Phantom of the Opera comes to mind.  Would Hunchback of ND be a fit?  Pygmalion?  Fowles's The Collector. Silence of the Lambs.
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  I would be most appreciative for any information relating to articles, books or other material dealing with the classic theme of the individual who tries to destroy, hide or control the beauty she or he (believes) she or he does not have. Snow White is a popular version that comes to mind, but there must be many others.

  Denis M. Donovan, M.D., M.Ed., F.A.P.S.
  Director, EOCT Institute

  Medical Director, 1983 - 2006
  The Children's Center for Developmental Psychiatry
  St. Petersburg, Florida

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