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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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46.

MariJoy    

Haha, didn't we all have cavities from eating sugared food back then?

1191 days ago
47.

Donald Ray    

She looks like that btch, Sarah Palin.

1191 days ago
48.

steven    

she looks like the monster fish that washed up under that brooklyn bridge...

1191 days ago
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john maxwell    

Uhhh... she also became Governor of Alaska, didn't she?

1191 days ago
50.

chefadam    

Raisin

1191 days ago
51.

Mary Bailey    

Nice smoker's voice she has going on there.

1191 days ago
52.

Laurie    

What an idiot.

1191 days ago
53.

Wayne    

Don't worry Charles, I did not want to see Willie's wonka either!

1191 days ago
54.

Stacey    

It's called toothpaste... and why wait yearsssss to come out with these claims??

1190 days ago
55.

Bob    

How about you just brush your teeth fool. Where was your Mother? Why wasn't she making you brush your teeth?

1190 days ago
56.

sergio    

Maybe never went to her 6 month check up and when was given treatment never got her filings thinking they would just go away but instead cavities do grow especially if you dont brush and floss and have decay this is the most funniest stupidest story i have ever heard

1190 days ago
57.

Kathy    

To Sarah...please don't attend our pig roast this year if this is how you talk about people you don' t know. I would hate to hear what you say about us. I asked her to bring her pictures for the people that knew she was going to be there.

1175 days ago
58.

dreamer4u    

Good gosh she is as ugly now as she was then..YUCK

427 days ago
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