Famous people with bulimia

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Ali
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Famous people with bulimia

There is huge pressure for celebs to reach ridiculous skinny sizes these days. I bet back in the Marilyn Monroe's days there was not as much cases of bulimia and Anorexia!

Jane Fonda was my celeb icon when I was younger... despite the video fitness tapes being decades old I loved the New Workout video and thought Jane was brill! I could not believe that she had struggled with bulimia for so long. I think she was one of the first celebs to open out about it ... very brave I say.

Click here to read our article on Celebrites with bulimia

The list is always expanding with celebrities opening out about their battles. I believe if anyone is dieting to reach an unrealistic weight (past their set-point) then they are going to be at battle with food and their own body. This will more surely than not lead to a binge! How people deal with this can turn into a purge. Not all the time... some may binge and come to realization and acceptance about their body (so they ditch the diet and do not develop an eating disorder. If the continual pattern starts... dieitng... inevitable binging.. freaking out and purging.. this only snowballs!

Spice Girl 'Gerry Halliwell' battled with bulimia for many years... she continually starved herself and could not understand why she was uncontrollable around food. At one point she wanted to admit herself into a psycho ward. I remember the feeling! Sometimes I would think I was insane because I could not stop eating... the drive and urges were far too overpowering for me to control. Understanding this as a natural survival instinct instead of madness makes so much sense and helped kick start my recovery!

Ali

 

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cherehabibti
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Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul (American, former cheerleader/choreographer/singer, now American Idol judge)

She suffered for many years and went public with the disease in the early 1990s.

Lucky for Paula, she can afford to hire a nutritionist who practially lives with her! But she still struggles. Here is a quote from her:

"Me and my body have been on two separate sides. We've never, until recently, been on the same side. Whether I was sticking my head in the toilet or exercising for hours a day, I was spitting out the food -- and the feelings."

cherehabibti
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Cheryl from Salt-n-Peppa

Cheryl from Salt-n-Peppa (American female rap group)
Amy Winehouse
Kelly Clarkson
Lindsay Lohan

many, many others we may never know about...

cherehabibti
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olympic diver

Olympic diver Kimiko Hirai Soldati Read about her struggle here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-02-05-women-health-cover_x.htm

aeia
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"Kelly Clarkson"

...claims to have had bulimia, but says she "snapped out of it" after only having it for 6 months. Seems like a publicity ploy more than a true illness.

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Katherine McFee Monica from

Katherine McFee
Monica from Friends

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Vicotria Beckham, Mel C and

Vicotria Beckham, Mel C and Gary Haliwel (however you spell her name), Thandie Newton, and so many many more.

The mirror does not see the person inside

tash73
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Hae had it on and on for 18

Hae had it on and on for 18 years! that's why i hae to do something about it, NOW.

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lindsay lohan??

i heard. i dont know what to believe when it come to her though. is she a lsebian, is she bulimic, is she a terrorist... maybe shes actually llaama spawn.

i also heard paris hilton.

no comment.

wanna see whats shakin in the real world

la_noyee
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Princess Diana Dara Torres

Princess Diana
Dara Torres (Olympic swimmer)

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Karen Carpenter

battled bulimia and anorexia for years, which eventually lead to her death at age 32. Her death brought Eds into the foreground and generated legitimate concern for others suffering from such diseases.

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Karen Carpenter's story (you

Karen Carpenter's story (you can watch films about her life story on YouTube) is really awakening for me. I suggest people struggling with EDs watch it. It's tragic but then it is what makes it effective in making you want to recover for good. Personally, it made me realize that there are some consequences (mostly health-related) that you can't undo anymore. So better start stopping now before things get worse.

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Paris Hilton

is also thought to suffer from bulimia, as she exhibits many symptoms of the disease - frequent bathroom trips after meals, rapidly fluctuating weight, and a self-admitted love/hate relationship w/ food.

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Paris Hilton

I threw cake at Paris Hilton when I was 7 years old. True story. I missed and got in trouble wiht my Mom, but it still makes me laugh. Picture a little 7 year old in a blue blazer and penny loafers at a country club reception in LA throwing cake at little paris dressed in white. Hopefully that gave you all a chuckle.

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=)

Fun Fact to know!

kachina
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that blonde lady on desperate

that blonde lady on desperate housewives who is maried to william macy, and the lady on northern exposure, janine turner. princess diana.
all talented and beautiful.

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Is Nicole Richie? Maybe?

Is Nicole Richie? Maybe?

*~Life is an eternity of gorgeous moments~*

marlyin
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watched a few of karen

watched a few of karen carpenters u tube videos god their so sad, beautiful woman my god.............

didnt know all those celebrities have an ed. u always think that their life is soo perfect...

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Bulimic 'celeb'

Katie Price wannabe Chantelle Houghton famous for being famous twonk and glamour model (now managed by Peter Andre's management) claimed in an OK magazine that she was bulimic. She said she had been making herself sick for a few weeks since she split up with her husband and didn't realise she was bulimic (I was starting to get annoyed at this point) Alongside the article were pictures of her posing in a series of 7 deadly sins pictures, 1 on a bed wearing a sexy nightdress or something surrounded by sweets cakes crisps etc (now I was really peed off!). When questioned about this action as she had clearly upset genuine bulimic people (including me) she said I was bulimic but I'm not any more and the photos were about the 7 deadly sins. I couldn't believe how someone would use something like that to get publicity!

lucielis
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Bulimic 'celeb'

Katie Price wannabe Chantelle Houghton famous for being famous twonk and glamour model (now managed by Peter Andre's management) claimed in an OK magazine that she was bulimic. She said she had been making herself sick for a few weeks since she split up with her husband and didn't realise she was bulimic (I was starting to get annoyed at this point) Alongside the article were pictures of her posing in a series of 7 deadly sins pictures, 1 on a bed wearing a sexy nightdress or something surrounded by sweets cakes crisps etc (now I was really peed off!). When questioned about this action as she had clearly upset genuine bulimic people (including me) she said I was bulimic but I'm not any more and the photos were about the 7 deadly sins. I couldn't believe how someone would use something like that to get publicity!

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torrie wilson, wwe wrestler

torrie wilson, wwe wrestler said she was bulimic in her youth.

BlondeGirl
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torrie wilson, wwe wrestler

torrie wilson, wwe wrestler said she was bulimic in her youth.

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the gothic girl on the

the gothic girl on the breakfast club

much of fiona apple's lyrics seem to be me metaphors for ed

marsha brady

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Celebrities with Eating Disorders

This was an old post of celebrities with bulimia, anorexia, and/or binge eating disotrder:
Alanis Morissette
Alexandra Paul
Ally Sheedy
Amy Heckerling
Amy Winehouse
Ana Carolina Reston
Anna Freud
Anne Murray
Anne Sexton
Ashlee Simpson
Audrey Hepburn
Barbara Niven
Barbi Twins
Billy Bob Thorton
Britney Spears
Calista Flockhart
Carre Otis
Catherine Bell
Catherine Oxenberg
Cathy Rigby
Christina Ricci
Christine Alt
Christy Henrich
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Cynthia French
Daniel Johns
Dawn Langstroth
Dennis Quaid
Elisa Donovan
Elton John
Elvis Presley
Felicity Huffman
Fiona Apple
Franz Kafka
Gelsey Kirkland
Geri Halliwell
Heidi Guenther
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Jane Fonda
Janet Jackson
Joan Rivers
Joyce Maynard
Justine Bateman
Karen Carpenter
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Bosworth
Kate Dillon
Kate Winslet
Katharine McPhee
Keira Knightley
Kellie Martin
Kirsten Dunst
Leila Pahlavi
Lindsey Lohan
Magali Amadei
Margaux Hemmingway
Maria Conchita
Mariah Carey
Mariel Hemmingway
Mary Kate Olsen
Mary McDonough
Matt Caebel
Melanie Chisholm
Meredith Vieira
Michaela Strachan
Mike Huckabee
Molly Jong Fast
Nadia Comaneci
Nicole Richie
Nikki Cox
Olivia Newton John
Oprah Winfrey
Paris Hilton
Paula Abdul
Peta Wilson
Portia de Rossi
Princess Diana
Renee Zellweger
Richard Simmons
Russell Brand
Sally Field
Sandra Dee
Scarlett Pomers
Shane Sellers
Sharon Osbourne
Susan Dey
Syliva Plath
Tara Reid
Teri Hatcher
Thandie Newton
Theresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo
Tracey Gold
Victoria Beckham
Whitney-Houston
Wynonna Judd
Yeardley Smith
Zina Garrison

a_suckerpunch
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RANT- (My apologies now-)

But what about the ones that havn't and still look absolutly gorgeous- These posts are having a little negative effect on recovery to be fair- Have we got to suffer to look like Ashley Simpson, Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey etc- No we bloody well do not- It might be my twisted perspective on things, but all i see when i look down a list of gorgeous stars that have got eating disorders is 'I dont care- i wanna look like that'-
C'on ppl - Surely you can make a list twice as long of celebs that are stunning and it is purely down to the right diet and a healty amount of hard work/excersize!!!- Now that will work tonnes better on recovery that this rubbish!

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Catherine Liberty
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I totally know what you're saying

I can see how this could maybe have a negative effect on a lot of people, talking about gorgeous celebrities in general (whether they have ed's or not) I could see being a trigger for so many people, because of the need for always wanting to compare and then feeling inadequate as a result. However I do see the good intentions in this topic, to think about people we might look up to or aspire to be like, who we think are perfect but actually they suffer or have suffered just like we do.

Truth is though we can never know a true list of people who are healthy at the same time. We could make suggestions on people we think are healthy because they project a healthy lifestyle or because they are at a healthy weight, but then how many of us here are at a healthy weight but far from healthy.

But yes I think that while I actually liked reading this thread, the whole topic could be a little upsetting for a lot of people here x x

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I agree- I saw this topic

I agree- I saw this topic several months ago- and never opened to thread, because seriously- who cares- but I was listening to fiona apple last night- and her music made always makes me wonder if she was talking about ed. Its like celebrity gossip- but it goes to show that the stars suffer too- its like a pandemic occurrence.

gwennie
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Hoorah!

Seconded!

The only way to stop it is to starve it.

gwennie
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Scarlett Johanssen

I don't reckon she's got one and is absolutely stunning, intelligent, successful, confident...

The only way to stop it is to starve it.

Espiritual
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I always suspected it, but

I always suspected it, but after she wrote "paper bag"- i thought she gave it away. plus her latest album- i think shes talking about him. anyways- she is stunning- i love her music either way.

I think people would say that we are "stunning, intelligent, and confident". having an eating disorder is like being part of a secret society- and even though we may portray a certain image- we might be dealing with things no one has any idea of.

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celebrities with ed

even some of the strongest females have suffered. sometimes i feel like such shit because im a feminist but im also bulimic. its everything i stand against but still fall victim to. yes it drives me kind of crazy that lindsay lohan and jane fonda in the same category for anything. but it also shows that e/d favors noone.

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