Film / The Three Faces of Eve

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The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 film starring Joanne Woodward as a woman with multiple personalities, names changed to protect the innocent to "Eve White", "Eve Black" and "Jane". The film follows her doctors' attempts to learn her personalities, help her deal with the different people struggling in one body, and ultimately help them merge into a healthy human being. Woodward won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance.

If you want the trope named after the movie, see The Three Faces of Eve.


Provides Examples Of:

  • Based on a True Story: With the results carefully edited to make her psychiatrists look good. Years later she (real name Chris Costner-Sizemore) wrote her own autobiography. Sissy Spacek wanted to make it into a film, but 20th Century Fox claimed it owned all rights to all versions of Chris' life story in perpetuity.note  Chris' doctor had signed her legal rights away, and she& had put her three "Eve" names on the contract without Reading The Fine Print. In '89 she sued, and won.
  • The Shrink: Dr. Luther and his colleagues.
  • Split Personality: Eve manifests three distinct personalities. Her real life counterpart supposedly had quite a few more and her therapy took more like twenty years. She did finally integrate successfully.
  • Split-Personality Merge: The goal of her therapy.
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