• Publication date: October 17, 2009

Vanity Fair Vanity Fair

Rebecca (Becky) Sharp is beautiful, funny passionate and calculating. The daughter of a ...

Rebecca (Becky) Sharp is beautiful, funny passionate and calculating. The daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl, Becky is orphaned at a young age. Even as a child, she yearns for a glamorous life. As she leaves Miss Pinkerton's Academy at Chiswick, Becky resolves to conquer English society by any means possible, deploying all of her wit, guile and sexuality. Becky gains employment as governess to the daughters of eccentric Sir Pitt Crawley in the rural Hampshire. Becky wins over the children, and the Crawley family's rich spinster aunt Matilda as well. But Becky knows that she cannot be a true part of English society until she moves to the city. Then Becky accepts Matilda’s invitation to live in London. Becky secretly marries dashing heir Rawdon Crawley, but when Matilda discovers their union, she casts the newlyweds out. Incidents follow and Becky will realize her dreams, but the ultimate cost may be too high for her. “Vanity Fair” was nominated for "Golden Lion" Award in 2004 Venice Film Festival, and won “Golden Satellite” Award in 2005.