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Heterochromia Among the Stars: 16 Celebrities with Mismatched Eyes
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by Lydia Medeiros 6-minute read June 23, 2023

What do Superman and Lois Lane have in common? Heterochromia.

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Heterochromia iridium is a genetic – and sometimes acquired – condition in which a person has different-colored eyes. This exotic and beautiful characteristic is exceptionally uncommon, with less than one percent of the world's population affected. It can manifest in several ways: complete heterochromia – both irises are a completely different color; partial heterochromia – an iris has a segment that is a different color; and central heterochromia – the inner ring differs in color from the outer ring.

Interestingly enough, Henry Cavill (Superman) and Kate Bosworth (Lois Lane) lent their enigmatic eyes to the silver screen to portray the famous comic book characters. Eyes have the power to captivate and mesmerize and are often seen as a window to the soul, and in this kind of stained-glass window, a person could get lost staring into those mismatched eyes. To celebrate this rare and alluring attribute, Savoir Flair sought out celebrities you may or may not have known hypnotizing you with the colors of their eyes.

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Kate Bosworth

Perhaps the most famous celebrity with heterochromia, actress Kate Bosworth, has one blue eye, and one eye that is partially hazel. Unfortunately, many directors and casting agents have made her wear colored lenses while filming. However, the Lois Lane figurines had two different color eyes after Bosworth portrayed the comic book character in Superman Returns.

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Mila Kunis

With her sultry gaze, you may not have noticed that Mila Kunis' left eye is green and her right eye is brown. She acquired heterochromia after suffering from an eye injury that left her blind in one eye as a young child.

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie apparently has it all. Not only is she beautiful inside and out, her central heterochromia means her eyes are literally one in a million.

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Jennifer Connelly

We know Paul Bettany loves the blue-green eyes with flecks of gold that actress Jennifer Connelly is known for. The outer ring of her eyes is also a bit darker than the inner, which means she has all kinds of heterochromia, and we are here for it.

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Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour was born with one green eye and one brown eye, which means she has been mesmerizing people with her exquisite eyes her entire life.

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Alice Eve

The beautiful Alice Eve is even more enchanting when you notice her gorgeous eyes: one blue and the other green. She once admitted that her boyfriend had been dating her for nine months before he even realized she had two different colored eyes.

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Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde has exotic eyes that come from her central heterochromia. The rare quality means that the outer ring of her iris is much darker than the inner ring, giving the Tron beauty an otherworldly gaze.

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Demi Moore

This veteran actress and renowned beauty has complete heterochromia. Look closely and you will see that one of Demi Moore's eyes is green and the other is hazel.

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Elizabeth McGovern

The Countess of Grantham herself, otherwise known as Elizabeth McGovern, is another famous face that features a pair of central heterochromatic eyes.

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Paris Jackson

Like Wilde, Paris JacksonMichael Jackson's daughter – boasts mesmerizing blue eyes with a much darker outer ring. She gives a whole new meaning to ‘Beautiful Girl.’

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Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg, the Mission Impossible actor and comedian, has heterochromia with one blue eye and one green eye.

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Ralph Fiennes

What's blue with gold and brown speckles? Ralph Fiennes' eyes.

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Dominic Sherwood

Dominic Sherwood, the up-and-coming star from Shadowhunters, is well-known for his one blue eye, and one half-blue-half-brown left eye.

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's partial heterochromia is a bit more difficult to spot, but perhaps you did notice that he appears to have green eyes one day, but blue eyes the next. That is because the talented actor has both green and blue segments in both of his eyes, making his eyes appear a different color depending on the light.

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Henry Cavill

Apparently, Geralt of Rivia's powers stem from his dreamy eyes. With mostly blue eyes but for a tiny brown segment in the upper corner of Henry Cavill's left iris, his smolder is taken to another level.

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Robert Downey Jr.

First Superman, then Dr. Strange, and now Iron Man, the partial heterochromia from the brown flecks in Robert Downey Jr.'s eyes might just prove that heterochromia is, in fact, a superpower.

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David Bowie

Nope, before you get excited, this one does not count. Although many people think that David Bowie had heterochromia, in actuality, the musical legend had a rare condition called anisocoria wherein his two pupils were different sizes making it look like they were different colors. His condition was caused by an injury when he was younger, but rather than hide, he celebrated his exotic difference, and people loved him even more for it.

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