With big money riding on the careers of top musicians, actors and sports stars, many are rumoured to have taken steps to protect the tools of their trade.With big money riding on the careers of top musicians, actors and sports stars, many are rumoured to have taken steps to protect the tools of their trade.
Tea taster Sebastian Michaelis has insured his well-honed tastebuds for £1m, but follows a host of famous faces who have seen fit to guard against the loss of their prized assets. but follows a host of famous faces who have seen fit to guard against the loss of their prized assets.
Cristiano Ronaldo's legs
Sports teams routinely insure against star players picking up injuries that could wreck a career and a club's commercial success.
Real Madrid protected the Portuguese ace's legs for £90m in 2013 - or a whopping £45m a leg. It may appear ludicrous to some but the player is a reliable goal-scoring machine, averaging more than a goal a game for Real.
Jennifer Lopez's backside
The singer and Hollywood actress is famous for her curves and is said to have insured her buttocks - with some reports claiming the amount is as high as £180m.
Keith Richards's hands
Rolling Stones fans may sometimes express disbelief that he is still alive, but the guitarist is believed to have once insured his hands for £2m - perhaps an undervaluation considering the band's massive popularity.
In a 2002 interview with Fortune, Richards held up his hands and proclaimed: "You're talking to the business right now".
Dolly Parton's cleavage
The legendary country singer - famous for hits like Jolene and Nine To Five - insured her most famous assets for $600,000 (£380,000) in the early 1970s.
Charlie Chaplin's feet
The legendary silent film actor was famous for his walk and is said to have insured the tools of his trade for £100,000 - a fortune in the 1920s.
Julia Roberts' smile
The Oscar-winning actress' beaming smile helped her rise to the top of Hollywood and become of the films world's most recognisable faces. The 47-year-old's grin is said to be insured to the tune of £19m.
Bruce Springsteen's voice
The vocal cords of the music world's biggest stars are a massive money-spinner and the Born to Run singer is just one performer who has taken out protection.
The Boss is reported to have bought a policy in the 1980s for £4m - a snip in today's money.
Mariah Carey's legs
Not particularly known for her pins as much as her vocal range and prolific hit-making ability, the diva nonetheless took out a $1bn policy after fronting Gillette's Legs of a Goddess campaign in 2006.
That equates to an eye-watering £300m for each leg.
Daniel Craig's body
The actor set pulses racing when he first emerged from the sea in blue shorts as James Bond. In his second outing as 007, Quantum of Solace, he reportedly insured that body for £6m to protect against any mishaps doing his own stunts.
Joey Essex's hair
To ensure he stays looking "reem" the reality star recently told a newspaper he hoped to underwrite his locks for a cool £1m after launching his own haircare range.