1. Troy Polamalu’s Hair
When you actually have not cut your hair in over a decade and that too out of reverence for just your Samoan ancestors, then that long mane ought to have some kind of mystical character as well. Or, as with Pittsburgh Steelers the strong safety Troy Polamalu, rather an endorsement deal with Head & Shoulders. This very week, Procter & Gamble has decided to take out a full $1 million policy on the rather long locks of this particular football player. Not a very bad way to start off this season. What do you say, folks?Source
2. Brazilian Playmate Suzana Alves’ Posterior
Well, Suzana Alves, the famous Brazilian star who made her living by playing a whip wielding sexpot on the Television, had once signed on to protect her moneymaker. The Playmate was alleged to have insured her ankles, knees, and derriere for a huge $2 million and that too in exchange for posing in a few billboard advertisements for her insurer. The deal had even sparked a host of imitators, who were apparently making the practice of insuring celebrity bottoms so very often that they are even referred to as “bum bum policies” in Brazil. Sounds funny, isn’t it? Well, as for other celebrities with famous posteriors, J. Lo had once upon a time shot down some rumors that her goods were covered by a huge $27 million policy. Well, like her love, her booty does not cost a penny.Source
3. Ben Turpin’s Cross-Eyes
A huge number of people would, in all probability, pay huge sums to have their own eyes uncrossed, but not silent film comedian Ben Turpin. His “centripetal optics” as TIME mentioned in 1923, served him pretty well. Always up for making everyone laugh, the famous clown-star of films like The Shriek of Araby was very possibly the very first celebrity to have a body part insured. As TIME mentioned back in the year 1928 “The crossed eyes of Ben Turpin, cinemactor, were insured for $100,000, the money payable to his producer, Mack Sennett, if the eyes become normal.” (Some other reports mentioned the figure at about $20,000, which is not really any less strange and ridiculous.)Source
4. All of David Beckham
In the year 2006, David Beckham, who is perhaps the world’s most iconic and famous soccer star, had sought a great deal extra protection. The £100 million (approximately $195 million) deal is widely known as the largest personal insurance policy in the history of sport. It was so large that it was rumored to have been considerably divided among a number of companies. The policy was even alleged to have protected more than just his precious feet, legs, and 10 toes. Although much of his income came in from selling his killing looks in commercial ads, he was also covered in the event of disfigurement. Well, that is too bad that even the most expensive policy could not save his faltering sporting career from the ticking clock of Father Time.
Now, to speak of hunky footballers, it actually seems that Real Madrid’s forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is following in Becks’ footsteps almost literally. The Portuguese sensation had reportedly taken out a huge $144 million policy on his legs only.
5. Dolly Parton’s Breasts
Let’s face the truth! Dolly is nothing without her two most famous as well as valuable assets. Sure, we cannot forget the platinum-blond hair and twangy brogue. To speak of her music, yes, the music was just awesome but her sexy breasts, measuring a reported huge 40DD, have gotten far more attention than her music. And why will she not take care of them? They were insured for a huge sum of $600,000 — also that is $300,000 each. Dolly has also taken pains to remind her fans that they are all real also.Source
6. Egon Ronay’s Taste Buds
Distinguished and well known food critic and restaurateur Egon Ronay, who died earlier this year, was best known for his sense of taste. The Hungarian-born Ronay became a leading culinary voice in Britain, and published his first eponymous restaurant guide in 1957. Well it is only natural that the man who wrote a book called The Unforgettable Dishes of My Life would obviously insure his influential taste buds and that he actually did for some £250,000.Source
7. Merv Hughes’ Mustache
While you might not recognize the Aussie cricketer Merv Hughes right away, you will surely appreciate the ‘stache. This right arm fast bowler’s bristly handlebar style mo’ was also insured for around $370,000 during the time of his cricketing days being a member of the Australian national team. Though he was a really fierce competitor on the field, Hughes may be remembered mostly for his legendary drinking talents and also due to some of the manliest facial hair of all times.Source
8. Jeff Beck’s Fingers
The God of guitar Jeff Beck actually slices his own carrots. How do we know that? Due to last fall, the British rocker had by mistake sliced off the tip of his left index finger doing so. “Oh, dear, that’s the end of me,” he had quoted as saying at the time. But it was not, of course. After a few stitches followed by a seven week hiatus from playing music, Beck went back into the studio so as to finish a brand new album, Emotion & Commotion. And it was ten that he decided his fingers were too damn important to leave uninsured, and that is why he took out a $1 million policy — and that too on each finger.Source
9. Betty Grable’s Legs
Betty Grable’s 40 films grossed more than $100 million at the box office. She was perhaps the highest paid Hollywood celebrity between the years 1943 and 1951. However, in spite of her exquisite and wonderful singing as well as dancing skills, Grable was the most famous person because of her legs. This iconic pinup of the starlet within a white bathing suit had become a favorite with GIs at the time of World War II. Grable had reportedly earned $300,000 a year, largely on account of her beautiful legs. Hence it just makes sense that, at the height of her fame, she got her legs insured for $1 million.
Do you want to know what $1 million looks like? Well, then just visit Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where Grable had committed her legs to concrete in 1948.
10. Bruce Springsteen’s Voice
Bruce Springsteen is actually the boss of everything and also his voice. The gravelly rocker has even insured his golden voice with Lloyd’s of London for a jaw dropping $6 million. So if he is ever not able to sing “Dancing in the Dark” again, he will probably not be in the danger of getting his lights cut or staying without food.Source