Date: 9th December 2000

Corset Pains For Close

GLENN CLOSE drove herself to unconsciousness for her portrayal of CRUELLA DE VIL in 102 DALMATIONS.

The dedicated star was so determined to portray the villain as scrawny and nasty that she passed out on set after wearing a restricting corset for over an hour.

The FATAL ATTRACTION actress squeezed into the corset, which gave her a tiny 58 centimetre (23-inch) waist, every day - but ultimately just couldn't cope. A set production source says, "She just flopped and from then on she was limited to wearing the corset for no longer than 15 minutes at a time. "At the end of each production day the poor thing would go home with red welts and stinging pain." (KL/NE/KW)

Source: WENN