Kate Moss led the "heroin chic" movement of the 1990's when she was just a teenager. She's notoriously private and rarely gives interviews.
But now, Moss has opened up to Vanity Fair about how stressful it was to be modeling at a young age.
Her iconic Calvin Klein photoshoot with Mark Wahlberg gave her a "nervous breakdown," Moss said. She was 17 or 18 and had to straddle the actor for the photoshoot.
"It didn't feel like me at all," Moss told Vanity Fair. "I couldn't get out of bed for two weeks."
Moss also discussed the first nude photoshoot she did at age 16.
She told the magazine:
" I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again. So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it. There’s a lot of boobs. I hated my boobs! Because I was flat-chested. And I had a big mole on one. That picture of me running down the beach—I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.”
Moss also says she spent years crying after her relationship with actor Johnny Depp ended.
While the industry has recently taken steps to limit the use of underage models, Moss gives insight into the psychological affects modeling has on teens.
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