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Anjelica Huston: I’m a hoarder

Anjelica Huston admits to being a "hoarder" when it comes to keeping things from her past.

The 62-year-old actress finds it impossible to part with certain items from her past.

Along with the beds Angelica keeps belongings of her late husband Robert Graham, who died in 2008, close to her.

"Let us not forget that I'm a Cancer, the crab - notorious for hoarding and holding onto things. I'm glad to say I'm not such a repositarian as I used to be, but I'm still pretty tight about the things that belong to me," she told Parade magazine.

"I have several beds from my childhood. I have my mother's bed, and I have a daybed that belonged to Rousseau, the philosopher, that's very beautiful. It has red swans. It's very pretty. And certainly, my [late] husband lives in his work. It gives me pleasure to look at the things that he made. That's a way to stay in touch with him, too."

Anjelica's mother Enrica died in a car accident in 1969 when the star was a teenager. Even after several decades the actress struggles with the loss of her parent, which she recalls in her latest memoir A Story Lately Told.

"That was a completely devastating moment. One that I'm still coming to terms with. I don't want to say that one thing is more difficult to write than another, but it's a hard place for me to re-enter - a very dark, sad place," she sighed.

"Evoking one's parents, you get to fall in love with them all over again. You get to feel those first feelings, and remember how they smelled, and how they spoke, and how one related to them. All those moments are unique. They never happen twice. And they're the strongest bonds in your life, the child-parental bonds."

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