How Michelle Pfeiffer’s net worth was built

Michelle Pfeiffer worked at a Vons supermarket after graduating high school and studied briefly to be a court stenographer in college. But she decided to pursue an acting career after winning the Miss Orange County beauty pageant in 1978 and participating in the Miss California pageant that same year. She started getting TV parts quickly, including on “Fantasy Island” and a short-lived sitcom called “Delta House.”

It was the 1983 film “Scarface,” in which she played the cocaine-addicted wife of drug kingpin Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino, that launched her to stardom. Among the films that followed were “The Witches of Eastwick,” (1987), “Married to the Mob” (1988), “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988), “The Fabulous Baker Boys” (1989), and “Batman Returns” (1992), in which she played Catwoman.

In 2001, she starred opposite Sean Penn in the critically acclaimed film, “I Am Sam,” then had roles in “Stardust” (2007) with Robert DeNiro and “Dark Shadows” (2012) with Johnny Depp. Pfeiffer’s net worth as of May 2017 is $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Michelle Pfeiffer

  • Born: 1958
  • Birthplace: Santa Ana, California

What she’s up to now

Pfeiffer plays Ruth Madoff, the wife of Wall Street pyramid schemer Bernie Madoff, in an HBO film called “The Wizard of Lies,” directed by Barry Levinson and debuting May 20, 2017. Then, she stars in the mystery “Murder on the Orient Express,” directed by Kenneth Branagh, and in a psychological thriller called “mother!”


Pfeiffer won a 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Actress in “What Lies Beneath” and a 1990 Golden Globe for Best Actress for “The Fabulous Baker Boys.” She shares credit for a Hollywood Film Award and Palm Springs International Film Festival Award that went to the ensemble cast of the 2007 film, “Hairspray.” Also that year, she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

See how Michelle Pfeiffer’s net worth compares with that of her “Scarface” co-star, Al Pacino.