LIFESTYLE & COMMUNITY
Popular Female Models Who Passed Away Due To Obsessive Desire To Lose Weight
Anorexia as a type of eating disorder became “popular” in the times of the notorious beauty standard 90-60-90. To reach the desired proportions, many girls tortured themselves with hunger, being afraid of extra calories. The results were sometimes very sad.
According to statistics, 30 million people of all ages and both sexes in the US suffer from eating disorders. Moreover, one person passes away due to this problem every hour. About 1% of American women have suffered from anorexia during their lifetime. Every fifth anorexia has lethal outcome due to suicide.
Tragic stories of anorexic models
Unfortunately, there are many well-known models among the victims of the dreaded disorder:
1. Isabelle Caro
The French model and actress passed away at 28. However, she managed to agree to pose for an awareness campaign against anorexia. Her distorted body looked shockingly thin on billboards and in newspapers.
2. Leila Pahlavi
The youngest daughter of the Iranian Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah Pahlavi died when she was only 31. The former model, who collaborated with the brand Valentino, suffered from both anorexia and bulimia for quite a long time.
3. Luisel and Eliana Ramos
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Uruguayan models and sisters died with a difference of six months. 22-year-old Luisel fainted on the way to the locker room during a fashion show. The official cause of death is a heart attack. It could have been provoked by anorexia since with a height of 5 feet and 9 inch, the model weighed only 97 lb.