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Old 06-24-15, 09:18 AM
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The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

I guess this belongs in this forum (rather than "other"). When I saw the article title, I immediately thought "Great...another story about bulimia." But the truth was more compelling.

https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/ce...184224796.html
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She smoked most of her life too; that can curb your appetite as well.
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I thought the story was going to be about her battle with chronic tapeworms.
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

This reads like a buzzfeed article, making you click for the reveal.

So basically, malnutrition from growing up around the time of WW2.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
This reads like a buzzfeed article, making you click for the reveal.

So basically, malnutrition from growing up around the time of WW2.
Thanks for saving me the click.
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

Yahoo is a giant tabloid and blog congregate site now so that's a fair comparison. I used to go there because it had a nice layout for actual news. That's long gone now.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Yahoo is a giant tabloid and blog congregate site now so that's a fair comparison. I used to go there because it had a nice layout for actual news. That's long gone now.
Yup most stories there now are complete BS...
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I wasn't even talking about Yahoo, I was talking about this thread with the subject and body not saying what the actual reason was
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

Touche. Here are the top 10 reasons Audrey Hepburn wasn't a fat bitch.
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Ok...I'll play.

1. Had a lot of sex with men/women!
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

So she never did get the breakfast at Tiffany's?
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I wasn't even talking about Yahoo, I was talking about this thread with the subject and body not saying what the actual reason was
Well, it got you to look, didn't it?

Seriously, it wasn't just click bait & sorry you took it that way. I only know how to post links. I could have said (and can go back & edit if it's that big a deal) in the thread title (or OP) that "Audrey Hepburn Was Malnourished in WWII", but I honestly thought it was a compelling story worth reading for Hepburn fans. I always just though she was just naturally thin, had high metabolism, or something like that.

At any rate, I clicked on the Yahoo title just based on the title premise & didn't feel manipulated or cheated as though there was some terrible secret (abducted by aliens! drained by vampires! molested as a child!). Didn't know her WWII background & thought it was a sad story (and wonder how many millions had similar lifetime problems from food deprivation). It sounded as though she never got over it psychologically.

I do agree that the smoking might have had something to do with it, too, although I've known a lot of overweight smokers.
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

It's compelling and interesting to me, just figured you'd say what the reason was in the body of the text. Not really a big deal.
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

Here's the sad reason why Vicki Lawrence assassinated five Vietnamese orphans with concertina wire:

http://cdc.gov
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

Why would malnourishment during the teen years make her skinny for life?
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

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Why would malnourishment during the teen years make her skinny for life?
That's what I wondered too. The article kind of glossed over it. What actually happened medically during that time that kept her from being able to gain weight later in life?
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

Also, lots of people starved during the war and weren't skinny for the rest of their lives. There were holocaust survivors like Roman Polanski and Robert Clary who gained fame after the war and probably several others I can't think of right now. I mean, look at all the Japanese actors in films made after the war, they didn't look like Audrey Hepburn. And the Japanese populace suffered from lack of food and resources for a long stretch during and after the war. Not that I'm sympathizing with them; they certainly brought it upon themselves, but I'm just saying that any random Japanese actress of Hepburn's age who entered acting after the war would have suffered from hunger also.
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Re: The Sad Reason Audrey Hepburn Was So Thin

It probably gave her issues with food. The story mentions her always having chocolate in a drawer and packing food in suitcases. Audrey certainly knew she would never starve. But she couldn't get past the damage that the deprivation had done.

My grandparents grew up during the great depression. Real Grapes of Wrath type shit. Saw families lose their farms, lose everything. It never left them. They could not waste anything. They weren't hoarders, but they really had a hard time just throwing something away, it was always "Do you know anyone who could use this?" When my grandpa was in his 70's he drove a Cadillac but he still showed these signs. He actually asked my older brother, "Do you know anyone that could use this set of old tires?" Shitty old tires with 70,000 miles on them. You couldn't simply through something like that away!

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