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Portia de Rossi Once Weighed Just 82 Pounds as Anorexia Took Over Her Life

October 30, 2010 (7:23 am) GMT
The actress reveals to talk show host Oprah Winfrey that she once weighed just 82 pounds (37.1 kilograms) by eating just 300 calories a day.
Portia de Rossi

Former "Ally McBeal" and "" star ate just 300 calories a day as an eating disorder took over her life. The actress, who is married to , has opened up about her battle with anorexia in her new book "Unbearable Lightness" - and she fought back tears as she talked frankly about her lowest period during a recent taped interview with .

In the tearful chat, which will air in America on Monday, November 1, the Australia-born star reveals she once weighed just 82 pounds (37.1 kilograms). She says, "It wasn't that I was proud of it, but it was certainly a recognition for my self-control."

"I definitely had some pretty amazing willpower to get down to 82 pounds," the actress adds. "And that's what I was holding onto to. I didn't think about anything else."

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