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Wednesday, 21 February, 2001, 15:09 GMT
Fonda speaks of bulimia battle
Jane Fonda encouraged millions to exercise
Fonda: Encouraged millions to lose weight through exercise
Actress and exercise queen Jane Fonda says she has finally overcome a 25-year battle against anorexia and bulimia.


For 25 years I could never put a forkful in my mouth without feeling scared.

Jane Fonda
Speaking at a fundraising dinner for the Eating Disorders Education Network, Jane Fonda spoke openly about her fight.

She said: "For 25 years I could never put a forkful in my mouth without feeling scared."

"I'm 63 years old and only in the last two years have I learned that good enough is good enough."

The star of Barbarella and On Golden Pond was famed for her exercise videos during the 1980s aerobics craze.

Uma: 'I'm overweight'

Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman is convinced she is fat
Actress Uma Thurman has also revealed she has been suffering from a psychological disorder which makes her believe she is overweight.

Speaking to US Talk magazine, the Pulp Fiction star said: "Ever since I had my baby I've that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

"I see myself as fat."

BDD is considered a serious illness in which sufferers can have an irrational hatred of parts of their body, making them constantly obsess about it.

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