SHE was the girl with the corkscrew curls who burst onto the British film scene with a mesmerising performance in Wish You Were Here.
Emily Lloyd won plaudits as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland’s coming of age drama and was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe. She went on to land roles in Hollywood films alongside Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt and worked with directors like Norman Jewison and Robert Redford.
Yet, behind the cheeky grin that seduced Tinseltown, Emily was fighting a crippling mental illness that threatened to destroy her.
Now, in her searingly honest autobiography, Emily describes the incredible highs and earth-shattering lows she endured through a tumultuous acting career.
Equally shocking and darkly funny, Emily’s story is packed with fascinating, star-laden anecdotes, startling insights into movie making and touching personal revelations. It is part celebrity memoir, part examination into the difficulties of combating mental illness while being in the public eye.
Douglas Wight is the Sunday Times best-selling ghost writer of nine books, including the autobiographies of Olympic gold medal winning GB hockey player Sam Quek, former world boxing champion Nigel Benn, snooker legend John Virgo and Hollywood actress Emily Lloyd. He also ghosted memoirs for an undercover cop for the Met, a money launderer in Miami and a woman who made legal history after surviving years of abuse. In addition he has written three celebrity biographies, including one that was written and self-published into the high street in three months.
He is also a leading freelance...
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