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Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958 in Santa Ana, California) is an American actress.

She was the It Girl of film in the 1980s and 1990s, having become famous through her earlier roles like Grease 2 and Scarface. Then she was less active in the film industry in the late 1990s and in the 2000s, having taken time off to spend time with her children and husband, David E. Kelley. Eventually, however, she began a rather quick career revival in the 2010s.


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  • Hidden Depths: If anyone watches her musical roles, they'll find that her singing voice is lovely.
  • Large Ham: A lot of her roles, especially in Batman Returns.
  • Old Shame: Considers several of her films (specifically Grease 2, A Thousand Acres, and I Could Never Be Your Woman) 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.
  • Shout-Out: Gets name-dropped in two separate hit songs from 2014-2015: "Riptide" by Vance Joy and "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. She gleefully described how embarrassed her kids were by the latter.
  • Star-Derailing Role: Grease 2 infamously almost cost her a role in Scarface.
  • Those Two Actors: Did four films with Robert de Niro - Stardust, New Year's Eve, 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.
  • Whip It Good: She is quite skilled with a whip. She did her own whip scenes as Catwoman in Batman Returns.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Was listed in People's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" issue a record six times, and was widely described as the most beautiful woman in the world in her hayday.

 
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Showing Off The New Body - Stardust

Upon recovering her youth and beauty, Sorceress Lamia undresses in front of a mirror and eyes her new body appreciatively while her still old and ugly sisters look on jealously.

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