Complex loves to debate whether celebrity women fall into the "wifey" or "trifey" category, but eventually, the best, brightest and bustiest prove their Wifey status beyond a shadow of a doubt. To officially certify the cream of the O.G. Wifey crop, we've created a new weekly column: Complex's Wifey Hall of Fame.
The first inductee into the Hall of Fame is Michelle Pfeiffer. This 51-year-old actress, who still looks damn good in her new movie Chéri, has earned this seal of approval after almost 30 years of being one of the baddest (and smartest) chicks in Hollywood. Check out the 5 Pfeiffer moments that gained her permanent Wifey status...
GREASE 2 (1982)
When she first came into the game in this sequel to your high school girlfriend's favorite movie, nobody took Michelle's acting very seriously. But damn, she was definitely a looker, and she showed some of the bad-ass attitude that would serve her well down the line. In this scene, she thinks being "independent" means kissing strangers. Fine by us!
Director Brian de Palma didn't want anything to do with the chick from Grease 2...until she auditioned for the part and actually made Al Pacino bleed. Her subsequent portrayal of Elvira Hancock, the GOAT trophy wife, turned her into a legitimate actress on the verge of major stardom.
THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS (1989)
By the late '80s, Pfeiffer was a huge star, but she still had some surprises in store. In this role, she showed off her sultry singing chops as an escort-turned-jazz singer who enjoys writhing on a grand piano. Whoopie!
BATMAN RETURNS (1992)
Shiny, black, skin-tight bodysuit. Need we say more?
"GANGSTA'S PARADISE" VIDEO (1995)
Yeah, we know it's just a music video, but the #1 single from the soundtrack to her movie Dangeous Minds gave Michelle the chance to show off her "tough" side. Not that staring down Coolio for 3 minutes makes you tough, but having LV sweat on you in the dark can't be fun. At all.
Michelle plays an older woman who seduces a man half her age and shows him some tricks. We'd like to officially volunteer for the sequel.