'Newsroom' Star Olivia Munn Reveals She Has Condition Called 'Trichotillomania': 10 Other Celebrities Who Suffer With Anxiety Disorders (PHOTOS)

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What's worse: biting your nails or pulling out your eyelashes?

Hollywood hottie, Oliva Munn, surprisingly suffers from one of these conditions.

The Newsroom actress is guilty of ripping out her eyelashes, telling the New York Daily News: "I don't bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes."

Is this a serious medical disorder?

In the recent interview, Munn admitted that she suffers from social anxiety disorder and trichotillomania -- a chronic control disorder that causes those affected to impulsively break off/pull out their hair -- In Olivia Munn's case, her poor eye lashes.

Munn said, "It doesn't hurt, but it's really annoying.  Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes."

Fake eyeslashes may not be that big of a deal considering how much of a fad they are in Hollywood right now, but the real problem stems in social situations.

"As an Air Force kid, I moved around a lot when I was younger and no one was nice to the new kid.  So there is always this feeling that someone will make fun of me," Munn explained.

She isn't the only sexy celeb to feel awkward in group settings.

Retro icon and beauty Marilyn Monroe was in a constant battle with social anxiety -- often taking medications to sedate herself.

Batman star Kim Basinger is another stunner to suffer from this illness, which has come out in the form of panic attacks -- apparent during the 1998 Academy Awards, when she stuttered throughout her well-rehearsed acceptance speech.

Click through our gallery to see what other A-listers have anxiety disorders.

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  • Jenn

    I have that too and never knew of anyone else until this article about Olivia Munn. It has been a constant struggle for years but it is possible to control. My advice to anyone dealing with it or anything similar is to not be too hard on yourself and to KEEP TRYING : )

  • Katy

    She probably IS still pulling, she has just become very adept at hiding it because she is ashamed and afraid. It is highly unusual for hair not to grow back unless very extreme damage has been caused to the hair follicles, which is hard to do. Eyelashes in particular grow back in quite fast, usually within 3-5 months if you are able to keep hands or tweezers away. I recommend a book called Help For Hairpullers. I started using it about a year ago. I have had trichotillomania since age 7, I am 28 now. This past week I was able to go to a salon and get a real haircut... For the first time in over a decade. I owe a lot of that to the the skills I learned from this book.

  • Karen

    My daughter has had it since 3rd or 4th grade. She hasn't pulled that I know of but they haven't grown back either and she's going in 8th grade. Any suggestions?

  • Madiemma

    I have that. I control it now but it took a long time and i still relapse sometimes. Never knew anyone else who did. Don't know Olivia Munn, but I feel for her. The only road to recovery is acceptance of the difficult events in our past and learning to let go of the fears of the present. Good luck to her!