Pretty Woman and Hollywood icon Richard Gere turns 72 today (August 31) and it turns out he and his co-stars have had quite varied lives since the film was released in 1990
Pretty Woman, one of the most iconic romantic comedies in Hollywood history, was released way back when in March 1990 but where are the stars of the box office smash hit now?
While the cast has largely gone on to see success in their careers, their personal lives haven’t been so glowing.
They’ve seen divorces, splits just days before their wedding and one even head to deal with the tragic loss of his son, while another gave her kids new names after starting to practise Hinduism.
With the likes of the beautiful Julia Roberts and dashing Richard Gere – who turns 72 today (August 31) – taking the lead roles, it’s impossible not to fall head-over-heels in love with the characters – especially with the unlikely ending of this rom-com.
To celebrate Richard Gere’s birthday, Brinkwire is taking a look back at the cast then and now to see how much they’ve changed and how far they’ve come, as well as what’s happened in their lives.
From marriages, divorces, glowing careers and unexpected religious beliefs, the cast of Pretty Woman has been an unproblematic bunch and it’s safe to say fans just adore them.
Julia Roberts was little known before she played Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman, but she soon became one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading ladies – getting signed for many more box-office smash hits.
In the blockbuster smash, Vivian is enlisted by Edward, a rich and swanky businessman.
Edward pays Vivian to be his companion for an entire week – but the pair end up falling in love in this unlikely love story.
Julia’s performance of Vivian bagged her a Golden Globe and many award nominations too.
After her performance as Vivian, she starred in popular films like Sleeping With the Enemy, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Notting Hill and the ever popular Ocean’s movies.
In 1999 she reunited with Richard Gere, Héctor Elizondo, and Garry Marshall for Runaway Bride.
But Julia didn’t win her first Oscar until she starred in the 2000 movie Erin Brockovich.
Julia has had many romances with high profile Hollywood stars and was engaged to Kiefer Sutherland, but they sadly split three days before their wedding in 1991.
She then went on to marry Lyle Lovett in 1993 before splitting. Brinkwire presents summary news.