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Michelle Pfeiffer Timeline

Apr. 29, 1958: Michelle Pfeiffer is born in Santa Ana, California to Donna and Richard Pfeiffer.

Jan. 1, 1964: Sister Dedee Pfeiffer is born.

June 8, 1965: Sister Lori Pfeiffer is born.

1970s: Throughout her years in school she is the victim of constant ribbing about her "duck walk" and "fat lips." Eventually this leads to her becoming a bully.

1971: Helps her dad clean second-hand fridges for re-sale.

1972: Lies about her age so she can get work. Works in a kindergarten and clothing and jewelry shops.

1973: Wrecks her mom's red '65 Mustang.

1973: During this time, she is a "beach bunny" and experiments with drugs.

1974: Attends Newport Harbor High School, Newport Beach, CA, but is later transferred.

1974: While working at Vons Grocery Store, she learns to tie maraschino cherry stems in knots with her tongue.

1976: Graduates from Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley, CA.

1976: Attends community college with aspirations to be a court reporter but leaves after a year.

1978: Attends Golden West College to study psychology but drops out. She goes back only to drop out again.

1978: While working as a supermarket checker at Vons, she realizes this whole scene isn't for her. Decides she wants to be an actress so she takes her hairdresser's advice and enters the Miss Orange County competition in hopes of acquiring an agent. She wins the contest and decides to enter the Miss Los Angeles pageant. She loses, but still gets an agent: John LaRocca.

Nov. 1978: Makes her debut in Fantasy Island as the pretty dumb blonde with one line, "Who is he, Naomi?"

1980: She allegedly joins a cult that involves vegetarianism and metaphysics.

1980: During her Beverly Hills Playhouse acting class she meets classmate Peter Horton, who rescues her from the cult.

Oct. 5, 1981: Marries Peter Horton.

June 11, 1982: Gets her leading role debut in Grease 2, playing Stephanie Zinone.

1983: During her audition for Scarface, she accidentally cuts Al Pacino with broken glass.

Dec. 9, 1983: Plays Elvira in Scarface, with Al Pacino.

June 12, 1987: Plays Sukie Ridgemont in The Witches of Eastwick with Jack Nicholson, Cher, and Susan Sarandon.

Aug. 19, 1988: Plays Jo Ann Vallenari in Tequila Sunrise with Kurt Russell and Mel Gibson.

Dec. 16, 1988: Plays Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Uma Thurman, and Keanu Reeves. She has a brief relationship with co-star Malkovich.

1989: Divorces Peter Horton.

June 19, 1992: Plays Catwoman in Batman Returns, with Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, and Christopher Walken. She has a brief relationship with Keaton.

Mar. 1993: Adopts Claudia Rose.

Nov. 13, 1993: Marries David E. Kelley.

Aug. 5, 1994: Gives birth to John Henry.

Aug. 11, 1995: Plays Louanne Johnson in Dangerous Minds.

Apr. 26, 1998: Plays Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

July 21, 2000: Plays Claire Spencer in What Lies Beneath, with Harrison Ford.

Sept. 6, 2002: Plays Ingrid Magnussen in White Oleander.

July 2, 2003: Does the voice for Eris in the animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

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Sources: "The Two Lives of Catwoman," People Weekly, 7/13/1992; by Lipton, Michael A.







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