Her Wicked Ways


Her Wicked Ways
Also known asLethal Charm
  • Drama
  • Thriller
Written byJanice Hickey
Michael Pardridge
Directed byRichard Michaels
StarringBarbara Eden
Heather Locklear
Stuart Wilson
Julie Fulton
David James Elliott
Music byFred Karlin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerLois Luger
ProducersArt Levinson
Gene Schwam
Production locationsWashington, D.C.
CinematographyWilliam Steven Shaw
EditorAndrew Cohen
Running time95 minutes
Production companiesLois Luger Productions
Freyda Rothstein Productions
Bar-Gene Productions
ITC Entertainment
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJanuary 1, 1991 (1991-01-01)

Her Wicked Ways (also known as Lethal Charm) is a 1991 American made-for-television thriller-drama film starring Barbara Eden and Heather Locklear.[1] Directed by Richard Michaels and produced by ITC Entertainment, it originally aired on CBS on January 1, 1991.


Tess O'Brien (Barbara Eden) is a TV reporter and a White House Correspondent who lives a life of power and glamour. When Melody Shepherd (Heather Locklear) is assigned to assist her, Tess takes the younger woman under her wing. Melody idolizes Tess and is more than eager to learn to help any way she can. Soon, Melody is living in Tess' house, having an affair with her son and winning the affection of her network bosses. Tess realizes that Melody's ambitions knows no bounds and that she will use any means to reach her goals. With her job, her son and the life of a kidnapped journalist in the balance, Tess must discover the young woman's dark secrets and unravel her scheme for power.



The film was shot on location in Washington, D.C. in March 1990.[2]

Home media

The film was released on videocassette under the title Lethal Charm by LIVE Home Video on August 18, 1993.[3]


The film was watched by 24.5 million US viewers.[4]


  1. ^ Variety Television Reviews: 1991-1992, retrieved January 22, 2015
  2. ^ Her Wicked Ways review - The New York Times, retrieved May 30, 2015
  3. ^ Lethal Charm at Amazon.com, retrieved January 22, 2015
  4. ^ http://tvaholics.blogspot.fr/2010/08/ratings-archive-december-1990.html

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