Insurance gives financial rescue in the event of a disaster. For celebrities, it’s a trend for some to insure their body parts, since these can make or break their career. Many have ensured their legs, butts, and breasts, but some have reportedly insured odd body parts like their tongue, for varying high sums of money. Jennifer Lopez has allegedly insured her butt for millions of dollars, but she has recently denied that rumor, which has been circulating for years, in 2016.
Here are some of the other celebrities who reportedly, if not surely, have insured their physical assets:
1. Mariah Carey
Pop singer Mariah Carey is famous for her impressive vocal range that spans five octaves. It may just be wise to insure her vocal cords since she would experience an epic loss of profits once anything happens to her voice. She also has insured her legs, which she always flaunts on her shows. Back in 2006, rumors had spread that she has insured her legs for $1 billion after becoming the face of Gillette’s Legs of a Goddess campaign. But ten years after, media outlets are reporting that her voice and legs were insured for $35 million each. Reports say that the monthly premium for the insurance policy is in the thousands of dollars.
2. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift may have made a name because of her sweet voice and her narrative songs, but she is also famous for her beautifully toned legs that knows how to strut the stage. She loves to show off her stunningly toned legs in skirts and dresses. Swift has reportedly insured her legs for a whopping $40 million dollars. According to some sources, the pop star was shocked and somehow ‘embarrassed’ when she realized how much her legs were actually worth since she thought her legs were possibly worth a million. She allegedly took out the insurance plan because she didn’t want to risk her hundreds-of-millions-of-dollar-career if she would be unable to give her signature stage performances.
The Barbados-born pop singer Rihanna was named as Gillette Venus Breeze’s “Celebrity Legs of a Goddess” in 2007. Gillette insured her legs with a $1 million dollar insurance policy. This means when her MCL, ACL or Achilles tendon would be torn, treatment expenses would be covered under her huge insurance, minus the deductible. When interviewed for the Guardian, she admitted it was true. “But I think I’m just normal. I think, ‘Do people really insure their legs for a million dollars?’ If it was my million dollars, I’d probably walk about in pants all day long,” Rihanna said.
4. Heidi Klum
The German-American Victoria’s Secret supermodel and Project Runway host, Heidi Klum, had her long legs insured for $2 million in 2004. However, her legs weren’t evenly valued. Her left leg isn’t as expensive as her right one because the left one had a scar from when she fell on a glass. She didn’t personally have them insured, but a client insured them for her. Since we all know that high heels are hard to walk in, this insurance would cover runway accidents. Falling on the catwalk and tearing a ligament would be covered by this premium.
Apparently, the Queen of Pop, Madonna, had her breasts insured for $2 million. Although she is not known for them, they are definitely one of her best assets besides her voice and performing ability. She was one of those singers who liked performing in cone-shaped bras, anyway. Size is not the matter – it’s just that her late mother had a history of breast cancer. It is unknown whether she underwent plastic surgery to enhance the size of her breasts, but if so, any complications during surgery would be covered by the insurance policy.
6. Kylie Minogue
This Australian pop singer and performer has insured her buttocks on a $5-million policy. Her derriere was not as big as J. Lo’s or Nicki Minaj’s but it’s one of her greatest assets. Even at her forties, she can bare her butt in a spoof commercial, showing that she still got that sex appeal. The insurance means that anything that could ruin the overall appearance of her buttocks – natural and unnatural causes, cellulite, muscles turning into body fat, or physical and medical abnormalities – during her musical career would result into a huge payout.
7. Holly Madison
In 2011, Playboy model and reality TV star Holly Madison decided to take out a $1 million insurance policy on her breasts, which she considered her ‘primary money makers.’ She finalized the insurance before she went to the Las Vegas revue Peepshow. “Because 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,” Madison said.
8. Daniel Craig
British actor Daniel Craig insured his whole body for $9.5 million to protect himself against losses to his body. The actor took out the policy due to dangers involved in performing stunts for all the James Bond movies. As James Bond, he was involved in stunts like running on buildings, fighting with weapons, driving vehicles at fast speeds – all of which could lead to accidents or medical problems. The insurance policy would cover expenses in case he would experience skin abrasions, broken bones, torn ligaments and other problems that would affect his performance and appearance as an actor.