The First Wives Club is a 1996 American comedy film based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. The film was produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Hugh Wilson. It stars Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler as three divorcées who seek revenge on their ex-husbands for having left them for younger women. The supporting cast comprises Stephen Collins, Victor Garber and Dan Hedaya as the three leads' ex-husbands, and, Marcia Gay Harden, Elizabeth Berkley and Sarah Jessica Parker as their lovers, respectively. Supporting roles are played by Maggie Smith, Bronson Pinchot, Rob Reiner, Eileen Heckart, Philip Bosco and Stockard Channing; cameo appearances include Gloria Steinem, Ed Koch, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Ivana Trump.