American born Michelle Pfeiffer is a renowned Hollywood actress and a skillful singer. The Hollywood Knights star entered the mainstream stardom after she made an appearance in the movie Scarface in 1983. Throughout her career, she has played iconic roles in a series of successful movies and established herself as one of the top actresses of American film industry. She was born on April 29, 1958.
Michelle is originally from Santa Ana, California but was raised with her three siblings in Midway City. From her father’s side she has Dutch and German ancestry while her mother provided her with Swiss and German ancestry. As a teenager, she studied to be a stenographer but later felt that she wanted to join acting. She was the 1978 Miss Orange County and one of the ten finalists of Miss California. Later she started auditioning for roles in movies and television shows. While she was an aspiring actress, she met her first husband, Peter Horton, in Los Angeles and wedded in 1981. After their divorce in 1990, she dated Fisher Stevens for three years. She is presently married to scriptwriter David E. Kelly and has a son with him. She also has a daughter whom she adopted in 1993. She has been married to David since 1993.
In the 1970s, Michelle appeared in movies like Delta House and Fantasy Island and also auditioned for Charlie’s Angels. It was only after 1980 that she started being noticed in movies like The Hollywood Knights and Falling in Love Again despite the box office failures. She appeared in commercials and starred in movies like Callie and Son, The Children Nobody Wanted and Splendor in the Grass. She garnered much attention when she was casted in the sequel of Grease, Grease 2. Grease 2 got negative criticism nonetheless she was able to shine through because of her acting and musical talents. Following her breakthrough in Grease 2, she was cast in Scarface as Elvira Hancock. For the later part of the decade, she went on to star opposite actors like Rutger Hauer, Jeff Goldbum and Michael Caine in movies Ladyhawke, Into the Night and Sweet Liberty respectively. One of her career’s most successful roles was in the multimillion success, The Witches of Eastwick, in 1987. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Married to the Mob in 1988. Several nominations followed including nominations for BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Dangerous Liaisons. The Fabulous Baker Boys was another huge success for her career for which she was critically acclaimed and also received several awards such as a Golden Globe, Chicago Film Critics Award, National Board of Review Award, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and was nominated for her second Oscar. She received Golden Globe nominations for both The Russia House and Frankie and Jonny. Her third Oscar nomination came from the 1992 film Love Field for which she also received a Silver Bear award. Michelle as Catwoman in Batman Returns was loved by the critics which became one of her most commercially successful movies. She continued to gain the favor of her fans with The Age of Innocence, Wolf, Dangerous Minds, Up Close and Personal, White Oleander, What Lies Beneath and I am Sam. 2007’s hit musical Hairspray brought her more awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination after which she was seen in moderately successful roles in Dark Shadows, People Like Us and The Family.
Michelle Pfeiffer currently has an $80 million net worth.
Besides film and television series, Michelle has also shown interest in theatre. She debuted in theatre with Twelfth Night in 1989. All through the busy film career, her family has always been the centre of her interests for the aging actress. She supports organizations like American Cancer Society and Humane Society.
Michelle Pfeiffer is a multiple Academy Award nominated actress. With movie credits like Scarface, Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns, Love Field, The Age of Innocence, What Lies Beneath and many others, she is as elegant and gorgeous as ever and remains a shining star in Hollywood.