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Born Beautiful (1982)

This is the story of Betsy a model who is nearly 30. Now in the world of modeling that is considered to be the age of retirement. She then sets out to see what else she can do and at the ... See full summary »

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Harvey Hart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Gray ... Betsy Forrest
Lori Singer ... Jodi Belcher
Ed Marinaro ... Doug Trainer
Polly Bergen ... Marion Carmody
Ellen Barber ... Carol Trainer
Judith Barcroft Judith Barcroft ... Serena Belcher
Michael Higgins ... Walter Forrest
Barbara Blackburn Barbara Blackburn ... Cindy Springer
Paul Dumont Paul Dumont ... Len Bowles
Albert Stratton Albert Stratton ... Vincent Conrad
Kevin Conroy ... Stan
Bill Smitrovich ... Jake O'Neill
Nancy Elizabeth Kammer Nancy Elizabeth Kammer ... Maureen O'Neill
Kaye Dowd Kaye Dowd ... Mary Forrest
Michael Cameron Michael Cameron ... Michael Forrest
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This is the story of Betsy a model who is nearly 30. Now in the world of modeling that is considered to be the age of retirement. She then sets out to see what else she can do and at the same time try to straighten out her personal life cause her husband has demanded that she should be either a full time wife or give him a divorce. And she has also taken an aspiring model under her wing, and is considering also being a photographer. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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model | fashion | See All (2) »

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Behind a model's mask - the men, the money, the myth.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Preço da Beleza See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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3 February 1999 | by Goon-2See all my reviews

"Born Beautiful" is a somewhat silly little comedy-drama about a former super-model(Erin Gray), who would like to make something more out of herself and decides to do so by taking an aspiring model(Lori Singer) under her wing. These two women develop a vague sense of teamwork, as Gray photographs Singer and tries to teach her all she knows. Singer is enthusiastic, but somewhat dense, and we see right away the she does not have a lot of potential to make it into the world of modeling, or at least not in the way that Gray once was. Nevertheless, the ladies keep trying, and they learn some important lessons along the way about themselves, and about each other. And then Gray goes abroad and becomes a great photographer of disadvantaged children in Third world countries? Does that part sound pointless to the story? Well, it is, and that's when it goes awry, as Gray gets wrapped up in her new career, just as Singer's career finally takes off. A reunion does take place, with the women trying to come to terms, but by that time, we've practically forgotten that they knew each other, so it makes for some pretty useless screen time. The modeling part is kind of interesting, though. I've always thought of modeling as a pretty silly business, and this didn't really change my opinion of it, but it was interesting to see how it was done. Also, Erin Gray and Lori Singer are not at their absolute best, but they do have good chemistry, and Lori Singer's hapless character does provide for some entertainment. If one was to watch this, it is recommended to pay close attention to the first hour, but maybe you might want to read a good book or something during the second.


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