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Michelle Pfeiffer: I Don't Have to Look Young Anymore

By LEE HERNANDEZ

09/04/2013 at 10:45 AM EDT

It’s been more than 20 years since Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the sexy whip-carrying Catwoman on the big screen, but PEOPLE’s two-time World’s Most Beautiful Woman still looks puuuurfect at 55!

"Once you get over a certain hump there actually is less pressure. You can begin to look great for your age. You don’t have to look young anymore," the actress tells Ladies Home Journal in the October issue.

"I’ve moved over to that other side – I’m 55, which is a little too close to 60, but looking great for my age is okay now," she says.

Pfeiffer – who has been a vegan for a few years now – makes sure to work out five days a week and admits she lives a much healthier life than she did when she was younger.

"I haven’t always been healthy. When I was in my 20s I smoked two packs of cigarettes a day," she says, adding, "I lived on Marlboro Lights and Coca-Cola."

Still, the actress admits getting older is no walk in the park.

"Having to watch yourself age on a giant movie screen is simply not natural. It can wreak havoc on your psyche," she says.

Nine years ago, Pfeiffer took a break from Hollywood. She and her husband, TV writer-producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal) packed up their home and moved with their two children, Claudia Rose and John, to San Francisco.

"I started putting caveats on everything – like I’ll do a movie only at a certain time of year, or in a certain location – and I negotiated myself out of work," she tells the magazine.

"If I was going to do something that took me away from my kids, it had to matter.”

Now that both of her kids are in college, Pfeiffer returns to the big screen this month opposite Robert De Niro in The Family a black comedy about a Brooklyn mobster who enters a witness-protection program.

And despite her looks and status as a Hollywood A-lister, the Oscar-nominated actress admits even she feels vulnerable from time to time.

"I still think I’m going to be fired in the first week of every new job I take,” she says. “Always. In fact, before I even start a movie I’ll try to get myself fired or think of a reason I should quit. I guess it’s fear of failure."

by Anonymousreply 2809/07/2013

Another new photo.

So she moved to San Francisco? Does San Francisco have a lot of farm land, because that's apparently the type of place they were living once they left Hollywood. I don't remember "San Francisco" being the place she said they moved to in an interview.

by Anonymousreply 109/04/2013

She is looking really old.

by Anonymousreply 209/04/2013

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by Anonymousreply 309/04/2013

I didn't know she was that much of a smoker.

by Anonymousreply 409/04/2013

Old looking or no, I still love her.

by Anonymousreply 509/04/2013

I've loved her ever since John Malkovich left her weeping in a heap on that dark rainy night in Dangerous Liaisons. Never have I seen an actress give her total heart and soul to a scene and fall away completely on the altar of truth. She was magical.

by Anonymousreply 609/04/2013

Aging, yes, but still gorgeous in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 709/04/2013

Going vegan is a sure way of looking haggard quickly. Hope she's taking her vitamins.

by Anonymousreply 809/04/2013

I'm with R8, she could stand to gain at least 10 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 909/04/2013

At least 10 lbs, maybe 15.

by Anonymousreply 1009/04/2013

I really do wish she'd get her face done. She just looks way too old now. She still has those amazing features, but they're being blocked by all the lose skin and jowls. Jesus, she won't even use Botox.

So now she's exercising again?! Her husband has a thing for wafer-thin chicks, doesn't he? Remember Calista Flockhart ("Alley McBeal")?

by Anonymousreply 1109/04/2013

I don't think it's really fair to blame Calista's obvious eating disorder on David Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 1209/04/2013

r11, your statement is pure evil. If Garbo can age naturally and let nature work its art on her face instead of a surgeon, Pfeiffer can do the same thing. It's called having dignity, grace and INNER beauty.

by Anonymousreply 1309/04/2013

r13 doesn't belong on DL.

by Anonymousreply 1409/04/2013

DEK likes them thin.

by Anonymousreply 1509/04/2013

"I haven’t always been healthy. When I was in my 20s I smoked two packs of cigarettes a day," she says, adding, "I lived on Marlboro Lights and Coca-Cola."

Not half bad.

by Anonymousreply 1609/04/2013

When are vegans going to realize that they don't live any longer than the rest of us? Why do they deprive themselves?

Living longer is all about moderation, good genes, and having a good attitude.

by Anonymousreply 1709/04/2013

R17, many do it because it's more environmentally friendly; it's not always health-related.

by Anonymousreply 1809/06/2013

I don't believe she hasn't had subtle work and a few botox injections.

Still - she is natural FOR HOLLYWOOD. I'll give her that.

by Anonymousreply 1909/06/2013

She has definitely had some work done. But it is subtle and restrained, and I hope she leaves it alone. There's barely a Hollywood actress left who could pull off a performance as a real woman over 45 anymore, because they're all so altered. And at this point, the old men aren't much better!

by Anonymousreply 2009/06/2013

Good for her

by Anonymousreply 2109/06/2013

A woman of a certain age has to choose between her face and her figure, and women in Hollywood who want to keep working had better choose their figures.

by Anonymousreply 2209/06/2013

[quote]A woman of a certain age has to choose between her face and her figure, and women in Hollywood who want to keep working had better choose their figures.

Not really. Those "Real Housewives" cunts are, for the most part, slim but not too slim, fit and healthy looking. They don't look like they deprive themselves of food and are starving themselves.

And while they're admittedly not representative, I know plenty of older women "in real life" who are a good, healthy weight and don't look haggard.

by Anonymousreply 2309/06/2013

[quote]When are vegans going to realize that they don't live any longer than the rest of us? Why do they deprive themselves? Living longer is all about moderation, good genes, and having a good attitude.

[quote][R17], many do it because it's more environmentally friendly; it's not always health-related.

Also, veganism isn't about living longer, necessarily, but living better (however you define that) while you're still alive.

by Anonymousreply 2409/06/2013

I saw her in person at an airport.

She's still striking, stunning, sensational...

by Anonymousreply 2509/06/2013

[quote] She's still striking, stunning, sensational...

Mehhhh-reee!

by Anonymousreply 2609/06/2013

Funny r23, I am a lesbian and recently lost 15 pounds. My mom told me that I was too thin, and that I looked like 'one of those real housewives' lol.

by Anonymousreply 2709/06/2013

She doesn't have to change a thing. She looks like a very attractive 55-year-old.

by Anonymousreply 2809/07/2013
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