The revered actress Anjelica Huston has detailed how she slashed her wrists in desperation after spending days arguing with her then lover, the photographer Bob Richardson.

In the first instalment of her two-part memoirs, The Addams Family star speaks of her troubled romance with the much older Richardson - the father of fashion photographer Terry Richardson.

Huston began dating the snapper when she was 18 and he was 42 and Richardson struggled with mental health issues and would spend days in deep depression. In the new book, Huston confesses that during one four-day depression, she cut her own wrists in a bid to gain attention.

In A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York, Huston writes, "I never felt so fragile or vulnerable as when Bob became demonic and flew into a rage, or worse, when afterward he retreated into his shell,"

"One morning, four days into one of these ordeals, I walked into the bathroom at the Chelsea (hotel in New York) and, in desperation, drew a razor blade across my left wrist. I ran back into the bedroom, blood spurting from the vein, crying to him: 'Will this make you love me?"

Elsewhere in the memoir, Huston documents her 17-year relationship with Jack Nicholson, and claims she was wooed by Marlon Brando after being invited to his house in Ireland. "I went up to the Big House one morning and found a tanned, even-featured man in a maroon velour sweatshirt standing on the upstairs landing, talking to Dad, who introduced me to him," she writes, "Marlon smiled and his lips curled. [He] gave me a tortoise shell ring from Tahiti, inlaid with silver and asked me if I'd like to visit him there someday."

Anjelica Huston's memoir, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York, was released on Tuesday (September 19, 2013). 

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