In Africa there are people who deliberately have their teeth mutilated or removed. In Western cultures, the tooth gap was considered more of a blemish.
But then came Isabella Rossellini (“Blue Velvet”)! She just celebrated her 70th birthday and is still one of the most beautiful film icons of her generation – despite or perhaps because of her rather uncomplicated relationship with her looks.
Her broken front tooth made Isabella Rossellini famous. Although that gap was covered with wax by the undertaker for years before every photo shoot.
It was only the managers of a cosmetics company who finally encouraged her to accept her gap – and thereby made her even more successful.
So what makes the supposedly ugly beautiful? Or is beauty always in the eye of the beholder?
In the case of Isabella Rossellini and many other stars whose teeth BILD am SONNTAG looked at, the following applies: brave people are beautiful!