Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Starving Beauties

Just a short picture post with some (not at all ALL) stars who struggled with anorexia nervosa (a.n.) or bulimia (b.):

Jane Fonda (a.n.)

Marie Prevost (a.n.)
(she actually died in 1937 aged 38 because of malnutrition and alcoholism)

Sandra Dee (a.n.)

Susan Dey (a.n. & b.)

Sally Field (b.)

Vera-Ellen (a.n.)

There is one star I have found several sources saying: yes, she was struggling with an eating disorder - and severals saying: no, she just was born with a wonderful slim figure. I don't know for sure. And I don't think I can judge here. I really hope it was nature - not a picture in her head telling her she was too fat..

Audrey Hepburn

Thank you very much for listening!

Have healthy meals!


Irene Palfy

(b. & a.n.)


  1. I did not about Jane struggling with this..I knew about most of the others but not Jane. Informative post Irene!

  2. Glad that I could give you some new informations, Monty.

  3. I think a large part of Audrey Hepburn's figure was from malnutrition when she was younger and suffering through various stages of WWII in occupied Europe as a child and teenager. Many of the older generations appear thinner with smaller bone structures, in large part because they lacked the access to nutrition that this generation now enjoys, whether it be from war or simply not having resources available.


I really appreciate your comments - I'll read them all and if I can think of an answer I'll post it. :")