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The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
by Michael Betzold review

The surprising success of The Three Faces of Eve unleashed numerous films and stories to come about multiple personalities. In 1957, delving into mental illness was a more controversial proposition, and The Three Faces of Eve broke disturbing new ground for Hollywood. Joanne Woodward, who would later play the psychiatrist treating Sybil in that 1976 classic about a woman with multiple personalities, won an Oscar as a woman with three personalities: a mousy housewife, a party girl, and a sophisticated matron. The film also represented a growing cultural trend of examining the psychological toll on women of the constricting gender roles of the 1950s.