Diets

Old Hollywood Diets: The Good, The Bad, And The Bizarre

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There’s no shortage of strange diets, and classic Hollywood is all the proof you need. From Marilyn Monroe’s wacky breakfast recipe to Jean Harlow’s strict “tomato” diet plan, it’s no secret that starlets tried all sorts of odd tricks to slim down. Of course, not all eating plans from the Golden Age were that strange (Sophia Loren’s diet sounds delightful!), but it’s still fascinating to take a look back at what filled our favorite stars’ plates. Some are more surprising than others!

Scroll down to learn about some of the strangest old Hollywood celebrity diets — and see which stars didn’t follow much of a “diet” at all. 

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