Christina Ricci "Hated" Body, Had Eating Disorder

Christina Ricci admits she used to hate her body.

The actress battled an eating disorder, anorexia, after she became practically famous overnight. Her low self-esteem about her looks and figure kept Christina away from looking in mirrors.

“For years, I hated myself,” she said. “I covered the mirrors in my house. I literally couldn’t have a mirror in my room.”

Christina - who now is 30 years old - still doesn't like her reflection in a mirror.

“I still can’t sit in a restaurant or someplace where I can catch my reflection,” she said. “I get so paranoid.”

Meanwhile, I loved this girl when she came out in Casper - I was obsessed!

Thankfully she shed a bit of the hatred towards her body when she acted in the 2007 film "Black Snake Moan" - in which she starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson and had to appear for most of the movie in only her underwear.

“For that,” she explained, “I needed to lose any self-consciousness, because I feel sometimes you can see that in a nude scene.”

There had to be some kind of self-confidence, though, to even choose and consider a role like that.


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