Insurance for Legs?… Really?
Hollywood celebrities seem to have the perfect legs – slim, toned and free of blemishes like spider veins and varicose veins. And we’ve all heard stories of stars insuring those gorgeous gams for millions of dollars. But are those stories true? Absolutely! In fact, the practice of covering one’s assets goes all the way back to Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Attractive Legs have several values
Perhaps the most famous of the celebrities who have purchased high-dollar policies for their body parts was pin-up icon Betty Grable. Her lovely legs helped make her the highest paid Hollywood starlet from 1941-1945, and endeared her to many a World War II soldier serving overseas. Throughout the peak years of her career, her studio insured Grable’s legs for $1 million – an unheard of sum in that day. And when she was invited to leave her mark in the concrete walkway at the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, she left imprints of her legs rather than her hands, as is the tradition.
The practice of insuring one’s legs continues in Tinseltown today. Covered celeb legs include those of actress Jamie Lee Curtis for $2 million, singer Tina Turner for $3.2 million, international soccer player and Calvin Kline skivvies model David Beckham for $70 million, and singer Mariah Carey for a whopping $1 billion (yes – that’s billion with a “B”), after Gillette made her the spokesperson for their popular Venus razor.
Tips for keeping great legs.
While taking out an insurance policy on your own gams may be a bit of a stretch, you can certainly keep them red carpet-worthy by
- Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight
- Sticking to a nutritious, high-fiber, low-sodium diet
- Nixing the smoking habit
- Avoiding extended periods of standing
- Wearing sensible heels
- Slathering on the sun block
Spider veins or varicose veins ruining your glam look? Call 877-640-VEIN (8346) or use our convenient online form to schedule a consultation at Jacksonville’s St. Johns Vein Center today.