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Yellowjackets' Ella Purnell in Bathing Suit is Back From Barbados

Here is how the 25-year-old takes care of herself. 

Ella Purnell is channeling Pamela Anderson's Baywatch look! The star, whose show Yellowjackets aired its season finale on Sunday (she plays Jackie, the Queen Bee of the high school), showed off her fabulous figure in a red swimsuit on Instagram this week, captioning it "went to Barbados and all I got was this stupid tan." How does the 25-year-old prioritize health and wellness? Read on to see 5 ways Ella Purnell takes care of herself both mentally and physically and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Avoids Seafood

Purnell doesn't eat anything from under the sea, and when she was filming the show Sweetbitter, it was sort of a problem. "I have a stomach condition where I can't eat certain foods, which is really convenient when you get cast as a lead in a food show," she told Decider. "There was one oyster scene that was the most important scene in the whole season. They're like, 'You have to eat an oyster.' I was like 'If I eat an oyster, I'm taking two weeks off work because I will be so sick.'" 


She Hikes

The young actress seems to enjoy outdoor activities, like hitting the beach and hiking. She recently shared a photo from one of her adventures, enjoying a hike in Canada where Yellowjackets was filmed


She Roller Skates

Purnell also loves to roller skate and fills her Instagram feeds with photos and videos on herself rolling around. "A chilled morning skate with the eagles in the mountains of Vancouver Island // lately I've been focusing on flow; just getting smoother with those transitions and filler moves like disco spins and dips. Still struggling to balance with that heal toe spin at the end but getting better at coming out of them without landing on my ass!" she captioned a recent video.


She Has Battled Anxiety and Depression

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"I have anxiety and have had depression in the past," she told the Evening Standard. "When I was 15 or 16 I had a bad experience at school — some issues with other classmates and somebody I was seeing, we don't need to go into it. I started self-harming and did that for a long time until my mum caught me and I started to learn about it [mental health]." Ella admits she misunderstood depression up until that point. "Self-harm is not about attention — I hid [my scars] for six months, wore long T-shirts, covered them up with make-up. It's about punishing yourself, for people who dislike themselves or suffer from insecurity or self-doubt," she continued. "I still have the scars and it's something that I did that I will always regret: it hurt a lot of people around me and it's on my body forever."


She Reads

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Ella is a big reader. "With a good book," she responded when asked by Conde Nast Traveler how she relaxes. "I'm reading Raven Black by Ann Cleeves right now, and I think I just predicted the ending. Although I do quite often predict them wrong, so I'll keep reading.'

Leah Groth
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