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Michelle Pfeiffer net worth:
$80 Million

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The American actress Michelle Marie Pfeiffer was born on 29 April 1958 in the city of Santa Ana,  California, USA, into a well-off middle class family. of very mixed European descent – German, French, Irish, English, Welsh, and Dutch on her father’s side, and Swiss-German and Swedish on her mother’s. Michelle Pfeiffer is one of the best-known names in Hollywood, and boasts numerous Golden Globe nominations – including the award Pfeiffer won in 1989, for her part in the romantic comedy-drama “The Fabulous Baker Boys” – and one BAFTA Award, for Best Supporting Actress in the 1988 historical drama “Dangerous Liaisons”. This recognition, and her fame and popularity among filmgoers, goes a long way in explaining Michelle Pfeiffer’s considerable net worth.

So just how rich is Michelle Pfeiffer? Sources estimate that Michelle has accrued a net worth of $80 million over her lengthy and successful acting career of over 30 years.

Michelle Pfeiffer Net Worth $80 Million

Growing up, Pfeiffer attended Fountain Valley High School, and was initially set on being a law-court stenographer. However, after winning a local beauty competition in 1978, Pfeiffer became intrigued by the possibility of a career in acting, and further success in the pageant “Miss California” sealed the deal. Soon after, Michelle Pfeiffer attracted the attention of a professional acting agent, who opened the doors for her first auditions. An early blunder in appearing as one of the lead stars of the 1982 musical film “Grease 2” – sequel to the original “Grease” of 1978, which had featured John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – almost cost Pfeiffer her career, as she found herself associated with a film that had been an utter commercial and critical failure.

However, Michelle Pfeiffer didn’t give up, and with the help of producer Martin Bregman, Pfeiffer landed a part in Brian de Palma’s 1983 cult classic crime drama “Scarface” alongside Al Pacino. Largely considered her breakout role, Michelle Pfeiffer received widespread acclaim for her performance, which paved the way for future roles in the hugely successful 1987 comedy-fantasy “The Witches of Eastwick”, where she appeared with Jack Nicholson and the popular singer and actress Cher, and Pfeiffer’s first Golden Globe-award performance in “The Fabulous Baker Boys”. These successes certainly had a part in ensuring Michelle Pfeiffer’s net worth continued to grow at an impressive pace, even in this early part of her career. In the years since, and despite a four-year break from acting between 2003 and 2007 to spend time with her family, Michelle Pfeiffer has continued to make successful and critically acclaimed performances in a number of high-profile films, including the successful 2007 musical film “Hairspray”. Altogether, Michelle has appeared in over 40 films, and well over 20 TV series’ and shows.

Still. the actress has been quoted as believing that her best performances are still ahead of her, and so continues to remain active in the film industry, set to appear in several upcoming productions.

In her personal life, today, Michelle Pfeiffer lives with her husband of over twenty years, writer and producer David E. Kelley. They have two children together – their adopted daughter Claudia, and their son John.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mother 2017/II post-production
Murder on the Orient Express 2017 filming Mrs. Hubbard
The Wizard of Lies 2017 TV Movie post-production Ruth Madoff
Where Is Kyra? 2017 Kyra
The Family 2013/I Maggie Blake
People Like Us 2012 Lillian
Dark Shadows 2012 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
New Year's Eve 2011 Ingrid (segment "Resolution Tour")
Personal Effects 2009 Linda
Chéri 2009 Lea
Stardust 2007 Lamia
Hairspray 2007 Velma Von Tussle
I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007 Rosie
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 Eris (voice)
White Oleander 2002 Ingrid Magnussen
I Am Sam 2001 Rita Harrison Williams
What Lies Beneath 2000 Claire Spencer
The Story of Us 1999 Katie Jordan
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 Titania
The Deep End of the Ocean 1999 Beth Cappadora
The Prince of Egypt 1998 Tzipporah (voice)
A Thousand Acres 1997 Rose Cook Lewis
One Fine Day 1996 Melanie Parker
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday 1996 Gillian Lewis
Up Close & Personal 1996 Tally Atwater
Dangerous Minds 1995 Louanne Johnson
Coolio featuring LV: Gangsta's Paradise 1995 Video short Louanne Johnson
Picket Fences 1995 TV Series Client
Wolf 1994 Laura Alden
The Simpsons 1993 TV Series Mindy Simmons
The Age of Innocence 1993 Ellen Olenska
Love Field 1992 Lurene Hallett
Batman Returns 1992 Catwoman Selina Kyle
Frankie and Johnny 1991 Frankie
The Russia House 1990 Katya
The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 Susie Diamond
Dangerous Liaisons 1988 Madame de Tourvel
Tequila Sunrise 1988 Jo Ann
Married to the Mob 1988 Angela de Marco
Great Performances 1987 TV Series Natica Jackson
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 Sukie Ridgemont
Sweet Liberty 1986 Faith Healy
ABC Afterschool Specials 1985 TV Series Annie
Ladyhawke 1985 Isabeau
Into the Night 1985 Diana
Scarface 1983 Elvira Hancock
Grease 2 1982 Stephanie
The Children Nobody Wanted 1981 TV Movie Jennifer Williams
Splendor in the Grass 1981 TV Movie Ginny Stamper
Callie & Son 1981 TV Movie Sue Lynn Bordeaux (as Michele Pfeiffer)
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen 1981 Cordelia
Fantasy Island 1978-1981 TV Series Deborah Dare Athena
Falling in Love Again 1980 Sue Wellington (1940's)
Enos 1980 TV Series Joy
The Hollywood Knights 1980 Suzie Q
B.A.D. Cats 1980 TV Series Samantha 'Sunshine' Jensen
CHiPs 1979 TV Series Jobina
The Solitary Man 1979 TV Movie Tricia
Delta House 1979 TV Series The Bombshell

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hairspray 2007 performer: " The Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs" 2002, "Big, Blonde and Beautiful Reprise" 2007
The Prince of Egypt 1998 performer: "When You Believe"
Up Close & Personal 1996 performer: "The Impossible Dream"
The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 music: "The Pea Song" / performer: "Feelings", "More Than You Know", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Ten Cents a Dance", "The Look of Love", "Makin' Whoopee", "The Pea Song", "My Funny Valentine"
Grease 2 1982 performer: "WHO'S THAT GUY?", "SCORE TONIGHT", "COOL RIDER"
The Children Nobody Wanted 1981 TV Movie performer: "Happy Birthday to You", "Deck the Halls", "Good King Wenceslas" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Thousand Acres 1997 producer - uncredited
One Fine Day 1996 executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary special thanks
Batman Returns: Rob Burman on Mold Making and Costumes 2012 Documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Being John Malkovich 1999 acknowledgment
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Becoming Sam 2002 Video documentary short Herself
Exclusif 2002 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2002 TV Series Herself - Guest
MADtv 2001 TV Series Herself
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Winner: Favourite Actress- Suspense
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Mundo VIP 1998-2000 TV Series Herself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Telling the Story of Us 1999 TV Short documentary Herself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Audience Member
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Annual Museum of TV and Radio Honors. A Salute to Jerry Seinfeld and David E. Kelly 1998 TV Movie Herself
The Uttmost 1998 Documentary Herself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture - Drama
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese 1997 TV Special documentary Herself
Muppets Tonight 1996 TV Series Herself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Hasty Pudding Awards 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Herself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Discovering Women 1994 TV Series documentary Narrator (voice)
Hollywood Women 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
CBS This Morning 1993 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Innocence and Experience: The Making of 'The Age of Innocence' 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself - Choir Member
Omnibus 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: International Segment
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck 1987 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
B.B. King: Into the Night 1985 Video documentary short The saxophonist / Diana (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1980 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2013 TV Series short Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2013 TV Series Herself
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary Herself - Interviewee
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta 2012 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
IC Places Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Project 2011 TV Series Herself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Herself - Interviewee / Actress
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Herself
Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself - Audience (uncredited)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Días de cine 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
The View 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2001-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Cinema 3 2009 TV Series Herself
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Cast in a Motion Picture
Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth 2007 Video documentary short Herself
You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray' 2007 Video documentary Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Getaway 2007 TV Series Herself - Celebrity traveller
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Extra 2007 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
HBO First Look 1998-2007 TV Series documentary Herself
'Hairspray' Extentions 2007 Video documentary short Herself
It's 'Hairspray'! 2007 Video documentary short Herself
The Search for Tracy Turnblad 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Making of 'Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas' 2003 Video documentary short Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '03 2003 TV Special Herself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
La semaine du cinéma 2002 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Herself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011-2012 TV Series Madame de Tourvel Samantha Jensen Diana
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself
Banda sonora 2012 TV Series Ellen Olenska
60/90 2008 TV Series Catwoman
Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous 2007 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary Susie Diamond
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Madame Marie de Tourvel
The Many Faces of Catwoman 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Beyond Batman: Sleek, Sexy and Sinister - The Costumes of Batman Returns 2005 Video documentary short Herself
The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself
Cher: The Farewell Tour 2003 TV Movie documentary Sukie Ridgemont
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Rita Harrison Williams (uncredited)
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros 2001 TV Movie documentary Catwoman
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Susie Diamond Melanie Parker Titania
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Antes de ser famosos 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Muppets Tonight 1997 TV Series Herself
Before They Were Famous 1997 TV Series Herself
The Simpsons 1994 TV Series Mindy Simmons
Troldspejlet 1992 TV Series Herself / Catwoman

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Cinema Icon Award
2008 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· Queen Latifah
· James Marsden
· Brittany Snow
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2007 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 6 August. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
2007 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· John Travolta
· Queen Latifah
· Christopher Walken
· Amanda Bynes
· James Marsden
· Brittany Snow
· Zac Efron
· Elijah Kelley
· Allison Janney
2002 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress White Oleander (2002)
2002 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress White Oleander (2002)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Suspense What Lies Beneath (2000)
1999 Best Actress Verona Love Screens Film Festival A Thousand Acres (1997) · Jessica Lange
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Comedy/Romance One Fine Day (1996)
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Drama Dangerous Minds (1995)
1996 Icon Award Elle Women in Hollywood Awards
1995 Woman of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1994 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Female Star of the Year
1993 Elvira Notari Prize Venice Film Festival The Age of Innocence (1993) · Martin Scorsese
1993 Crystal Award Women in Film Crystal Awards
1993 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Actress Love Field (1992)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
1990 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1990 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1982 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 All Def Movie Award All Def Movie Awards Most Helpful White Person Dangerous Minds (1995)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Icon
2009 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Actress Defying Age and Ageism Personal Effects (2009)
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Stardust (2007)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· James Marsden
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· James Marsden
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· John Travolta
· Christopher Walken
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista) White Oleander (2002)
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role White Oleander (2002)
2002 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress White Oleander (2002)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress What Lies Beneath (2000)
1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple The Story of Us (1999) · Bruce Willis
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song The Prince of Egypt (1998) · Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics by)
· Sally Dworsky (performed by)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Cinematic Moment The Prince of Egypt (1998) · Val Kilmer
· Sandra Bullock
· Jeff Goldblum
· Ralph Fiennes
1997 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actress One Fine Day (1996)
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Dangerous Minds (1995)
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Most Desirable Female Dangerous Minds (1995)
1995 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Wolf (1994)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Age of Innocence (1993)
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) The Age of Innocence (1993)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Love Field (1992)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Love Field (1992)
1993 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actress Batman Returns (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Most Desirable Female Batman Returns (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Batman Returns (1992) · Michael Keaton
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Frankie and Johnny (1991)
1991 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Russia House (1990)
1991 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1991 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actress
1990 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1990 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
1989 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
1989 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Married to the Mob (1988)
1989 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
1986 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Ladyhawke (1985)
1983 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Motion Picture Actress Grease 2 (1982)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Age of Innocence (1993)
1992 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Love Field (1992)
1989 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actress Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

TitleSalary
What Lies Beneath (2000) $10,500,000
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999) $12,000,000
Dangerous Minds (1995) $6,000,000
Wolf (1994) $6,000,000
Batman Returns (1992) $3,000,000
Frankie and Johnny (1991) $3,000,000

#Fact
1 Has twice missed the opportunity to work with one of her idols, Meryl Streep , first in Working Girl (1988) and then in A Prairie Home Companion (2006) , which she dropped out of to film I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007).
2 Before moving to Northern California in 2003-2004, she lived in the affluent Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her neighbors included Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, O.J. Simpson and Roseanne Barr.
3 Turned down Still Alice (2014). Julianne Moore was cast instead and ended up winning an Oscar for the role.
4 Shortly after coming to Hollywood, Pfeiffer was introduced to "Breatharianism", a cult which follows the belief that a person can live without food and water, receiving sustenance only from air and sunlight. She didn't realize anything was wrong until she met her first husband, Peter Horton, who was working on a documentary about Reverend Moon Sung Moon's Unification Church. She realized that the psychological manipulation described by former Moon-members was similar to her experience with "Breatharianism".
5 Mentioned in the songs "Riptide" by Vance Joy and "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.
6 Was auditioned and rejected for the role of "Tiffany Wells" in Charlie's Angels (1976).
7 Lost out to Daryl Hannah for the lead role in Ron Howard's Splash (1984).
8 Was considered for the part of Marilyn Lovell (née Gerlach, wife of astronaut Jim Lovell) in Apollo 13 (1995).
9 Was offered a role in Lorenzo's Oil (1992) but backed out due to scheduling conflicts from Batman Returns (1992). The role ultimately went to Susan Sarandon.
10 Turned down the part of "Suzanne" in To Die For (1995).
11 Michelle is a fan of Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Judi Dench.
12 Other actresses considered for Pfeiffer's breakthrough role in Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983) included Karen Allen, Sally Field, Kathleen Quinlan, Marilu Henner, Debra Winger, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Melanie Griffith, Kirstie Alley, Diane Keaton, Glenn Close and Amy Irving.
13 In March 2004 Pfeiifer was attached to star in a remake of Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957). She was attached to star as Marlene Deitrich's character Christine Helm Vole. Her husband David E. Kelley was penning and adapting the screenplay. Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard advised, "The role of Christine was written for someone like Michelle Pfeiffer. She'd be perfect in it. She's gorgeous, sultry and superbly talented. Would my grandmother approve? Definitely. It'll be one of the biggest films ever based on an Agatha Christie work." Unfortunately the project was put on hold.
14 Has been vegan since June 2012.
15 After almost 20 years to the day, she has reunited with two former directors for new projects. Garry Marshall, who directed Pfeiffer in Frankie and Johnny (1991), is directing her in New Year's Eve (2011), and Tim Burton, who directed her in Batman Returns (1992), is directing her in Dark Shadows (2012).
16 Reportedly turned down the chance to star opposite Pierce Brosnan in the romantic comedy, Some Kind of Beautiful (2014).
17 Was the original choice for the female lead in City Island (2009).
18 Briefly considered taking on the lead role in the boxing drama Against the Ropes (2004). When Pfeiffer passed, Meg Ryan was cast in the film, which went on to become a failure at the box office.
19 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 nomination as Worst Actress for the role, while Michelle went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for her performance.
20 Kate Nelligan has been her co-star in three films: Frankie and Johnny (1991), Wolf (1994) and Up Close & Personal (1996).
21 Pfeiffer was already in the process of adopting a child by the time she met future husband David E. Kelley. They had only been together for two months when their daughter Claudia Rose was added to their family.
22 Was offered the Julia Roberts role in Pretty Woman (1990).
23 Was considered for the Marcia Gay Harden's role in Mystic River (2003).
24 Empire Magazine voted her the 3rd sexiest movie star ever in 1995. 1st was Johnny Depp and 2nd was Marilyn Monroe.
25 Was considered for the role of Golly in Nickelodeon's screen adaptation of Harriet the Spy (1996) that went to Rosie O'Donnell.
26 While Pfeiffer was involved with her own production company "Via Rose Productions", she had a few projects in development. They included a biopic of singer Marianne Faithfull, artist Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as a sci-fi/drama, a female basketball coach, a project where she would play a tabloid journalist called "Privacy", also included in the mix are one about the Rosewood Education Center in South Central Los Angeles, where gang members help and work with handicap kids. Another script in development was where she would play an undercover drug agent in a project called, "The Ice Queen", based on the true story of DEA agent Heidi Landgraf who posed as a drug queen and ended up sending 200 dealers to jail.
27 She was offered the role of Slim Keith in Infamous (2006). She turned down the role and it was then given to Hope Davis.
28 Turned down the Ashley Judd role in Double Jeopardy (1999).
29 A potentially very interesting role that got away from Michelle was "Mistress of the Seas", to be directed by Paul Verhoeven and produced by Jon Peters. It was to have centered around the true story of two female pirates, "Anne Bonny" and "Mary Read", who sailed the seas with "Calico Jack" in the Caribbean during the 18th Century. Michelle and Geena Davis were to be involved, but Geena had already signed up to do her own pirate flick, Cutthroat Island (1995), and Michelle, after meetings with Verhoeven, withdrew from the project, stating that all the conversations "were about how much skin I would show".
30 Passion of Mind (2000) was originally developed for Pfeiffer in the late 1980s, but by the time it was finally ready to go into production a decade later, she was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, and the film became a vehicle for Demi Moore.
31 Was considered for the role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) that was played by Jennifer Jason Leigh.
32 Was tested and rejected by Franco Zeffirelli for the role of Jade Butterfield in Endless Love (1981). In the end, Zeffirelli chose Brooke Shields, a very young actress for the role, a decision she later wanted to regret.
33 Turned down the role of the Angel of death in A Prairie Home Companion (2006). The role went to Virginia Madsen.
34 Before the role in Chéri (2009) went to Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange was attached to play the lead, and was attached to the project for a number of years. She has credit as a producer on the film.
35 Was considered for a part in Working Girl (1988) along with Meryl Streep. The roles eventually went to Melanie Griffith (replacing Pfeiffer) and Sigourney Weaver (replacing Streep).
36 Said she wanted to star in a Grease remake with Jessica Simpson.
37 Was attached to star in two romantic comedies in 2004. One was "Taming Ben Taylor" (2004) with Kevin Costner and the other was "She's Gone" (2004), a romantic comedy about a couple whose marriage is at a crossroads. It was to be produced by Armyan Bernstein and Mark Johnson for Disney.
38 Auditoned for the role in Urban Cowboy (1980) that eventually went to Debra Winger.
39 Was considered for the role in Bugsy (1991) that eventually went to Annette Bening.
40 In the mid-1990s, she was attached to star in a remake of The Innocents (1961) starring Deborah Kerr, based on the Henry James novel "The Turn of the Screw".
41 Turned down the role of Ginger McKenna in Casino (1995), because she had already played a similar role in Scarface (1983). The part eventually went to Sharon Stone.
42 According to her interview in Premiere Magazine in 1999, she would really like to work with: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt.
43 Was considered for the lead role in Mamma Mia! (2008) that eventually went to Meryl Streep.
44 She is best friends with Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, and close friends with Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Gina Gershon, Martin Scorsese, Cher, Melanie Griffith, Vonda Shepard, James Spader, Jeff Goldblum, Matthew Broderick, Giorgio Armani, Ellen Barkin, Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Sarandon,.
45 Empire Magazine voted her the 33rd sexiest movie star in December 2007.
46 Good friends with Ellen Barkin.
47 Was voted by Empire Magazine as 13th Greatest actress of her time (out of 50 actresses) 2004.
48 When she was in her twenties, strangers would come up to her thinking she was Debbie Harry from the band Blondie. Not surprisingly, Harry stated in an interview that if she could choose any actress to play her in a film, she would choose Pfeiffer.
49 One of her favorite films is The Wizard of Oz (1939).
50 Has been very good friends with Cher since working together on The Witches of Eastwick (1987).
51 Was nominated for 6 consecutive Golden Globe Awards from 1989-1994.
52 Has worked with four live-action Batmans. First, she appeared in Batman Returns (1992), with Michael Keaton. She worked with Val Kilmer ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) {One Too Many (#13.7)} and The Prince of Egypt (1998). In One Fine Day (1996), she works with George Clooney, and in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), she works with Christian Bale.
53 Has been an an avid oil painter for most of her life.
54 Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 6, 2007.
55 Was offered the role of Clarice Starling, in the movie The Silence of the Lambs (1991), that eventually went to Jodie Foster.
56 In an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll, she placed second in the category of Best Modern Actress; beaten only by Meryl Streep [September 1999].
57 In 1999, joined the "12 million dollar club".
58 Was considered for the role of Eva Perón in Evita (1996), and when the film was to be directed by Oliver Stone, she even had taken a good few months voice training for the role.
59 Sister-in-law of Jude Cole and Kevin Ryan. Ex-sister-in-law of Gregory Fein.
60 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.
61 Chosen by People Magazine as one of the most intriguing people of 1988 and 1989.
62 Voted by Biography Magazine readers as the most beautiful woman of the 1990s.
63 Barbara Walters called her and Julia Roberts the most beautiful people she has ever interviewed.
64 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).
65 During an A&E Biography (1987), 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.
66 Michelle's paternal grandfather was of German descent, and Michelle's paternal grandmother had English, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, and Irish ancestry. On her mother's side, Michelle is of Swiss-German and Swedish descent.
67 Actor Val Kilmer wrote poetry for her.
68 Older sister of Lori Pfeiffer, and Dedee Pfeiffer.
69 Attended Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California and graduated in 1976.
70 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.
71 Her first job as a performer was playing "Alice" from Alice in Wonderland (1951) at Disneyland in the Main Street Electrical Parade in the mid-1970s.
72 Studied acting under Geraldine Page at workshop at Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.
73 Accidentally cut Al Pacino with broken glass while auditioning for Scarface (1983).
74 Has an adopted daughter named Claudia Rose (born in 1993) and a son named John Henry (born in 1994) with husband David E. Kelley, named after David's father.
75 While a teenage clerk at Vons Grocery Store in California, c. 1974, she learned to tie maraschino cherry stems in knots with her tongue.
76 Turned down the Sharon Stone role in Basic Instinct (1992).
77 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". [2000]
78 Does her own singing in Grease 2 (1982), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Hairspray (2007).
79 Replaced Annette Bening as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), due to the former actress' pregnancy.
80 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#3). [1995]
81 Michelle's name was misspelled as 'Michele' in the credits of her film, Callie & Son (1981).
82 Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
83 Was voted Best Dressed Female Movie Star. [1997]
84 Won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant.
85 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'.
86 Born at 8:11am-PDT.
87 Ranked #39 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
88 Used to work in a clothing store.

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1 [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.
2 (On Grease 2 (1982)) "That film was a good experience for me. It taught me a valuable lesson. Before it even came out the hype had started. Maxwell and I were being thrust down the public's throat in huge full page advertisements. There was no way we could live up to any of that and we didn't. So the crash was very loud. But it did teach me not to have expectations."
3 [on Johnny Depp] -- Johnny is one of the most iconic actors in cinema history. He was always on my bucket list.
4 I really thought One Fine Day (1996) was a good movie. I know why it did badly. It was released at a bad time. Perhaps if it had been released at a better time it would have done better. But there are so many variables. It's just all a big crapshoot.
5 [on Married to the Mob (1988)] It's a good one, I think. I had a great time on that with Jonathan Demme.
6 [on The Witches of Eastwick (1987)] We were a great team. There were no personality clashes whatsoever among the actors. We became very close. It was a difficult shoot, but not because we didn't get along. We started with an unfinished script, and then you get a lot of cooks in the kitchen and everyone's doing rewrites and it just became really stressful. But if anything, it made us stick together. It was like all the actors were in the trenches together. Working without a script doesn't work very well. We had a finished script but it wasn't one everyone was satisfied with. There were constant changes and there was a lot of drama. It's very rarely a positive to start without a solid foundation. It works sometimes.
7 [on Shaquille O'Neal] He was so sweet to my son [John Henry, 14] at a game a few years ago. We have this great photo of him sitting by Shaq's feet, and I swear my son and his feet are the same size.
8 [on Anne Hathaway] Oh, I think she's great. I'm actually very much looking forward to seeing her in the role (Catwoman). I'm a big fan of hers and I think she has everything you need for that role. She has the humor, she can go to dark places, shes obviously very talented. I think she's going to be really good.
9 I can't believe I'm saying this but I'd like to do an action movie. Yeah (I have done some action), but, I want to be like the Kiefer Sutherland character in 24. Jack Bauer? I want to be like him! I want to kick butt.
10 The loss of youth, the loss of beauty - it definitely plays havoc with your psyche. There's this transition from, 'Wow, she looks really young for her age,' to, 'She looks great for her age.' There is certainly a mourning process to that. I used to think I would never have surgery but it's really hard to say never.
11 I still think I'm going to be fired in the first week of every new job I take. Always. In fact, before I even start a movie I'll try to get myself fired or think of a reason I should quit. I guess it's fear of failure.
12 I can't see myself ever retiring. Ever. I started working part-time when I was 14 and still at school. And I've never stopped. From the moment I started, I loved it, and I feel like I always need to be productive in some way. But who knows? I may not always be acting; I hope I am. [2012]
13 I love Robert Zemeckis. I would do the yellow pages if he was directing [October 2000 while promoting What Lies Beneath (2000)].
14 There's always those performances which are so inspiring they are reminders of why you're in this business, and what you strive for and they continue to raise the bar for everyone. Like seeing Daniel Day-Lewis in just about anything that he does. He continues to inspire me.
15 I remember that I used to get on the phone with Ellen Barkin. We were both unemployed. Nobody would hire us. For 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. [Interview in Esquire, 1990].
16 [on George Clooney while on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) BBC, 1 August 2007] He's just a great guy, great with kids. I bet him he would get married and he keeps inflating the bet - from 100 dollars to 100,000 dollars. I still think he will, he's a handsome devil.
17 I look over and I've cut Al Pacino. This is the guy who already hates me. So, well, there goes that, I guess! But I actually think it's when he began to like me. And we've been good friends ever since. I got the job. (July 2007 Inside the Actors Studio (1994)).
18 [on having to turn down the part of Evita which eventually went to Madonna)] It was a very hard decision. I worked my ass off for that part. I was 6 months pregnant, doing Dangerous Minds (1995), taking voice lessons, and making demos on the weekend. Then, it got too expensive to keep the production in Los Angeles.
19 Interview with Movieline April 2002: (On being asked who do you find ravishing?) I find Cate Blanchett just so beautiful, so chameleon-like, so good in such different things. Brad Pitt is great looking. He's pretty cute and I'd like to work with him, too. There are people I love on- screen that I would love to work with. I adore George Clooney and I'd love to work with him again. I'd love to work with Ralph Fiennes. I'd love to work with Sean Penn again. I also find my husband very, very attractive.
20 If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait till you hit 50 - and I was surprised at how liberating it was. The anticipation of something is always much worse than the reality.
21 It seems that my leading men just keep getting younger the older I get. [at the Berlin Film Festival whilst promoting Chéri (2009)]
22 It's my profound fear of embarrassment that's kept me going. That's the key to my success.
23 (From Movieline magazine April 2002) People like Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep have paved the way and our window of opportunity expands incrementally year by year. Obviously, the kind of roles I'm offered are different than before, but I feel like the roles have only gotten more interesting. I want to grow up to be Judi Dench or Ellen Burstyn. The older we get, the less we work, but look at the work just those two women are doing. It gets deeper.
24 [on her role as "Velma Von Tussle" in Hairspray (2007)] It's a lot of fun to play mean and sinister - but you certainly put yourself at risk for scenery chewing. And, every once in a while, Adam [Adam Shankman, the director] would come over to me after a take and say, "Hey, Michelle - is there a chair leg in your teeth?"
25 Acting's an odd profession for a young person; it's so extreme. You work, and the conditions are tough and the process is so immersive, and then it stops, and then there's nothing. So you have to find ways of making you feel productive when you're not actually producing anything. For a young person, that's really challenging.
26 For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it.
27 I have to say this singing was harder than any I've done before. The melodies are so fast that you can barely get a breath in. But once I got past the 'Oh my God, what have I gotten myself into' phase, it was so much fun to sing again.
28 I was shocked at the prejudice, voiced in some quarters, over my decision to adopt a mixed-race baby. It's really surprising that people still put so much emphasis on it. None of us are pure anything. We're all a mixture. Claudia is a beautiful child, and some of the most beautiful people I've seen in the world have been of mixed race. As mother of both an adopted child and my own birth-child, there is absolutely no difference in the huge amount of love I feel for both my children. I always knew I wanted to adopt a child and also have one of my own. There is no difference at all.
29 Ultimately, I believe the only secret to a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Life is a series of choices, right?
30 I act for free, but I demand a huge salary as compensation for all the annoyance of being a public personality. In that sense, I earn every dime I make.
31 [on cosmetic surgery] "If that nose or those jowls bother you, do it! But this epidemic of people losing sight of what looks good, the distortion that has been going on is creepy."
32 [on wearing her costume in Batman Returns (1992) for the first time]: "I thought to myself 'I can't move, I can't breathe, I can't think. I'm unhappy. I can't act'."
33 [on playing her part of Claire Spencer in What Lies Beneath (2000)] "I thought about Drew Barrymore in the first Scream (1996) - I mean, ultimately that movie was more funny than scary, but the opening sequence was quite terrifying, and she portrayed terror in a way I'd never seen an actress do."
34 I still think people will find out that I'm really not very talented. I'm really not very good. It's all just been a big sham.


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