When Rihanna hit the 2012 Grammys in a slinky Armani gown, she said she was inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer's style in "Scarface." When Emma Stone's makeup artist styled her client for the "Gangster Squad" premiere, she cited Michelle Pfeiffer in "Scarface." And when Jonathan Saunders designed a collection of louche, sexy dresses, he named Michelle Pfeiffer in "Scarface" as his inspiration.
Clearly Pfeiffer's 1983 turn as Elvira Hancock in the classic crime flick has stuck with fashionistas. The actress' movie wardrobe was rife with plunging necklines, languid silhouettes, flimsy straps and silky materials. Offsetting the unabashed sultriness was that iconic blonde haircut, complete with unexpectedly girlish blunt bangs.
But a youthful hairstyle wouldn't make much difference -- with those high slits (and total lack of bras), there was no chance of Elvira Hancock looking like anything but a femme fatale. No wonder Tony Montana fell for her at first sight.
In honor of Pfeiffer's 55th birthday today (April 29), here's a look back at her unforgettable style in "Scarface."
See all of Michelle's awesome fashion:
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