The Portrait of a Lady

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Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast. However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.

  1. Laura Jones


  2. Henry James


  3. Jane Campion


Top Billed Cast

  1. Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman

    Isabel Archer

  2. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich

    Gilbert Osmond

  3. Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Madame Serena Merle

  4. Mary-Louise Parker

    Mary-Louise Parker

    Henrietta Stackpole

  5. Christian Bale

    Christian Bale

    Edward Rosier

  6. Shelley Winters

    Shelley Winters

    Mrs. Touchett

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 24m

Budget -

Revenue $3,692,836.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 24, 1996
    PG-13, Theatrical (limited)
  • January 17, 1997



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