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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 […]

Stephanie Pratt flaunted bulimia in front of her mom

Stephanie shot to fame through her role in the hit TV series ‘The Hills’ but during that time she caved in to public opinion and that led to a period of her life struggling with a return of bulimia; an illness she suffered with as a child. As a young girl her parents were very […]

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 […]

Russell Brand battled addictions and bulimia

Russell Brand is a name associated with wit, charm and a scruffy hair do atop skin-tight pants. The quirky and oh-so intellectual comedian and TV presenter is also a terrific humanitarian. His struggles with addiction are well known and he actively seeks to help others in their pursuit of ‘cleanliness’. With a broken marriage, substance […]

Paula Abdul battled bulimia for years

Famous American dancer, recording artist and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul, admits her life is a perfect learning example to anyone suffering from bulimia. Known for her great dance moves, figure hugging outfits and a string of 80s hits including, “What have you done for me lately?” she enojyed critical acclaim in the public eye […]

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 […]

Elton John battled ego and bulimia

Pop legend Elton John is among many celebrities who have been into rehabilitation for treatment, but unlike most he went in for treatment of two issues simultaneously. After cleaning himself up he spoke openly about his private battles in an interview in 1992. Elton explains his reasons for entering rehab to the Chicago Sun-Times. “It […]

Lady Gaga Wants You to Join the Body Revolution

As role models go there is a vastly divided opinion on Lady Gaga. Sure, she’s done a lot to try and help young, disenfranchised people find their place in the universe and been an advocate for anti-suicide and depression, but her methodology is questionable as she has a budget and backroom team that most of […]

Lily Allen speaks up about bulimia

Lily Allen has opened up about how she was suffering from an eating disorder when her music career was at its peak in a revealing documentary. It’s not surprising that the pressures of fame and the need to look a certain way eventually manifested itself in bulimia – a self-destructive eating disorder characterized by self-induced vomiting […]

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