12 Celebrities Who Have Vitiligo

Body image has always been a constant topic within the tabloids, especially when it comes to celebrities. Gladly, we have come to a time where having out-of-the-norm physical features is no longer seen as a negative and impairing fact, but is actually celebrated. Many famous personalities have come forward about what sets them apart, and these twelve celebrities are proud of their vitiligo. Check out the famous people you didn’t know to have a different type of skin!

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gotham / FilmMagic | Winnie Harlow attends the DKNY 30th anniversary party at St. Ann's Warehouse on September 09, 2019 in New York City.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gotham / FilmMagic | Winnie Harlow attends the DKNY 30th anniversary party at St. Ann's Warehouse on September 09, 2019 in New York City.


STEVE MARTIN

Born on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, Steve Martin became a well-known name as a comedian, actor, and writer. His appearances in movies such as “The Jerk”, “All of Me”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Father of the Bride”, made him one of the most recognizable faces in the industry.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Kevin Winter | Honoree Steve Martin accepts honorary award onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Kevin Winter | Honoree Steve Martin accepts honorary award onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Having a steady career in the industry, Martin has worked on TV, cinema, wrote books, and even took his chance in the music scene. He was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2005, received the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2007, and an honorary Academy Award in 2013.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Hume Kennerly | Actor and comedian Steve Martin poses at his private residence circa 1987 photo in Beverly Hills, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Hume Kennerly | Actor and comedian Steve Martin poses at his private residence circa 1987 photo in Beverly Hills, California.


THOMAS LENNON

Thomas Lennon is a successful actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and comedian, born in Ilinois in the 1970s. He is best known for his role as a cast member on the show "The State" from MTV, as well as his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on the Comedy Central series "Reno 911!".

Image Credits: Getty Images / Christopher Polk / CBS | CBS' 'Odd Couple' actor Thomas Lennon poses for a portrait during CBS' 2014 Summer TCA tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 17, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Christopher Polk / CBS | CBS' 'Odd Couple' actor Thomas Lennon poses for a portrait during CBS' 2014 Summer TCA tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 17, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Apart from his appearance on TV and films, Thomas Lennon is also known for his passion for writing. He has co-authored the book “Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Million Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!” (2011) with his writing partner Robert Ben Garant.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Tommaso Boddi | Actor Thomas Lennon of 'A Futile and Stupid Gesture' attends The IMDb Studio and The IMDb Show on Location at The Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Tommaso Boddi | Actor Thomas Lennon of 'A Futile and Stupid Gesture' attends The IMDb Studio and The IMDb Show on Location at The Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2018 in Park City, Utah.


RICHARD HAMMOND

Being best known for his role as a co-host of "Top Gear" alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond is a well-known British broadcast journalist, writer, and entertainer. He has accomplished the great success of winning an International Emmy Award in 2005.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Christian Alminana | TV presenter Richard Hammond attends a photocall for 'Blast Lab' at Majestic Beach Pier during the 25th MIPCOM on October 5, 2009 in Cannes, France.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Christian Alminana | TV presenter Richard Hammond attends a photocall for 'Blast Lab' at Majestic Beach Pier during the 25th MIPCOM on October 5, 2009 in Cannes, France.

Even though Hammond’s career didn’t have an easy start, the TV show host’s professional life took a sky high rise when he joined "Top Gear" in 2002. The hit show has reached millions of views for each episode, and Hammond’s character and personality are probably one of the reasons why.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown | Richard Hammond speaks at the "Richard Hammond's Crash course" discussion panel during the BBC America portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown | Richard Hammond speaks at the "Richard Hammond's Crash course" discussion panel during the BBC America portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.


SISQÓ

Sisqó’s hit summer song, “Thong Song”, broke the charts in 2000, and lifted the singer to a superstar level overnight. But even before that, he was already quite successful as he was part of the 90s R&B group Dru Hill. However, it wasn’t until he decided to go solo that his name made the headlines and topped the charts.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Paul Natkin | Portrait of Sisqo, Chicago, Illinois, June 14, 2001.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Paul Natkin | Portrait of Sisqo, Chicago, Illinois, June 14, 2001.

When he finally released his debut solo album, "Unleash the Dragon", in the year 2000, Sisqó’s career began soaring. The scandalous music video on MTV took the album to the top of the charts, and his success didn’t stop there. Sisqó’s “Incomplete” was also a huge hit, showing everyone that he wasn’t going to be a one-hit-wonder.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Phillip Faraone | Sisco attends the Eddie Murphy X ARTUS Gallery Exhibition Opening Night at East Angel Gallery on February 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Phillip Faraone | Sisco attends the Eddie Murphy X ARTUS Gallery Exhibition Opening Night at East Angel Gallery on February 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.


TAMAR BRAXTON

Tamar Braxton, a well-known singer, had her debut in the music industry as a member of the sibling group, The Braxtons. The band released one single, “Good Life”, which reached number 79 Billboard for R&B in 1990. Since then, Braxton took her career solo, and she has been releasing music since then, having some famous hit songs.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Leon Bennett | Tamar Braxton attends WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Season 6 Premiere at The Doheny Room on April 02, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Leon Bennett | Tamar Braxton attends WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Season 6 Premiere at The Doheny Room on April 02, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.

Her popular song “Love and War”, was awarded three Grammy nominations. Apart from her success in the music world, Braxton also grew her reality television appearances. She released a summer single, “My Man”, back in 2017, and shortly after she launched her album “I Know Who I Am as a Woman” giving us a better understanding of who she is.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Livingston | Singer Tamar Braxton attends the PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani event at Nightingale Plaza on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Livingston | Singer Tamar Braxton attends the PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani event at Nightingale Plaza on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.


MICHAELA DEPRINCE

Michaela DePrince, a rising ballerina, was born in Sierra Leone during the country’s civil war. In the culture of her native country, Michaela’s vitiligo is considered a curse, which gave her some difficult times as a child. Not only that but the ballerina also had a troubled childhood as a result of the impact the war had on her family.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Herman Verwey / City Press / Gallo Images | Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince poses on July 12, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. DePrince is in South Africa to perform her first professional full ballet role as the lead in 'Le Corsaire.' DePrince, who was born in Sierra Leone, escaped the civil war and was adopted by a family in the U.S.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Herman Verwey / City Press / Gallo Images | Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince poses on July 12, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. DePrince is in South Africa to perform her first professional full ballet role as the lead in 'Le Corsaire.' DePrince, who was born in Sierra Leone, escaped the civil war and was adopted by a family in the U.S.

The soon to be actress and ballerina, found her passion for this dance style when she found a magazine blowing in the wind whose cover starred a ballerina on pointe. Michaela was then determined to become a dancer herself, and her natural talent was supported by her American adoptive family.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ian Gavan | Michaela DePrince performs 'Giselle' with the English National ballet at the Coliseum on January 13, 2017 in London, England.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Ian Gavan | Michaela DePrince performs 'Giselle' with the English National ballet at the Coliseum on January 13, 2017 in London, England.


JOHN HAMM

John Hamm’s career break came when he took part in the AMC drama “Mad Men”. Working as an actor and director, he has confessed that the stress of shooting the pilot episode of this show is what made his vitiligo appear. The condition began in his hands and Hamm was quite unsure on how to react.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Matt Winkelmeyer | Actor Jon Hamm poses for a portrait during the "Baby Driver" premiere 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Matt Winkelmeyer | Actor Jon Hamm poses for a portrait during the "Baby Driver" premiere 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

The actor didn’t seem to be fazed by this matter, and his worries about his career were proven to be unnecessary, and luckily “Mad Men” was a success. Hamm went on to win several Golden Globes and had 10 Emmy nominations for his role as Don Draper, which is one of the most recognizable characters he has played.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Mark Davis | Actor Jon Hamm, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for 'Mad Men', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Mark Davis | Actor Jon Hamm, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for 'Mad Men', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.


MICHAEL JACKSON

No introduction is needed when it comes to the King of Pop. The amazing singer and dancer left his mark in the music industry with his groundbreaking hit songs, which allowed him to become the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. Even after his death, Jackson’s hit songs are still played daily on radios around the globe.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Dave Hogan | Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Dave Hogan | Singer Michael Jackson performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.

Starting his career in 1964 as a member of Jackson 5, Michael faced several public lashes as his skin changed color with age. Believe it or not, Michael Jackson is the most searched person when people want to learn about this condition, and many even speculate that vitiligo was the reason why he wore his famous white glove.

Image Credits: Getty Images / John Paschal / DMI / The LIFE Picture Collection | Singer Michael Jackson.

Image Credits: Getty Images / John Paschal / DMI / The LIFE Picture Collection | Singer Michael Jackson.


HOLLY MARIE COMBS

Best known for her role as Ella Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars, Holly Marie Combs is one of the famous personalities who also have vitiligo in both her hands. The actress didn’t seem to be affected by her condition and has even come forward as an advocate for the Vitiligo Acceptance Campaign, aiming to shed some light on this condition.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage | Holly Marie Combs during 2005 WB Network's All Star Celebration - Arrivals at The Cabana Club in Hollywood, California, United States.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage | Holly Marie Combs during 2005 WB Network's All Star Celebration - Arrivals at The Cabana Club in Hollywood, California, United States.

The actress, who took part in the series Charmed as Piper Halliwell, and who was also a producer of the same series, has led a very successful career so far. Combs also is also known for her love for animals and has a kennel for her dogs in her California home, being very open about animal causes.

Image Credits: Getty Images | Holly Marie Combs smiling for the camera

Image Credits: Getty Images | Holly Marie Combs smiling for the camera


RASHEED ABDUL WALLACE

Born in 1974, Rasheed Wallace became well-known for his incredible skills on the basketball court and his career shows that. He is a two-time All-Star, having also won an NBA Championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. The player has averaged 15.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game during his career.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Brian Babineau / NBAE | Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait during the 2009 NBA Media Day on September 28, 2009 at Healthpoint in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Brian Babineau / NBAE | Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait during the 2009 NBA Media Day on September 28, 2009 at Healthpoint in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Wallace’s family has always been very important to him. He has four children, Ishmiel, Nazir, Rashiyah, and Malik, the latter being his wife Famita’s son, who has been adopted by Wallace. Being a family man who wants to be present, he gave his wife the final say on whether or not he should sign for Detroit.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Andy Lyons | Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Detroit Pistons yells after defeating the Indiana Pacers 72-67 in Game two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs at Conseco Fieldhouse on May 24, 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Andy Lyons | Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Detroit Pistons yells after defeating the Indiana Pacers 72-67 in Game two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs at Conseco Fieldhouse on May 24, 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana.


KARL DUNBAR

Known by his professional name Karl Dunbar, American Football coach and a former defensive lineman, was born in 1967 as Karmichael MacKenzie Dunbar II. Currently working for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the defensive line coach, he had previously coached for the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears in the NFL.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Al Pereira / New York Jets | Defensive Line Coach Karl Dunbar of the New York Jets follows the action against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Al Pereira / New York Jets | Defensive Line Coach Karl Dunbar of the New York Jets follows the action against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The highlights of his professional athlete career include the three seasons he played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints in 1993 and Arizona Cardinals in 1994 and 1995. Karl Dunbar also played for the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe in 1995. Since then, the pro-athlete has been sharing his knowledge as a defensive coach.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Robin Alam / Icon Sportswire | Alabama Crimson Tide defensive line coach Karl Dunbar looks on during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers on January 1, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Robin Alam / Icon Sportswire | Alabama Crimson Tide defensive line coach Karl Dunbar looks on during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers on January 1, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA.


WINNIE HARLOW

Being the first model with vitiligo to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Winnie Harlow has become a reference in what comes to bringing awareness to this skin condition. Born in Toronto, Harlow made her debut on America’s Next Top Model in 2014, and since then she hasn’t stopped evolving in her career.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain / amfAR | Winnie Harlow attends the amfAR Cannes Gala 2019 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2019 in Cap d'Antibes, France.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain / amfAR | Winnie Harlow attends the amfAR Cannes Gala 2019 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2019 in Cap d'Antibes, France.

She has walked hundreds of catwalks, appeared in Beyonce’s album Lemonade, and amounted a follower count of several million on Instagram. But her dream came through when she finally made it to Victoria Secret, “It’s the pinnacle of my career,” she told Vogue in a September interview, “I told anyone [who] asked, ‘I want Victoria’s Secret!’”

Image Credits: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz | Winnie Harlow attends the screening of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz | Winnie Harlow attends the screening of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France.

Even though several people still feel self-conscious about skin types, conditions, or marks, these celebrities have embraced their uniqueness and seem to be thriving. This comes as a breath of fresh air in industries that for several years seemed to have strict cookie-cutter guidelines on how one must look like in order to be successful. Up to today, many other celebrities have come forward about their vitiligo, and surely many others will follow their lead. Keep posted to find out the next updates about this!

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