It’s the last installment of our Celebrity Eye Facts series!
Heterochromia Iridis (TWO DIFFERENT COLORED IRISES). If just part of an iris is different to the remainder of the eye, this is known as partial or sectoral heterochromia. When heterochromia is present at or shortly after birth is usually hereditary or due to intrauterine disease or injury. Congenital heterochromia may be familial and is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Inherited eye color is determined by multiple genes. Environmental or acquired factors can alter these inherited traits.
It may surprise you to learn what female celebrities have different types of heterochromia. Celebrities with complete heterochromia include: Kate Bosworth actress, model and singer has one blue eye and one hazel eye. (The Horse Whisperer 1998, Blue Crush 2002, Life Happens 2011, Big Sur 2013). Jane Seymour actress and painter and designer of Open Hearts jewelry line at Kay Jewelers has one brown and one green eye (Live and Let Die 1973, Somewhere In Time 1980, East of Eden 1981, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World 1988, Wedding Crashers 2005, and the American television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1993–1998). Actress Mila Kunis has one green eye and one brown eye (Gia 1998, Family Guy 1999, That ’70s Show 1998-2006, Black Swan 2010, Friends with Benefits 2011, American Psycho 2 2002, Ted 2012). Alice Eve, actress, has a green left eye and a much darker right eye that appears to be almost brown (Starter for 10 2006, She’s Out of My League 2010, Men in Black 3 2012, Star Trek Into Darkness 2013). Her left eye is green and her right eye is much darker, almost brown. Dan Aykroyd, actor, comedian, screenwriter, singer and creator of the highly successful Blues Brothers has one brown and one green eye (Ghost Busters 1984, Saturday Night Live 1975-1979, The Blues Brothers 2000 1998, Trading Places 1983, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984, Driving Miss Daisy 1989, Grosse Pointe Blank 1997, Conehead 1993, Dragnet 1987, Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983, My Girl 1991, The Campaign 2012). Demi Moore, actress, filmmaker, former songwriter, and model has one green and one hazel eye (soap opera General Hospital 1981, Blame It on Rio 1984, St. Elmo’s Fire 1985, About Last Night… 1986, Ghost 1990, A Few Good Men 1992, Indecent Proposal 1993, Disclosure 1994, Striptease 1996, and G.I. Jane 1997).
The following three celebrities have the same combination of one blue and one green eye. Josh Henderson, actor, model, and singer best known for his role as John Ross Ewing III in the TNT revival of Dallas 2012–present. Actor, film producer, and film director, Kiefer Sutherland, is best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24. Michael Flatley, American Irish dancer, choreographer, actor, musician, and occasional television presenter, is internationally known for Irish dance shows Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger. In fall 2007, Flatley and a troupe of male dancers performed on Dancing with the Stars in the U.S. In 2008, he appeared as a guest judge on an episode of the show, filling in for Len Goodman. Also in 2008, he performed the solo, “Capone,” from Celtic Tiger on the show.
Max Scherzer, probably has the most obvious eye color combination of the group listed: one very blue eye and one dark brown eye. He is a professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball and also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2013, he won the American League Cy Young Award.
Celebrites who have partial/sectoral heterochromia include: Christopher Walkin, actor, screenwriter, and director who has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows (Annie Hall 1977, The Deer Hunter 1978, Pulp Fiction 1994, True Romance 1993, The Dead Zone 1983, Sleepy Hollow 1999, America’s Sweethearts 2001, Jersey Boys 2014). Elizabeth Berkley, television, film and theatre actress whose right eye is half green and half brown, and her left eye is all green (Saved by the Bell 1989-1993, Showgirls 1995, The First Wives Club 1996, Any Given Sunday 1999, Dancing with the Stars 2013, Melissa & Joey 2014). Henry Cavill, British actor whose eyes are blue with a brown bit at the top of his left eye (The Count of Monte Cristo 2002, Immortals 2011, The Cold Light of Day 2012, Man of Steel 2013). Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor whose left eye partial hazel/blue, right eye blue (Telling Lies in America 1997, The Maker 1997, The Magnificent Ambersons 2002, Bend it like Beckham 2002, The Lion in the Winter 2003, Alexander 2004, Elvis 2005, The Tudors 2007-2010, Dracula 2013-2014). Jessica Cauffiel, actress and singer left eye partial brown/green, right eye green (Legally Blonde 2001, Legally Blonde 2 2003, White Chicks 2004). Virginia Madsen, Left eye is part brown and part green and right eye is all green actress and documentary film producer (Gotham 1988, Third Degree Burn 1989, Heart of Dixie 1989, The Hot Spot 1990, The Prophecy 1995, The Haunting 1999, Sideways 2004). These unique traits simply add to their allure.