On March 24 “Pretty Woman” was released…

On March 24, 1990 the romantic comedy “Pretty Woman” was released.

Theatrical poster for "Pretty Woman" Touchstone Pictures

Theatrical poster for “Pretty Woman”
Touchstone Pictures

The film, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, centered on a Hollywood prostitute (Roberts) who begins to develop a relationship with a wealthy businessman (Gere), while venturing through the various social structures present in Los Angeles.

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in "Pretty Woman" Touchstone Pictures

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in “Pretty Woman”
Touchstone Pictures

Directed by Garry Marshall, the film itself has become a pop culture stable, as well as commercially successful. Alongside its positive reviews, it grossed over $460 million worldwide, and is considered the most successful romantic comedy of all time. The film is also considered to be Roberts’ breakthrough role, to which she won a Golden Globe, as well earned an Academy Award nomination.

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