When you think of celebrities, you think of that gleaming white, perfectly centered, spotless smile. But not all celebrities have perfect teeth. Many superstars have been through extensive dental work to gain their perfect pearly whites, while others refuse to “fix” their teeth. These famous personalities may be in the minority, but most are loved for their unique teeth and celebrated for their less-than-perfect smiles. Many claim that their snaggle-tooth chompers paved the road for their fame. Take a look at our list of famous people who’ve chosen to keep their smiles natural and not go into the dentist’s chair to achieve a model smile.
This True Blood actress is well known for her adorable gap tooth smile. Anna Paquin has gone so far as to say that she doesn’t want to have her teeth fixed because it could limit her to playing only modern people in her acting roles. Not everyone in the 1800s had perfect teeth. Now that’s authentic.
As one of the most popular female singers in history, Madonna has had many opportunities to close the gap in her front teeth during her many reinventions. This super-celebrity keeps it real and flashes her gap-toothed smile anytime. Madonna is also known for keeping it natural and not over-whitening her teeth.
Known for dozens of fantastic roles from Spiderman to Jumanji to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dunst told Elle UK that “I love my snaggle fangs. They give me character and character is sexy.” Yes it is, Kirsten, yes it is. You just keep on smiling that snaggle fang smile.
Actor Woody Harrelson smiles during the news conference for the film “Rampart” at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival September 11, 2011. Source: news.nationalpost.com
It’s not only the women standing up for natural-looking smiles, Woody Harrelson has also kept his smile untouched. Harrelson’s small teeth contribute to his iconic, catchy smile.
Natural teeth can be even more than just a statement of not wanting to fix something that isn’t broken. Jewel commented to People that after one of her first casting auditions she asked the director, “‘Why me? You could’ve had anyone you wanted.’ And he said, ‘You have period teeth.’ So I got the job because I was the only actress in Hollywood who hadn’t gotten her teeth fixed!” If Jewel had fixed her teeth early in her career, there may never have been a career.
This 70s model may be the original gap-toothed model who started it all. Early in her modelling career, Hutton was told by agent Eileen Ford that she had to get her gapped tooth fixed or she’d never make it in the business. Hutton agreed with no actual intention of closing her gap. During photo shoots she would wear a piece of wax in between her teeth to cover the gap, until one day she was on set with photographer Richard Avedon. Avedon, known for cutting edge, raw photos, refused to let Hutton wear the wax and photographed her in all her gap-toothed fabulousness. That’s where it all began.
Actor Steve Buscemi arrives for the premiere of HBO’s television series “Boardwalk Empire.” Source: imagefriend.com
Probably the actor with the most recognizable smile, Buscemi has said that many dentists have come forward to offer to fix his teeth. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Buscemi’s response is, “You know, I won’t work again if you fix my teeth.” Buscemi’s trademark smile has led him to play dozens of original and interesting characters on the big screen.
We hope you enjoyed our list of celebrities who’ve kept their original, unique smiles despite their fame and countless opportunities to change them. We learned a lot and feel empowered to love each and every smile. Whether you’ve got snaggle fangs or a gap between your teeth, make sure to take good care of that unique smile.
We promised you answers from Wednesday’s tooth related movie guessing game, so here they are!
#1- The people are running from JAWS!
#2- The Rock is THE TOOTH FAIRY.
#3- DRACULA is seducing his victim.
#4- Before Hiccup feeds his dragon, he thinks the night fury is toothless. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.
#5- Horror lovers will know that this is THE DENTIST, and this movie is probably single handedly what created the fear of all things dental.
#6- In this iconic FINDING NEMO scene, the dentist accidentally pulls the mayor’s tooth out when the pelican flies into the window and then forces the bird back out.
#7- In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Violet uses her teeth to chew unperfected chewing gum and begins to balloon.
#8- In THE SANTA CLAUSE 2, Tim Allen has a meeting with the tooth fairy (pictured), the Easter Bunny, and Sandman.
#9- Kristie Alley goes from Dentist to Tooth Fairy in this 90s movie called TOOTHLESS.
Thanks for playing!