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Salma Hayek's Diabetic Pregnancy Problems

Salma Hayek is one of Mexico’s finest movie exports and quickly became a sensation. Born in Veracruz in 1966 and raised by a wealthy family, her parents were shocked when she opted to drop out of university in Mexico to pursue an acting career. Hayek exploded onto the international stage with her role in 1995’s […]

Thandie Newton almost wasted away with bulimia

Zambian-born Hollywood star Thandie Newton has always been open about her bulimia. The eating disorder affected her life at the tender age of 14 when she was training to be a ballerina. Her struggle lasted a year and left her scarred both physically and mentally. “I had terrible bulimia for about a year … I […]

Susan Dey's family support helped her through anorexia

Susan Dey’s attractive, fresh-faced charm landed her a role in the hit television series ‘The Partridge Family’. With no prior acting experience she took on the role of Laurie, the eldest daughter of the fictional family but with little in the way of guidance at the time she began to develop her eating disorder. At […]

Sally Field became bulimic after joining the Hollywood crew

During the early years of her career critically acclaimed actress Sally Field was struggling to live with bulimia. She realises that the illness began in her early 20s and it continued to dog her for a further three years. The pressure of being around so many slimmer actresses weighted heavy on her mind and that […]

Kate Beckinsale was anorexic from age 15

The life of famous actress Kate Beckinsale has been a rough ride in some aspects. Before she stepped into the acting profession she was battling anorexia from the age of 15. Speaking openly to the media about her severe anorexia the ‘Underworld’ actress said: “I believe anorexia, alcoholism and drug abuse in teens are more […]

Jessica Alba's long fight against eating disorders

In the sinfully “perfect” world of television and cinema, many actresses suffer from eating disorders and Jessica Alba will be among the first to put up her hand and admit she privately battled against anorexia. Like so many before her she was made painfully aware of her body shape by exposure to the media and […]

Elisa Donovan recovered from anorexia

Elisa Donovan is an actress who shot to fame playing the role of the bitchy ‘Amber’ opposite Alicia Silverstone in ‘Clueless’. Her career continued to roll on successfully when she was handed the role of Morgan Cavanaugh in the hit TV show ‘Sabrina, The Teenage Witch’. But Elisa had her difficulties off camera and harboured […]

Denise Borino-Quinn died of cancer aged 46

Denise Borino-Quinn was famous for her role as the wife of a mob boss in the extremely popular award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos, died of cancer in 2010 at the young age of 46. She passed away after a long term battle with liver cancer at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New Jersey. A mass funeral was […]

Jane Fonda believes she was blessed to survive breast cancer

Actress and fitness guru Jane Fonda recovered from an operation to remove a cancerous growth from her breast and a few years on is back in good spirits, working on more lifestyle books and DVDs aimed at inspiring others to keep fit and healthy. At the time she said that she was lucky that her […]

Susannah York died from bone marrow cancer

British stage and screen actress, Susannah York, died on January 11th, 2011 at the age of 72 after succumbing to a long standing battle with bone marrow cancer. She rocketed to fame in the 1960s with a number of hit films and her first decade of professional acting was crowned with her Oscar-nominated role alongside […]

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