The 49-year-old star of TV hits including the Vicar of Dibley and French & Saunders has not been diagnosed with any illness but strongly believes she will die before she reaches 50.
"I've never thought I'd live to be very old," she told The Sunday Times.
"I've always felt that.
"I'm not ill. I'm very fit, in fact ... I don't feel gloomy about it.
"I'm resigned to it. I don't know why I feel so sure.
"I said it to my brother when I was about six."
French and her husband Lenny Henry have bought a STG2.3 million ($A5.5 million) 40-room stone mansion in the southern English county of Cornwall.
They have a 15-year-old daughter, Billie.
I'm sorry Dawnie, I think the whole idea is crackers. You can change 'destiny'. I once believed my daughter would die at around 26. I eventually told her about 8 years prior to her turning 26 and she was mindful of my 'premonition' but changed her lifestyle and habits to counteract what may of been. My daughter is now 30plus and healthy and happy. I hope Dawn and Lenny and Billie enjoy the stone mansion for many many years to come!
Poor daughter. I read a book about a 15yr old who died of drug overdose, her whole family thought she'd die young. Why buy such an expensive house if you are going to die.. [quote] What an idiot. I think there is a possibility that she WILL die soon, but I reckon she will only die because she is mentally convinced that she will.[quote/]
Owen Wilson hospitalised: reports Monday Aug 27 14:00 AEST
Owen Wilson is reportedly in a serious condition in a Los Angeles hospital after a suspected suicide attempt.
The Wedding Crashers star was admitted to St John's hospital in Los Angeles early this morning (AEST) after the police department responded to a medical assistance call from the fire department around midday, according to celebrity website and magazine reports.
Wilson was then transferred by ambulance to another LA hospital, the Cedars Sinai, around 9am (4pm Sunday, local time) where his condition was initially listed as "grim". He has since stabilised.
A well known Los Angeles criminal attorney and police were present at the hospital, according to reports. Wilson's two brothers were also there.
Owen's brother, Luke, was seen leaving the Cedars Sinai in a BMW with a blond friend several hours after Owen was transferred, Entertainment Tonight reported.
National Enquirer editor-in-chief David Perel told gossip website PerezHilton.com that Owen's brother Andrew "found him after the suicide attempt and called an ambulance".
"Both of Owen's wrists were slashed superficially and Owen had taken an overdose of pills.
"Owen was found with a nearly empty bottle of pills next to him."
Actually the fact is a lot of comedians and funny people are clinically depressed. I was not surprised when I read of his suicide attempt. Jerry Lewis was supposedly funny in his day but a truly sad angry depressed man in reality. I have, over the years read many a time where a comedian has tried to take their lives and/or suffers depression.
After reading the following story I think Rob Reiner may be another comedian who is not too stable.
Hollywood comedian pronounces his Aussie bedfellow 'bitter' Garry Maddox August 28, 2007
The Hollywood comic Rob Schneider writes a mean open letter. Two years ago, he took out a newspaper advertisement attacking a Los Angeles journalist who called him "a third-rate comic" for his performance in Deuce Bigalow. Last year, he took out another pledging never to work with the anti-Semitic Mel Gibson.
Now Schneider has written an open letter that accuses actor Michael Caton of bitterness over a claim that he helped plagiarise the Australian film Strange Bedfellows for the hit Adam Sandler comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Both films centre on two heterosexual men who pretend to be gay to claim a financial benefit.
Caton, who starred in Strange Bedfellows with Paul Hogan, has talked about giving Schneider a copy of the film that he must have passed on to his good friend Sandler.
"I'm going to have to get onto Rob Schneider and say, 'You owe me one, pal'," he said.
In the open letter (an advertisement on page 10 of today's Herald), Schneider writes that he was "severely disappointed" by Caton's plagiarism accusation.
"It is true you gave me a DVD copy of Strange Bedfellows but I must confess I've never watched it, as it is not on the same format as I have and it makes quite a nice drink coaster," he writes.
Schneider, who plays an Asian minister in Chuck and Larry, claims the movie is based on a true story about two firemen from Virginia in the 1970s.
"I know that you recently made an early (and deserved) exit on Dancing with the Stars, still in my wildest imagination I never could see you as one who would ever become 'bitter'," he writes to Caton. "Unfortunately, that is the conclusion that you have forced me to come to. Now Paul Hogan I can understand!"
A spokeswoman for Caton's agent said the actor was busy filming a pilot for a new Channel Seven show and would not comment until he had seen the ad.
But one of the producers of Strange Bedfellows, Shana Levine, said the filmmakers were considering legal action against the Hollywood studio behind Chuck and Larry, Universal Pictures, after expert analysis of the two scripts in the US.
"The initial results have caused us to be more confident that there has been a copyright violation," she said. "We are investigating all avenues open to us."
Kiefer Sutherland stars as one-man crime-fighting machine Jack Bauer US actor Kiefer Sutherland could go to jail if convicted of the two drink-driving offences he was formally charged with on Friday. The charges were for driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.
The 24 star, 40, faces at least four days in jail if found guilty, said LA City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan.
Each charge carries a maximum jail sentence of six months and a $500 (£245) fine.
He remains on probation for a drink-driving offence in 2004 that resulted in his being put into a court-ordered alcohol treatment programme.
Mr Mateljan said Sutherland would get at least four days in jail if found guilty because it would count as his second drink-driving conviction.
The actor is best-known for his Emmy-award winning role as Jack Bauer in the real-time drama, which is returning for its seventh season in the US in January next year. It averaged 13.5 million viewers earlier this year.
Last week Sutherland was number 10 on financial magazine Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities between June 2006 and June 2007.
It stated that he earned $22m (£10.79m); the list was topped by Oprah Winfrey with $260m (£128m).
Kiefer Sutherland pleads no contest to drink-drive From correspondents in Los Angeles October 10, 2007 10:42am
ACTOR Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit television thriller 24, pleaded no contest to drink-driving overnight in a deal with prosecutors that will land him in jail for 48 days.
Sutherland, 40, whose plea in Los Angeles Superior Court was entered on his behalf by his lawyer, was arrested last month while still on probation for a 2004 drunken driving offence.
In the latest case, he was charged with two misdemeanour counts - driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit - that each carried a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $US500 ($556) fine.
He also faced up to six extra months behind bars for violating his probation.
Under the agreement with the City Attorney's Office, Sutherland pleaded no contest - the equivalent of guilty - to a single count of driving with blood alcohol level above the legal limit.
Prosecutors have recommended that he serve 30 days for that charge plus 18 days for violating his probation in the 2004 case. But the final sentence is up to a judge to decide.
Sutherland was ordered to appear December 21 for sentencing. He was not in court at the time his plea was entered, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney.
The Canadian performer, the son of screen star Donald Sutherland, is best known for his role as the terrorist-fighting secret agent Jack Bauer on the hit 24, which earned him an Emmy Award as best actor last year.
If you saw older pics of her you would be stunned. I don't particularly like her new look and her face in the pic looks like it was stuck onto that body. I think she looks like she has male 'bits' and is not feminine at all even though I do like bodies of male and female bodybuilders within reason.
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I read your reply out loud Silly and agree. Heheheheh, I want to see Sillygostly say bleugh!
Lindsay Lohan blows $8m on booze, drugs October 15, 2007 12:00am
HOLLYWOOD wild-girl Lindsay Lohan is officially broke after blowing her fortune on drink, drugs and partying. The wayward actress has squandered a staggering $7.75 million just in the last few months.
Cash-stricken Lindsay has been forced to sell both her plush properties - a $3.15 million apartment in LA, plus her $1.1 million New York flat.
With nowhere to stay, she has moved in with billionaire Tom Gores, executive producer on her recent film I Know Who Killed Me.
Her extravagant spending spree includes:
• A million dollars on one hotel bill • $137,000 in rehab costs, racking up bills of $30,000, $45,000 and $62,000 for each stint. • Thousands in legal fees after multiple drink driving convictions. • $350,000 on luxury Mercedes and BMWs • A million on clothes • $70,000 on tanning and hair-styling • Well over $500,000 on partying
A source close to the star told Britain's News of the World: "The only reason she's coming back to LA, is to earn some money fast.
"She still thinks nothing of blowing thousands of dollars on a single night of partying.
"And the amount she has wasted putting cocaine up her nose is disgusting. Even she has lost count."
I knew she was an idiot but this puts her up there with Britney as far as DUMB goes. Give me $8 Million. I will show you how to live the rest of your life on that much dosh and still give half of it away to offspring and other's!