Newton recalls horrors of bulimia

Aug. 6, 2007 at 1:14 PM

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- British actress Thandie Newton suffered from bulimia for about a year when she was in her early 20s, People.com reported Monday.

"I've still got the scars on my knuckles from where I put my fingers down my throat," the 34-year-old actress told Easy Living magazine for its September issue.

The “Pursuit of Happyness” and “Mission: Impossible II” actress said her obsession started as early as 14 when she trained in ballet and ate "nothing but cottage cheese."

Newton then found herself in a string of abusive relationships that culminated in an eating disorder when she was in her 20s.

The now-married mother of two said she eventually sought help while in Los Angeles shooting a film.

"I saw a therapist for the first time," she recalled. "After that first session, I never threw up again. I had made the connection between shame and self abuse."

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