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Drop Dead Gorgeous (1991)

A hot new model takes the fashion world by storm, but things start to turn ugly when people around her begin turning up dead.

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Dylan Wiatt
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Shelby Voit
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Evelyn Ash
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Bruce Kneppler
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Candy Stebbins
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Mother in Elevator
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Candid photography talent Dylan Wiatt discovers Utah born Alicia 'Allie' Holton. After loosing her New York teaching position, she agrees to become the rising star in Evelyn Ash's modeling agency. Allie's apartment is ransacked, in the building where model Candy Stebbins was slashed two years earlier. Choreographer Geoffrey Haynes and photographer Shelby Voit, who made a rock video with her, meet a bloody end. The police and Dylan lack a puzzle piece, the killer still isn't done. Written by KGF Vissers

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Some stakes are too high.

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7 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Victim of Beauty  »

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Ain't That Too Much
Written by Jerry Fuller and Baker Knight
Performed by Gene Vincent
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Great Murder Mystery. Red Herrings, Suspects, Unexpected Twists, and a Sting in its Tail.
16 July 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Paul Lynch's 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' aka 'Victim Of Beauty' (the latter the better in my opinion) is an under-rated sleeping beauty for thriller fans. Especially those who enjoy a murder mystery with twists and turns. Lynch's Direction is solid for a TV movie. It obviously had a TV Movies Budget. The acting isn't award winning but believable. What makes this movie special is the story. Harriet Steinberg has created a fantastic script. Not so much the dialogue but the way this mystery is plotted and unfolds. Everything a Murder Mystery needs; many suspects, motives, confused sexual orientation, red herrings, an underlying story that occasionally raises its ugly head, and a sting in its tail. Rubin is beautiful, Outerbridge is talented and the supporting cast do a good job.

This is not so much a suspenseful thriller. All Murders happen off camera. We only see the left over bodies. But it is a very good Murder Mystery Thriller with a great twist that works. Check it out.


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