Famous people with anorexia are not immune to the wrath of an eating disorder. Models, singers, gymnasts and anorexia have become almost synonymous. Tragically, at least two lives have ended as a result of death from anorexia.
Karen Carpenter, the famous singer and drummer from the 1970's died in 1983 at the age of 32. Gymnast Christy Henrich passed away in 1994 at the age of 22.
Both ladies died due to the complications and medical symptoms of anorexia.
Obviously this disease doesn't just affect those who work in film or television. It knows no boundaries.
Everyone can be a victim, including musicians, athletes, and those who are in the fashion industry - in front and behind the camera.
For famous people with anorexia, the trigger could be a personal or family related issue. It might also be the result of living their lives in the public eye - leaving themselves open to have their every move and every photo scrutinized and degraded by both the media and "fans" alike.
This kind of enormous pressure is more than anyone should have to endure, especially at a young age.
Anorexic models are usually the most notorious, or famous people with anorexia. They are often the face of both the fashion industry and eating disorders. Models are required to maintain very specific measurements and it usually drives them towards emaciation and anorexia.
Allegra Versace has admitted to suffering from anorexia and received treatment for the disorder. Kate Dillon made an about-face and has turned her eating disorder experience into something quite astonishing!
Canadian born singer Alanis Morissette struggled with anorexia and bulimia during her teen years while she was trying to make it big in the music business.
After a tragic event that ocurred during her teen years, Fiona Apple says she battled anorexia and self cutting.
Her eating disorder developed as a way of coping with painful emotions, as it so often does. However, most people believe that an eating disorder is simply an obsession with weight loss.
Do you ever wonder, what is anorexia?
Famous people with eating disorders are under immense pressure to be thin.
For some reason, "thin" is associated with love and acceptance - and even employment if you happen to be in the entertainment industry.
Actresses who have appeared in film and television are among the many anorexic celebrities.
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