Welcome to Skinema

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.

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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.

The Skinnies Awards

Emma Stone

The 2017 Skinnies Awards Tan-free Emma Stone, Andy Cohen's cancer? Bad skin on Westworld! Read More »


Actors Infections Kim K's Kold sore, a pox on Jolie, Samuel Jackson's nail fungus
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Witchy Skin What's so bad about aging? Hollywood Witches about it. Read More »


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