|Christina Ricci||Penelope Wilhern|
|Catherine O'Hara||Jessica Wilhern|
|Richard E. Grant||Franklin Wilhern|
|Simon Woods||Edward Vanderman|
|Nigel Havers||Mr. Vanderman|
|Christina Greatrex||Mrs. Vanderman|
Born with the snout of a pig, young Penelope Wilhern spends life a virtual prisoner in her home. Believing that the only way to break the curse is to marry one of her own kind, she meets a number of suitors, but all reject her. Two devious men, one with a grudge against the family, hire a man to pose as a suitor, but complications arise when he begins to fall in love with Penelope, and she makes a bid for freedom.