Despite being released way back in 1992 (to mixed reviews, no less), Death Becomes Her is a certifiable cult classic and an undeniable cultural phenomenon. With Meryl Streep’s birthday right around the corner, we thought why not honor her and co-star Goldie Hawn with a little tribute to their campiest, vampiest roles?
Death Becomes Her airs tonight, November 7, at 8:30pm ET on Logo, with additional airings on November 24 at 10pm and November 25 at 6:30pm.
Drag Race buds Jinkx Monsoon and Ivy Winters copped Madeline and Helen’s look in a recent photo shoot
Katy Perry all but stole the immortality potion Isabel Rossellini offers for Killer Queen’s perfume bottle.
Sharon Needles rocked the “Helen,” as well. Was Alaska off-camera as Madeline?
An artist out of witchy Salem, Massachusetts has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create life-size wax sculptures of the movies narcissistic glamourpusses.
There’s talk of a Death Becomes Her TV series on Bravo. With its immortal cast, the show could air forever.
Death Becomes her is also dominating the world of fashion. From lacey ballgowns to necklaces substituting bras, DBH is full of diva-worthy attire that still holds up after all these years. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this DBH fashion rundown:
The Madeline Look
Madeline loves anything white or pastel that drapes nicely along her neckline (probably to detract from her Slinky neck). Armed with angelic Veronica Lake waves and a restless desire to just be a girl, she is all flair and fun (until you get in her way). You’ll find her shopping Armani Prive.
The Helen Look
Helen started out as Madeline’s frumpy shadow, always losing her men to her frenemy’s flirtatious charms. But she’s back with a vengeance, and her look is all about body-hugging dresses in colors that refuse to fade even (in the face of shotgun burns). Think American Apparel.
The Lisle Look
An exotic Isabella Rossellini in her prime in nothing more than a big honkin’ necklace is not a easy look to pull. (Of course Beyoncé managed on the cover of 2002’s Crazy in Love.i) Mere mortals can find reasonable approximations at mainstream retailers like Forever 21, Topshop and Urban Outfitters
The Ernest Look
With the rise of hipster geek chic, Bruce Willis’ milquetoast plastic surgeon might be the biggest fashion icon to come out of Death Becomes Her. Sure. Ernest’s fashions have a distinct lack of structure (and backbone), but dudes looking to emulate them can find the look easily enough at Banana Republic, Penguin, Warby Parker and Paul Smith.