Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted.
In Stealing Beauty (2007), the artist's family staged guerrilla theater in Ikea showrooms: Moving among the displays, they conduct a reasonable facsimile of family life; dishes are done, discipline imposed, discussions held (private property is a topic), and everyone tucks in for the night — in numerous beds — as Ikea’s other customers wander through.
Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.
Bel, after spending the past 18 years as a homemaker, steps in to save the family business in a failing family run beauty salon in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Family feuds and bitter rivalries, professional and personal, escalate in the salon amongst the Botox, fillers and facelifts.
A retelling of Anna Sewell's beloved classic.
Crawl deep under the skin of Thatcher's Britain, seen through the eyes and experiences of a young, gay man, from the euphoria of falling in love to the tragedy of AIDS. A story of love, class, sex and money.
France, late 1700s. Leon Dalville is a prince who has it all - good looks, love and wealth. One mysterious night, however, he loses everything. His young wife passes away in a fire and the prince’s face is permanently marred. To hide his disfigurement, he wears a silver mask that only partially covers his face, turning him into a mysterious and cruel man who is tormented by his past and hated and feared by all. Innocent and naive Bella Dubois comes to Leon’s castle to offer her services as a maid, to pay back the debts her father has with the prince. Leon’s cousin Helene, who has always been in love with him, challenges the prince: he must seduce and abandon Bella. But, despite Helene’s cruel and deceitful tricks, Leon falls in love with Bella.
12 competitors from all facets of the beauty industry are challenged to become the next American Beauty Star. Challenges include creating high-end magazine editorial looks and red carpet styles for a Hollywood premiere.
Song Yu Die, a renowned chef in the Jiangnan area, was actually a lost Song Dynasty princess. She grew up among the commoners and learned her trade from her adoptive mother. Just when she was about to marry her childhood sweetheart, she got entangled in a warfare between a Song prince and a Jin general. To settle the conflicts between the two countries, she left her beloved to marry her country's enemy.
Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S version is shown on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" and is produced by Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Nick Santora. The premise of the show consists of a group of "Beauties" and a group of "Geeks" who are paired up to compete as couples for a shared $250,000 and other prizes. Each beauty lives together in a room with her geek during the course of the competition. There are challenges shown each episode, one testing the beauties on a primarily academic subject, and another that has the geeks competing in a more popular/social realm. The winners of the challenges select two teams to compete against each other in a pure "quiz show" type question and answer session: the team with fewer correct answers gets eliminated.
Baby Faced Beauty is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Na-ra, Choi Daniel, Ryu Jin, and Kim Min-seo. It aired on KBS2 from May 2 to July 5, 2011 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes. The drama is about an aspiring 34-year-old fashion designer who fakes her age to get a job in a fashion company. The romantic comedy had kicked off with a viewership rating of around 6 percent, but gradually rose and surpassed the 15 percent mark. Originally slated for 18 episodes, it was extended by 2 more episodes due to its popularity. It ranked number one in its primetime timeslot for five consecutive weeks.
It is a love story of Han Se-gye (Seo Hyun-jin) who is an A-list actress. She is known as a troublemaker and the object of many rumors. Her life is a mystery, but, in reality, she suffers from an unusual phenomenon. At a certain point every month, her appearance changes to a different person. She lives one week out of every month with a different appearance, and Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) who is an executive director of an airline company. He seems perfect with an attractive appearance and intelligence but, he suffers from prosopagnosia. He hides this disability and tries hard to memorize people by their habits and mannerisms. The only face that he is able to recognize is Han Se-gye’s.
Alex wakes up every day as a different person. He is always the same person on the inside, but on the outside he is somebody else. When he meets Leah and falls in love everything changes for him. He knows he will see her again, but she will never see him.
War and Beauty is a Hong Kong television period drama serial that originally aired on TVB Jade from 23 August to 2 October 2004, consisting of 30 episodes. It starred TVB Anniversary Awards Best Actress winners Gigi Lai, Sheren Tang, Maggie Cheung and Charmaine Sheh, and Best Actor winners Bowie Lam and Moses Chan.
This romantic comedy chronicles the life of Mirae, who has always believed that her life would be better if she were born more beautiful. After she goes under the knife, she comes out looking like the beautiful woman she has always dreamed of becoming. She feels ready to take on the world for the first time, and she falls madly in love with Seok, the perfect man. Except Seok hates people who get plastic surgery.
Documentary series about art. Yoshida's camera documents the history of painting and artistic expression with delicate intimacy.
Everyone wants to be a millionaire, the question is how? There are drug lords, wealthy exporters, corrupt politicians and transport companies. Who will make it to the top first? But watch out for the ghost as it lurks just around the corner.
Fighting Beauty Wulong is a seinen manga series by Yūgo Ishikawa There are currently 19 volumes. The story has been adapted into an anime which spans two series. Both anime series covers volume 00-18. The first series is Fighting Beauty Wulong and the second is Fighting Beauty Wulong: Rebirth. Both series have approximately 25 episodes apiece. The lead character, Mao Ran, a person of Chinese origin born and raised in Japan, has been trained in the secret martial art of her family by her drunken lecherous grandfather Master Mao Hung. Her grandfather has promised her that he'll tell her what happened to her parents to encourage her to train and fight. Without her knowledge, her grandfather signs her up to participate in a televised martial arts competition between female martial artists known as "Prime Mat". During the course of the manga and anime it is revealed that Ran's mother married Cao Da Hen and gave birth to Ran's step sister Rin Shen.
Honami Saotome seems to have the ideal life, working as a fashion model. Behind her perfect face is an unfortunate girl who born into a family that has a long history of "the ugly bug". Since childhood, she was bullied for being ugly, and to start a new life, she decides to have plastic surgery on her entire body. Nobody knows that behind her glamorous lifestyle, there is a girl afraid that her secret may be found out, or that her face may fall apart. Though Honami has the inner strength of never giving up, her arrogance of doing anything for her own happiness is just too much. Meanwhile, Ryusui Fujishima is the heir to a grand master of flower arrangement, whose philosophy is, "flower arrangement starts from hating flowers". He is the man who values essence more than appearance, whether it's flowers or people. He is then attracted not to Honami's looks, but to her tough and bold personality: like a wild flower growing between rocks.