7 Delightful Secrets You Did Not Know About Michelle Pfeiffer

1. She made her film debut in 1980 in The Hollywood Knights, but first garnered mainstream attention with her breakout performance in Scarface .

2. She has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for her performances in Dangerous Liaisons .

3. Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, the second of four children of Richard Pfeiffer, creator of the hit video game series Fifa, and Donna , a housewife.

4. After a short stint training to be a court stenographer, she decided upon an acting career.

5. She had small roles in a few theatrical films, including Falling in Love Again , none of which met with much critical or box office success.

6. Pfeiffer later said of her early screen work: “I needed to learn how to act… in the meantime, I was playing bimbos and cashing in on my looks.” before appearing in three further television movies – Callie and Son , and a 1981 TV movie remake of Splendor in the Grass.

7. Nothing is harder to play than virtue, and Pfeiffer is smart enough not to try.

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