Image: Isabelle Caro
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Isabelle Caro was featured in an ad campaign for Flash & Partners' Italian clothing company's label Nolita showing the realities and dangers of anorexia. It debuted during Spring/Summer 2008 fashion week on September 26, 2007 in Milan.
updated 12/30/2010 5:37:22 PM ET 2010-12-30T22:37:22

Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose anorexic image appeared in a shock Italian ad campaign, has died at the age of 28.

Her longtime acting instructor, Daniele Dubreuil-Prevot, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Caro died on Nov. 17 after returning to France from a job in Tokyo.

Dubreuil-Prevot said she did not know the cause of death but that Caro "had been sick for a long time," referring to her anorexia.

Caro featured in an ad campaign by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani in 2007 for an Italian fashion house. Under the headline "No Anorexia," images across newspapers and billboards showed Caro naked, vertebrae and facial bones protruding.

Caro said she had suffered from anorexia since she was 13.

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