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The Beautiful Life: Season 1 (2009)



Critic Consensus: Plagued by silly dialogue and shallow characters, The Beautiful Life fails to convince as an inside look at the dark side of the fashion biz.


Tv Season Info

The only season of "The Beautiful Life: TBL" centers around fashion models sharing a residence in New York City. The first episode featured the cast at a Zac Posen runway show during New York City Fashion Week. Contestants from America's Next Top Model also appeared. Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson star.


Sara Paxton
as Raina Colllins
Ben Hollingsworth
as Chris Andrews
Dusan Dukic
as Simon Lockridge
Elle Macpherson
as Claudia Foster
Ashley Madekwe
as Marissa Delfina
Nico Tortorella
as Cole Shepherd
Jaime Murray
as Vivienne
Sebastian Roche
as Raina's Father
Ed Quinn
as Richard Foster
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Critic Reviews for The Beautiful Life: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

A shamelessly sordid melodrama.

September 16, 2009 | Full Review…

If The Beautiful Life were the first TV show to fill the screen with great-looking fashion models and then suggest there is a tawdry underside of the seemingly glamorous modeling biz, it might feel more interesting.

September 16, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Unless The Beautiful Life has completely fallen apart from when it was picked up, it's unfair that it's coming across as a lame duck. It's much better than, say, Melrose Place.

September 15, 2009 | Full Review…

Mischa is the best thing about The Beautiful Life, hands down. If you find you just can't get enough of the catwalk, give TBL a try.

September 17, 2009 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

It's kind of like a garment that looks stylish and expensive but, in reality, isn't very well made. It might sell ... but it probably won't last.

September 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If you enjoy borderline campy shows that try too hard to come up with soapy complications for beautiful people, you'll probably like this quite a bit.

September 17, 2009 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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