Rose McGowan reveals that she has lost her sense of smell after the crash five years ago
Rose McGowan discovered that she had lost her fragrance smell after a car accident five years ago.
During an interview with Ed Gamble and James Akaster for their statement Off Off Menu, the US actress, 45, shared how she remained without her sense of smell after her head collided with a car's door in an accident in Los Angeles.
Actress Charmed added that the loss of meaning also left her at risk once she could not smell that she had left the house at home.
Losing a sense of smell: actress Rose McGowan, 45, shared how she was left without her sense of smell after an unfortunate accident in Los Angeles five years ago
After the crash, the star, which became a symbolic face during the #MeToo movement, described how she was subjected to tests by Harvard scientists and how her sense of smell is now increased.
She told the hosts of the podcast: "I I found out about five years ago. I made a series of tests at Harvard because I lost a sense of smell in an accident. They studied me because I could still taste what is normally interconnected.
"I got a blow in the head with a car door in an unlucky accident in Los Angeles."
The actress added: "Then, everything became like an explosion of taste and too much. So they studied me at the Harvard Medical School.
Feelings felt: The actress said that after her crash she was left with a stronger sense of taste
Keeping cool: The American actress also shared that on one occasion she could not smell the gas in her house
"I'll go once every few months. I was in New York City, so I'll just go to Boston, far from several countries.
"They will have tapes in my tongue watching the levels of acids and try to get me to smell things – but I could not."
Describing the growing sense of taste, Rose says she has now become accustomed to life without smell and added features to her home to keep her safe.
She added: "I can not smell, I had to get gas monitors for my house and such things, because I accidentally left the gas one night and I did not know, because I could not smell it."
The actress, who became famous as the Paget Matthews in supernatural drama Charmid, has since become a leading LGBT rights activist and an open critic of her former lawyers Jose Baez and Ron Sullivan for consenting to represent disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
A full Rose interview can be heard at the Off Menu podcast.
Fierce: Rose described how she now got used to life without smell and added features to her home to keep her safe