In the acting and modelling profession, where outward appearance is important, quite a few people with ’clubbed thumbs’ have become successful. Next to Megan Fox (see previous post) being the most well-known example there is a considerable list of models & actresses who have the same thumb abnormality.

Maybe, some might now think that a toe tumb can be ‘sexy’, but the truth is that brachydactyly type d is a common trait in the general population - though the prevalence varies among populations around the world. According the World of Clubbed Thumbs the statistics are: 0.1% of blacks, 0.4% of whites, 1.6% of Jews and 3% of Arabs.

 
The list of models & actresses with a brachydactyly type d thumb includes (alphabetic order):

• Malin Akerman (Swedish-Canadian actress & model):


 

Megan Fox (US actress & model):

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• Sanaa Lathan (US actress):

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• Leighton Meester (US actress & singer):

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• Vittoria Puccini (Italian actress):

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• Ashley Tesoro (US actress, model & singer):

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• Anna Walton (UK actress):

 
NOTICE: A longer list of celebrities who have ‘clubbed thumbs’ is available at Facebook.

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More hands of actors, models, celebrities & movie stars are available here: http://www.handresearch.com/hands-of-fame.htm

Megan Fox has a stubby thumb, featured with a short, broad fingernail!A tribute to the unusual thumb nails of beauty queen Megan Fox - she has BDD (Brachydactyly - type D).Megan Fox's right hand palm - notice the bulby thumb nail phalange!

Megan Hands – a tribute to her hands & fingernails!
Megan Fox thumbs: the story of her stubby thumb!

THE MEGAN FOX THUMB STORY – PART 1:

In the summer of 2009 Megan Fox’s right thumb became a hot news item in ‘gossip land’ after new photos revealed that the beauty – who was voted in 2008 by FHM as the sexiest woman in the world – has a rather remarkable ‘minor physical anomaly’ (MPA): a stubby thumb – featured with a broad, short fingernail in both hands (see the pictures below).

THE MEGAN FOX THUMB STORY – PART 2:

But Megan Fox’s thumbs became world news after a Daily mail reporter had noticed that when Megan Fox appeared on february 7, 2010 in a Motorola commercial during the Super Bowl event … her hands were replaced by a ‘hand double’ with much longer fingernails: see the pictures below!

Megan Fox’s right thumb (left) + an impression from the Motorola Super Bowl commercial (right), featured with the youtube version of the full commercial (below):

Megan Fox's thumb of her right hand.The standin 'hand double' in the Motorola Super Bowl commercial!

 

- MORE FAMOUS HANDS & FINGERNAILS -

 

The recent news about Megan Fox’s clubbed thumbs has generated a rainbow of negative responses. But probably miss Fox is not responsible her for the hand double replacement in the Motorola Super Bowl commercial – which was probably a decision made by the producers (last year a likewise report was noticed regarding the hands of Madonna).

A few more impressions of Megan Fox’s thumbs & fingernails:

Clubbed thumbs: a Megan Fox thumb tribute.

Megan Fox's stubby thumb is featured with a bulbly short thumb nail phalange.

A final but not unimportant notification…

Knowing about Megan Fox’s little imperfection will help other people to realize that – when not overplayed by the owner – any small cosmetic defect might only add to the charms of the person!

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:
An ‘Ode to the thumb’ – by French sculptor César Baldaccini!
Fingernail clubbing might signal various medical problems!
Scientific article: ‘Congenital thumb deformities’
Scientific article: ‘Abnormal thumbs and physical diagnosis’
Megan Fox has clubbed thumbs!