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Tracey Gold sheds light on the reasons she developed anorexia

Tracey Gold, famous for her role as Carol Seaver in the hit American sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ has been acting since the age of four, when she first appeared in a Pepsi advert. At the tender age of 11 her paediatrician diagnosed her with anorexia after he noticed irregular weight loss during a natural growth spurt. […]

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 […]

Anorexic Portia De Rossi almost proud to weigh 82 lbs

Portia De Rossi lived on 300 calories per day during the height of her anorexia, a fact she shared with another well documented eating disorder victim, Oprah WInfrey. A tearful De Rossi admitted that it was almost a proud achievement to weigh in at just 82 lbs. “It wasn’t that I was proud of it,“ […]

Mary-Kate Olsen developed anorexia from living in her sister's shadow

A startling amount of young celebrities suffer with eating disorders during their lives. The two seem inextricably linked and yet the exact causes of conditions such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa still remain unclear. Many medical professionals have suggested that factors such as low self esteem, a tendency towards obsessive compulsive behaviour and external pressures […]

Kirsten Haglund overcame anorexia to become Miss America

Kirsten Haglund was crowned Miss America in 2008 but the road to that achievement was a potted and broken one. Her biggest obstacle was a battle with anorexia which troubled her for four years prior to the pageant. The former Miss Michigan said the eating disorder began when she was just 15 years old. “There […]

Kate Moss says she was never anorexic

Supermodel Kate Moss has long made headlines for things she says as much as the things she does. Not so long back there was a famously documented cocaine scandal which went hand in hand with her non-stop party lifestyle. She became a media darling when dating Pete Docherty and for a time it was hard […]

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 […]

Fiona Apple denies anorexia but lost weight because of rape

Fiona Apple, an American singer and songwriter, has had her share of tribulations having suffered with eating disorders amongst other things. Her lonely descent into food deprivation started after she was raped outside her home when she was just twelve years old. Unsurprisingly this had an extremely adverse and horrifying effect on the young girl […]

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