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Portia de Rossi

15 Celebrities Who Overcame Eating Disorders

Australian Portia de Rossi got her big break when she was cast in Ally McBeal. She felt so much pressure to fit the prototypical American actress mold that she started to eat a mere 800 calories a day and would run on a treadmill for hours. When her weight dropped to 82 pounds, she collapsed on set and knew she needed help. She worked hard to gain self-esteem and years of anxiety were lifted when she came out as gay. Portia, 40, now leads a healthy lifestyle and is happily married to Ellen Degeneres.

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