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Elisa Donovan says she was a “hardcore anorexic”

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Elisa Donovan is an actress who shot to fame playing the role of bitchy Amber opposite Alicia Silverstone in ‘Clueless’. Her career continued successfully when she landed the role of Morgan Cavanaugh in the hit TV show ‘Sabrina, The Teenage Witch’.

In an interview Elisa said she was a “hard core anorexic” between the years 1993 and 1995. Carinonline.com quotes the actress as saying: “At first, I’d eat no fat. Then, I’d just eat breakfast–cereal and toast–and not eat again until night.”

Elisa continued to lose weight over the years and became obsessed with the fear of putting on weight. At the height of her illness this 5ft 6in tall beauty weighed only 90lbs and was working full time. Eventually her weight reduced so much she suffered from a mild heart attack, wikipedia.org reported. This was a wakeup call for the red-haired beauty.

Elisa, now, travels the country and talks about her struggles to help others. She has also written a story for ‘Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul’, documenting her struggle. Now that her battle with anorexia is over, Elisa is healthy and working again. She has worked on many television series and movies after her battle with anorexia.

Other celebrities who have suffered from anorexia include ‘Ally McBeal’ star Calista FlockhartKate Beckinsale and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

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