These days there’s a new diet every week, and it’s easy to find their impressive offerings alluring.  Embarking on a bad diet can make you pay a price beyond transitory results. Some diets can cause a range of side effects, from bad breath and frequent urination, to fatigue and slowed metabolism. This list focuses on 6 celebrities who’ve tried dieting and losing weight and have failed.


 Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling’s weight loss brought her into the spotlight in 2009 during her appearance on 90210. She sported a new bony profile in a kimono dress. Spelling credited stress to her dramatic weight loss. Her health worsened in 2010 because of the stressful relationship with her estranged mother, Candy Spelling, and also because of her liquid diet after the birth of her second child in 2008.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes is an iconic Hollywood actress. She is well known for her role in “My So-Called Life.” Unlike most child star actresses, Claire Danes has succeeded in avoiding controversies. Danes has also managed to avoid the weight fluctuations that seem to infect her to the point of starvation.

Despite her before well-balanced diet, Danes has admitted to using food as an emotional crutch. When she was a student at Yale, she would treat herself to large meals at restaurants to help herself cope with the pressure and anxiety of exams. It doesn’t appear that her waistline suffered from this, but emotional eating is often a precursor to weight gain. In 2012, pictures surfaced of Danes in a bikini with a total weight loss.

Angelina Jolie

The Oscar-winning actress is looking thinner these days. While on a shoot in February of 2012, she requested fruits such as acai, goji, blueberries and chokeberries for her lunch. She even shunned the full-on spread that was put on at lunch. Standing at 5ft 8”, Jolie is rumoured to be a scarily thin 7 stone and is too preoccupied with her children. She hardly has time to eat.


Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley’s rake-thin figure has frequently made headlines, with some disparaging the actress for being too skinny and boyish. The actress was recently also worrying her fans about her body size after rumours began to circulate that she was expecting. Keira, along with her friends and family, insists that her slim physique is a result of good genes and a speedy metabolism, all inherited from her father, theater actor Will Knightley.

Victoria Beckham

The feeling of anxious around food and a feeling of out of control of their eating behaviour is a common trend in Britonians like Victoria Beckham, a classic example. After her losing weight following the birth of her first son, Brooklyn, she denied allegations of anorexia. But in her autobiography, she acknowledged that dieting was a preoccupation. She would go running and consume only liquid-meal substitutes.

Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton has had her share of weight losses and weight gains since 2006. But now she’s been looking back to her slender self. In October of 2011, the 26-year old actress appeared gaunt as she showed off an even skinnier frame. A lot of cellulite over the years is the cause for her weight loss.