“I Got Really Skinny”: Vanessa Williams Recalls Severe Weight Loss For Classic Movie Role

Posted On : June 14, 2019

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Nobody can ever deny legendary singer/actress, Vanessa Williams,’ talent, grace, or beauty. She has been charming audiences with her sophistication for over thirty years, and she still remains gorgeous to this day. But even someone as attractive as Vanessa has had to endure the westernized beauty standards of Hollywood. And even during the height of her career, she had executives looking her over and convincing her that she wasn’t good enough.

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There are few people in Hollywood who can have the kind of career Vanessa has had. She started out as a beauty queen, then was publicly disgraced when nude photos were released that caused her to be stripped of her crown. Nowadays a nude photo, or sex tape can aid in one’s career, but during the 1980’s, this was almost a fate worse than death. Still, she persevered and overcame the scandal. And what happened next, was a career that sparked a successful music, television, and movie career.

One of Vanessa’s most popular movies was the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger action film, Eraser. Though the film went on to gross over $240 million dollars, Vanessa finally admits that the success came at a price. And at the time, she basically starved herself for the approval of men who didn’t value her beauty.

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