Emmy Award-winning actress Seymour has one green eye and one brown eye. It wasn’t easy growing up with the body oddity when she was a child. But now she is well known for her beautiful eyes and said that she's learned to embrace the uniqueness. Heterochromia iridis is classified as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Fewer than 200,000 people in the United States have the condition. You may be born with it as the result of a genetic disorder. In some cases you may develop it later in life if you experience damage to nerves around the eye from an injury, disease, or exposure to something damaging in the environment.
Max Scherzer: Eyes of Different Colors
Jane Seymour's different colored eyes may have comforted the parents of Major League Baseball player's Mac Scherzer, who also developed this condition. Like his mom and dad, Scherzer was born with blue eyes. Then one day when he was 4 months old, his mom noticed that one of his eyes had turned green. His pediatrician assured her it was fine and nothing to worry about. Over time, however, his blue eye became a deeper blue, and his green eye turned brown. That night, Scherzer’s mother caught a television interview with Jane Seymour, where the actress talked about her different colored eyes. "It was just such a coincidence. She was talking about all the flak she'd taken growing up. She's a beautiful woman. She did OK. We always made a big deal to Max that he was special, that it wasn't something wrong," she said in an interview with The Kansas City Star. Years later, when a young Scherzer drew pictures of animals in elementary school, he would always give them different-colored eyes. His parents could easily identify his drawings hanging in a group of others during parent-teacher conferences, he has said.