Welcome to Skinema.com... The Dermatology in the Cinema web site--Home of the Skinnies Awards!

As a dermatologist and a film buff, I present a series of skin conditions featured in movies. Peruse at your leisure and let me know what you think. You may look at movies in a new way. Disclaimer: None of the individuals featured on the site are patients. The images are publicity photos (not clinical photos taken in a medical office). Actors seen with skin conditions include some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

--Vail Reese, MD

Skin conditions in movies divide into three categories:

Actors with skin conditions

A look at the moles, birthmarks, and complexion issues of the stars

Villains with problem skin

Film fiends show scars, hair loss, tattoos, and albinism

Realistic roles

Sympathetic characters with genetic disorders, AIDS, &scars.

Not to mention...


What is skinema.com?


Updates on skin in the media

Skinnies Awards

The annual tribute to dermatology in entertainment


Highlighting the LOTR, Harry Potter, The Fantastic Four & more.


Rashes, lesions, and conditions seen in comedies


The skinema staff await your input

Recent Updates:

The 2016 Skinnies Awards:

20th Anniversary! Beyoncé and Adele break out. Deadpool educates? Leo's lips.

The 2015 Skinnies Awards:

Jon Hamm's white patches, Jolie's infection, Cosby's scandalous spots

The 2014 Skinnies Awards:

Selena Gomez, Hugh Jackman, TV's "Scandal"!

If you know of examples of skin lesions in films that are not listed, send a "D-mail:"

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