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Cousin Bette (1998)

R 06/12/1998 (US) ComedyDramaRomance 1h 48m

Who knew deception, treachery and revenge could be this much fun...


Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds solace and company in a handsome young sculptor she saves from starvation. But the aspiring artist soon finds love in the arms of another woman, Hortense, leaving Bette a bitter spinster. Bette plots to take revenge on the family who turned her away and stole her only love. With the help of famed courtesan Jenny Cadine she slowly destroys the lives of those who have scorned her.

  1. Des McAnuff


  2. Honoré de Balzac


  3. Susan Tarr


  4. Lynn Siefert


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange

    Cousin Bette

  2. Elisabeth Shue

    Elisabeth Shue

    Jenny Cadine

  3. Bob Hoskins

    Bob Hoskins

    Cesar Crevel

  4. Hugh Laurie

    Hugh Laurie

    Baron Hector Hulot

  5. Kelly Macdonald

    Kelly Macdonald

    Hortense Hulot

  6. Toby Stephens

    Toby Stephens

    Victorin Hulot

  7. John Benfield

    John Benfield

    Dr. Bianchon

  8. Geraldine Chaplin

    Geraldine Chaplin


  9. Paul Bandey

    Paul Bandey


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Cousin Bette
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Original Language English

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