07/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Natasha Henstridge: Diets And Pills Hurt My Body

Playing a genetically-altered alien/human hybrid in the movie trilogy Species, Natasha Henstridge blew viewers away with her out-of-this-world body. But what it took for the model-turned-actress to maintain that killer physique was close to "extreme."

"I've done some things that probably weren't the smartest things in the world," reveals Henstridge, now 34, of taking "pills" and over the counter supplements to give her an "extra boost" to be thinner. "I've even been to Chinese herbalists who've given me herbs and acupuncture," she says, thinking that they were "innocent and healthy."

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