6 YA Movie Actresses Who Suffered from Eating Disorders in Their Teens
It’s not unusual for a child celebrity to undergo some emotional crises as a teen — for goodness’ sake, growing up in the spotlight would take a toll on anyone!! It’s hard to be scrutinized all the time, especially when you’re so young. Celebrities are told they’re too fat, or too skinny, all the time and not even young age can stop this criticism.
Unfortunately, our favorite YA movie actresses are not impervious to the media’s harsh eye. All of the females below battled an eating disorder when they were teens — for some, this occurred while they were in the public eye, and for others, they were still just regular ol’ kids at the time. What’s most important to remember, however, is that all these ladies have overcome their problems with the various diseases and want to remind fans who are struggling that they can, too.
Back in her early teens, The Mortal Instruments actress Lily Collins suffered from a severe eating disorder. The behavior associated with it included "restricting her intake of food, bingeing and purging, abusing laxatives and diet pills, and perhaps more significantly, hiding it all from her friends and family," according to Shape magazine.
Eventually, the disorder wore her down — she knew she needed to tell somebody. With the help of her mother, Lily got treatment and overcame the ED. Now, she's healthier than ever and is an advocate of living a healthy life.