Maureen McCormick – The Curse of Marcia Brady!

By Rebeka Knott

The blond bombshell actress, Maureen McCormick, is probably best known for her role on the hit television show, The Brady Bunch. McCormick played Marcia, the oldest daughter to Mike and Carol Brady’s blended family of six children. Every family, especially a blended one, should have been so lucky to have children who minded their manners, did their chores and learned from their mistakes; all with the loving guidance of two perfect parents.

McCormick, who was 14 years old when The Brady Bunch first aired in 1969, harbored plenty of secrets that would have sent her television parents over the edge! While her on-stage image was of the girl next door, she secretly battled insecurities and poor body image, which led to depression, an eating disorder and drug addiction.

It was difficult for her to grasp the fact that America was so connected to her character. Now, however, she says that she is just fine with it. She has reached a place of peace and acceptance of herself.