Poor Keira Knightley seems to always have to defend herself against those anorexia rumors from last year. To refresh your memory, a nasty article came out implying that a 19-year old (who had died of anorexia) used Keira’s pictures as an inspiration to starve herself. So in the January 2008 issue of Elle UK, she addresses this subject briefly:
“The article was horrendous and completely devastating, not only because of the actual girl, but because on another level it could potentially have ruined my career. Because if I had been anorexic, there is no way I would have been able to do a lot of the action movies that I do. People wouldn’t have hired me.” Keira has stated, publicly and often, that she is not anorexic and attributes some of the ongoing speculation to flippant comments that she made about her body when she first started getting attention in the press: “I was 18,” she says. “And the idea that an 18-year old girl is not going to be in some way feeling awkward is ridiculous. I wouldn’t say that I have body issues, but if you’re going to ask me whether I’m completely, 100 per cent satisfied, of course I’m not. Nobody is.”
Anyway, Keira has slimmed down since first becoming famous, but nowadays she is looking pretty good. Still very thin, but not scary.
If you want to read the two original articles about the girl who died and Keira...links...really long articles, tho...