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Please do not be fooled by all the hype to be thin like many of the celebrities. Their anorexic/bulimic behavior has forced many of them to be hospitalized. Eating Disorders are not glamorous, Get Help now!


Alanis Morissette
Alexandra Paul
Alexis Bellino
Ally Sheedy
Amanda Beard
Amy Heckerling
Amy Winehouse
Ana Carolina Reston
Andrea Gruber
Andrea Marcovicci
Anna Freud
Anne Murray
Anne Sexton
Ashlee Simpson
Audrey Hepburn
Barbara Niven
Barbi Twins
Bethenny Frankel
Brittany Snow
Britney Spears
Bruce Vilanch
Calista Flockhart
Candace Cameron Bure
Carre Otis
Catherine Bell
Catherine Hickland
Catherine Oxenberg
Cathy Rigby
Christina Ricci
Christine Alt
Christy Henrich
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Cynthia French
Dana Delany
Daniel Johns
Danielle Fishel
Dawn Langstroth
Demi Lovato
Elisa Donovan
Elton John
Elvis Presley
Felicity Huffman
Fiona Apple
Franz Kafka
Gelsey Kirkland
Geri Halliwell
Gretchen Rossi
Heidi Guenther
Isabelle Caro
Imogen Bailey
Jaime Pressly
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Jane Fonda
Janet Jackson
Jessica Alba
Joan Rivers
Joyce Maynard
Justine Bateman
Kara DioGuardi
Karen Carpenter
Kate Beckensale
Kate Bosworth
Kate Dillon
Kate Winslet
Katharine McPhee
Katie Couric
Keira Knightley
Kellie Martin
Kelly Clarkson
Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Dunst
Lacey Schwimmer
Lady Gaga
Leila Pahlavi
Luisel Ramos
Lily Allen
Magali Amadei
Margaux Hemmingway
Maria Conchita
Mariah Carey
Mariel Hemmingway
Mary Kate Olsen
Mary McDonough
Maureen McCormick
Melanie Chisholm
Meredith Vieira
Michaela Strachan
Mike Hukabee
Molly Jong Fast
Nadia Comaneci
Nicole Richie
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Nikki Cox
Olivia Newton John
Oprah Winfrey
Paris Hilton
Paula Abdul
Peta Wilson
Portia de Rossi
Princess Diana
Renee Zellweger
Richard Simmons
Sally Field
Sandra Dee
Scarlett Pomers
Shane Sellers
Sharon Osbourne
Stephanie Pratt
Susan Dey
Syliva Plath
Tara Reid
Teri Hatcher
Thandie Newton
Theresa Marie Schiavo
Tracey Gold
Uri Geller
Victoria Beckham
Whitney Houston
Wynonna Judd
Yeardley Smith
Zina Garrison

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Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette

In 2011, the singer discussed her struggles on her iVillage.com blog. There are often traumas and abuses/neglect that are begging to be healed. Fat can be a way to protect ourselves and survive, a way to control something in a world where everything feels out of control, and a way to stave off profound fear of feeling our feelings....

Ana Carolina RestonBrazil model Ana Carolina Reston, who weighed only 88 pounds, dies at 21 because of generalized infection as a result of anorexia.

"Take care for your children because their loss is irreparable," Reston's mother, Miriam, told the O Globo newspaper. "Nothing can make the pain go away. No money in the world is worth the life of your child."

The model's cousin, Dani Grimaldi, told the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper that Reston also battled bulimia.

It is always heartbreaking to me when somebody dies as the result of not getting treatment for an eating disorder. Especially, at the young age of 21. This is also why I am strongly against pro-ana websites. Those who promote pro-anorexia do not understand how serious anorexia can be. It is an eating disorder that needs to be taken serious.

If you know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder, I want you to know there is hope if you get them help in time. If you would like more information on how you can help someone you suspect, or you know, has an eating disorder, click here for Special Reports on helping others.

Ashlee SimpsonAshlee Simpson
Singer Ashlee Simpson (sister of singer and actress Jessica Simpson) has publicly admitted that she battled with an eating disorder during her pre-teen years. "I was around a lot of girls with eating disorders." 

 

Ashley HamiltonAshley Hamilton
Actor Ashley Hamilton 38, son actor of George Hamilton and Iron Man 3 star has acknowledged that he has suffered for years from bulimia and anorexia. Ashley has also suffered from years of alcohol and drug addiction, which later he discovered was a precursor and reason for his drug and alcohol addiction.   While he is on the road to recovery Ashley says it is still a struggle. " 

 

Barbara NivenBarbara Niven
Actress Barbara Niven is beautiful, blond, and brave - brave enough to go public about her bulimia. "By sharing my experiences I hope that others who may still be hiding their problem may take their first steps toward recovery," says the star of the syndicated TV hit Pensacola: Wings of Gold. "Bulimia is a hidden disease. To fight it, first you have to recognize you have it. Then you need to start talking about."

Barbi TwinsThe Barbi Twins
Though they bared their bodies in Playboy, pinups Sia and Shane Barbi said models are not to blame for society's obsession with personal image; they, like many women, are victims of an over-emphasis on a waif-like physique. The sisters, known as the Barbi Twins, spoke on campus Tuesday night about their battle with bulimia and anorexia as part of Body Image Awareness Week.

Calista FlockhartCalista Flockhart
The ultra-thin actress poke out about her much speculated weight problem. Shes aid she doesn't pay attention to all the gossip that she's anorexic. She denied rumors that she has an eating disorder. However. later she admitted to having an eating disorder.  



Carre OtisCarre Otis
As a top fashion model, Carre Otis made her living on looking thin and beautiful. But now she is sharing the ugly truth about the weight-loss strategies she subjected herself to and the dire health consequences that resulted.

"I had been on this insane diet for almost 17 years to maintain the weight that was demanded of me when I was modeling," Otis says. "My diet was really starvation. I am not naturally that thin so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight."

Cathy RibyCathy Rigby
In the 1968 Summer Olympics at Mexico City, a blond, pigtailed 15-year-old girl earned the highest U.S. scores in gymnastics. She captured the hearts of millions of people around the world and changed the course of women's gymnastics in the United States. That teenage athlete was Cathy Rigby, the first American woman to win a medal in World Gymnastics competition. She holds 12 international medals, eight of which are gold. While Cathy excelled in the Olympics, she also suffered from an eating disorder.

Cindy FrenchCynthia French
Singer, Songwriter, and Publisher, tours the country speaking publicly about her experiences with eating disorders, how she overcame them, and what led her to create the fiction novel "Humanville".

 

Daniel JohnsDaniel Johns
He's a much loved rock'n'roller who's married to one of the world's most beautiful women. But singer Daniel Johns has finally revealed the horror behind his teenage anorexia - a condition which nearly left him dead.

Johns has admitted he was close to suicide a number of times as he battled the eating disorder in his late teens. It is the first time the singer has spoken at length about his anorexia, a problem which is affecting increasing numbers of teenage boys in Australia

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
Many Spice Girls fans may have not known it at the time, but Ginger Spice was dealing with bulimia. It's not really about food or the body shape. It's just a way of dealing or coping with life...I really feel that what's helped me is talking about it with other people who share the same addiction, she explained in 2003.

Jamie Lynn SiglerJamie-Lynn Sigler
The Sopranos beauty opened up to CNN in 2005 about her fight with bulimia. Knowing that I was able to overcome it and be healthy and happy again is amazing. The actress is now a spokeswoman for the National Eating Disorders Association.
 

Justine BatemanJustine Bateman
Jason Bateman's older sister never seemed to keep her struggles a secret, but she did go on to detail her experience to Entertainment Weekly in 1996. I realized I was an anorexic, a bulimic, and a compulsive overeater, she said. I needed a concept of God that worked for me, and I wound up giving my life to Jesus Christ. During the worst of it, the Family Ties actress signed up for a 12-step program.

Karen CarpenterKaren Carpenter
She went on a water diet to lose weight and, as she put it, to appear more attractive. Continued to diet even after losing 20 lbs, until her death at the age of 32. She died of cardiac arrest due to anorexia and weighed only 80 lbs. The death of Karen Carpenter brought awareness to eating disorders and its affect on celebrities.

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Snooki's eating problems didn't surface until her Jersey Shore costar Mike The Situation Sorrentino said that she basically had enough rolls already...while she was about to eat a roll at dinner. She later told The Insider that she wouldn't eat all that much in high school. I would only have lunch, and I would only have salads. It got so crazy that I would only eat a cracker or a cucumber a day and I would feel full.
Mary Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen
After much scrutiny from the media on her skinny frame, the Olsen twin decided to admit herself into an undisclosed facility just before her 18th birthday. This is a challenge that Mary-Kate has made a decision to face, said her rep Michael Pagnotta at the time to People. This is a challenge she will meet.

The Thinning of Women on Television
As a result of the extremely thin females frequently seen on television, many Americans feel overweight, even though they may be an average size.

Starving for Attention
Just like we are all starving for attention (and love, self-worth, value, happiness, respect, talent, beauty, acceptance, self-esteem, etc.), so are some people who work in Hollywood.

Walking A Thin Line (Celebrities, mass media and eating disorders)
Many Hollywood actresses are making news with possible eating disorders. Is Tinseltown promoting body images that are impossible for humans to attain?

Negative body image influences eating disorders
Students are bombarded with images of celebrity faces and body parts, and women like Calista Flockhart, Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox-Arquette have become so skinny that it is hard not to associate them with eating disorders.