The Scientology-Ireland connection that propelled Cathriona White to Hollywood - 2015-10-09
(The Helnweins. L to R: Cyril, Renate, Wolfgang Amadeus, Ali Elvis (sitting), Gottfried, and Mercedes. Photo for the New York Times by Kenneth O Halloran.)
In 2009, Cathriona White emigrated from Ireland to Los Angeles. We've reported that once she was there, a group of young Scientologists welcomed her into the fold and encouraged her to begin courses at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre.
But from the beginning, our sources were telling us that it wasn't an accident that Cat fell in with the Hollywood group. Something had happened in Ireland that convinced her to go, and helped her gain entree to the California clique.