Born: April 29, 1958 in Santa Ana, California
“It seems that my leading men just keep getting younger the older I get.”
Did You Know?
Did her own singing in Grease 2, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Prince of Egypt and Hairspray.
Was nominated for 6 consecutive Golden Globe Awards from 1989-1994.
Timeless. Ageless. Iconic. These are but a few words that describe Michelle Pfeiffer. After dominating the Silver Screen in the 80’s and 90’s, as well as launching and managing the successful Via Rosa Productions (1990-1999), Pfeiffer began to let off the gas pedal in the 2000’s and later on semi ‘retired’ to spend time with her family. However, Pfeiffer came all the way back in 2017 with four (4) prominent roles, and is now looking to make a big splash as Janet Van Dyne in the Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Looking back at her list of movie roles, I can honestly say that Pfeiffer has been in a significant number of the non-war related dramas that I’ve ever watched (in other words, I’m not big on the Drama genre, lol). However, Pfeiffer stole my heart when she portrayed Cat Woman in Batman Returns, and ever since then I’ve been loyal to this amazing actress. If you haven’t followed Pfeiffer’s career to this point, I highly recommend you start. She is a ‘living legend’ who still has an entire third act of her career to watch and enjoy in the coming years.
Best Known For: Grease 2 (“Stephanie”), Scarface (“Elvira Hancock”), The Witches of Eastwick (“Sukie Ridgemont”), Married to the Mob (“Angela de Marco”), Dangerous Liaisons (“Madame de Tourvel”), The Fabulous Baker Boys (“Susie Diamond”), Frankie and Johnny (“Frankie”), Batman Returns (“Catwoman / Selina Kyle”), Wolf (“Laura Alden”), Dangerous Minds (“Louanne Johnson”), Up Close & Personal (“Tally Atwater”), What Lies Beneath (“Claire Spencer”), Hairspray (“Velma Von Tussle”), Stardust (“Lamia”), Murder on the Orient Express (“Caroline Hubbard”)
Breakout Role: Scarface
Next Project to Look Out for: The Ant-Man and the Wasp (In theaters July 6)
Most Famous Role: Before it was cool to be a ‘geek’, Pfeiffer brought sexy to the comic world as Selina Kyle a.k.a Cat Woman in Batman Returns:
Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Golden Globes) in 2017 for The Wizard of Lies
Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Golden Globes) in 1994 for The Age of Innocence
Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Academy Awards & Golden Globes) in 1993 for Love Field
Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Golden Globes) in 1992 for Frankie and Johnny
Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Golden Globes) in 1991 for The Russia House
Winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Golden Globes) and Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Academy Awards) in 1990 for The Fabulous Baker Boys
Nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Academy Awards) in 1989 for Dangerous Liaisons
Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Golden Globes) in 1989 for Married to the Mob
Wanna catch up with a few Michelle Pfeiffer flicks on your favorite streaming services?
• People Like Us
• The Prince of Egypt (animated)
• Personal Effects
• The Age of Innocence
• I Am Sam
• What Lies Beneath
• The Deep End of the Ocean
• Into the Night
• Up Close & Personal
ONE LAST THING:
While not necessarily a commercial or critical success, Pfeiffer’s role as ‘Stephanie’ in Grease 2 helped her rise from obscurity and showed off her vocal chops as well: