In very short lived (2 episodes) series The Beautiful Life, the life of a high-fashion model appears glamorous and sexy, but as every new model quickly learns, behind the beautiful facade is a world of insecurity and cutthroat competition.
Two teenage models who are about to discover this world for themselves are Raina Collins (Sara Paxton, “Last House on the Left”), a stunning beauty with a secret past, and Chris Andrews (Benjamin Hollingsworth, “The Line”), a strikingly handsome Iowa farm boy. When Raina makes an unforgettable impression at a show introducing the new line from designer Zac Posen (appearing in a cameo role), she steals the spotlight from her friend Sonja (Mischa Barton, “The O.C.”).
The series was pulled after two episodes, five had been filmed but the remaining three went unaired.
Sara Paxton as Raina Marrinelli
Benjamin Hollingsworth as Chris Andrews
Ashley Madekwe as Marissa Delfina
Corbin Bleu as Issac
Elle Macpherson as Claudia Foster
Mischa Barton as Sonja Stone
Nico Tortorella as Cole Shepherd
key behind the scenes crew
Anna Fricke as Co-Executive Producer
Ashton Kutcher as Executive Producer
Jason Goldberg as Executive Producer
Karey Burke as Executive Producer
Melissa Loy as Co-Producer
Michael Lehmann as Co-Executive Producer
Mike Kelley as Executive Producer
9/16/2009 – 9/23/2009
1 season of 5 episodes in total, 3 of which went unaired.
network and production companies
The CW – CBS Television Studios – Katalyst Films – Page Fright – Warner Bros. Television