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Tina Fey Opens Up About Face Scar

April 18, 2011 (6:12 pm) GMT
Funnywoman Tina Fey grew up believing she was a 'genius' - until she realised strangers were only fussing over her because of the scar on her face.

The "" actress/writer, is famously coy about discussing the blemish on her left cheek, but in 2008 her husband Jeff Richmond revealed the injury is the result of a knife attack when she was five years old.

Tina Fey fears she will be "exploiting and glorifying" the incident if she discusses it - but now she's opened up about the effect the scar had on her as she grew up.

She tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "It wasn't until years later that I realised people weren't making a fuss over me because I was some incredible beauty or genius; they were making a fuss over me to compensate for my being slashed. I accepted all the attention at face value and proceeded through life as if I really were extraordinary."

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