Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:58 pm
Heterochromia is a variation in coloration. The term is generally used to describe color differences in eyes. A person with heterochromia has two different colored eyes. Heterochromia of the eye is called heterochromia iridum or heterochromia iridis. It can be complete or sectoral. The lack of genetic diversity is considered the primary reason behind two different colored eyes. Heterochromia of the eyes was first described as a human condition by Aristotle who termed it heteroglaucos. Heterochromia is infrequently seen in humans but can be frequently observed in species of domesticated animals.
Heterochromia can also occur in hair or skin.
Five Famous People Or Celebrities With 2 Different Colored Eyes
Now we have established what heterochromia is, let's explore some famous celebrities who have heterochromia. Here are five celebrities who have heterochromia.
Popular actress Mila Kunis once had heterochromia. She had one hazel eye and the other had a blue tint. Her condition occurred due to an eye infection, and chronic iritis. The infection inflamed the iris and caused a cataract to form over time, resulting in a different color. It also left Kunis blind in the affected eye for years. However, cataract surgery to replace the damaged lens restored her vision as well as her original eye color. At present, her both eyes have the same color.
Mila Kunis is an American actress best known for her role as Jackie Burkhart in the Fox tv series, That '70s Show. She has appeared in films, Black Swan, Max Payne, Friends with Benefits, and Bad Moms among others.
MLB pitcher Max Scherzer has heterochromia. His right eye is blue and his left eye is brown. Scherzer plays for the New York Mets who won the World Series with the Washington Nationals in 2019. A recipient of three Cy Young Awards, he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2006 amateur draft. He played for Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Dodgers before joining the Mets in 2022. He is an eight-time All-Star and two times All-MLB First Team.
English actress Alice Eve has heterochromia. Her right eye is green and her left eye is blue. The actress is known for her roles in films, She's Out of My League, Men in Black 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Before We Go. On television, she is known for her roles in Entourage and Iron Fist.
Comedian-actor Dan Aykroyd has heterochromia. As he is frequently seen wearing sunglasses, many might not notice his eyes, but he has one brown eye and one green eye. Aykroyd was part of SNL from 1975 to 1979 and is known for the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers with his friend John Belushi and the Ghostbusters film series.
American actress Kate Bosworth has sectoral heterochromia. The bottom portion of her right eye is a hazel mixture of green, brown, and amber, different from her left eye. She is known for her role in the films, Blue Crush, Beyond the Sea, and Superman Returns. She is also known for her role in the Netflix science fiction miniseries, The I-Land.
Several other celebrities have sectoral heterochromia. Saved by the Bell actress, Elizabeth Berkley has one green eye and another has a splash of amber-colored pigment below the pupil. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star Jane Seymour has one green eye while the other eye has some green and mostly brown colors.