Sexy movie actress Emily Lloyd is primed to make a Hollywood comeback - following a long battle with mental illness.

The WISH YOU WERE HERE star became so unwell after finding fame she was unable to function for two years - but now the 32-year-old is determined to focus on her career and climb back to the top.

She says, "Yes, I have been really ill. For about two years I was so bad that if it had been a physical illness I would've been in intensive care.

"I stopped working for a while to cope but I've been getting myself back on track and have been ready to work for the past year.

"Things are better now because I'm more focused on my career. I've got my family to thank for that and everything's fine now."

10/07/2003 17:17