Welcome to this second blog article about unbelievable insurance policies purchased by famous celebrities.
Readership response to our first "Unbelievable Celebrity Insurance Policies" blog post was fantastic, which is why we’ve decide to continue with more of these stories.
One thing’s for sure: the premiums these celebrities pay out for coverage are outside of our budget!
Now get ready to say to yourself "you’ve got to be kidding".
Celebrity Insurance #1: Jimmy Durante: a Nose for Success
Jimmy Durante was a showbiz performer who was very popular in the early to mid-1900s. He was a well-known singer, pianist, actor and comedian.
Jimmy's trademark was a song named "Inka Dinka Doo". He also signed-off his broadcasts by always saying "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are" (wonder if there is an interesting story there).
A man of very many talents!
Jimmy was also blessed with a proboscis of rather immense proportions. In fact, much of his comedy material focused around his big nose.
As a result he had his nose insured back in the 1940s for $40,000. While $40K doesn’t sound like much money nowadays, back then it was considered a small fortune.
Jimmy Durante passed away on January 29, 1980. RIP Jimmy!
Celebrity Insurance #2: Julia Robert’s Smile
Julia Roberts is a well-known Hollywood actress who has starred in big films such as Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, Mirror Mirror, Erin Bockovich, Ocean’s Eleven and The Pelican Brief (just to name a few).
She has a ton of acting talent, as well as having a dazzling smile.
Have you heard at some time or another that you cannot put a price tag on a beautiful smile? Well, apparently Julia Roberts did not get that memo.
In fact, Julia Roberts has gone so far as to insure her smile for a cool $30 million.
Just a bit more coverage compared to most of us who might have a thousand dollars or so of insurance for accidental dental costs!
Keep on smiling Julia!
Celebrity Insurance #3: Tom Jone’s Chest Hair
Tom Jones is a popular singer who rose to fame back in the 1960s. He’s recorded music from all sorts of genres, from blues to country to jazz to rock.
Just some of his hits are What’s New Pussycat, It’s Not Unusual and She’s a Lady.
Tom Jones is especially popular with the ladies. It also seems that Tom attributes at least some of his sex appeal to his hairy chest.
This assumption is supported by the fact that Tom had his furry frontage insured for £3.5 million in 2008.
We have to wonder: what are the premiums on a "per hair" basis?
Croon on Tom!
Celebrity Insurance #4: Daniel Craig’s Entire Body
Daniel Craig is a very popular English actor who has taken over the role of James Bond, the intrepid 007 spy in Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
This "new" James Bond is different compared to all his predecessors, with action scenes that are more graphic then previously seen. In addition this new James Bond comes across as more human than before (e.g. personal struggles with what he is asked to do on behalf of his country).
Daniel also appears to be rather adventurous, in light of the fact that he enjoys doing many of his own stunts.
During the filming of the movie, Casino Royale, he purportedly did all of his own stunts, which is why he took out a £5 million insurance policy for his entire body in case of accident.
Given the amount of risk he took doing this, we can only shudder at the amount of premiums he must have paid out!
Celebrity Insurance #5: Bruce Springsteen's Voice
Bruce Springsteen is a very famous musician known all over the world. Indeed, the number of people who haven’t heard of "The Boss" must be few and far between.
Just some of his smash hits are Born to Run, Born in the U.S.A., Dancing in the Dark and Glory Days.
Bruce’s voice has a distinctive, "gravelly" sort of tone to it.
In order to protect himself financially Bruce took out a Lloyd’s of London insurance policy of $6 million on his vocal chords in case he lost or damaged his voice.
Guess the Boss will still be able to pay his bills if he can no longer reproduce that distinctive sound of his!
We hope you enjoyed this article about hard-to-believe insurance policies of celebrities.It seems like you can get almost anything insured (usually by Lloyd’s of London) if you don’t mind paying phenomenal premiums!
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