Heather Graham Blames ‘Sexual Repression’ On Upbringing

Heather Graham, who played Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers film, blames her strict Catholic upbringing for making her uncomfortable around the opposite sex.


The 37-year-old actress admits struggling with relationships and her sexuality because of a religiously repressed childhood.

She revealed, “I was always taught that sex was merely something to do once you were married so that you could have children. Not surprisingly, I grew up feeling that sex must be a bad thing and I used to feel guilty as a young woman for having any kind of sexual thoughts.”

She added, “Men I meet tend to think of me as this super sexy, wild woman, when in fact it has taken me a long time to be able to express that side of myself.”



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