The Price of Fame

Topics: Brittany Murphy, Paul Oakenfold, Faster Kill Pussycat Pages: 3 (1028 words) Published: February 27, 2011
APPEARANCES AND ROLES CANNOT ALWAYS BE RELIED UPON TO REVEAL THE TRUTH OF A PERSON. Brittany Murphy - also known as Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack was born on the 10th November 1977 and died on the 20th December 2009, aged 33. Murphy was an American actress, as well as a singer and had appeared in a number of well-known movies, such as Clueless, 8 Mile and Sin City. During the 1990s, Brittany Murphy was in a band named Blessed Soul. She also released a track with the producer Paul Oakenfold in 2006, 'Faster Kill Pussycat' - which went on to become a top 10 hit around the world. She landed her first job in Hollywood at the tender age of 14 when she won a starring role playing Brenda Drexell in Drexell’s Class. Brittany arrived in Hollywood full of talent and promise but struggled to reach her full potential during her short lived life due to the suffering of her inner demons. Throughout her young life, Brittany Murphy was overwhelmed by rumors of eating disorders and drug abuse. She was often seen as dazed and confused on the red carpet of movie premiers but still managed to look beautiful - quite a transformation she had made since being thrust into the limelight as a chubby awkward teen in the 1995 hit movie – Clueless. As Brittany gained stardom her weight started to drastically drop, which sparked the rumors of an eating disorder. After her role in 8-Mile with Eminem in 2002, her successful career seemed to stall. During 2005 the star was constantly questioned about the rumors of drug use to which her response was - "Just for the record I have never tried it in my entire life. I am also way too high-strung. I can't even take a Sudafed. Can you imagine? My god, I think my heart would explode." Brittany was a typical Hollywood stereotype and to the public that literally is all they see. They witness the exterior and judge you no matter what the interior looks like. Group identity is more complicated than a stereotype. She constantly made...
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