Lisa Mischa (gingerannef) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Lisa Mischa

De Rossi Blames 'Ally McBeal' For Eating Disorder.

Actress Portia De Rossi developed anorexia while starring in "Ally McBeal," because she used co-star Calista Flockhart and the other thin women on the show as her role models.

The actress hit her lowest point in 1999, when she starved herself down to a life-threatening 82 pounds.

She reveals in the April issue of Vogue magazine, "I've often wondered if I wasn't on that show if it (anorexia) may not have happened.

"I didn't really know at that point what it was like to be a celebrity, and the only people I knew at the time who had a similar experience were these women whom I worked with.

"They became my role models."

The actress decided to come clean about her anorexia with the help of her girlfriend, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

She adds, "We've talked a lot about this. I'm not proud of this struggle.

"(While anorexic) it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear."

Source: SF Gate's Daily Dish.

Does anyone have the pictures of her when she was 82 pounds? I remember seeing them here awhile back.

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