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Thursday 28 August 2014

Dita Von Teese reveals motivation to quit drugs

Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese stopped taking drugs when she saw a terrifying photograph of her "ribs sticking out".

The 40-year-old burlesque star loved to party in the '90s and has admitted she dabbled in illegal substances. At that time she didn't really think about the impact this was having on her body, but that changed when she caught a glimpse of herself looking unwell.

"I got skinny. I was worried about the way I looked but also about the impact it was having on my health. I remember seeing a picture of myself and my ribs were sticking out. That was my motivation for not doing drugs anymore," she told Closer magazine.

Dita is divorced from goth rocker Marilyn Manson and prefers not to talk about her private life much, although she was linked to Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft earlier this year.

The star still finds it strange that she is single in her 40s.

"I thought I'd be married and retired by 28. I didn't think I'd be at the top of my career in striptease [at 40]," she marvelled. "I don't worry about having kids and it affecting my body. I'd have to rethink things if that happened, but it wouldn't make me less of a woman if I didn't."

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