View Full Version : Rebecca Romijn: "Ugly Betty" star has scoliosis

02-11-2007, 04:43 PM
Rebecca was on The Tyra Banks Show this past week talking about her role as "Alexis" on the "Ugly Betty" TV show. She said she was diagnosed with scoliosis @ 13yo when she shot up 6'' (now a tall adult in her 20s). Said she had a lot of pain from it and that she didn't know sports would help so she leaned towards the fine arts instead. Now she does pilates for the pain.

She wore a beautiful empire waist, spaghetti strap, knee length dress that flowed around her.....and high, high heels. I'll definitely be watching what she wears on the show for fashion hints. Tried to find out more about her on the net but only came up with standard info....no reference to scoliosis. That was quite something of her to talk so openly about her scoliosis on TV. Count me as her fan for bringing the subject to society's awareness. :)

02-18-2007, 07:10 PM
Wow thank you for sharing that I like that show lol Thanx that helped!!!!! :)

02-19-2007, 06:10 PM
i really wish i watched that epasode. thanks for sharing

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02-21-2007, 10:13 AM
She also was on the ellen Degeneres show and spoke about scoli as well :)

03-10-2007, 11:54 AM
Thanks for sharing that info. I love "Ugly Betty" and will be paying closer attention to what she is wearing.

03-11-2007, 11:02 PM
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Rene Russo both have scoliois.
You can go to the following link to see a list of several famous people that are known to have scoliosis:
Also, you can go to this link to see Sarah's curvature up close:
Just thought you guys would be interested.

03-12-2007, 01:06 AM
There are photos of quite a number of famous people with scoliosis on this site: www.sdscoliosis.com. Amazing.

03-12-2007, 11:19 AM
I'm sorry. I mistakenly put the same website twice. Here is the correction for Sarah Michelle Gellar:

03-22-2007, 06:44 PM
Wow she has scoliosis?? :eek: I never seen a actor/actress with scoliosis. That's neat.

05-03-2007, 04:44 PM

the only famous person i knew so far was the Black Widow (pro pool player). but i guess this just makes u really know that ur not alon:D

05-15-2007, 12:27 AM
you seem to be an ardent fan of hers. she really wears nice things.

06-09-2007, 11:25 PM
I bet there a lot more actresses that have scoliosis and non of us even know..beacause about 3 out of ten females have scoliosis! :rolleyes:

01-02-2008, 11:43 AM
Ive always looked up to her, shes so pretty and has a nice figure!
Now, knowing that is given me confidence - it didnt get her down and look how famous she is now!