Eden Sassoon, daughter of Vidal Sassoon, made her debut on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Tuesday night and she revealed some shocking information about how she is connected to the cast.
Eden shared that her late sister became addicted to drugs while partying in the 80s with Robert Downey, Jr. and original RHOBH star Kim Richards. Catya Sassoon died of an overdose in 2002. She was 34.
Eden, who lives a sober lifestyle, explained to Lisa Rinna and Erika Girardi, “For a long time I was numb, very numb to it. And completely shut off.”
Catya was an actress whose first movie was 1985’s Tuff Turf. Her co-stars in the film were James Spader, Downey, Jr. and Kim Richards.
“This was way way back in the day, when my dad bought Frank Stallone’s house in Bel-Air,” Eden said. “Kim would come over with Robert Downey — and Robert would play the piano like crazy. I was like ‘Who are all these, like, insane [people].’”
Eden described her sister Catya as being “alive” and “vibrant” during these times, but things quickly took a turn for the worse.
“Sure enough they all sort of had their stuff,” Eden said. “I think on this set was the beginning of everybody’s drug and alcohol abuse, if you really look at it. It was kind of pre-f*cked up days.”
Eden has been sober for four years, living her life in “a continual ongoing cleanse.”
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