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Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) was the It Girl of film in the 1980s and 1990s, having become famous through her earlier roles like the sequel ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' and ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''. She was inactive in the film industry for a few years, having taken time off to spend time with her children and husband, Creator/DavidEKelley. Eventually, however, she began a rather quick career revival, picking up four films during 2011-2012, including the all-star movie ''Film/DarkShadows''. She continues to work in television and film.
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* ''Film/TheHollywoodKnights'' (1980)
* ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' (1982)
* ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' (1983)
* ''Film/IntoTheNight'' (1985)
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (1985)
* ''Film/TheWitchesOfEastwick'' (1987)
* ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'' (1987)
* ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'' (1988)
* ''Film/TequilaSunrise'' (1988)
* ''Film/DangerousLiaisons'' (1988)
* ''Film/TheFabulousBakerBoys'' (1989)
* ''Film/TheRussiaHouse'' (1990)
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'' (1992)
* ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/DangerousMinds'' (1995)
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' (1996)
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' (1998)
* ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' (1999)
* ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' (2000)
* ''Film/IAmSam'' (2001)
* ''Film/WhiteOleander'' (2002)
* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' (2003)
* ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman'' (2007)
* ''Film/PersonalEffects'' (2009)
* ''Literature/{{Cheri}}'' (2009)
* ''Film/NewYearsEve'' (2011)
* ''Film/DarkShadows'' (2012)
* ''Film/PeopleLikeUs'' (2012)
* ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' (2013)
* ''Film/{{Murder on the Orient Express|2017}}'' (2017)
* ''Film/Mother2017'' (2017)
* ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' (2018)
!!Her work provides examples of:
%%* ActionGirl: In ''Film/BatmanReturns'' and ''Film/DangerousMinds''.
* TheCameo: Has an uncredited one on a ''Series/PicketFences'' episode (her husband was the producer).
* CareerResurrection:
** Managed to keep her role in ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'', despite ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' threatening to cosign her to the HollywoodHypeMachine.
** She took some time off in the early 2000's to raise her children and just enjoy motherhood. She made a triumphant return to acting in 2007, with roles in ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' and ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''.
** Pulled it off again for a third time in 2017 after taking some time off again in 2012 with roles in ''The Wizard of Lies'', ''Film/Mother2017'', ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'' and ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some of her films. ''Film/IAmSam'' for one, where she starts off as a pretentious bitch and becomes, well, much kinder in the end. Her role in ''Film/DarkShadows'' could be considered this too, as her attitude toward the protagonist becomes much warmer as the movie goes on. It was also attempted in ''Scarface''.
* DoingItForTheArt: Once famously said she would act for free, the money just being compensation for being in the public eye.
%%* FemmeFatale: In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', and possibly considered this in ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' too.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Pushing 60 and still stunning.
* HiddenDepths: If anyone watches her musical roles, they'll find that her singing voice is lovely.
%%* IceQueen: ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'', ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'', ''Film/WhiteOleander''.
* OldShame: Considers several of her films (specifically ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'', ''A Thousand Acres'', and ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman'') to be disappointments. She has also gone on record stating that as a rule she only watches her films once, and that is it. Averted with ''One Fine Day'', which didn't do well but she believes it's a good movie nonetheless.
* ShoutOut: Gets name-dropped in two separate hit songs from 2014-2015: "Riptide" by Vance Joy and "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.
* StarDerailingRole: ''Film/{{Grease 2}}'' infamously almost cost her a role in ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''.
* ThoseTwoActors: Did four films with Creator/RobertDeNiro - ''Stardust'', ''Film/NewYearsEve'', ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' and ''The Wizard of Lies''. She joked that she was excited to work with him the first two times...only to discover they had no scenes together.
* WhipItGood: She is quite skilled with a whip. She did her own whip scenes as Catwoman in ''Film/BatmanReturns''.