Cousin Bette

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Adaptation of the Balzac novel. A poor and homely spinster, who feels she's been walked on all her life, teams up with a scheming courtesan to wreak elaborate revenge on her rich and handsome relatives.

Series Cast

  1. Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren


    5 Episodes

  2. Colin Baker

    Colin Baker

    Count Wenceslas Steinbock

    5 Episodes

  3. Thorley Walters

    Thorley Walters

    Baron Hector Hulot

    5 Episodes

  4. Ursula Howells

    Ursula Howells


    5 Episodes

  5. John Bryans


    5 Episodes

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Last Season


1971 | 5 Episodes

Season 1 of Cousin Bette premiered on August 6, 1971.

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Cousin Bette


Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 45m



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