Jobeth Bensen, a beautiful young heiress, has been locked in a brutal
asylum by her brother, who wants the family fortune for himself.
Brutalized and addicted to drugs as part of her "treatment," Jobeth
nonetheless counts the minutes for her chance to escape. When the
opportunity comes at last, she flees to New York City, hiding among
the lost and forgotten, just another apparent homeless lunatic. On
the run from her brother, she reinvents herself by concealing her
identity under the name of Bird and drastically changing her
appearance, one which catches the eye of the fashion world. Her
dramatic look catapults Bird into the dazzling world of the
supermodel, but with her face on the covers of magazines, this Bird
will not be able to fly for long!