Born in 1958 in Santa Ana, CA, Michelle Pfeiffer has always caught the attention of those around her. As a teenager, she won beauty pageant after beauty pageant, including Miss Orange County. After briefly studying to be a court reporter, Pfeiffer changed direction and decided to pursue an acting career. Like many fledgling actors, she started off with small parts, scoring humble television appearances on shows like Fantasy Island. Pfeiffer entered the film game with the 1980 movie Falling in Love Again, and then landed a more visible role with Grease 2 in 1982. Her breakout role was the now-classic crime drama Scarface, starring opposite movie legend Al Pacino. During the rest of the ‘80s, Pfeiffer took on a mixture of parts. She starred in The Witches of Eastwick with Cher and Susan Sarandon; and Dangerous Liaisons, opposite Glenn Close and John Malkovich. Her performance in Dangerous Liaisons garnered Pfeiffer an Oscar nomination for best actress. Pfeiffer used her versatility to tackle more varied roles, such as in the 1998 comedy Married to the Mob; a lead role in The Fabulous Baker Boys, with Jeff Bridges; the romantic comedy Frankie and Johnny; and, of course, the memorable role of Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. The early 2000s were Pfeiffer’s transition back into more serious roles. In 2001, she starred with Sean Penn in I Am Sam, the story of a mentally challenged man who fights to keep custody of his daughter. Pfeiffer displayed her dramatic chops again in 2002’s White Oleander, playing a woman whose life was ruined when she went to prison and her daughter was subsequently placed in foster care. Later, Pfeiffer gave a highly praised performance opposite John Travolta in 2007’s Hairspray. More recently, she reunited with film director Tim Burton in Dark Shadows, costarring with Johnny Depp. She also appeared in the 2012 family drama People Like Us.