Celebs Who Insured Their Body Parts for Thousands, Millions, Even a Billion Dollars

by Tiffany Antone
Sep 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

It's hard to feel sorry for the rich and famous. They get to travel the world and make tons of money doing what they love to do. Not a whole lot to pity about that lifestyle, if you ask most people. But can you imagine how much pressure that must be, having your whole livelihood rely on certain body parts? 

What would a singer do for income if she or he completely demolished their vocal cords? How does a dancer pay their rent if they blow a knee? What does a model do if they disfigure their moneymaker and can no longer, well, model? It's a lot to think about.

And while we still don't really feel that sorry for mega-celebs, we do totally understand why they would feel the need to insure their bodies. Everybody's gotta have a backup plan. Some of these backup plans are just really, really extravagant. 

Originally published March 2015. Updated September 2017.

1 /19: Taylor Swift

1/19 :Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift just insured her legs for $40 million. That's $20 million a leg. The insurance will protect her in the event of potentially career-threatening accidents.

2 /19: Dolly Parton

2/19 :Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton's breasts are insured for $600,000.

3 /19: Holly Madison

3/19 :Holly Madison

Reality star and Vegas performer Holly Madison insured her breasts for $1 million.

4 /19: America Ferrera

4/19 :America Ferrera

As part of a 2007 publicity stunt, Aquafresh took out a $10 million insurance policy on America Ferrera's smile.

5/19 :Keith Richards

Keith Richards, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, has purportedly insured his hands for $1.6 million.

6 /19: Fred Astaire

6/19 :Fred Astaire

Hollywood icon Fred Astaire insured his legs for $75,000 apiece.

7/19 :Madonna

Madonna's breasts are reported to be insured for $2 million.

8 /19: Bette Davis

8/19 :Bette Davis

Bette Davis' eyes may be the stuff of legends, but her waist was actually insured for $28,000.

9 /19: Heidi Klum

9/19 :Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum's legs are worth a cool $2 million, although the left is worth less than the right due to a scar.

10 /19: Tina Turner

10/19 :Tina Turner

Tina Turner's legs were insured for $3.2 million.

11 /19: Kylie Minogue

11/19 :Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue's butt is insured for $5 million.

12 /19: Bruce Springsteen

12/19 :Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen's vocal chords are insured for $6 million.

13 /19: Julia Roberts

13/19 :Julia Roberts

America's sweetheart, Julia Roberts, is reported to have insured her smile for $30 million.

14 /19: David Lee Roth

14/19 :David Lee Roth

Van Halen front man David Lee Roth reportedly insured his sperm for $1 million in case he ever accidentally impregnated a groupie and had to pay child support.

15 /19: David Beckham

15/19 :David Beckham

David Beckham's sexy soccer legs are reportedly insured for $70 million.

16 /19: Mariah Carey

16/19 :Mariah Carey

In 2006, Gillette Venus claimed Mariah Carey had the "legs of a goddess" as part of a national marketing campaign, and reportedly insured Carey's legs for $1 billion.

17 /19: Michael Flatley

17/19 :Michael Flatley

Michael Flatley, of Lord of the Dance fame, has a $40 million insurance policy on his legs.  

18 /19: Daniel Craig

18/19 :Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig insured his body for $9.5 million while filming Quantum of Solace because he performed so many of his own stunts. 

19 /19: Rihanna

19/19 :Rihanna

Rihanna's legs are apparently worth a cool $1 million.