The Sixth Sense star Toni Collette was such a good actress when she was younger, she pretended to have appendicitis and convinced doctors to operate on her. The Australian star went to the extreme step of faking an illness just to get noticed when she was a young girl. She explains, "I did a fair bit of, I guess, attention seeking when I was younger. "It's very embarrassing. I pretended that I had appendicitis and actually had my appendix taken out. "It's weird, I know! I don't understand it!" Collette insists that strange medical conditions tend to run in her family. She adds, "My grandmother had her tonsils taken out and they grew back. Clearly we're a special family!"