Since her childhood, Winnie, who suffers from vitiligo (a skin pigmentation disorder), has dreamed of shining on the catwalks. However, other children called her a cow, a zebra, and regularly made her life a misery at school.
Winnie did not give up and, after participating in the Americas Next Top Model TV show, became one of the most sought-after models in the world. She also made an address at the TED Conference, where she spoke about the fact that vitiligo is a skin condition, not a life-ruining curse.
When Hawking was 21, doctors diagnosed him with paralysis and said that the young Oxford University graduate had only two and a half years to live. Stephen not only continued studying but also managed to become the most renowned theoretical physicist and popularizer of science of our age. In 1985, the scientist lost the ability to speak, but this did not become a barrier for Hawking.
The star of Game of Thrones, Chronicles of Narnia, and X-Men is living proof that charisma, talent, and diligent work are much more important than imposing height. Peter Dinklage was born with a hereditary disease achondroplasia which results in dwarfism.
The actor is 4 ft 5 in tall. Peter does not take offense at being called a dwarf and even jokes about his illness: "I think my mom drove by a nuclear power plant when she was pregnant."
An actress and model with Down syndrome, Jamie has gained fame as one of the main stars of the American Horror Story TV series. Whats more, she was the first woman with such a genetic disorder to take to the catwalk during the 2015 New York Fashion Week.
"I want young women to look at what I am doing and tell themselves that all of this is achievable to them as well. I inspire others not to hide who they really are," says Brewer.
Since early childhood, Mitte has suffered from cerebral palsy. In the Breaking Bad TV series, he played the role of Walter White Jr, who also has this disease. RJ is committed to helping people with physical problems. He even became a representative of the "Inclusion in the Arts and Media of People With Disabilities" campaign.
Marlee became the only deaf person to receive an Oscar for Best Actress. By the way, the star earned this award for her debut performance: a role in the film called Children of a Lesser God. She also acted in the TV series Desperate Housewives, Body Parts, My Name is Earl, Switched at Birth, and many others.