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Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay

Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay is a 2002 American-Canadian made-for-television biographical comedy-drama film directed by Ed Gernon and starring Shirley MacLaine and Shannen Doherty.

Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay
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Written byPatricia Resnick
Directed byEd Gernon
StarringShirley MacLaine
Shannen Doherty
Parker Posey
Theme music composerJonathan Goldsmith
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Ed Gernon
Howard Meltzer
Peter Sussman
Producer(s)Ian McDougall
CinematographySteve Danyluk
Editor(s)Harvey Rosenstock
Running time100 min.[1]
Production company(s)Alliance Atlantis Communications
Original networkCBS
Original release
  • October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07)



Biopicture about Mary Kay Ash, cosmetics queen and business woman. She tells her story of her rise to fame to the inquiring reporter Annika Kern. Her powerful position is threatened by the much younger Jinger Heath. Her BeautiControl company takes an enormous bite in Mary Kay's company. In the middle of their rivalry enters Lexi Wilcox, a slightly off-center beauty.[2]



  1. ^ (in Dutch) Moviemeter Running time
  2. ^ The New York Times review

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