|The same magazine ranked Pfeiffer among the greatest fashion icons of the 1980s, calling her the decade's "go-to girl" and "one of our all-time favourite movie goddesses"||The film was an arthouse success and Pfeiffer garnered a substantial amount of critical praise; of The New York Times wrote that "Ms|
|Pfeiffer said she tends to become addicted to her characters once she commits to the role||Stevens, Dana January 7, 2019|
Her career so far is an arc of triumph and courage.
|Media commentators noted that Pfeiffer had unexpectedly become a "pop-music muse" in 2014; her name is mentioned in two of the year's most popular songs: "" by featuring , and "" by||1800—present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis|
|Famous for being "press-shy" and private like the characters she plays, Matthew Jacobs of crowned Pfeiffer Hollywood's prime example of "a movie star who doesn't walk around feeling like a movie star", which benefits her ability to play authentic characters without allowing her fame to affect her talent||Pfeiffer began her career in 1978 with minor television appearances before attaining her first leading role in 1982|
Although a fan of Pfeiffer's work in the musicals Grease 2 and The Fabulous Baker Boys, director cast Pfeiffer largely based on her performance in Batman Returns, claiming she was his first and only choice to play Velma.2