disfigured: Penelope


A contemporary fairy-tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with ‘one who will love her faithfully’.

Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be broken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family’s estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parents’ futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry; until her curse is revealed.

The nature of the curse is fairly self-evident.

The makeup

Liz Tagg Wooster was the hair & makeup designer; Penelope’s snout was designed and applied by Scott Stoddard, the prosthetics supervisor.