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'Diamonds Are Forever' Girl

Hospitalized for SERIOUS

Allergic Reaction

5/26/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former Bond girl Lana Wood -- who played Plenty O'Toole in the 1971 classic "Diamonds Are Forever" -- nearly died Tuesday night after going into anaphylactic shock ... and TMZ has obtained a picture of the desperate rescue effort.

Sources close to Lana -- the younger sister of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood -- tell TMZ, the actress was cooking dinner at her home in Fillmore, CA when she started having a coughing attack.

We're told she assumed it was just a bad cold -- but then the sneezing started, and her face and tongue swelled up ... so she went to urgent care to get it checked out.

We're told the local urgent care didn't have the resources to treat Lana -- so they called her an ambulance to take her to a nearby hospital.

The above picture was snapped as they were loading Lana into the ambulance.

By the time Lana got to the hospital, her entire face was swollen like a balloon -- forcing her eyelids closed and shutting her mouth. Lana also couldn't speak.

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She was taken home hours later when the swelling subsided. Sources tell us, doctors believe the allergic reaction was triggered by an ingredient in Frosted Mini-Wheats.

We're told Lana is now feeling much better -- but is scared stiff about accidentally setting off another reaction.

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MrHarrybawls2010    

So we can assume this person's career is not going so well these days? Are those condoms scattered on the ground next to her?

848 days ago
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My Big Salami    

Frosted Mini-Wheats have killed more people in the USA then cigarettes!

848 days ago
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Bridget    

A person is on the ground, sick and scared and someone decides to take a picture....what a :bleep:


Glad she is better.

848 days ago
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ChubRub    

She goes by "Lana Turner" geniuses. No one will know her by her sister's last name. They were both very famous.

848 days ago
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Grouchy Smurf    

What in the heck is in frosted mini-wheats that would set off such an allergic reaction? Our food supply is all f'd up in this country. Too much artificial garbage in our food and all the wheat is GMO.

848 days ago
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Ace    

An urgent care facility doesn't have benadryl and epinephrine?

848 days ago
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two cents    

What recipe has "Frosted Mini Wheats cooked" for dinner? Something about this story is bogus.

848 days ago
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robert    

They're GREATTTTT!!!!!!!!! Ahhh... not so much.........

848 days ago
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DonnaJ    

Something about this story doesn't jive. She's on the ground with one shoe off?

848 days ago
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TOM     

No privacy at all in this world. This site should be sued for violating this woman's HIPPA rights.

848 days ago
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Anonymous    

If you have a life-threatening allergy, you should have ready access to your own epipen.

848 days ago
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moxie    

Hope you are feeling better soon, Ms. Wood!

848 days ago
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Victoria S    

What kind of urgent care doesn't have epinephrine??

848 days ago
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luckymom66    

She was inside the hospital then they took her outside and laid her on the ground? Oh, and took her shoe?

848 days ago
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Bridget    

You know, if all of this story is true, then they are leaving out the most important info....exactly which Urgent Care it was, so everyone can avoid it.

848 days ago
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