star Elisa Donovan
has gone public with her eating disorder battle that almost wrecked her big break in the cult teen movie. The flame-haired actress, who played ditsy Amber in the 1995 film, sat down with TV counselor Dr. Keith Albom recently to tell all about her teenage anorexia.
She said, "When I got out of high school and I was living in Manhattan and I was really trying to succeed as an actress and trying to get an agent... I was very frustrated and I had no control of anything and I felt like I was over the hill at, like, 18. I was having lunch with a friend and I was expressing my frustration at everything and I literally pushed the plate away from me on the table. In doing that I felt this sense of power and, all of a sudden, I realized that I could do this thing (give up food)."
But her eating disorder took on a life of its own and almost ended her movie career. It landed her in hospital at the start of her big break on "Clueless."
She added, "I thought I was fat. You have fittings before you start, and, by the time I wore the clothing, some of it was too big. I went into hospital during the middle of that film. It was a very difficult time."
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