They've been referred to as a sign of happiness, luck, good fortune, sexuality and wanderlust. Cultures all around the world have their take on gap teeth, and now—thanks to prominent figures who proudly flash the space in their smile—they're considered a mark of beauty and individuality. Here are a few of the stars who helped to make gap teeth fashionable, proving to men and women everywhere that they no longer need to be ashamed of their grins.
Comedy legend David Letterman was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor which "recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain."
Madonna lost a lawsuit to stop the auction of a breakup letter from the rapper Tupac, who the pop star secretly dated, set to be sold online by her former friend and assistant. A total of 22 items are up for sale, including a hairbrush containing strands of Madonna’s hair.