body with dance.” He further explained, “I can’t say I wasn’t warned, and I can’t say I haven’t loved every single minute of putting myself into this state.”
Tom Jones’s Chest Hair
Tom Jones' iconic career started in the mid 1960s. His audience admired his talent, describing his voice as “full-throated, robust baritone,” along with his looks. Out of all his physical attributes, Jones insured his chest hair at an impressive $6.8 million at 67 years of age.
When asked about his long-spanning career, Jones said, “As for the music business itself, the key things have not changed that much. It operates like any business, and money still keeps things moving.”
Oliver Lewis’s Fingers
Also known as the ‘world’s fastest violinists,’ Oliver Lewis is a person with an outstanding career. Over the years, Lewis has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest performance of the Flight of the Bumblebee. Naturally, he insured each finger at $100,000, which comes to $1 million in total.
However, the humble performer wasn’t in it for the prize but always appreciated the process. In one instance, Oliver shared his story. He said, “The first time I put the bow on my violin, I stood and waited for the sound to come out. I’ve been encouraging it to make sounds ever since.”