Having two beautiful sets of eyelashes had its appeal, but unfortunately, the syndrome can also come with a slew of other problems. Taylor reportedly suffered from medical issues her entire life, this has obviously also affected her career.
It is thought that her death (which was from congestive heart failure) was most likely linked to her lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome.
All Eyes on Jayne
This, along with her scandalous magazine photoshoot and her rivalry with Marilyn Monroe, all got Mansfield a lot of publicity, which didn’t seem to bother her at all!
Back then, this unseemly behavior was heavily frowned upon, but Mansfield seemed to rather enjoy the attention. We can say, however, that she perhaps paved the way for the liberation of women in the years to come.
Jayne Mansfield's Wardrobe Malfunctions
Jayne Mansfield created her own wardrobe malfunctions. Mansfield was considered a bombshell beauty and, when she would go out on the town, she wasn’t about playing coy with the paparazzi.
Apparently, she would wait for the photographers and then allow part of her outfit to “accidentally” slip off. Once, she even dove into a swimming pool and came up topless.
Elizabeth Taylor's Weird Eye Diagnosis
Elizabeth Taylor’s famous beauty was partly because of a genetic cause. After she was born, a doctor informed Taylor’s parents that their baby daughter had a condition called lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome.
The syndrome (which is caused by the FOXC2 gene) was responsible for her double rows of eyelashes, which did enhance her stunning eyes.
It Was a Special Bond
She made sure that Pippin had a custom-made bathtub to sleep in, though at times, Hepburn would let her sleep in her bed. Pippin was quite attached to her and would even follow Hepburn to the supermarket.
Her relationship with her unusual pet both amused and amazed those around her.