Claudia Christian has seen it all. From her start on Dallas to her iconic role as Commander Susan Ivonova on the hit sci-fi series Babylon 5 to her numerous movie roles, Claudia Christian has had a recurring theme running through her acting career - alcoholism. She shares her struggle with her addiction in a new memoir, Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex & Addiction. John got to speak with Claudia by phone about the writing process with her writing partner, connecting with her father, and dealing with ice that wasn't ice.
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When actress Claudia Christian flees a troubled childhood and moves to Hollywood at age 17, she steps through the looking glass into another world.
From the set of Dallas to her starring role on the sci-fi series Babylon 5, Claudia’s affairs with billionaires, supermodels, rock stars, and celebrities are mixed with shootings, stalking, heartbreak, and betrayal. Onset and off, drama follows Claudia—an alcohol-fueled coke run and makeout session with a bridesmaid on her wedding day; her tempestuous, love-hate relationship with actor Angus Macfadyen; the conspiracy theories surrounding her ex-husband’s death; and a 20-year on-and-off relationship with billionaire Dodi Fayed before he dated Princess Diana. Hollywood life takes its toll on Claudia as she descends into alcohol addiction and a desperate battle to reclaim her life.
Rehab, alternative treatments, and even hypnotism can’t break the cycle of alcohol abuse that threatens to destroy Claudia. Close to despair she discovers The Sinclair Method, a treatment that saves her life.
Sometimes shocking, often humorous, always captivating — Babylon Confidential is a story of hope that will inspire and enlighten you.
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