20 Facts About Michelle Pfeiffer

1. Michelle Pfeiffer hardly seems to qualify as a heroine for the hip-hop set.

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2. In August 1994, Michelle Pfeiffer gave birth to a son, John Henry.

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3. Michelle Pfeiffer is mentioned in Vance Joy's 2013 song, "Riptide".

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4. Michelle Pfeiffer has long been called one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, a designation that The Daily Telegraph Mick Brown considers to be both "a defining characteristic in her acting career" and "a curse.

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5. Michelle Pfeiffer maintains that she has never received any formal acting training.

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6. Michelle Pfeiffer had a supporting role in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, the fourth adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1934 novel of the same name.

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7. Michelle Pfeiffer played the role of aging retired courtesan Lea de Lonval, opposite Rupert Friend in the title role, with Kathy Bates as his mother.

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8. Michelle Pfeiffer returned to the screen in 2007 with villainous roles in two major summer blockbusters—Hairspray and Stardust.

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9. Michelle Pfeiffer took on the role of a murderous artist, named Ingrid Magnussen, in the drama White Oleander, alongside Alison Lohman (in her film debut), Renee Zellweger and Robin Wright.

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10. Michelle Pfeiffer handed her producing partner Guinzburg one final film to produce under the Via Rosa Productions header.

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11. Michelle Pfeiffer took the role of Gillian Lewis in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, which was adapted by her husband David Kelley from Michael Brady's play of the same name.

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12. Michelle Pfeiffer took the role of Catwoman in Tim Burton's superhero film Batman Returns, opposite Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito, after Annette Bening withdrew due to pregnancy.

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13. In 1990, Michelle Pfeiffer formed her own boutique film production company, Via Rosa Productions, which ran for 10 years.

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14. Michelle Pfeiffer took the part of the Soviet book editor Katya Orlova in the 1990 film adaptation of John le Carre's The Russia House, opposite Sean Connery, a role that required her to adopt a Russian accent.

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15. Michelle Pfeiffer was cast against type, as a murdered gangster's widow, in Jonathan Demme's mafia comedy Married to the Mob, opposite Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell and Mercedes Ruehl.

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16. Michelle Pfeiffer obtained her first major film role as the female lead in Grease 2, the sequel to the smash-hit musical film Grease (1978).

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17. Michelle Pfeiffer transitioned to film with the comedy The Hollywood Knights, opposite Tony Danza, appearing as high school sweethearts.

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18. Michelle Pfeiffer made her acting debut in 1978, in a one-episode appearance of Fantasy Island.

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19. The family moved to Midway City, where Michelle Pfeiffer spent her childhood.

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20. Michelle Pfeiffer is widely considered to be among the most talented actresses of her generation.

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