Michelle Pfeiffer

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


Pfeiffer was three times nominated for an Oscar - 1989 for Dangerous Liaisons, 1990 for The Fabulous Baker Boys and 1993 for Love Field - as well as five times for a Golden Globe, she in 1989 for her portrayal of a nightclub singer with a past in The Fabulous Baker Boys received. For her performance in the race drama Love Field, she received a Silver Bear at the Berlinale 1993.

Pfeiffer's career suffered since the 1990s is not irrelevant under a very careful choice of roles. So they declined to take the lead role in The Silence of the Lambs, for which then Jodie Foster won an Oscar, as well as a participation in the eventual success of Basic Instinct where Sharon Stone played the female lead role. Your so far had great success last Pfeiffer in 2000 on the side of Harrison Ford in the thriller What Lies Beneath, for which she received a record fee of 10 million U.S. dollars. In the mother-daughter drama White Oleander (2002) played Pfeiffer, who had until then always embodies sincere and good characters, the first time a bitter, emotionally damaged individualist that rises is also inflicting physical or mental damage.

According to their five-year break Pfeiffer returned in summer 2007 with the two films Hairspray and Stardust on the canvas. In both films, she played the role of the villain. In the musical Hairspray she also sings again ( as in The Fabulous Baker Boys); Stardust it shows in the role of a witch. Pfeiffer was 20 years after Catwoman in Batman Returns again for Tim Burton in front of the camera, playing Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in Dark Shadows.

Pfeiffer was honored on 6 August 2007 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Pfeiffer has ancestors from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. She has two younger sisters, Dedee Pfeiffer (born 1964 ) and Lori Pfeiffer (born 1965 ), both also actresses, and an older brother, Rick Pfeiffer. From 1981 to 1988 she was married to actor Peter Horton. In 1993 she married David E. Kelley, the creator of the TV series Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal and Boston Legal. With him she has a son, John Henry ( * 1994). Between the two marriages she adopted her daughter Claudia Rose ( * 1993).

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Pfeiffer took part in the new video for Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise, which was part of the soundtrack of her film Dangerous Minds.