Pretty Woman

The original script was titled $3,000 instead of Pretty Women.

The film was initially conceived to be a dark drama about prostitution in Los Angeles

Vivian was supposed to be addicted to drugs and part of her deal with Edward was that she had to stay off cocaine for a week.

Eventually the film was turned into a romantic comedy


          Casting of the film was a rather lengthy process.

Richard Gere       

as Edward Lewis

Before Richard Gere agreed to the role of Edward Lewis, these actors were considered:

  • Christopher Reeve
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Denzel Washington

Julia Roberts        

                                                                                                                                as Vivian Ward

Julia Roberts was not the first choice for the role of Vivian.

Originally these actresses were considered:

  • Karen Allen
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Winona Ryder
  • Jennifer Connelly


Filming commenced on July 24, 1989, but was immediately plagued by countless problems, including issues with space and time.

Since the film had a large budget the producers could shoot in many different locations.

The majority of it was shot on location in:

  • Los Angeles, California specifically in Beverly Hills
  • Soundstages at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.
  • Ambassador Hotel


1."Wild Women Do" (performed by Natalie Cole)4:06

2."Fame '90" (performed by David Bowie)

3."King of Wishful Thinking" (performed by Go West)

4."Tangled" (performed by Jane Wiedlin)

5."It Must Have Been Love" (performed by Roxette)

6."Life in Detail" (performed by Robert Palmer)

7."No Explanation" (performed by Peter Cetera)

8."Real Wild Child (Wild One)" (performed by Christopher Otcasek)

9."Fallen" (performed by Lauren Wood)

10."Oh, Pretty Woman" (performed by Roy Orbison)

11."Show Me Your Soul" (performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers)

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