Simian lines

- 80+ Famous simian lines, including 5 Academy Award nominees! -

Simian crease celebrities: Tony Blair, Armin van Buuren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hillary Clinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alain Delon,
Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Meghan Markle, Michael Moore, Joaquin Phoenix, Lee Kuan Yew, Thom Yorke + others!

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Celebrities with single palmar creases, incl. 3 Oscar winners!

Though the simian line is relatively rare among celebrities & famous people, some of them do have the single palmar transverse crease: 80+ reports are presented below!

NOTICE: Quite a few claims have been made regarding famous people who do not really have a simian line; a summary of 40+ false/alleged claims is presented at the bottom of this page.

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- 80+ Famous celebrity simian crease holders! -

Only few famous people are known for having a simian line. Let's take a closer look at the simian lines of e.g. Robert de Niro, Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Thom Yorke & others:

Former US politician Barbara Levy Boxer has a complete simian line in her left hand.

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Barbara Levy Boxer
Former US politician [House of Representatives]

left hand: complete simian line (right hand: normal)

Dutch trance DJ Armin van Buuren has a complete simian line in his left hand.

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Armin van Buuren
Dutch Trance DJ (world's most popular DJ in 2007-2010)

left hand: complete simian line (right hand: normal)

Robert De Niro has a complete simian line in his left hand.

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Robert De Niro - 2x winner Academy Award for Best Actor (5x nominee)
American actor, producer and director

left hand: complete simian line (right hand: Sydney line)

Nigel Farage has a complete simian line in his right hand (left hand: normal).

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Nigel Farage
British politician, broadcaster & political analyst

right hand: complete simian line (left hand: normal)

Jodie Foster has an incomplete simian line in her right hand.

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Jodie Foster - 2x winner Academy Award for Best Actress (3x nominee)
American actress, director, and producer

right hand: dissociated incomplete simian line + Sydney line (left hand: normal)

Psychic & healer Joralf Gjerstad has a simian line in both hands.

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Joralf Gjerstad, a.k.a. 'Snåsamannen')
Norwegian psychic & fait healer (who never charged services)

right hand: complete simian line; left hand: incomplete simian line

Darren Hayes has an incomplete simian line in his left hand.

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Darren Hayes
Australian singer-songwriter (frontman of Savage Garden)

left hand: incomplete simian line (right hand: normal)

Anthony Hopkins has an incomplete simian line in his left hand.

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Anthony Hopkins - 1x winner Academy Award for Best Actor (3x nominee)
Welsh actor, director & producer

left hand: incomplete simian line (right hand: normal)

Michael Moore has an incomplete simian line in his left hand.

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Michael Moore
American documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, journalist, actor, and liberal political activist

left hand: incomplete simian line (right hand: normal)

Joaquin Phoenix has a complete simian line in his right hand.

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Joaquin Phoenix - 2x nominee Academy Award for Best Actor
American actor, producer & activist

right hand: dissociated complete simian line (left hand: normal)

Tony Robbins has a complete simian line in his right hand.

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Tony Robbins
American motivational speaker, personal finance instructor, life coach and self-help author

right hand: complete simian line (left hand: normal)

First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew has a complete simian line in his left hand.

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Lee Kuan Yew
First Prime Minister of the Singapore (politician)

left hand: complete simian line (right hand: normal)


Thom Yorke has a simian line in his righthand.

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Thom Yorke
British musician, leadsinger of alternative rockband 'Radiohead'

right hand: incomplete simian line (left hand: normal [short, irregular heart line])

Rainn Wilson has a simian line in both hands.

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Rainn Wilson
American actor, comedian, writer, director, businessman & producer

right hand: complete simian line; left hand: incomplete simian line

NOTICE: A curiosity involves the fact that the 5 Oscar-nominees included in the list above, all five have their simian line in just 1 hand only, and in 3 cases it involves a 'dissociated' simian line (it has no connection with the thenar crease - a.k.a. 'life line'). Another rather remarkable fact is that the 3 Oscar winners belong to the small group of 5 top-actors that have received the "Cecil B. DeMille Award", the Golden Globe oeuvre award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment": Anthony Hopkins - 2006, Robert De Niro - 2011 & Jodie Foster - 2013.

Other simian line celebrities are (names below are listed by country + last name):

Canada flag Alex Mallari Jr- actor, Canada (right hand: incomplete simian line, left hand: bridge)
Canada flag Drew Scott - actor & entrepreneur, Canada (left hand: incomplete simian line)
Canada flag Jonathan Scott - TV personality, Canada (right hand: incomplete simian line)

China flag Hu Jintao - 6th President of China (right hand: complete simian line)
China flag Zhang Ziyi - actress, China (left hand: complete simian line)

England flag Jamie Bamber - actor, England (right hand: complete simian line)
England flag Lena Headey - actress, England (right hand: incomplete simian line)
England flag Tom Hollander - actor, England (both hands: incomplete simian line)
England flag Cher Lloyd- singer-songwriter & model, England (left hand: complete simian line)
England flag Paul Rodgers - singer-songwriter, England (right hand: complete simian line)
England flag Sophie Turner - actress, England (left hand: incomplete simian line)
England flag James Whale - film director, England (right hand: incomplete simian line)
England flag Marco Pierre White - chef, TV personality, England (left hand: incomplete simian line)

Italy flag Marco Minniti - politician, Italy (left hand: complete simian line)
Italy flag Amedeo Sebastiani ('Amadeus') - presentator, Italy (right hand: complete simian line)
Italy flag Giuseppe Tornatore - film director, Italy (right hand: incomplete simian line)

Japan flag Takashi Murakami - artist, Japan (r-hand: diss. inc. simian line, l-hand: heart line appr. headline)

Mexico flag Fernando Henrique Cardoso - 34th President of Brazil (right hand: incomplete simian line)

North-Korea flag Kim Jong Nam - eldest son of Kim Jong-il, North-Korea (left hand: incomplete simian line)

Pakistan flag Sohail Aman - Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan (right hand: complete simian line)

Philippines flag Roi Fabito, a.k.a. "Guava Juice" - Youtuber, Philippines (both hands: diss. complete simian line)
Philippines flag Bongbong Marcos - politician, Philippines (right hand: incomplete simian line)
Philippines flag Ferdinand Marcos - 10 President of Philippines (both hands: complete simian line)
Philippines flag Mar Roxas - politician, Philippines (right hand: incomplete simian line)

Saudi Arabia flag King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - King of Saudi-Arabia (both hands: complete simian line)

Scotland flag Steven Moffat - TV producer, Scotland (both hands: complete simian line)

South-Korea flag Dong Young-Bae, a.k.a. 'Taeyang' and 'Sol' - singer, South-Korea (r-hand: incompl. simian line)

Sweden flag Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, a.k.a. 'PewDiePie'- Youtuber, Sweden (left: complete simian line)

US flag Marty Baller - rapper & songwriter, US (left hand: complete simian line)
US flag Stephen 'tWitch' Boss - hip-hop dancer & actor, US (l-hand: compl. simian line, r-hand: bridge)
US flag Miguel Osorio Chong - Secretary of the Interior, Mexico (right hand: complete simian line)
US flag Andrew Cuomo - 56th Governor of New York, US (right hand: complete simian line)
US flag Bob Denver - comedic actor, US (right hand: incomplete simian line)
US flag Lyn Erhard/Charlotte Chandler - biographer & playwright, US (r-hand: diss. complete simian line)
US flag Ina Garten - author & White House Office staff, US (r-hand: compl. simian line, l-hand: minor bridge)
US flag John Goodman - actor, US (right hand: complete simian line)
US flag Corey Hawkins - actor & singer, US (left hand: complete simian line)
US flag Eddie Huang - chef & businessman, US (both hands: complete simian line)
US flag Billy Joel - singer-songwriter, US (left hand: compl. simian line, right hand: incomplete simian line)
US flag Floyd Mayweather - boxer, US (right hand: dissociated incomplete simian line)
US flag Megan Mullaly - actress & comedian, US (both hands: dissociated complete simian line)
US flag Leslie Odom - actor & singer, US (right hand: dissociated complete simian line)
US flag Lori Petty - actress & director, US (right hand: dissociatied incomplete simian line)
US flag Lynn Redgrave - actress & director, US (right hand: complete simian line)
US flag Rico Rodriguez - actor, US (right hand: complete simian line, left hand: incomplete simian line)
US flag Coleen Rowley - FBI agent, US (right hand: complete simian line)
US flag Peter Sarsgaard - actor, US (both hands: dissociated simian line)
US flag Johnathon Schaech - actor & writer, US (left hand: complete simian line)
US flag Neil Sedaka - singer-songwriter, US (right hand: complete simian line)
US flag Atticus Shaffer (has osteogenesis imperfecta) - actor, US (both hands: complete simian line)
US flag Tony Sirico - actor, US (both hands: incomplete simian line)
US flag Marina Sirtis - actress, US (right hand: dissociated incomplete simian line)
US flag Clifford Smith, a.k.a. 'Method Man' - rapper, US (both hands: dissociated complete simian line)
US flag Paul Stanley ('Stanley Bert Eisen') - musician (KISS), US (right hand: incomplete simian line)
US flag Steve Wilkos - TV personality, US (right hand: incomplete simian line, left hand: bridge)

Due to the well-known connected between trisomy 21 and the simian line, well-known people with Down syndrome (such as: Spanish actor Pablo Pineda Spain flag & American model Katie Meade US flag) are not included in the list above.


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- 40+ Alleged (false) simian line reports! -

Quite some other famous people may have a simian line (simian crease) - however, many names have incorrectly been associated with the simian line. The author of this website has collected photo materials which contradict (incorrect) claims made on various websites & forums regarding the following famous people who do NOT have a simian line in any of their hands:

Muhammad Ali does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Muhammad Ali: American boxer

both hands: normal

Björk does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

Iceland flag Björk: Icelandic singer, songwriter & actress

both hands: normal

Bill Clinton does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Bill Clinton: former US president

both hands: normal [left hand has 'extra-radial crease']

Bob Dylan does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Bob Dylan: American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer

both hands: normal

Albert Einstein does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

German flag Albert Einstein: German-born theoretical physicist

both hands: normal

Mahatma Gandhi does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

India flag Mahatma Gandhi: Indian spiritual leader, civil right activist

both hands: normal [right hand has 'bridges']

Benny Hill does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

England flag Benny Hill: English comedian & actor

both hands: normal [right hand has 'bridges']

Lauren Hill does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Lauryn Hill: American singer, songwriter, actor

both hands: normal [Suwon line variant in both hands]

Pope Saint John XXIII does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

Italian flag Pope Saint John XXIII: Italian pope

both hands: normal [both hands: minor bridges]

Kevin Costner does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Kevin Costner: American actor

both hands: normal

Patti LaBelle does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Patti LaBelle: American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur

both hands: normal [Suwon line variant in both hands]

Rosmah Mansor does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

Malaysia flag Rosmah Mansor: 2nd wife of Najib Razak (6th Prime Minister of Malaysia)

both hands: normal [heart line approaches head line, no connection]

Henry Miller does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

USA flag Henry Miller: American author

both hands: normal [bridges between heart line & head line]

Eddie Murphy does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Eddie Murphy: American comedian / actor

both hands: normal [right hand: heart line only approaches head line]

Seiji Ozawa does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

Japan flag Seiji Ozawa: Japanese conductor

both hands: normal

Ronald Reagan does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Ronald Reagan: former US president, actor

both hands: normal [both hands: narrow quadrangle; right hand: bridge]

Charlie Sheen does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Charlie Sheen: American actor

both hands: normal [right hand: head line approaches head line]

Britney Spears does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

US flag Britney Spears: American popstar

both hands: normal [left hand: heart line approaches head line]

Margaret Thatcher does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

England flag Margaret Thatcher: former UK prime minister

both hands: normal [left hand has a bridge]

Louis Theroux does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

England flag Louis Theroux: American documentary filmmaker, broadcaster

both hands: normal [right hand has 'bridges']

Amy Winehouse does not have a simian line in any of both hands.

English flag Amy Winehouse: English singer & songwriter

both hands: normal [right hand: bridge between heart line and head line]

Other celebrities featured in false reports are:

• Chuck Berry (left hand: pseudo-bridge)
• Lilly Collins (right hand: splitting head line)
• Edison Chen (both hands: bridge, heart line approaches head line)
• Jermain Coleman, a.k.a. 'Maino' (richt hand: weak head line)
• Joshua Hunter, Idols 'JChosen' (right hand: long heart line)
• Dane Cook (left hand: minor bridge)
• Lisa Edelstein (right hand: faint head line connected with life line)
• Art Garfunkel (both hands: bridge)
• Bill Haley (right hand: narrow quadrangle)
• Allen Iverson (right hand: heart line approaches head line)
• Salman Khan (left hand: heart line approaches head line)
• Shakib Khan (right hand: bridge)
• Shin Koyamada (left hand: heart line approaches head line)
• Shin Lim (left hand: narrow quadrangle)
• Imelda Markos (both hands: bridge)
• Robert Mitchum (left hand: bridge)
• Wanya Morris (both hands: irregular headline)
• Jimmy Page (right hand: bridge, left hand: heart line approaches head line)
• River Phoenix (both hands: bridge)
• Keanu Reeves (right hand: incomplete bridge)
• Gustavo Adolfo Rol (left hand: bridge)
• John Salley (both hands: bridge)
• Aftab Shivdasani (right hand: heart line approaches life line)
• Frances de la Tour (both hands: bridge)

What is in 2018 the state of knowledge about simian lines?

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