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The Fault in Our Movies: 12 of the Most Beautiful People Dying Young on Film | Steel Magnolias, Ali MacGraw, Julia Roberts, Shailene Woodley

UpdatePosted 06/08/2014 02:00PM

The Fault in Our Movies: See 12 of the Most Beautiful People Dying Young on Film

Originally posted 06/03/2014 11:15AM

According to author John Green, his acclaimed young-adult novel The Fault in Our Stars was intended as a revision of the classic cancer-story tropes of saintly sufferers and soft-lit deaths.

But there's one convention the upcoming film adaptation doesn't subvert – like many of their cinematic predecessors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort spend their last months positively glowing.

It's yet another reminder that, in the movies, dying is often the best makeover.

In anticipation of the opening of the film adaptation of the book, here's a brief history of beautiful people in movies who left us too soon.

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