Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. In the 19th century, Grande Dame Marie Therese summons the brothers Grimm to her palace, where the brothers discuss their interpretation of the Cinderella story and notice a painting displayed in the room. Marie shows the brothers a glass slipper and tells them the story of Danielle de Barbarac, the true story of Cinderella. In 16th-century France, Auguste de Barbarac, father of eight-year-old Danielle, marries Rodmilla de Ghent, a wealthy baroness with two young daughters, but dies of a heart attack shortly afterwards. Before dying, Auguste's last thoughts were of Danielle which causes the Baroness to envy Auguste's affection for Danielle so she treats her miserably.