Actress Tina Fey speaks during the 24th Annual Television Critics Association Awards Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 19, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics »
has never talked about the subtle mark on her left cheek, but in a recent Vanity Fair interview, her husband, Jeff Richmond
, revealed the dramatic truth. Apparently when Fey was five years old, a stranger attacked her. According to the New York Daily News
, Richmond said: It was in, like, the front yard of her house, and somebody who just came up, and she just thought somebody marked her with a pen. That scar was fascinating to me. This is somebody who, no matter what it was, has gone through something. And I think it really informs the way she thinks about her life.
Tina, always so modest, doesn't ever talk about the incident because she feels like she can't discuss it without somehow exploiting it. It does come up during filming occasionally, when cameramen want to use angles that show her other cheek. But, Fey downplays it, saying "everyone has a better side."
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