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 has been a journalist for 18 years covering news, features, politics and investigations.He has reported on world news events including the legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, the Dunblane massacre and the death of Michael Jackson from Los Angeles. He reported on the aftermath of the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks for the New York Post.A former reporter for the Sun newspaper, he has held news editor and features editor positions for the News of the World – formerly Britain's biggest selling newspaper - and for the last three years before its closure...
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