Saturday 18 November 2017

Can you believe she's nearly 60? Michelle Pfeiffer steals the show in glittering gown at Venice Film Festival

US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, left, and Jennifer Lawrence pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'mother!' at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Michelle Pfeiffer attends the Gala Screening and World Premiere of 'Mother!' during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Michelle Pfeiffer attends the press conference and photo call for mother! during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Casino Palace on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley attend the Gala Screening and World Premiere of 'Mother!' during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
(L-R) Javier Bardem, Darren Aronofsky, Michelle Pfeiffer, David E. Kelley and Jennifer Lawrence attend the Gala Screening and World Premiere of 'Mother!' during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer waves as she leaves the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband David E. Kelley attend the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer (R) and US actress Jennifer Lawrence attend the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Spanish actor Javier Bardem, US actress Jennifer Lawrence (C) and US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attend the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Spanish actor Javier Bardem, US actress Jennifer Lawrence (C) and US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attend the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer poses for photographers upon arrival at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's been a long time since we've seen Michelle Pfeiffer on the red carpet and the legendary actress made sure it was worth the wait.

Pfeiffer (59) has long been regarded as one of Hollywood's most famous beauties since she burst onto the scene in the '80s and more than 30 years later, not much has changed. After a hiatus from acting in recent years, she is back with one of the most talked about movies at the Venice Film Festival - Darren Aronofksy's Mother!, a psychological horror which has divided critics.

US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

The Scarface star looked sensational in a glittering metallic gown by Michael Kors as she hit the red carpet on Tuesday night alongside co-stars Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence to mark her return to the spotlight. And her loved-up appearance alongside husband of 24 years David E. Kelley that proved that some Hollywood marriages can stand the test of time.

Earlier this year, Pfeiffer revealed she "disappeared" from Hollywood in order to focus on raising her two children Claudia Rose (24 and John Henry (23).  "I’ve never lost my love for acting. I’m a more balanced person, honestly, when I’m working. But I was pretty careful about where I shot, how long I was away, whether or not it worked out with the kids’ schedule. And I got so picky that I was unhireable. And then...I don’t know, time just went on...I disappeared, yeah," she told Vanity Fair in March.

Now that her children are out of the house, she is ready for a career renaissance and has appeared in HBO project with Robert DeNiro The Wizard of Lies, indie film Where is Kyra? and Murder on the Orient Express, which will be released later this year.

Meanwhile, Mother! has received mixed reviews, with reports it was booed after its showing at the Sala Grande in Venice, but it has been largely praised by film critics and there has been no suggestion it will be a contender during awards season.

US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie
US actress Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of the movie "Mother" presented in competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer poses for photographers upon arrival at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer poses for photographers upon arrival at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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