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|Michelle Pfeiffer Biography and Filmography
Birthday: April 29, 1958
Birth Place: Santa Ana, California, USA
Height: 5' 7"
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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, Pheiffer 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, Pheiffer and Kelly would complete their nuclear family when the estatic 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 Pheiffer 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 most beautiful face in all of Hollywood. Of course Pheiffer's face alone couldn't be held accountable for her wild success, and the millennial turnover found the talented actress apprearing in such high-profile features as Rob Reiner's comedic marriage drama The Story of Us, Robert Zemeckis' supernatural thriller What Lies Beneath, and the Sean Penn drama I Am Sam. A supporting role in the 2002 literary adaptation White Oleander found Pheiffer supporing an all-star cast of Hollywood up and comers both male and female, with her 2003 role as the goddess Eris in Sinbad: The Legend of the Seven Seas markingthe actresses' first foray into animated feature territory. In 2006 Pheiffer would continue to turn heads when she accepted the role of an older woman who falls for a younger man in director Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman.
- Graduated from high school in 3 years.
- Used to work in a clothing store.
- Ranked #39 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Born at 8:11am-PDT
- She thought about looking for a man to father a child with "no strings attached", but decided to adopt instead. She adopted a daughter, 'Claudia Rose'.
- She is in the horn section of B.B. King's "In The Midnight Hour" music video.
- She was in Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" music video.
- Won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant.
- Was voted Best Dressed Female Movie Star 
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1990)
- Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
- Michelle's name was misspelled as 'Michele' in the credits of her film, Callie & Son (1981) (TV).
- Dated Fisher Stevens
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#3). 
- Replaced Annette Bening as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992).
- Does her own singing in The Prince of Egypt (1998).
- Was offered the role of Clarice Starling in _Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)_ .
- The character Catwoman/Selina Kyle, who she played in Batman Returns (1992), was voted #3 in Empire's "69 Sexiest Movie Characters of All Time". 
- Turned down the Sharon Stone role in Basic Instinct (1992).
- While a teenage clerk at Vons Grocery Store in California, c. 1974, she learned to tie maraschino cherry stems in knots with her tongue.
- Has an adopted daughter named Claudia Rose (born in 1993) and a son named Jack Henry (born in 1994) with husband, David E. Kelley, named after David's father.
- Accidentally cut Al Pacino with broken glass while auditioning for Scarface (1983).
- Studied acting under Geraldine Page at workshop at LA's Ahmanson Theater.
- Her son's name is John Henry Kelley, named after husband David's father, who has the exact same name.
- Her first job as a performer was playing Alice from Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland in the Main Street Electrical Parade in the mid 1970s.
- Measurements: 33 1/2B-24-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- There was a study done of the faces of beautiful women, quantifying the ratio of the width of the mouth to the width of the nose, attempting to find the perfect proportions for the perfect face of feminine beauty (the ratio turns out to be something like 1.7). The movie star with the most perfect proportions for feminine facial beauty, based on this measure, turns out to be Michelle Pfeiffer.
- Attended Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California
- Sister of Lori Pfeiffer, and Dedee Pfeiffer.
- Shares her birthday with actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
- Actor Val Kilmer wrote poetry for her.
- Is of German, Dutch, Swedish, Swiss and Irish descent.
- During an A&E Biography, she said that her Catwoman costume from Batman Returns (1992) was vacuum-sealed once she was fitted into it for scenes, so she actually had only a short amount of time to perform before she would have to have it opened or she could become light-headed and pass out.
- Shares her birthday with comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
- Was chosen to be on the cover of the first ever "People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" issue in 1990.
- Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1991.
- Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People In the World in 1992.
- Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1993.
- Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996.
- Was chosen to be on the cover of the first ever "People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" issue in 1990; appeared on the list a record 6 times (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999) and the first person to appear on the cover of the special issue twice (1990 and 1999).
- Barbara Walters called her and Julia Roberts the most beautiful people she has ever interviewed.
- Voted by Biography Magazine readers as the most beautiful woman of the 1990s.
- Chosen by People Magazine as one of the most intriguing people of 1988 and 1989.
- Chosen by People Magazine as one of the most intriguing people of 1988.
- Turned down the role of the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005); she was the only major Hollywood star offered the role.
- Sister-in-law of Jude Cole.
- Was offered the role of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).