17 January 2009

Famous People With Eating Disorders (Anorexia or Bulimia)

The World Health Organization defines "starvation" as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 16 or lower. A BMI of 17.5 or lower is considered "unsafe."

To find your BMI, click on http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmicalc.htm

For the symptoms and causes of anorexia, click on http://brainsyoursmineours.blogspot.com/2009/01/anorexia-nervosa-symptoms-causes.html#links

Read about the treatment of anorexia and bulimia at http://brainsyoursmineours.blogspot.com/2009/01/anorexia-bulimia-treatment.html#links

The following list is of famous people who have or have had in the past, a problem with eating disorders that caused unsafe loss of weight.

Names in red have died, either directly or indirectly, because of it:

Karen Carpenter (American singer & drummer - 33yrs old, heart failure)

Heidi Guenther (American ballerina - 22 yrs old, 5'5", 96 lbs)

Christy Henrich (American gymnast - 22 yrs old, 4'4", 47 lbs, multiple organ failure)

Lena Zavaroni (Scottish singer, age 35)

Ana Carolina Reston (Brazilian model - 5'8", 88 lbs, BMI 13.4, kidney failure, general infection)

Luisel Ramos (model - 21 yrs old, 5'9", 98 lbs, BMI 14.5, heart attack)

Eliana Ramos (model - 18 yrs old, heart attack)

Princess Leila Pahlavi of Iran (Daughter of the Shah, 31 yrs old)


Justine Bateman (American actress)
Isabelle Caro (French model)
Tracey Gold (American actress)
Diana, Princess of Wales (British royalty)
Margaux Hemmingway
Sia & Shane Barbi (aka The Barbi Twins)
Magoli Amadei (model)
Kate Beckinsale (actress)
Paula Abdul (American singer, dancer, choreographer)
Imogen Bailey (Austrailian model)
Maria Conchita Alonso (Latina actress)
Christine Alt (sister to American supermodel Carol Alt)
Fiona Apple
Victoria Beckham (British singer, Spice Girls)
Peta Wilson (actress, model)
Catherine Bell (actress)
Melanie Chisholm (British singer, Spice Girls)
Kelly Clarkson (American singer)
Nadia Comaneci (Russian gymnast)
Jane Fonda (American actress)
Anna Freud (daughter of Sigmund Freud)
Zina Garrison (tennis player)
Kristen Haglund (Miss America 2008)
Amy Heckerling (director, writer)
Mariel Hemmingway (American actress, grand daughter of author Ernest Hemmingway)
Maureen McCormick (American actress)
Mary MdDonough (actress)
Katherine McPhee (American singer)
Kellie Martin (actress)
Alanis Morissette (Canadian singer)
Scarlett Pomers (actress)
Jaime Pressly (actress)
Christina Ricci (American actress)
Cathy Rigby (American gymnast)
Susan Dey (American actress)
Kate Dillon (model)
Elisa Donovan (actress)
Sally Field (American actress)
Calista Flockhart (American actress)
Audrey Hepburn (American actress)
Felicity Huffman (actress)
Elton John (singer, songwriter)
Franz Kafka (German author, poet)
Gelsey Kirkland (ballet)
Thandie Newton (actress)
Barbara Niven (actress)
Sharon Osbourne (wife of Ozzy, tv personality)
Carre Otis (model)
Catherine Oxenburg (actress)
Alexandra Paul (American actress)
Jaime-Lynn Sigler (actress)
Yeardly Smith (American actress, voice over talent)
Courtney Thorne-Smith (American actress)

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