Have you watched the new trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? Angelina Jolie has yet again wowed us with her great portrayal of the classic Disney villain. But another great actress is going to share the spotlight alongside Fanning and Jolie. It looks like Michelle Pfeiffer is going to play a queen in the upcoming Disney movie and the fans are not complaining. The exchange of lines between Jolie and Pfeiffer in the trailer is so good we just cannot wait for the movie to be released.

Michelle Pfeiffer is one of the most beautiful actresses of all-time. Not just a pretty face, but she is known for playing deep and complex roles. She also does an amazing job playing as a femme fatale in movies. Pfeiffer has been in the business for nearly 40 years now. Although she slowed down in recent years, she has been more active since 2017. In this article, we have listed our top picks for Michelle Pfeiffer’s best performances in movies.


Scarface is one of the most controversial films ever made yet it also considered as one of the best. When it was released, a lot of critiques were pointed to how graphic the film was, but fans had no complaints because the film truly was a masterpiece. In the movie, Pfeiffer plays the wife of crime kingpin Tony Montana, who is played by Al Pacino. This rags to bullet story is about the drug trade claims in Miami and how pressure from the police and self-paranoia would serve as a downfall.

Married to the Mob

Pfeiffer yet again plays the role of a gangster’s wife in Married to the Mob. She plays the role of Angela de Marco, a woman fed up with her husband’s line of work. She wants to part in what her husband Tony “The Tiger”, is doing and would like a fresh start. She goes to New York with her son to take a new leaf, but her husband has sighted her and so does an FBI agent hoping to get Tony busted. This American comedy film garnered Pfieffer her first Golden Globe nomination and continued her hot streak in the 1980s.


Younger fans might know Pfeiffer from one of her later film, Hairspray. Hairspray was a screen adaptation of the Broadway musical which was also an adaptation of the 1988 comedy by John Waters. In this musical comedy film, Pfeiffer plays the role of Velma Von Tussle, the big time beauty queen mother who does everything to get thing her way. Michelle Pfeiffer is known for having some of the best musical roles and she definitely did not disappoint in Hairspray.

Batman Returns

Tim Burton was persuaded to make a sequel to Batman hence the movie, Batman Returns. In this Batman movie, Pfeiffer plays the role of the villain, Catwoman. While Annette Bening was the original actress cast for this role, she had to give it up due to her pregnancy. Pfeiffer landed the role and did a magnificent job at it. Her performance as the villain was great, but she really stood out while acting as Catwoman’s awkward meek alter ego, Selina Kyle.

The Fabulous Baker Boys

No other film has highlighted Michelle Pfeiffer’s beauty better than The Fabulous Baker Boys. Her role as Suzy Diamond captured the hearts of many and made her even more mesmerizing. Suzy Diamond as a struggling lounge singer who was hired by two brothers. Her performance in this movie was both erotic and classy, especially when she did her number of “Making Whoopee” with a slow ballad version while on top of a piano.

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