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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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31.

superstring    

yikes michelle obama mouth

1155 days ago
32.

Allison    

Pretty lame excuse...like blaming McDonald's for making one fat!

1155 days ago
33.

Mr Furley    

The same thing happened in Charlie and the CRACK Factory!!!
WINNING with those rotting teeth...... :-(

1155 days ago
34.

John    

13 cavities? Whoa!

1155 days ago
35.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

she sounds like a meth head

1155 days ago
36.

yup    

Have you heard her voice lately? Sounds like she switched to cigarettes and lots of them.

1155 days ago
37.

She's baaaack    

I guess no one told her to brush her teeth?

1155 days ago
38.

Moxy    

too bad your old friend richard easley died. I loved the stories he told about how much speed you all did. That's where the cavities came from. Remember sitting on his mother's bed in penryn as an adult and all the crank everyone was doing? That was what about 1986?

1155 days ago
39.

Terry    

I think she should have brushed her teeth more than once a month.

1155 days ago
40.

marcusbacus    

Seems a bit obvious considering the pic of her current dentures.

1155 days ago
41.

Laurie    

Violet you're turning Violet!

1155 days ago
42.

Carious     

OMG! LOL

1155 days ago
43.

Snow Bird    

OMG - I thought it was Sarah Palin on the left in that shot! Seperated at birth ...

1155 days ago
44.

DatDogBitez    

I call B.S.

1155 days ago
45.

Sarah    

I met her at a friend's pig roast in Denver, CO once. She chain smoked like a chimney and cussed like a sailor (despite the fact that there were a lot of kids around).... she carries a folder of glossy stills from the movie and she offered people free autographs.. NOBODY was interested... she was a mess! those cavities are from a pack of day and a rough life... not that movie!

1155 days ago
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