Isabelle Caro

Isabelle Caro, a French model and actress whose anorexia-stricken body was used in a shock Italian ad in 2007, has died. She was 28.

Daniele Dubreuil-Prevot, Caro's acting coach, told The Associated Press that Caro died Nov. 17 after returning to France from a job in Tokyo.

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Dubreuil-Prevot said she did not know the cause of death, but said Caro "had been sick for a long time" from anorexia, which she had battled since she was 13.

Caro made headlines in 2007 when her skeletal frame was featured in an anti-anorexia fashion ad by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani under the headline "No Anorexia." Caro said later that she weighed 59 pounds at the time of the shoot.

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In 2008, she wrote a book, published in France, titled The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Get Fat. Earlier this year, she appeared on Jessica Simpson's VH1 series The Price of Beauty to discuss body image issues and her struggle to overcome anorexia.

Watch Caro's appearance on The Price of Beauty below: