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Michell Pfeiffer has revealed she was involved with a cult when starting in Hollywood. Credit: Getty Images.

Michelle Pfeiffer says that when she left home and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, she was involved with a "very controlling" couple.

The couple believed that food and water were unnecessary, and that sunlight could provide all the nourishment the body needs.

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"They were very controlling. I wasn't living with them, but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very draining," she told The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine.

Pfeiffer realised she was in a dangerous situation when she met her first husband, Peter Horton.

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Horton has just been cast in 'Split Image', a film based on the followers of Rev. Moon Sun Myung's Unification Church.

While the couple was researching the famous cult, Pfeiffer realised: "I was in one."

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"We were talking with an ex-Moonie [the name given to church's followers] and he was describing the psychological manipulation and I just clicked," the actress said.

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Pfeiffer with current husband David Kelley. Credit: Getty Images

Now married to Ally McBeal creator David Kelley, Pfeiffer describes herself as a "strict vegan".

She stars with Robert De Niro and 'Glee' star Dianna Agron in 'The Family', in cinemas now.

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