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True Women (1997)

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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.



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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgia Lawshe - as a Young Girl
Lewis Lawshe
Martha (as Salli Richardson)
Ed Tom
Sam Houston
Matilda Lockhart


True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs of Sarah Ashby McClure, Euphemia Ashby King and Georgia Lawshe Woods. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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To defend their territory, they will go to the very end... See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality and diverse thematic elements | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alithines Ginekes  »

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Did You Know?


Debut for Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff, both having uncredited parts. See more »


In the battle of San Jacinto scenes, in the first daylight shot where the women are waiting for their men to return, a car drives by from right to left in the background. See more »


Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods: I apologize for dying so young.
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A Beautiful Melodramatic Glance in the American History
24 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Yesterday I bought the VHS of "True Women" just because of the very low price and today I have decided to watch it. What a awesome surprise I have had! This movie is a beautiful melodramatic glance in the American history and a great homage to the pioneer women. The story begins when Texas is being taken from Mexico, and follows two girl-friends, one living in Kentucky and the other one in Texas, along the massacre of the Indians, the civil war up to the fight for women suffrage. The wonderful cast, leaded by the magnificent and underrated Dana Delany, in the role of a very strong character, has outstanding performances. The story has drama, action, romance, war, love, hate, passion, intolerance, shaking the feelings and giving different sensations to the viewers. The movie is also melodramatic like a soap-opera, but it does not diminish its value. I really loved the saga of these warrior-women. My vote is nine.

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