Young Helene Junot witnesses the death of her mother at the hands of Nazis. Separated from her brother, Edmund, by the war, Helene goes to work at the chateau of the Count De Ville. There ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Joan Collins ...  Helene Junot 3 episodes, 1986
Jean-Pierre Aumont ...  Count De Ville 3 episodes, 1986
Marisa Berenson ...  Luba Tcherina 3 episodes, 1986
Steven Berkoff ...  Karl Von Eiderfeld 3 episodes, 1986
Joseph Bologna ...  Steve Bryant 3 episodes, 1986
Elizabeth Bourgine ...  Jeanne 3 episodes, 1986
Judi Bowker ...  Natalie Junot 3 episodes, 1986
Capucine ...  Odile 3 episodes, 1986
Neil Dickson ...  Hubert De Ville 3 episodes, 1986
James Farentino ...  David Westfield 3 episodes, 1986
Paul Freeman ...  Mueller 3 episodes, 1986
Arielle Dombasle ...  Jacqueline Gore 3 episodes, 1986
Allen Garfield ...  Adam Gore 3 episodes, 1986
Giancarlo Giannini ...  Marcello D'itri 3 episodes, 1986
Lauren Hutton ...  ZZ Bryant 3 episodes, 1986
Gene Kelly ...  Eric Hovland 3 episodes, 1986
Catherine Mary Stewart ...  Young Helene 3 episodes, 1986
William Allen Young ...  Jacques Danvers 3 episodes, 1986
Timothy Dalton ...  Edmund Junot 3 episodes, 1986
Féodor Atkine ...  Chameleon 3 episodes, 1986
Faith Brook ...  Julie Westfield 3 episodes, 1986
John McEnery ...  Defense Lawyer 3 episodes, 1986
Régine ...  Madame Liu 3 episodes, 1986
Alexandra Stewart ...  Countess 3 episodes, 1986
Peter Vaughan ...  Chief Prosecutor 3 episodes, 1986
Michael Morris Michael Morris ...  Wade 2 episodes, 1986
Brigitte Kahn Brigitte Kahn ...  Von Eiderfeld's Assistant 2 episodes, 1986
Viviane Ventura ...  Odette 2 episodes, 1986
Claude Villers Claude Villers ...  Skouri 2 episodes, 1986
Elisabeth Mortensen Elisabeth Mortensen ...  Frau Eiderfeld 2 episodes, 1986
Fanny Mousseau Fanny Mousseau ...  Model 1 2 episodes, 1986
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Young Helene Junot witnesses the death of her mother at the hands of Nazis. Separated from her brother, Edmund, by the war, Helene goes to work at the chateau of the Count De Ville. There she falls in love with his son, to the Count's objection. She leaves for Paris where she becomes a fashion model and moves up the ladder of success, even becoming the mistress of her former employer. As she builds a magazine empire, Helene looks for her lost brother and seeks justice for her family. Along the way, she makes many enemies who band together to destroy her. Written by Anonymous

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2 February 1986 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

Joan Collins' eighty-five costume changes set a record for most costume changes in one production. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ron Reagan/The Nelsons (1986) See more »

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Hard To Be Tender
(Title Song)
Performed by Carly Simon
Music by Francis Lai
Lyrics by Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman
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It's a sin alright!
17 February 2007 | by dorisdearSee all my reviews

Laughably appalling, this 1980's adaptation of a Judith Gould novel is truly a period piece in the worse sense. A heavily made up Joan Collins emotes her way through this dreadful saga, provoking unintentional giggles along the way. Successful business woman Helene Junot (Collins)is the verge of losing her empire but can she turn this around and triumph over adversity yet again? We are treated to flash backs of her past life during which Joan suddenly replaces the actress playing her much younger self to disconcerting effect. Watch it, if you will,for the hammy acting, implausible story-line and poor dialogue... and an array of rather nice frocks. There's plenty of comedic moments to select from in this trashy mini-series but whether you are prepared to sit through seven hours for them is another matter.


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