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'Willy Wonka' Star

That Movie Gave Me

13 Cavities!!!

5/26/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The actress who played gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in the original "Willy Wonka" movie says she went through so much sugary stuff on the set ... she got 13 CAVITIES because of the flick. 

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54-year-old former child actress Denise Nickerson claims she blazed through "cartons and cartons and cartons" of Bazooka gum while shooting the 1971 classic ... and ended up with a mouthful of rotting teeth.

The lesson here -- always chew sugarless, kids!

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joseph smith    

loved her in dark shadows !!!
the greatest tv vampire ever barnabas collins!!!!

1246 days ago
17.

Paulie    

TMZ has been really boring lately

1246 days ago
18.

Joel     

You waited this long to talk about.... Just keep your ****ing mouth shut you stupid ****.... Cause nobody cares! **** off !

1246 days ago
19.

CWM0001    

Maybe it was because she picked her nose.

1246 days ago
20.

I am Spartacus    

"popo 11 minutes ago
****ing liar iv been eating sugar for 30 years and never got a cavitie shes an attention who_re"
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yea what an attention wh0re. 30 years of never hearing about her now she tells a story and shes an attention wh0re. People are misunderstanding and thinking she's suing the movie makers or something, its just a story about her experience making the movie. Nothing more, nothing less.

1246 days ago
21.

Criss    

She's probably still just bitter about the acting career that never was.

1246 days ago
22.

Lizz    

Or how about brushing your teeth?! Or maybe even rinsing after every piece of candy?! DUH! She's as dumb as the fat girl she played!

1246 days ago
23.

MidoriMe    

I thought she got all those cavities by sucking mad ****.

1246 days ago
24.

Rika    

Bull poop, brushing the teeth would have completely taken care of that

1246 days ago
25.

Tammy    

bull....!!

1246 days ago
26.

jason    

How does that girl turn into that woman? And slowly, day by day....

Time, you are mysterious.

1246 days ago
27.

Kathy    

Wow, at first glance I thought that was Sarah Palin!

1246 days ago
28.

JM in San Diego CA    

What are we blaming for those wrinkles, dear?

1246 days ago
29.

Chris    

Maybe it was something else she put in her mouth ????

1246 days ago
30.

Hey Now    

She looks like Sara Palin's mom.

1246 days ago
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