- Eye ColorBlue Eyes
- Hair ColorBlondes
- HometownSanta Ana, California
About Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer isn’t just a pretty face; she has some serious acting skills that have garnered her multiple awards and nominations over her impressive career.
Michelle is the second of four children to Donna Jean and Richard Pfeiffer. After graduating high school, she spent a year at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, where she studied to be a court reporter. This blond beauty had her first taste of stardom when she won Miss Orange County and later Miss Los Angeles in her late teens.
While working in a supermarket in college, Michelle realized her true calling for acting. She went on to audition for commercials and modeling assignments. Michelle landed several small TV roles before making her big-screen debut in Falling in Love Again in 1980.
This role preceded her big break as Stephanie in Grease 2, which then led to her acting alongside Al Pacino as his wife in 1983’s Scarface. Scarface amassed Michelle critical acclaim and opened the doors to many more opportunities throughout the 1980s. Her portrayal of Madame de Tourvel in 1988’s Dangerous Liaisons garnered her a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination, the first of many nominations in her career.
Michelle continued her success in the 80s by landing the starring role in The Fabulous Baker Boys, which earned her the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She continued to make her mark on the big screen with leading roles in films such as Frankie and Johnny (Frankie), Batman Returns (Catwoman), Dangerous Minds (Louanne Johnson), and What Lies Beneath (Claire Spencer).
Michelle took some time off from her budding acting career in the mid-90s to focus on her family. After being set up on a blind date by her best friend in January 1993, she began dating television writer and producer David E. Kelley, whom she wed in November of that same year.
The two adopted daughter Claudia Rose just two months after meeting in March 1993. The couple—who are still married—completed their family with the birth of their biological son John Henry in August 1994.
She returned to film in the early 2000s and showed off some serious vocal chops as Velma Von Tussle in 2007’s Hairspray. She continues to work on various film projects, although less frequently than at her peak in the 90s.
Her timeless beauty makes Michelle a highly recognizable celeb to this day. She landed the cover of People magazine’s first-ever 50 Most Beautiful People in the World issue in 1990, and the magazine named her sixth on its 2007 All-Time Most Beautiful Women list. She accepts the honor modestly. “All I really care about is that I’m able to age gracefully and that I don’t ever look like a wax figure of myself,“ she told People.
She admitted to the U.K. Telegraph in 2013 that she hasn’t had any work done to preserve her natural beauty, but now her mind might change. “I used to think I would never have surgery, but it’s really hard to say never,” she said. “I’m in the ‘never say never’ camp now.”