Michelle Pfeiffer has come a very long way since she first popped onto television series like CHiPs in the late '70s. One of her first big roles is one of my most beloved -- when she longingly sang for a C-o-o-l R-i-d-e-r in Grease 2. Sure, the movie is crap, but I still think Stephanie Zinone and Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield) are one of the best on-screen couples of the '80s. (Go here to see where some of them are now.) From there, well, she was unstoppable. She was the Ladyhawke, one of The Witches of Eastwick, she was Married to the Mob, licking bat faces in Batman Returns and leading the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Pfieffer also gained three Oscar nominations for her work in Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Love Field, so it is about time that she finally get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week. The actress thanked her mother and father: "She taught me that I could do anything and that I should have a career before I get married," and she says that her father taught her "that you can make something of yourself if you work hard." She definitely followed their advice: Pfeiffer is currently playing Velma Von Tussle in the new Hairspray film and plays the evil Laima in Stardust, which comes out in a few days. Next up: she co-stars with Paul Rudd in I Could Never be Your Woman, the latest film Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless director Amy Heckerling.
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