From the Golden Globes to Batman Returns, she’s created some epic style moments
A glance over Michelle Pfeiffer’s on and off-screen style highlights only increases our fan girl levels. From Scarface to Stardust and with a bit of Grease 2 cheesiness thrown in for good measure, she’s played some of the big screen’s most iconic roles, while off it and on the red carpet, her effortless-meets-high-glamour style is everything we aspire to be.
From her breakout role in Scarface, to crowd-pleasers like The Witches of Eastwick and personal favourites like One Fine Day, so many of Pfeiffer’s roles have been intrinsically stylish – that perfect face and It girl appeal certainly didn’t hurt. Off the screen and on the red carpet – just like her turn at the Golden Globes – she’s just as enigmatic.
Below, find 15 fashion-forward, career-defining moments and in the gallery above, take a look at why Pfeiffer has earned her place as a fashion and beauty icon.
Batman Returns, 1992
Channeling her superhero alter ego with a tangle of high-volume curls on the New York City streets in Batman Returns, Pfeiffer proved that the quickest way to carve a whole new image is with black latex, and lots of it.
Never one to shy away from a costume, Michelle plays a deliciously evil witch in this, one of our all-time fave Pfeiffer movie moments.
There’s not many actresses who can go from period dramas to kitsch flamboyance, but Michelle Pfeiffer is certainly one of them.
B.A.D. Cats, 1980
If ever you’re in need of some style inspo, look to B.A.D. Cats. The denim, the hair, the gold hoops – it’s got it all.
Frankie And Johnny, 1991
No Hollywood starlet CV is complete without a role waiting tables in a diner. And few can make those shapeless pale pink tabards quite as cool as Michelle – it’s all about those scruffy retro hi tops.
Russia House, 1990
Understated and cool – all it takes is a great trench and a pair of knee-high boots. We love.
The Fabulous Baker Boys, 1989
From the red dress to the sassy attitude and good hair flip, there were many good reasons Michelle picked up the coveted best actress award at the Golden Globes for The Fabulous Baker Boys.
Dangerous Liaisons, 1988
Everyone loves a period drama, and this romantic get-up is one of the best you’ll ever see.
The Witches of Eastwick, 1987
Cher, Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer… Casting doesn’t get much more epic than this cult classic. All the 80s high-waisted trousers, stonewash denim and fabulous lamé is still a constant source of style inspo.
Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface as the fearlessly sexy Elvira Hancock, whose penchant for silk clothing is matched only by her loyalty to a sheer smoky eye, a tawny cheek – and that immaculate shoulder-grazing bob is. Put simply, it’s iconic. Take your cue from her bangs, white suits and slip dresses and wide-brim hats forevermore.
Grease 2, 1982
As the trouble-seeking cool girl, Michelle Pfeiffer ‘s character is our go-to for nailing high-waisted denim, and bomber jackets. We love.
The Age of Innocence, 1993
In this 90s classic we learned it’s OK to let your lover go unselfishly to his wife, if you do so in a lovely red gown.
When not killing it latex, Michelle Pfeiffer is nailing a costume drama.