Tessa is best known as one of the original members of Virgin Records and has been credited with coming up with the name for the company, founded by Sir Richard Branson, as all the staff were 'virgins' to business.She is divorced from rock journalist Michael Watts.

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On March 4th, 2012, I was having trouble breathing. ' I asked the nurse who was monitoring my heart rate. 'If you are, I hope you stop destroying your life She then penned a piece for Glamour magazine and went on the Today show, telling host Savannah Guthrie that despite all appearances, she was snorting lines of cocaine alone 'six or seven times' a day while at Yale University. It was very much me by myself, in my apartment using drugs all day, from morning to night. I sort of felt isolated and alone and I thought I would never get out of there.'Christina, who is friends with troubled star Lindsay Lohan, who has also battled with drink and drugs, said she was opening up about her struggle in order to show people that drug addiction can hit anyone regardless of their social and economic background.'II have been really blessed, and that’s part of the reason I struggled coming forward.

What I want to show is that addiction can strike, no matter what. You can have financial resources and you can still feel that pit of loneliness and emptiness and that desire to fill it with substances, so I just wanted to give a different face to the disease.'First trying the drug as a teen at boarding school, Christina told how she and her friends would spend $50 on a gram, meeting the drug dealer at the mall in Los Angeles and then getting their house keepers to pick them up, adding: 'We didn’t even have our licenses, but there we were, doing coke at each other’s houses.''If Christina’s story can prevent one parent watching now from getting the call that I got, 'Mommy, I can't breathe,' and help one young or young man come out, reach out for help and know you can turn your life around, then it will have been worth it.'She then found it hard to breathe and ran barefoot into the streets of New Haven, Conn., and ended up in the emergency room.

She recalled asking the nurse just before she was sedated whether she would be okay.

Christina, who headed back to Yale to finish her degree, now lives in New York City with her mother and her younger sister, Isabella, who told her 'you owe it to us to get better' after putting them through so much.'I know there are thousands of those girls out there, feeling like I did: alone, isolated, and guilty.

I want to tell them that getting through it is possible.

And once you do get through it, you have a life.' she said.

She now works at Huffington Post in the Women's section, adding: 'I get to write about a lot of things I care about: body-image issues, mental health, and relationship stuff.

It’s funny, because I’d always seen [Huffington Post] from the outside; I never really knew how it worked.

I can’t keep my eyes off the women you see in cities like London, New York and Paris - the way they carry themselves and put themselves together are always so unique.