Having two different eye colors is fairly exotic and, dare we say it, rather beautiful. It’s somewhat of a rarity as it’s estimated only six out of 1,000 people have it—and for many who do, the difference isn’t very noticeable. The condition that causes this is called heterochromia iridis and, though a medical condition, doesn’t typically have any other symptoms or issues—you just simply end up with two different color eyes. It’s usually hereditary, meaning it’s simply something passed down in your genes. When that’s the case, it usually develops when you’re still a baby, though the condition can arise later in life from an injury or disease. But enough of the science behind it—we’re here to admire some gorgeous leading ladies and gents who have this condition, and totally make it work for them! Now, if you’ve were born with the same color eyes, remember, you can always play with color contacts, like Air Optix Colors or FreshLook Colorblends, to switch things up—and make people look twice!
As you can see, this beauty has a bright hazel eye and an equally beautiful blue one. Kate Bosworth’s heterochromia iridis is definitely more noticeable than most other celeb’s. We love the uniqueness of it, and how she’s not trying to hide it—which could be easily done with colored contacts. The star has been in a ton of movies and has done modeling for high-end designers like Calvin Klein and Coach.
The brunette bombshell has had an extremely active career. She first launched to fame playing the ditzy but lovable Jackie on “That 70s Show,” which ran for eight seasons. Mila won several awards for her work on the series. Since then, she’s been in many movies, including hits like “The Book of Eli,” “Date Night” and “Black Swan.” Mila’s eyes aren’t quite as distinctly different as Bosworth’s. Instead, her heterochromia iridis causes one eye to be a lighter green than the other. A few years ago she revealed the change in color was due to chronic iris inflammation, which resulted in cataracts and poor vision. She’s also complained to the media about how her eyes are often changed to look matching in movies and photographers—herself preferring their natural difference in color.
The famous actress has had a pretty robust career, if we say so ourselves. She was a Bond girl in the ‘70s (“Live and Let Die”) and starred in a ton of other movies throughout the 1980s. Jane also was the leading lady in the popular “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” which ran for five years. She’s continued to expand her career later in life, continuing to work in both film and TV. Now, a fun fact you may not have known about the beauty is that she has one brown eye and one green eye.
Now, not everyone born with heterochromia iridis happens to be a beautiful woman—men can actually have this condition, too, as proven by major league pitcher Max Scherzer. He’s recently been signed to play for the Washington Nationals, though before that he played for the Detroit Tigers for four years. He won the Cy Young Award, a highly coveted and prestigious MLB award, in 2013 for his brilliant pitching. Concerning his eyes (which is what we’re really interested in!), he has dashing blue one next to a deep brown one. The contrast is very obvious—and makes us want to stare into them all the more!
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The handsome Irish actor is a bit different than the other stars listed here. That’s because Jonathan only sorta has two different colored eyes. One is crystal-clear blue, the other is almost entirely crystal clear blue, but has some hazel in it, too, thanks to heterochromia iridis. Either way, we think his eyes are totally dream-worthy. The hunk has starred in films like “Match Point,” “Mission Impossible III” and “Bend It Like Beckham.” He’s also starred in hit television series like “The Tudors” and “Dracula.”