MANY celebs have some horror in their past, but a trauma DARYL HANNAH went through is one of the worst I've heard. The blonde actress - famed for making waves as the mermaid in Splash - narrowly avoided being sold as a sex slave in the late 1970s. The 46-year-old told US TV crime show America's Most Wanted that she was studying in Los Angeles when she was offered the chance to model for an album cover in Sin City (Las Vegas).
She soon realised the modelling trip was a scam and that she was about to be forced into a sex slave ring. Hannah told host JOHN WALSH she and another girl escaped out a window and fled - but the memory continues to haunt her. Now the brave A-lister is using her own movie millions for a low-budget film to help some of the 14,000 girls smuggled into America annually from Eastern Europe and Asia, by joining forces with international human rights groups to help free the sex slaves.
She said: "The more I learn, the more I am moved to take action." Daryl will go undercover - strapping microphones to her body and carrying a hidden camera as she travels to brothels around the world - to document the disturbing truth.
So, how precisely is this "A lister"--a 6 foot tall clearly well-preserved Western woman--going to now pull off this well-planned undercover operation in Eastern Europe and Asia?!