Who is Tallulah Belle Willis?
Tallulah Belle Willis is an American actress and visual artist, who is famous for being the youngest daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. She started her career as a child actor in her parents’ movies, but over the years, she has made a name for herself as a visual artist. Deliberately presenting portraits of creatures, with humanoid and exaggerated features has become her trademark. Her iconoclastic style is perhaps a representation of her lifelong struggle with body dysmorphia. Tallulah has also acted in a number of movies like ‘The Scarlett Letter’, ‘Bandits’ and ‘The Whole Ten Yards’. A few years ago, she was regularly in news for her struggles with addiction and eating disorder. In recent years, she has gained a sizable following on her Instagram account, thanks to her inspirational posts, detailing her journey to sobriety, which people suffering from similar issues find quite fascinating. For years, she was typecast as a troubled celebrity kid, but she finally is on her way to becoming a youth icon.
With parents like Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, fame has always been a part of Tallulah Belle Willis’s life. Bruce is known for blockbusters like the ‘Die Hard Series’ (1988 – 2013), ‘Unbreakable’ (2000), etc. Demi is equally famous for films like ‘Ghost’ (1990), ‘Striptease’ (1996), etc. Be it Tallulah’s red carpet appearances with her parents or movie roles at an early age, she had always been in the public eye.
Tallulah made her acting debut in the movie ‘The Scarlett Letter’ in 1995. The movie, in which her mother was playing the leading role, also featured her sister Scout Willis. Tallulah then portrayed the character of Erika Miller in the ‘Golden Globe’-nominated ‘Bandits’ (2001). In this movie, her father Bruce was in the leading role and her sister Scout also made an appearance. In fact, when Tallulah and her siblings were young, her parents only allowed them to star in their movies. Tallulah’s last acting appearance was again in the Bruce Willis-starrer ‘The Whole Ten Yards’ in 2004. Health issues and struggles with addiction forced her to take a break from movies after that. In 2013, she returned to work in the music video ‘Tyler, The Creator: Tamale’ and provided additional vocals.
The young actress has also been a significant presence on TV in recent years. In 2018, she appeared as herself in the pilot episode of ‘Tyler Shields: Provocateur’. In the same year, she also made appearances on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and ‘Catfish: The TV Show’ (2018 – 2019). But she is now known for her visual art works. Her art challenges traditional viewpoints and encourages people to see forms and living things from a different perspective. Her new career has earned her a fan following on Instagram where she also serves as an inspiration to youngsters suffering from body dysmorphia, eating disorder and addiction.
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Controversies & Scandals
The star kid, Tallulah Belle Willis, is no stranger to controversy. By the age of 17, she had already been battling alcohol addiction for many years. In May 2011, she was found by the police in a heavily intoxicated state. Her mother Demi came to her rescue.
In October 2016, Tallulah dropped several racy, topless and sexually provocative photographs taken by Tyler Shields. The images took the entertainment industry by storm, with some applauding her boldness, while others criticizing it. However, she confidently defended the photographs as works of art and also received support from her sister Rumer Willis, who asked her to be unapologetically herself.
Family & Personal Life
Tallulah Belle Willis was born on February 3, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. Her father is actor Bruce Willis and her mother is actress Demi Moore. She has two sisters, Rumer Willis (born August 16, 1988) and Scout Willis (born July 20, 1991); and two half-sisters, Evelyn Penn Willis (born May 5, 2014) and Mable Ray Willis (born April 1, 2012). Tallulah enrolled in the ‘University of San Francisco’ after graduating from high school, but chose to leave it during the freshman year.
She has struggled with body image issues all her life and was diagnosed with body dysmorphia at a very young age. Tallulah, much like her siblings and mother, also suffered from severe alcohol addiction. In July 2014, Tallulah entered the celebrity rehab center, ‘The Meadows’, in Arizona. At the rehab, she not only successfully beat her addiction, but also emerged much stronger against her confidence issues.
On July 8, 2017, Tallulah Belle Willis posted a throwback image of herself with a cigarette in mouth and a beer in hand. The caption explained that she was proud of being sober for three years. It also detailed her struggle with an eating disorder, stating: “I love the girl in this picture, I cry for her and I mourn her lost years. She is inside of me always and I must never let her slip too far”. Tallulah dated Lucas Vercetti in 2012.
Since her break up with Vercetti, she has been in a long-term relationship with Morgan McDonald. Unconfirmed rumors suggest that they have been married secretly since 2016.