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Scary Too Skinny Celebs

Scary Skinny Celebs

I don't understand why the emaciated look is still around. I thought it was made pretty clear by the general public that starvation was not sexy! Not only are images of super duper thin models and celebrities unattractive, its very discerning for young ladies. For younger girls, these famous women are who they see, due to the prevalence of media (social networks, internet, E! Channel, etc), and who they look up to.

Its awful that young girls feel a pressure to look so thin. When we know that that size is not only unattractive and unhealthy but also practically impossible to attain. I am not saying that all thin women are anorexic or that all thin women are ugly, (since I am quite thin myself); I am simply saying that it needs to be noted when thin goes beyond thin to frail.

The obsession with thinness is everywhere but what they don't reveal is the dangerous and gross side of being so emaciated. The hairloss, discoloration, lack of energy, lack of imagination, lack of function, lack of nutrients to your body, always feeling cold, etc. It is also never recognized that this 'unattainable' body image is unattractive to most men as well! I think its time to reveal what scary skinny looks like and why you should strive for a more healthy body image!

*Note: I am aware this is one of the more serious topics I have covered. If reading, you know you have a similar problem, or you are searching for information go to these sites for help!:


1. Lindsay Lohan

Ms. Lohan has admitted to Vanity Fair magazine, that her rapid body weight loss was due to a stint of bulimia. Bulimia is a scary and serious disorder many young girls have that also stems from a bad relationship with food. It is a very dangerous disorder and girls need to realize that.

Yes, it may seen great to be skinny, for it represents beauty or in this case, celebrity but lets remember where her disorder has taken her in terms of her body, and the extent to which it has been abused.


2. Angelina Jolie

Ms. Jolie has been busy balancing working, living in Hollywood, her many children and her service work. She attributes her very slimmed down figure to stress and lack of time. It seems clear she has no real eating problems, but Angie, You look so much sexier when you were in shape, more muscular and toned!

Ask any male fan of Lara Croft of Tomb Raider!


3. Rachel Zoe

As much as I love any fellow fashionista who is truly dedicated and passionate about fashion, this goes too far. Ms Zoe is successful and fabulous, but she needs to eat more as she looks like shes about to shatter!

Its scary because I know there are young girls out there who would love to work in fashion, and certainly look up to her as a role model.


4. Kate Moss

Ms. Moss has admitted that while she was getting quite thin, she was never anorexic. Yes, I am aware of the pressures she was facing as she started in the modeling industry, however, Ms. Moss made the waif thin look very popular in the 90's. Fortunately, this is coming to an end! Ms Moss has been quoted in WWD for saying 'Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels.'

The world, including the modeling industry got a reality check when an up and coming model died due to starvation.

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5. Kiera Knightly

Ms. Kiera Knightly has never had an eating disorder. She says that she simply has a very narrow frame. And we believe her! She attributes her weight to somewhat healthy eating, a lot of exercise (especially during films such as 'Pirates of the Caribbean') and genes. She has considered eating a lot and not being active at all but then deciding that she will NOT adapt an unhealthy lifestyle just to quell anorexia rumors!

A woman just accepting her naturally thin frame: Nothing wrong with that!


6. Tara Reid

Ms. Tara Reid has indeed had her share of celebrity with lots of praise from men. She was often accused of anorexia after her breakup with MTV VJ, Carson Daly. However, she has denied all rumors. She says “I’m not too thin,” she insists in the new issue of OK!. “I go up 10 pounds, I go down 10 pounds.” and "I was thin for a movie that I just finished [the upcoming horror film Vipers]." 

Wrong or right, this can't be attractive to men can it? Not only can we see her issues with food but what about the tanorexia that is cleary there??


7. Teri Hatcher

With the immense popularity of the ABC show 'Desperate Housewives', the popularity of the actresses also blew up! Ms. Teri Hatcher is a gorgeous woman, but a tad bit thin for a mother in her 40's. She does have a healthy lifestyle: she has said that the only reason she is so thin is because of her love of exercise and fruits.

She is beautiful and I commend her healthy lifestyle, but how much hotter would this mama be with some womanly curves?


8. Mary-Kate Olsen

It is common knowledge that Mary-Kate has suffered and dealt with eating disorders for quite some time. She has openly gone to rehab for her anorexia. Mary-Kate has, "made a very courageous, precautionary decision," said Michael Pagnotta, the twins' longtime publicist. " Mary-Kate is taking charge in making this decision. She wants to be healthy."

Since her 18th birthday, there has been speculation of her relapsing into another eating disorder which has been adamantly denied by the actress.


9. Nicole Richie

In 2006, Ms. Richie's weight slipped down to an astonishing 87 pounds! Though Ms. Richie wouldn't confirm the nature of her treatment, US Weekly learned that she was being seen at a Newport Beach, California facility, where she was undergoing doctor consultations and blood tests. She claims that she is not suffering from an eating disorder, but that in fact a traumatic experience has caused a loss of appetite.

Wait, isn't that an eating disorder?

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grace on April 11, 2016:

um maybe the "emaciated" look as u very insultingly called it is still around because some people are just naturally thin just like some are naturally curvy!? i agree that eating disorders are a serious issue that should be recognised but how is it anything but undermining to the cause to go around calling people anorexic or bulimic if you've literally no evidence? why is there even people this ignorant still around to post shit like this.

Jo on June 05, 2015:

I had a drug problem and was sickly thin like this too. People told me I was too thin and I thought they were just jealous. Then I finally gave up the drugs and gained a healthy weight. Some years later I was looking through some photos at a friends house and I picked one out saying "who's that lady"? It was me of course but I didn't even recognise myself I thought it was some old women with cancer or something. The thing is I didn't think I looked like that back then, I saw something completely different in the mirror. Anyway I'm happy with my weight now and would never willingly go back to being that skinny again it was gross!

Besarien from South Florida on December 03, 2014:

First of all, I think women can be and are beautiful at any weight. There is a difference between thin because you are ill with something like cancer, thin because you eat well and exercise, thin because you have a high metabolism and can't gain weight even though you try, or thin because you live an unhealthy lifestyle (drugs, eating disorders) in order to be thin. More and more people lump all four together and blame the person for setting an unhealthy example for kids. Too thin is as unacceptable as too fat. I wish there were less blame and more tolerance and understanding. Why can't we let women be acceptable whatever our weight and body type? When are we ever so critical of men?

Curly on July 28, 2014:

Tara Reid, lindsay lohan, and Nicole richie look at least fifteen years older than they are. Pathetic. All with so much potential to be beautiful , not to mention what they are doing to their health.

Dominique Squire on December 03, 2012:

Tara Reid looks like an old hag.

Shade on March 28, 2012:

They look like lamp posts! I couldn't do it! That's too small! I don't have anything against skinny women there are men for everybody. But it's what America promotes really. I don't even see beach models looking attractive. All beauty today is fake anyway. Fake boobs, ass, faces, tons of makeup. It was better in the 80s when natural beauty was better. But hey, imo I like them thicker.

LaysLola on March 24, 2012:

You know what is really sick? this looks healthy to me! My god damn eating disorder has done this to me. It has told me that sticks are attractive, ensuring me i will NEVER live up to these expectations. Dammit.

anonymous on March 20, 2012:

What do we give a shit what makes a woman more attractive to man? Women should be concerned about their health, and the majority of these women are normal healthy women with normal healthy frames. Why can't you live and let live and stop hating on other people for their looks or because you don't find them attractive. Fuck off and get a life, this country is so obese that it doesn't even recognize what a healthy weight looks like anymore!

Ann on February 16, 2012:

Live and let live... What's the drama? I don't want anyone telling me what to weigh. Would you? Get a life.

Hjfghbad on February 11, 2012:

Wow, I love how the comments are all women, stop hateing.

Laura on February 05, 2012:

These pictures are shocking, o my God.

These girls need a burger with the lot, please put on some weight.

Mr.ABCD on January 28, 2012:


Scary looking on December 15, 2011:

Eat im begging u so scary looking

Ugly sorry on December 13, 2011:

Like call in all the monsters scary stuff

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Damn lindsey lohan needs to whare a bra her boobs r saggy like and old grandma Mary kate ashely always look older then they r like 35

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Damn lindsey lohan needs to whare a bra her boobs r saggy like and old grandma

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

I never found tera whatever pretty but why did she tan herself to look black i luv blacks but lol

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Aneriexia or fat isn't atractive don't get mad im just saying i think inbetween is good

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Lady u r ignorent they rnt skinny they r anerxic u can eat alot and not gain wait u look skinny so u r one to talk how would u like people saying u r gross looking ur skinny but no u look good making a point

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

I don't no one man or woman that find skin bones skelton woman pretty the all tell me they perfer alittle meet andthis girls look gross hollywood reality check people rnt attracted to scary skinny we want to see alittle meet i beleive this is a sickness but not hollywood girls the do for fame othe woman do this because they r ill

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

But i do believe woman should have curves but idiots out smaller woman can have i mean people tell i have hips and a medum butt but anerexic will never have curves

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Awsomness i don't want to be rude but ur comment stupid this woman have no meat on their bones their skeltons u eat u just have a high motablism and jelouse people will tell u u r to skinny so they can try to get u fat i use to be like u when people told that i felt i had to gain wait no i no there jelous and im a proud thin 120

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Awsomness i don't want to be rude but ur comment stupid this woman have no meat on their bones their skeltons u eat u just have a high motablism and jelouse people will tell u u r to skinny so they can try to get u fat i use to be like u when people told that i felt i had to gain wait no i no there jelous and im a proud thin 120

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Sorry i didn't mean to type ur name becky u look good

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Nicole richie wasn't anerexic she was so stressed she couldn't eat that happened i got nasty skinny the differnce between anerixic and my past me we thought we looked disgusting and becky and now me and Nicole look great

Nicole is hot now

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

That's weird becky most girls say they don't want to be this skinny they say this woman look sick old and like a skelton but they do say they want to be thin

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

People tell us thin woman we r to skinny because they r jelouse we r gorgous and there not the can be over weight and confident im thin and guys check me out people tell me im above averege and can be a model

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Omg u funny but most humans compared to these girls r obese lol omg

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

There is a different between a small frame an anerexic im small frame im 120 this girls r grossly anerexic

Lauren on December 06, 2011:

Lindsey lohan and mary kate where always homely the funny thing is guys always tell me they find girls this skinny not sexy scary as shit eat

Metaphorical_Lollipop on September 05, 2011:


You have got to be kidding me, right? These poor celebrities with eating disorders cannot be attractive to guys, can they? I'm quite small-framed, but compared to that I'm practically obese....and proud of it. I'd rather be overweight than a skeletal nothing. I'm fine with my appearance, and I have no need to look like I'm starving to death. The anorexic and bulimic people out there have to realize what they're doing is preposterous...=(

Thank you for this, I'm glad to have read it.

GreatSiteBabbler from WorldWideWeb on March 22, 2011:

Ha ha That was funny

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 07, 2011:

Becky: As a small-framed woman, I do agree with you completely. Skinny women are beautiful too, and yes, we naturally are thin despite how much we eat! I just wanted to do this hub for the girls who ask me why they aren't as skinny as the celebrities. I wanted to show them that these celebs were not eating properly and that is why they are so thin.

Thanks for the comments!

Becky on February 07, 2011:

It really pees me of when people say stuff like 'skinny women arnt attractive' and all that stuff. People need to realise some people are just naturally that way. Yeah, some celebs probably do have eating problems, but not every skinny person has an eating disorder. How would fatter people like it if people said stuff like 'fat people cant be beautiful' etc. Yeah rant over.

Yena Williams (author) from California on January 12, 2011:

awesomeness: There's a big difference between skinny and anorexic!

wsupaul88: I agree, I think some of these women have gotten help, so they've been looking healthier!

Thanks for visiting yall!

wsupaul88 from Seattle, WA on January 12, 2011:

Wow, I think Nichole Ritchie looks like she's melting! These people need help! Good Hub

awesomeness on December 10, 2010:

i agree with u some these pics scared the crap outta me!! i don't think i wanna b skinny anymore.

Yena Williams (author) from California on August 05, 2010:

Yes, well they'd be sexy if they were a bit healthier looking!

fashion trends on August 02, 2010:

all very beautiful & sexy.

Yena Williams (author) from California on May 17, 2010:

I completely agree KoffeeKlatch Gals,

Its great that some celebs have decided to get healthy!

Thanks for commenting.

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on May 13, 2010:

There is nothing beautiful about a woman with no curves. Unfortunately these women are under a tremendous amount of pressure to be so bony. I'm happy to see some of these celebrities have started to look a little healthier. Great hub.

Yena Williams (author) from California on April 14, 2010:

Stricktly Dating: They do look like skeletons! Yes, its a shame but image the pressure on them to look thin!

Perfumefan: It is very sad, but a reality. Sigh

Thanks for visiting both! I appreciate the comments.

PerfumeFan from New Jersey on April 10, 2010:

So thin and so frail. It look as though they're going to break their bones anytime soon.

StrictlyQuotes from Australia on March 27, 2010:

Ohhh, how discusting, they look like the living dead - living skeletons, it's no wonder so many Celebrities end up in Rehab.

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 22, 2010:

Fierydream: Ms. Nicole Richie definitely has had issues with weight. (she used to be a lot larger on the Simple Life) I heard lately she has been gaining more weight since her pregnancy! Thank God.

Victoria Beckham: I have no idea if its her metabolism or eating habits. Its so sad since she's a fellow fashionista =(

Thanks for the visit!

FieryDream from England on February 22, 2010:

Nicole Richie is Anorexic I think.....also so is Victoria Beckham, she wasn't in the past, but she's turned skeleton sized now lol why oh why? what goes on in their heads:P

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 17, 2010:

Hi Elena,

Yes these women are all skin and bone and I know for a fact this is unattractive to most people everywhere! Its not sexy to imitate starvation, which is such a sad issue today.

Thanks for your comment!

Elena. from Madrid on February 16, 2010:

Uhm, first time I see some of these celebs so skinny, and let me say, they DON'T look pretty. Plus, I agree with you, I don't think men are all that attracted to skin and bones only. Neither are women for that matter, I don't think :-)

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 13, 2010:

Lol its very possible Kiera Knightly is indeed not eating! Yes these pictures sure gave me a scare! =)

kj8 from Australia on February 13, 2010:

Me thinks Kiera Knightly might tell fibs. Glad Nicole Richie looks gorgeous now she doesn't look like that. Some of these pics are down right scarey

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 10, 2010:

Lady E - I totally agree. I honestly don't know what it is about that bones and skin look that some people really find attractive!

Its such a mystery =(

Elena from London, UK on February 10, 2010:

I honestly don't know why everyone wants to be skinny. I think this Hub is a wake up call.

Scary..... I need to take them all out to McDonald's for Triple Whopper. lol.

Thanks for sharing.

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 09, 2010:

Yes Habee! I'll hold em down, and you just stuff down that Southern food of yours! =)

Holle Abee from Georgia on February 09, 2010:

Man, I just wanna force feed them a cheeseburger or two!

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 08, 2010:

Winsome: See, I knew men couldn't find skin and bones attractive! Looking healthy is most attractive is it not? Thanks for the insightful comment.

Febriedethan: We need to catch up on our Korean Drama gossip! You're obviously a fan of K Dramas =). Thanks for vising !!

febriedethan from Indonesia on February 08, 2010:

Those pictures were shocking! They're look like old ladies, especially Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Zoe! I hope they watch our Kim Sam Soon :) Thank you for sharing!

Winsome from Southern California by way of Texas on February 07, 2010:

Yenajeon, thanks for your concern for these women. Speaking from a man's viewpoint, I couldn't agree more that a few more pounds would make these girls considerably more attractive. The more important thing is for them to discover what real beauty is and maybe the pressure to be this thin would disappear.

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 07, 2010:

SabreBlade: I was so shocked as well and hope the young girls out there with these problems go get help for themselves!

Not everything celebrity is glamorous!

sabrebIade from Pennsylvania on February 07, 2010:


Some of those are almost hard to believe!

Yena Williams (author) from California on February 06, 2010:

I agree. When I saw some images I was shocked and wanted to do something about it. I also read a whole website of girls who use these deathly skinny photos as motivation to lose weight. Its so sad!

Isabelle22 from Somewhere on the coastline on February 06, 2010:

Omg I have not seen pictures of those celebrities so skinny. Some of the pics are especially shocking as it looks like they have fallen to anorexia. It is such a shame that they have felt the need to become so skinny, they looked far better before.

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