Audrey Hepburn's Family Reveal The Disturbing Reason Behind Her Slim Figure

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The elegant Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic film stars to have ever graced our screens. Even after her death, the Breakfast at Tiffany's actress' work and life are still a topic of conversation.


Just like every Hollywood actress, Hepburn's overall look, including her style and noticeably slim figure, have also been much talked about throughout her career. Now, nearly 25 years after her death, her family has spoken out to address the rumors.

In this month's People magazine, those closest to the British star are sharing some new details about her private life and struggles that fans never knew about.

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Hepburn was 5-foot-7 and weighed no more than 110 lbs. her entire adult life, but contrary to popular belief, the actress was not anorexic.

“People think because she was skinny that she had an eating disorder, but it’s not true,” says Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti. “She loved Italian food and pasta. She ate a lot of grains, not a lot of meat, and a little bit of everything.”

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Robert Wolders, her partner from 1980 until her death, backs up Dotti's comments.

"She didn’t diet. We had brown bread with jam for breakfast, lunch would be chicken or veal or pasta, often with vegetables from the garden, and for dinner we often had soup with chicken and vegetables," recalls Wolders. "She had chocolate after dinner, baking chocolate. She had a finger or two of Scotch at night.”

So how did the Belgian-born icon maintain her thin frame?

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