Celebrity Beauty: Michelle Pfeiffer

Beauty Cred on 30 May 2007 at 10:25am

Voted one of People Magazine’s most beautiful women in the world four times, Michelle Pfeiffer’s perception of herself, at least at some point in her life has been, "I look like a duck."

If that’s what a duck looks like, I’ll start quacking. At age 49, the actress has seemingly stumbled upon the fountain of youth, remaining as gorgeous as she was when she first leapt onto Hollywood’s radar as Al Pacino’s wife in “Scarface.”

Married to David E. Kelley since 1993, the couple and their two children moved to Northern California to escape the constant clutches of Tinseltown and maintain more privacy and a “slightly slower” lifestyle.

Her down to earth sensibilities and warm, intelligent nature are better suited to life outside of the Petri dish. Having children set her mind at ease about growing older in one respect. She shares, "I really haven't worried about my age much since I became a parent. That biological clock was really setting off alarm bells.”

Casting a Spell

The stunning beauty told Allure Magazine, “It was harder for me to get a good part, when I went into an audition, I had to be better because I was beautiful.” She has also stated of her film career and her looks, "I've fought a long battle to prove that I can be more than a decoration.” Her beauty may have caused some typecasting struggles in her career, but maintaining her gorgeous exterior seems to be effortless for the star.

Most Coveted Skin

Of her makeup regimen she says, “I don't like a lot of color on my face. And usually I don't have the energy or the time to do it.” In a 2003 survey conducted by the Beverly Hills Institute for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pfeiffer possesses the most coveted skin of all celebrities. This must be due in part to her evolving skin care efforts of the years. Pfeiffer confesses, “Ten years ago I did nothing beauty-wise. I smoked cigarettes, ate whatever I wanted and used soap on my face. Today, I use sunscreen and it takes longer to go to bed and get out of the house. But all I care about is that I am able to age gracefully and I don't ever look like a wax figure of myself.”

Working it Out

Her tiny frame is shaped from running four to six miles every day, and she adheres to a low-fat diet while avoiding wheat, dairy and sugar. Pfeiffer trained with celebrity trainer Kathy Kaehler for ten years, and credits Kathy for helping her slip into the body suit she donned as CatWoman. Pfeiffer offers, "After spending years training with Kathy, I now have the tools to exercise safely and effectively on my own, and fit a workout into my hectic schedule. She has shown me how to stay in shape without having to spend all those hours in the gym that are a waste of time and frankly boring as hell!" Amen!

On Plastic Surgery and Aging

Of going under the knife, Pfeiffer tells InStyle Magazine, “If that nose, or those jowls bother you, do it. (However) “This epidemic of people losing sight of what looks good, the distortion that has been going on, is kind of creepy.” She continues, “I certainly see that I’ve changed; I just try not to dwell on it. Now it’s easier than it was when I was in my early 40s. I’m over that hump. Aging happens to every single one of us. Once you accept that, it unburdens you.”

To read more about Michelle Pfeiffer’s upcoming film projects and thoughts on plastic surgery on RealSelf, click here and here.