Have you ever noticed that Superman (Henry Cavill) and Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) both have an eye condition called Heterochromia?
Heterochromia is a genetic and sometimes acquired condition in which a person has two different colored eyes. This exotic and beautiful characteristic is extremely uncommon, with less than one percent of the world’s population being affected. Heterochromia iridium can manifest in a number of ways: complete heterochromia — when both irises are a completely different color, partial heterochromia — when an iris has a segment that is a different color, and central heterochromia — when the inner ring differs in color from the outer ring.
Eyes have the power to captivate and mesmerize, and when paired with this distinctively unique feature, a person can 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 were hypnotizing you with the colors of their eyes.
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, did you notice that the Lois Lane figurines had two different color eyes after Bosworth portrayed the comic book character in Superman Returns?
With her sultry, Marilyn Monroe 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.
Jane Seymour was born with one green eye and one brown one, which means she has been mesmerizing people with her exquisite eyes since she was just a baby in her mother’s arms.
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.
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.
This long-time 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.
It’s not just the girls who are blessed with a beautiful stare. Dominic Sherwood, the up-and-coming star from Shadowhunters, is well-known for his one blue eye, and one half-blue/half-brown let eye.
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.
Apparently, Superman’s superpowers 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, it’s kryptonite for us in one look.