Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart has admitted she suffered from anorexia while filming the hit law firm TV comedy.
After years of claiming her skinny figure was due to being "small-boned", the actress has finally revealed gruelling work schedules and the stress of finishing the show, which was axed in 2002, made her stop wanting to eat.
At one point her weight plummeted to under seven stone.
Flockhart says: "At the time of all that, I was seriously stressed. I was working 15-hour days on the set and then I was dealing with the end of the show, which was basically my life.
"I started under-eating, over-exercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalising my immune system. I guess I just didn't find time to eat. I am much more healthy these days."