Is your favorite celebrity bow legged?
Here is a list of 17 famous bow legged celebrities.
A bow leg is a leg that curves outward at the knee, even when the feet and ankles remain held together. There is an obvious space in between the lower part of the legs and the knees.
The bowing effect can occur with no underlying disease as something normal, the causative agent being physiological variation or can be termed as an ailment that is caused by rickets or other underlying conditions.
Bow leggedness is a condition that can affect anyone and that includes even the most influential people in the world.
Most people in the world either have slightly inward (termed as knocked knees), or slightly outward (termed as bow legged) legs.
Few have straight legs and those who don't, do not necessarily have severe cases of bow legs and knocked knees.
They are either a source of their insecurities or a part they openly embrace.
Either way, there are a number of celebrities who have this condition.
17 Famous Bow Legged Celebrities
1. Kate Moss
Katherine Anne Moss, a British model and business woman, shot to fame in the early 1990s winning her the status of a fashion icon.
She was born in the year 1974, on the 16th of January in Croydon, United Kingdom. She is one of the most iconic models of all time and owns an amazing clothing line while also contributing to musical projects and films.
The 46 year old super model was asked by the Sunday Times while trying to promote her new Topshop collection, if she had any rules for getting dressed and she replied blatantly, “No rules apart from heels, and I never do mid-calf. I’ve got bow legs and I can’t.”
She does not like the way they bend outwards against a long dress.
During previous shows and this interview, she made it clear that she preferred short dresses to calf length dresses and we were left wondering why this top model would cancel out such.
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Well, this one reply was the long awaited answer we didn't know we needed, let alone think it to be possible. She also added how she had to cut everything to make it short that her daughter had to stop her because she thought a certain maxi dress looked better the way it was.
She is very picky when it comes to dresses because of her bowlegs but it has not made her appreciate them less.
2. Idris Elba
He is an English man who wears many hats that include acting, being a disc jockey, singing, rapping, producing, writing and so much more.
Idrissa Akuna Elba is a citizen of the UK and Sierra Leone and has made his name a big deal in Hollywood.
He was born on the 6th of September, the year 1972 in London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom.
When the People magazine crowned the British actor with the title of People's Sexiest Man Alive, reasons were out and about as to why he deserved the title, one of them being, “his cute bow legs”.
It is a feature he deems attractive as well as the outside world unlike in most situations where bow legs are a source of insecurities.
3. Christina Aguilera
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality born on the 18th of December, the year 1980 in Staten Island, New York, USA.
Referred to as the “voice of the generation”, Christina Aguilera has proven more than enough that she is deserving of the compliment with her four-octave vocal range and mastery of holding the high note.
Christina María Aguilera is heavily marketed as a Bubblegum pop artist that is mostly targeted to teenagers making her a teen sensation.
The auspicious singer is 5 foot 1, considered short but also adorable due to her bow legs that she shows off confidently.
4. Faith Morey
Faith Chituru Amandi Morey is a Nigerian model, designer and actress, born on the 21st of April.
Despite being born in Nigeria, Faith Morey has resided in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her most striking feature is her 6 foot height.
She used to play in a basketball team for her country Nigeria and being involved in the making of male sneakers and joggers. Later on, she got her big break in modelling, looking up to Naomi Campbell as a her role model in 2009, she participated in Nigeria's Next Super Model in which she did not win but that's where her breakthrough in modelling started.
There was a speculation that modelling agencies in Nigeria could not pick her because of her curved legs and that was the reason she left for US.
Faith Morey came back saying that women admired her bowlegs in America. Daily Times interviewed her on this and she had an opinion that stated, “Nigerians have their version of how a sexy leg should look, and a curved or toned leg wasn’t it.
I used to wear trousers to castings so they could pick me for my walk and not my legs. I came to the US and I realized the sexiest legs were the curved legs.
Now, when I walk on the street, women approach me to ask who my trainer is.”
5. Eva Marcille
Eva Marcille, born in Los Angeles California in the year 1984, on the 30th of October in Los Angeles, California, USA, is yet another television personality and fashion model. She is also another celebrity with the bowleg condition.
Eva was the winner of the third round of America's Next Top Model that led to various modeling contracts, runway shows and features.
Other than modeling, she has been cast in various series and movies, guest-starred in a few shows and hosted reality shows.
6. Halle Berry
Born in August 14, the year 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and model.
She finalized as the first runners up in the Miss USA pageant and in the sixth position in the Miss World.
She has also been taking in high-profile roles when it comes to acting and secured herself the title as one of the highest paid actresses.
Halle Berry has also been classed number 1 by People's 50 most beautiful people in the world and number 1 on FHM's 100 sexiest women in the world.
7. Solange Knowles
Solange Piaget Knowles was born in June 24, the year 1986 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is a renowned singer (pop, rnb, soul, funk and hip hop), songwriter, dancer, model and actress taking part in minor roles.
She signed with her father's music label and made a name for herself both in music and dance artistry. She has modelled for a few agencies and is signed to model for House of Deréon that is designed by her mother.
Solange is yet another victim of the bowlegs and hers are quite distinct.
She is also best known as Beyoncé’s sister who is a famous singer and her big sister.
8. Kelly Rowland
Her full name is Kelendria Trené Rowland. Rowland was born on the 11th of February, the year 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She has been married to producer and manager Tim Witherspoon and together they have two children.
She is best known for her membership in Destiny's Child that was a popular music group that was inclusive of Beyoncé Knowles.
Other than being a singer and songwriter, she has also featured in films earning her actress title at an early age and has become an adored television personality.
9. Annie Idibia
Annie Macaulay Idibia is model, actress and presenter hailing from Nigeria. She was born on the 13th of November, the year 1984.
She is married to the famous singer Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba Idibia which is his artist name. At the start of Annie's career, she competed in pageants specifically the Queen of all nations beauty pageant. In between this period, she featured in her current husband's music video.
Later on, Annie featured in movies called, pleasure and crime and Blackberry babes that shot her to fame. In the year 2009 at the 2009 best of Nollywood awards, Annie Idibia was nominated in the best supporting actress category.
In 2019, Annie was trolled on Instagram due to her bowlegs that were quite evident in the picture she had posted, to which she replied that they were her natural bowlegs and she had fallen in love with.
She did not hesitate to add that she was proud of them.
10. Kareen Wynter
Kareen Wynter was born on August date 30, the year 1975. She is Jamaican-American having been born in Jamaica but moved to USA where she became a television sensation while working as a reporter. Her net worth since becoming a famous reporter is $1-5 million.
She is currently 46 years, working as a television news reporter and as a CNN entertainment correspondent. She is also married and with two kids, a boy and a girl.
11. Nia Long
Nia Talita Long, born on the 30th of August 1970 in New York city of USA, is known for her acting prowess in films that are quite popular e.g Empire, The fresh prince of Bel-air, Fatal affair, the best man and its sequel, the best man holiday and many more.
She has received three NAACP awards and a black, reel award during her career.
Nia long is not married but is in a long-term relationship that has lasted almost a decade with Ime Udoka, raising two kids.
12. Neymar Jr
Neymar da Silva Santos Jr, born the 5th of February, the year 1992, is a Brazilian professional footballer. At a young age, Neymar fell in love with football and the passion was discovered by his father, Santos who started managing him and since then, Neymar Jr. has been a prolific player having scored at least 100 goals for three different clubs.
Generally, footballers are thought to have the highest occurrences of bow legs and doctors have concluded, that growing intensive football games can lead to the development of the genu varum, which is the scientific name of bowlegs.
Because of this, it is easy to note during Neymar Jr's performances, he has a bow leg to a certain degree, more so on his left leg.
This also includes about 70 percentage of athletes in the world. The inward bend of the knee provides a faster forward drive while this repetitive task put a one-sided strain on the growth plates located at the knee joints.
You can also check out our blog post on famous bow legged athletes here.
13. Remy Ma
Reminisce Mackie Smith is best known by her professional name, Remy Ma. Born in 1980, on the 30th of May, Remy was later discovered by Fat Joe who helped peak her musical career.
She is an American rapper who also juggles acting in her career. She has featured in various roles including her most popular one, Love and Hip hop: New York.
There are only four winners of the BET award for best female hip hop artist and she is among them, having won the first one in 2005 and another in 2017.
14. Teyana Taylor
Teyana Me Shay Jacqueli Taylor is an actress, singer (RnB, hip hop, pop), model, and her most popular roles, choreographer and dancer.
She was born in the year 1990, on the 10th of December in Harlem, New York, USA but was raised by a single mother. She is married to the famous basketballer Imam Shumpert with whom she has two children with.
She is also a song writer who has written songs for household names like Chris Brown, Usher and Omarion.
However, in 2020, she uploaded a post where she mentioned her retirement from music.
15. Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born on the 4th of September, the year 1981 in Houston Texas, US. She became a household name in the early 1990s as part of the destiny's child singing group where she was the lead singer.
She has also been featured in various highly rated films and voiced a number of animated characters in highly rated animations.
16. Jill Marie
As a former professional dancer and cheerleader (two years cheerleading for the Dallas Cowboys, one year dancing for the Dallas Mavericks), she has quite the impressive legs, aside the fact that she too, has the bowleg condition.
She is also famous for her role in the comedy series girlfriends where she was working besides Tracee Ellis Ross., and her recurring role of Cynthia Irving in the supernatural series Sleepy Hollow.
She was born on the 4th of January, the year 1975 in Dallas, Texas, US. She has been active since 1999. After this, she left the modeling world having walked numerous fashion weeks, endorsed quite a number of high end brands and worked with a few modelling companies, to explore acting.
This is where she made her first screen debut in 2000 and she is still keeping up with the professional world.
She is currently living the new role of attorney Tamara Grayson in the OWN series called Delilah.
17. Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Nicole Ross is also an American singer and dancer. She is also recognized as Jessica Simpson's sister who has been a media personality for a while and has become a notable name.
Just like her sister, she has become a very well-known public figure from her recognized big moves.
Ashlee Simpson was born in 1984, on October 3rd in Waco Texas, US.
She has been the face on the covers of many fashion magazines and lifestyle magazines like seventeen, women's health, Jane, Cosmo Girl, Marie Claire. Ashlee was ranked as one of the “richest young celebrities” by Forbes to which she had earned $8.3 million in the year 2005 and has been on a roll since.
She also made it to the list of the “Top 20 Celebrity Cash Couples” together with her first husband, Peter Wentz owing it to their combined income of $9.5 million.
Final Thoughts: Famous Bow Legged Celebrities
Most of these celebrities were born with this condition (excluding most footballers and other athletes that develop bow legs with time due to their consistent intensive exercises and practice), just like most are born with it when they were babies because of the normal fold of legs in the womb owing to the small womb space.
The condition, however, goes away as the child grows. It will be more noticeable when the baby starts to walk at a younger age, but it disappears with time. Except for the few times it does not.
The highest percentage of people in the world think of celebrities as flawless and as some might try to get to par with this standard, others have discerned this as something that they learn to love.
A few of these celebrities have willingly confessed to feeling insecure about their legs simply because they have the bow leg condition.
The rest are quite indifferent about this feature that they have.
Either way, it is not a feature or a condition that can define them past all their achievements and their disposition.
This article was produced and syndicated by Wealth of Geeks.