Hollywood Film Star Turned Health Crusader
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Movie actress Sara Shane became
a formidable campaigner against
the deceit and manipulation of
the "sickness industry"
While the name may not be too familiar to some of today's movie goers, Sara Shane's career was a long and successful one. She appeared in several Hollywood movies and numerous television shows during the 50s and 60s.
Sara was leading lady to both Clark Gable and James Mason, starred in a Tarzan movie and has appeared with Sean Connery, Anthony Quayle, Raymond Burr, Rock Hudson, Carrol O'Connor and Fred Astaire. Becoming a successful businesswoman after her movie career, Elaine has lived in Australia since 1980. Elaine is director of Hippocrates Health Centre on Queensland's Gold Coast where she lectures on health issues and continues her research into natural ways of maintaining health.
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50-year crusade to encourage people to
adopt a healthy lifestyle had an unusual beginning...
In the early 1950s a beautiful young actress and model, Sara Shane, was at a lavish Hollywood dinner party, chatting with the famous movie star Gloria Swanson. As Sara was about to tuck into a chocolate mousse, Miss Swanson startled her by saying, "You aren't going to eat that, are you?"
The star explained that chocolate was bad for the liver. There followed a long conversation which changed Sara's life forever.
For Elaine Hollingsworth, better known at that time under her professional name of Sara Shane, it was to be the beginning of a lifelong campaign to expose the dangers and failings of the so-called health industry and the manipulation and dishonesty of the food and drug manufacturers.