Monday, 23 September 2013

Celebrities Who Have Battled Eating Disorders

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba is known for having one of the most beautiful and toned bodies in Hollywood. The actress, however, has openly admitted to a long battle with eating disorders and a crippling lack of self-confidence. She told Glamour that when she went from "a girl's body to a woman's body with natural fat in places" she was thrown. "It makes you feel weird, like you're not ready for that body.

Crystal Renn

Crystal Renn

In addition to appearing in campaigns for H&M, Chanel, and Zac Posen, model Crystal Renn has penned a memoir—Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves. In the book, the formerly anorexic model shares her journey of self-acceptance and calls her recovery an "epiphany." Renn is also passionate about changing fashion industry standards, advocating for the sample size to change from a size 0 to 8.

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 Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Initially famous for her 1991 portrayal of Wednesday Addams, Ricci grew up in the limelight. The weight-conscious culture of Hollywood led to her eventual hospitalization at age 16 for anorexia. Ricci has since spoken about her experience, stating to Marie Claire UK that it has taken her "a while" to become comfortable with herself.

Jamie Lynn Sigler

While playing Meadow Soprano on the hit TV series The Sopranos, Jamie Lynn Sigler exercised up to four hours a day and ate almost nothing. While she eventually sought help, the actress says that for a long time she found it "hard to recognize" herself. Jamie Lynn has since made a full recovery from anorexia and now serves as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).
  
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