Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer

Highest Rated: 96% The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Lowest Rated: 7% New Year's Eve (2011)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1958

Birthplace: Santa Ana, Orange County, California

With a rare beauty that has inspired countless platitudes and an almost-permanent place on People's Fifty Most Beautiful list, Michelle Pfeiffer had to work long and hard before getting respect for her talent, rather than mere adulation for her looks. Born April 29, 1957, in Santa Ana, CA, Pfeiffer got her first taste of fame in her late teens, when she won both the Miss Orange County beauty contest and then the title of Miss Los Angeles. After high school, Pfeiffer went to college for a year, deciding that she wanted to become a court reporter. It was while working in a supermarket that Pfeiffer realized that acting was her true calling and she auditioned for commercials and modeling assignments while she attended acting school.Pfeiffer debuted before the cameras in a one-line role on the TV series Fantasy Island and went on to a string of bit parts on TV. She debuted on the big screen in a small part in Falling in Love Again (1980) and then had small roles in two more films before getting her big break with the role of Stephanie in Grease 2 (1982). This led to her portrayal of Al Pacino's wife in Brian De Palma's 1983 classic Scarface, for which the actress garnered favorable attention and greater opportunities. Her first starring role was in the comedy thriller Into the Night (1984) with Jeff Goldblum and was followed by a turn in Richard Donner's fantasy adventure Ladyhawke (1985). Over the next couple of years, Pfeiffer acted in films of varying quality, but it was with 1987's The Witches of Eastwick that her career turned in a truly positive direction. Starring alongside Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Jack Nicholson, Pfeiffer received much acclaim for her work, acclaim that continued with her turn in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. The same year, Pfeiffer took on an entirely different role as a Mafia wife in the 1988 hit comedy Married to the Mob. In 1990, she was rewarded with yet another Oscar nomination -- this time for Best Actress -- for her portrayal of a nightclub singer in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). The 1990s proved to be a good decade for Pfeiffer, allowing her to branch out with a variety of roles that kept her from being pigeonholed and provided opportunities for her to showcase her versatility. Highlights from the first half of the decade included the 1991 romantic drama Frankie and Johnny, in which she played a frumpy, bitter waitress opposite Al Pacino; 1993's underrated Love Field, for which she received her second Best Actress nomination; Tim Burton's 1992 adventure Batman Returns, in which she co-starred with Michael Keaton and a lethally sexy cat suit; and the acclaimed 1993 Martin Scorsese adaptation of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence. That same year, Pfeiffer would finally realize her lifelong goal of motherhood when she adpoted a baby girl named Claudia just a few short months before walking down the aisle for a second time to wed Ally McBeal and Boston Legal creator David E. Kelley (the actress' previous marriage to actor Peter Horton had dissolved in 1988). In 1994, Pfeiffer and Kelly would complete their nuclear family when the ecstatic mother gave birth to young John Henry.The second half of the decade saw Pfeiffer stick to dramas and romantic comedies, notably the 1996 hit One Fine Day with George Clooney, Jocelyn Moorhouse's 1997 adaptation of Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, the star-studded 1999 adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the family drama The Deep End of the Ocean. Through it all, Pfeiffer maintained her siren status while increasing her bankability, no small feat in an industry where women over the age of 27 are often labeled as past their prime. Not that Pfeiffer would be in any danger of losing her looks in the near future; after perfectly meeting the rigorous standards of California plastic-surgeon Dr. Stephen Marquardt's complex "beauty formula" in 2001, the sultry actress was singled out as having the mo

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Queen Ingrith 2019
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp Janet van Dyne 2018
81% Where Is Kyra? Kyra 2018
61% Murder On The Orient Express Mrs. Hubbard $101.6M 2017
69% mother! Woman $17.3M 2017
74% The Wizard of Lies Ruth Madoff 2017
29% The Family Maggie Blake $34.7M 2013
53% People Like Us Lillian $12.5M 2012
36% Dark Shadows Elizabeth Collins Stoddard $79.8M 2012
7% New Year's Eve Ingrid $54.6M 2011
51% Chéri Léa de Lonval $2.7M 2009
No Score Yet Personal Effects Linda 2009
76% Stardust Lamia $38.3M 2007
91% Hairspray Velma Von Tussle $118.9M 2007
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman Rosie 2007
45% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Eris $26.4M 2003
68% White Oleander Ingrid Magnussen $16.3M 2002
35% I Am Sam Rita Harrison $40.3M 2001
46% What Lies Beneath Claire Spencer $155.1M 2000
26% The Story of Us Katie Jordan 1999
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Titania 1999
43% The Deep End of the Ocean Producer Beth Cappadora 1999
80% The Prince of Egypt Tzipporah 1998
24% A Thousand Acres Rose Cook Lewis 1997
50% One Fine Day Executive Producer Melanie Parker 1996
14% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Gillian 1996
31% Up Close & Personal Tally Atwater 1996
28% Dangerous Minds Louanne Johnson 1995
60% Wolf Laura Alden 1994
84% The Age of Innocence Ellen Olenska 1993
80% Batman Returns Catwoman 1992
66% Frankie & Johnny Frankie 1991
76% The Russia House Katya 1990
96% The Fabulous Baker Boys Susie Diamond 1989
40% Tequila Sunrise Jo Ann Vallenari 1988
90% Married to the Mob Angela Demarco 1988
93% Dangerous Liaisons Madame De Tourvel 1988
No Score Yet Power, Passion and Murder Natica Jackson 1987
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Brenda $0.6M 1987
76% The Witches of Eastwick Sukie Ridgemont 1987
77% Sweet Liberty Faith Healy 1986
65% Ladyhawke Isabeau d'Anjou 1985
38% Into the Night Diana 1985
81% Scarface Elvira Hancock $0.7M 1983
38% Grease 2 Stephanie Zimone 1982
No Score Yet Callie & Son Sue Lynn 1981
33% Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Cordelia Farrington III 1981
14% The Hollywood Knights Suzie Q 1980
No Score Yet Falling in Love Again Sue Wellington 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2017
2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2017
2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2012
2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2007
2002
2000
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 1994
1993
1991
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Natica Jackson

QUOTES FROM Michelle Pfeiffer CHARACTERS

Catwoman says: It's the so-called normal guys who always let you down. Sickos never scare me. At least they're committed.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Life's a bitch. So am I.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I'm exactly the way you made me: do it this way, do it that way, do it MY way - until I don't even know how to do it without you.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: (proposes marriage to Warren) I want you around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.

Warren Justice says: You already have me around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I wanna know that you're legally required to be there.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: (after sex) Why didn't we do this before?

Warren Justice says: Because it was always gonna be this hard to stop.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: When I asked you how long you could stay and you said, 'Long enough,' how long is that? When we're not together...

Warren Justice says: ...Everything shuts down.

Louanne Johnson says: Sometimes it takes a lot of wrong answers to get a right.

Ellen Olenska says: Don't make love to me. Too many people have done that.

Ellen Olenska says: I must go where I am invited or I would be too lonely.

Jack Taylor says: (curtly) My attitude is derived from your attitude

Jack Taylor says: My attitude is derived from your attitude.

Melanie Parker says: "Derived", you must be a writer.

Melanie Parker says: Men like you have made me the woman I am.

Jack Taylor says: All the women I know like you have made me think all the women are like you.

Melanie Parker says: If you don't want your balls juggled, don't throw them in my face.

Melanie Parker says: I only wanted to warn you that Sammy can get into trouble faster than you can make most women smile.

Melanie Parker says: You're the most important thing in the world.

Sammy Parker says: No, I'm not. Your job is.

Melanie Parker says: Let's do this right. Let me freshen up so I'll feel a little more like a woman and less like a dead mommy.

Jack Taylor says: What would you do if I kissed you right now?

Melanie Parker says: You wouldn't kiss me.

Jack Taylor says: But what would you do if I did?

Melanie Parker says: Do you wanna kiss me right now?

Jack Taylor says: I wouldn't mentioned if it didn't.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: He's so stupid!

Warren Justice says: He's an anchorman.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: What we in the news business can never forget is that we are only as good as the stories we tell.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: Why don't you come with me?

Warren Justice says: I've already been where you're going.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: Do you wanna be with me?

Warren Justice says: So much it hurts.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I'm Sally, and I'm gonna be a star.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I'm Sally and I'm gonna be a star.

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: Fight on, Barnabus, Fight on for us.

Barnabas Collins says: And fight i shall!

Elvira says: So, you want to dance, Frank, or you want to sit there and have a heart attack?

Ingrid Magnussen says: "Loneliness is a human condition."

Ingrid Magnussen says: Loneliness is a human condition.

Tzipporah says: Look. Look at your people, Moses. They are free.

Edna Turnblad says: (to Velma Von Tussle): Smile Miss Crab Meat you're on candid camera

Edna Turnblad says: [to Velma Von Tussle] Smile Miss Crab Meat you're on candid camera.

Wilbur Turnblad says: That was a good shot

Wilbur Turnblad says: That was a good shot.

Velma Von Tussle says: (laughs) What are you doing? GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME! GO TO COMMERCIAL! GO!

Velma Von Tussle says: [laughs] What are you doing? GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME! GO TO COMMERCIAL! GO!

Ingrid Magnussen says: Love humiliates you, Hatred cradles you.

Max Shreck says: Bruce Wayne, what are doing dressed up as Batman?

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: He is Batman, you idiot!

Catwoman says: He is Batman, you moron!

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: I am Catwoman, hear me roar.

Louanne Johnson says: Quack, quack, quake!

Hal Griffith says: How'd they get you to come back???

Hal Griffith says: How'd they get you to come back?

Louanne Johnson says: They gave me candy and called me "the Light"

Louanne Johnson says: They gave me candy and called me 'the Light'.

Hal Griffith says: That'll do it...

Elvira says: Lesson number two: Don't get high on your own supply.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: Always waiting for some Batman to save you.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Always waiting for some Batman to save you.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: Honey I'm home! Oh I forgot, I'm not married.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Honey I'm home! Oh I forgot, I'm not married.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: All good girls go to heaven

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: All good girls go to heaven.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: A mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it...

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: but a kiss could be deadlier if you mean it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: But a kiss can be even deadlier... if you mean it.

Max Shreck says: Why are you dressed up as Batman?

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: That's because he is Batman you moron!

Stephanie Zimone says: [singing] I want a cool rider

Stephanie Zimone says: [singing] I want a cool rider.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Life's a bitch, now so am I. *smirks*

Barnabas Collins says: How soon can the horses be ready?

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: We don't have horses...we have a Chevy~

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: We don't have horses...we have a Chevy.

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard says: Fight on, Barnabas! Fight on for us!

Barnabas Collins says: And fight I shall!

Suzie Diamond says: I figure if you're gonna be sticking something in your mouth you may as well make it the best

Mormo says: You're very close. She's in the market town. One mile from the gap in the wall.

Lamia says: You speak as if this is good news. Do I have to remind you that Wall is not part of our universe? If she crosses that threshold into the human realm, our star becomes nothing more than a pitted lump of metallic rock!

Empusa says: Then I suggest you hurry up!

Lamia says: Where are the Babylon candles?

Mormo says: You used the last one, Lamia, 200 years ago. Do you not recall?

Empusa says: Perhaps we can obtain another?

Lamia says: Has your mind become as decrepit as your face, Empusa? You speak as if such things are freely available.

Empusa says: I know sister, I merely thought--

Lamia says: You'd have us hunting for a Babylon candle while some other witch finds our star. Fool! There's no time to waste. If we must retrieve it on foot, then we shall. Mormo, we need information.

Lamia says: Limbus grass! You dear to steal truth from my lips by feeding me limbus grass?! Do you have any idea what a big mistake you've made, Ditchwater Sal?

Ditchwater Sal says: How do you know my-- Who are you?

Lamia says: Look again. [Lamia's eyes distorts]

Lamia says: What it to be prince charming? Frog or tadpole?

Lamia says: The golden burning heart of a star at peace is so much better than your frighten little heart. Even so, better than no heart at all!

Lamia says: Seek all you like. You shall not see the star, touch it, smell, or hear it. You will not perceive her even if she stands before you.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: You poor guys. Always confusing your pistols with your privates.

Max Shreck says: Selina? Selina Kyle, you're fired! And Bruce Wayne, why are you dressed up like Batman?

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Because he is Batman, you moron!

Wilbur Turnblad says: [Time lapse] And, my personal favorite, "X-ray Specs" [he is wearing them]. I can see through anything. Skin, clothes, you name it.

Wilbur Turnblad says: [time lapse] And, my personal favorite, 'X-ray Specs' [he is wearing them]. I can see through anything. Skin, clothes, you name it.

Velma Von Tussle says: [carrying a large bunch of items, looks at her watch, obviously fed-up]

Mr. Spritzer says: I want that chubby communist girl off the show!

Mr. Spritzer says: I want that chubby communist girl off the show.

Velma Von Tussle says: Well, let me be the first to toss the harpoon.

Velma Von Tussle says: Well, let me be the first to toss the harpoon.

Isabeau says: So, you intend to by my protector as well, eh? Iâ??m flattered.

Isabeau says: So, you intend to by my protector as well, eh? I'm flattered.

Phillipe Gaston says: Actually, the truth is, heâ??ll kill me if I lose it.

Phillipe Gaston says: Actually, the truth is, he'll kill me if I lose it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Please. I wouldn't touch you to scratch you.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: You poor guys. Always confusing your pistols with your privates.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: I am Catwoman, Hear me roar

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: I am Catwoman. Hear me roar.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Honey, I'm home! Oh, I forgot, I'm not married.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Honey, I'm home! Oh, I forgot. I'm not married.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: But a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it.

Katie Jordan says: ....and if one person is always drawing the world as they want it to be, i guess the other person has no choice but to draw it the way it is. I guess that's why they never wrote a book about Harold's wife.

Katie Jordan says: If one person is always drawing the world as they want it to be, i guess the other person has no choice but to draw it the way it is. I guess that's why they never wrote a book about Harold's wife.