Born into one of entertainment's most famous families, Marie Osmond
grew up in the spotlight. She became a household name in the '70s as both a country singer and the co-host of Donny & Marie
, a variety show in which she appeared with her brother. As her success grew, however, so did her struggle with body image. "I started dieting at age 10," she says. "By the time I was 14, we did the pilot for the Donny & Marie
variety show, and I was down to about 110 pounds and feeling really thin. Shortly after that, I was taken out into a parking lot by producers and told that if I didn't lose more weight, the show would be canceled. So I went from about 110 pounds to 93 pounds, which was absolutely stupid."
Published on April 01, 2009