“Dancing With The Stars” loves an underdog. Heather Mills competed with a prosthetic leg. Now it’s deaf actress Marlee Matlin’s turn. Matlin headlines the 12 celebrities who will appear in the latest installment of ABC’s hit ballroom dance show, set for March 17. “Deaf people can do anything except hear. My deafness will limit my ability only if I let it,” Matlin, 42, told “USA Today.”

The rest of the field:

  • Adam Carolla, 43, comedian/syndicated DJ
  • Cristian de la Fuente, 33, actor (Ugly Betty)
  • Shannon Elizabeth, 34, actress (American Pie)
  • Steve Guttenberg, 49, actor (Three Men and a Baby)
  • Penn Jillette, 52, illusionist
  • Mario, 21, R&B singer
  • Priscilla Presley, 62, actress (The Naked Gun)
  • Monica Seles, 34, tennis player
  • Jason Taylor, 33, Dolphins football player
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur, 35, actress (Broadway’s Hairspray)
  • Kristi Yamaguchi, 36, figure skater