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Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it their life's work. Her parents were both originally ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Scarface Elvira Hancock
Batman Returns
Batman Returns Catwoman / Selina Kyle
What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath Claire Spencer
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Elizabeth Collins Stoddard


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 2009 Chéri
 2007 Stardust
 1995 Coolio featuring LV: Gangsta's Paradise (Video short)
Louanne Johnson
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
- Freezer Burn (1995) ... Client (uncredited)
 1994 Wolf
Laura Alden
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mindy Simmons
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- One Too Many (1985) ... Annie
 1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie)
Sue Lynn Bordeaux (as Michele Pfeiffer)
 1980 Enos (TV Series)
- Uncle Jesse's Visit (1980) ... Joy
- Enos (1980) ... Joy
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
 1979 The Solitary Man (TV Movie)
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Music video for Coolio: "Gangsta's Paradise". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 19 Interviews | 16 Articles | 24 Pictorials | 72 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Michele Pfeiffer


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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[In 1990, recalling her early days in Hollywood] I remember that I used to get on the phone with Ellen Barkin. We were both unemployed. Nobody would hire us. Every part that we wanted, Debra Winger would steal. We could not get a job and we'd be hysterical for hours on the phone, bitching and moaning and kvetching. See more »


Michelle was under serious consideration for the role of "Maria" in the big-screen adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Brian De Palma, who had directed the actress in Scarface (1983), was eager to work with her again. However, she instead opted for the role in another literary film adaptation, The Russia House (1990). Melanie Griffith was then cast as "Maria" and received a Razzie ... See more »

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