Blue eyes are very rare, but are occasionally seen.
The most common way for a person of African descent to develop blue eyes would be to have Caucasian relatives on both sides of the family. It is believed that the first blue eyes appeared about 6,000-10,000 years ago as a result of a single gene mutation.
This is one reason why most babies are born with blue eyes.
The melanin in the eye takes time to implant and to darken from UV exposure.
In areas where blue eyes are predominant, 80% of the population or more may carry this eye color.
Cameron Diaz, famous for her roles in The Mask and Being John Malkovich, also has blue eyes.Men with other eye colors do not statistically show a preference for any eye color.Some say that people with blue eyes have a higher alcohol and pain tolerance than people with brown eyes. Various studies, one of European Americans (American Journal of Medical Genetics), one of prisoners (Department of Psychology, Georgia State University) and another involving women, indicate that people with light eyes may be able to handle more alcohol/pain than people with darker eyes.Famous Celebrities with Many celebrities have blue eyes.Frank Sinatra, a singer in the 1940s and 50s was known as Ol' Blue Eyes due to his piercing blue eyes.Blue eyed people are also more likely to abuse alcohol than those with brown eyes.