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CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2006, 08:05 AM
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 (37 kilograms). 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."

skanky~skanketta
Mar 21st, 2006, 08:12 AM
portia!:hearts:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2006, 08:17 AM
I am glad that she has come forward with this. Hopefully she can help younger girls who are struggling with this disease at the moment.
So this makes 3 people to come forward about having Anorexia while filming Ally Mcbeal. Portia, Courtney Thorne Smith and to a lesser extent Calista Flockhart ( although she has been less forward about her struggles ).
I hope this trend in Hollywood is finally getting pase'. :sad:

PamShriverRockz
Mar 21st, 2006, 08:47 AM
Aww poor Portia :hug: I have to say, she did look like she was ill losing loads of weight like she did :sad: Hopefully she'll get fully recovered!

rebel_ffighter
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:02 AM
well Folchart was definetely not a good role model since her body was always like a young boy's.Im glad Portia get out of this anorexic trend :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:23 AM
well Folchart was definetely not a good role model since her body was always like a young boy's.Im glad Portia get out of this anorexic trend :)

Me to...i just saw on an ENTERTAINMENT NEWS MAG (ET)over here that she is up to 120 lbs now and very happy with it... :worship: :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:37 AM
Portia :hearts:

Good fight :clap2:

CooCooCachoo
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:38 AM
http://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/TV2/archive/00179/ellen_degeneres_por_179054g.jpg

Straight men must be so pissed.

:tape:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:57 AM
http://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/TV2/archive/00179/ellen_degeneres_por_179054g.jpg

Straight men must be so pissed.

:tape:

They make such a cute couple :D :kiss:

rebel_ffighter
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:07 AM
Me to...i just saw on an ENTERTAINMENT NEWS MAG (ET)over here that she is up to 120 lbs now and very happy with it... :worship: :bounce:


thats great!! :) ..I dont get it how some people find extremely skinny women attractive :confused:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:14 AM
thats great!! :) ..I dont get it how some people find extremely skinny women attractive :confused:

Yeah i know...i mean i have always found the more curvy women to be the sexiest. I think part of it has to do with that TV puts about 10 lbs on a gals figure and some of them are extremely worried about that. It also doesn't help when you look around and your co workers ( actresses ) are twice as small as you. I guess its easy to get caught up in all of that. Portia was also the youngest when she was on ALLY MCBEAL. She came on board during the 2nd season aswell..most of the girls on there had already started there heavy dieting leaving Portia feeling out of place :sad:
I am glad she is back to looking healthy again... :D Now if Showtime will just pick up Arrested Developement she will be good to go... :lol: :kiss: :bounce:

Alena
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:26 AM
she has self-speaking name!

katiektc
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:16 PM
Aw it's good that she's getting better now :) Some photos of her in the past were just horrendous :sad: She is so pretty!

kabuki
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:24 PM
Good for her. :D Those eyebrows are scurry tho.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:29 PM
Good for her. :D Those eyebrows are scurry tho.

HEY! :lol: I love her perfecetly manicured eyebrows :hehehe: ....very NICOLE KIDMANISH :hehehe:

kabuki
Mar 21st, 2006, 01:05 PM
HEY! :lol: I love her perfecetly manicured eyebrows :hehehe: ....very NICOLE KIDMANISH :hehehe:

The shape is fine. It's the color. :scared:

CondiLicious
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:17 PM
She is so attractive. And Ellen is so funny. They're a great couple.

dav abu
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:20 PM
Well done to Portia for opening up about this, it will no doubt help some girls and fellas out there. Ellen and Portia look lovely together.

PamShriverRockz
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:15 PM
Something weird was going on the set of Ally McBeal if you ask me...I absolutely loved that show, but it seemed the actresses were all having a competition over who could get the thinnest :o

Anyway, Portia :yeah: