Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana in 1958 to a father of German origin and a mother of Swiss decent. She grew up in Orange County and graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1976 and attended Golden West College for one year where she studied to become a court...Read more reporter before she quit to start acting. In 1978, she won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant and then took part in the Miss California beauty pageant. Although she did not win, this participation allowed her to get a business manager who in return landed her a few appearances in TV commercials and small movie roles. Pfeiffer’s first appearance was in the TV series, (Delta House) in 1979, but her most notable work was, (Batman Returns) in 1992.