7 Actors Whose Eating Disorder Struggles Were Made Worse By Working

Content Warning: Mentions of dieting, weight loss, and eating disorders ahead.

Hollywood is notorious for its treatment of human beings as props. With extreme objectification, body-shaming, and trolling it is difficult for people in the industry to have a healthy relationship with food.

Here are just a few instances where actors’ recovery journeys were made difficult because their roles demanded them to lose weight:


Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes at the 2022 Met Gala


Zoe Kravitz

Zoe attends the 94th Academy Awards Ceremony


Joaquin Phoenix

Phoenix at the 78th Golden Globe Awards


Hillary Duff

Hilary Duff is seen on July 23, 2022 in Los Angeles, California


Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner visits the #IMDboat official portrait studio at San Diego Comic-Con


Jared Leto

Jared Leto attends the LuisaViaRoma for a Unicef event


Molly Sims

The National Eating Disorders Association helpline is 1-800-931-2237; for 24/7 crisis support, text “NEDA” to 741741.

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