Michelle Pfieffer Reveals Her Iconic Scarface Sunglasses Were Bought at a Drugstore


Almost 40 years after her iconic role in the gangster epic Scarface, Michelle Pfeiffer has revealed an interesting detail about her signature sunglasses.

The 63-year-old actress made an appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Friday, promoting her Showtime series The First Lady, where she plays Betty Ford, premiering Sunday, April 17.

She was asked about a photo of her playing Elvira in director Brian De Palma’s iconic classic, revealing the sunglasses were hers, which she bought at a drug store.

Live: The 63-year-old actress made an appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Friday, promoting her Showtime series The First Lady, where she plays Betty Ford, premiering Sunday, April 17

Pharmacy: She was asked about a photo of her playing Elvira in director Brian De Palma's iconic classic, revealing that the sunglasses were hers, which she bought at a pharmacy

Pharmacy: She was asked about a photo of her playing Elvira in director Brian De Palma’s iconic classic, revealing that the sunglasses were hers, which she bought at a pharmacy

Seacrest called the sunglasses “epic” while Ripa commented that they were “so chic” before the actress revealed where she bought them.

“The ones I bought at a drug store for about three dollars,” she said, and when asked if she still had them, she said no.

“I kept them for a while, but I think they fell apart a bit over time. I mean, they were cheap,” she said.

Three Dollars:

Three dollars: “The ones I bought at a drugstore for about three dollars,” she said, and when asked if she still had them, she said she didn’t

While Scarface was one of her breakthrough roles that helped solidify her career, she also opened up about her very first role, a guest spot on Fantasy Island.

‘My very first role was… One line on Fantasy island. It was a big deal. And the episode was called “The Island of Lost Women,” she said.

‘And my only line was ‘Who is that, Naomi?’ A man shows up on the island,’ she said, adding that the man’s fantasy was an island full of women.

Breakthrough: While Scarface was one of her breakthrough roles that helped solidify her career, she also opened up about her very first role, a guest spot on Fantasy Island

Breakthrough: While Scarface was one of her breakthrough roles that helped solidify her career, she also opened up about her very first role, a guest spot on Fantasy Island

First role: 'My very first role was... One line on Fantasy island.  It was a big deal.  And the episode was called

First role: ‘My very first role was… One line on Fantasy island. It was a big deal. And the episode was called ‘Island of the Lost Women’, she said

She also talked about playing Gerald Ford’s husband on Showtime’s The First Lady, which debuts on Friday.

“First of all, one of the reasons we wanted to do this show was that the first lady is our kind of background,” she began.

“And support their husbands. But working quietly and having their own agenda in the background. And we never know,” she continued.

New role: She also talked about playing Gerald Ford's husband in Showtime's The First Lady, which debuts on Friday

New role: She also talked about playing Gerald Ford’s husband in Showtime’s The First Lady, which debuts on Friday

Context:

Background: “First of all, one of the reasons we wanted to do this show was that the first lady is our kind of background,” she began

“So of course we all know the Betty Ford Clinic, and she was one of the founders. And we know that because she was so open and honest about her alcohol and drug abuse. And because she was so transparent about it, it was just – she talked about so many topics that were really taboo at the time,’ she said.

‘You didn’t mention it. You didn’t mention breast cancer. He didn’t talk about mental illness. And she came out with all the things on her own. And lifted a lot of the shame and paved the way for a lot of people to talk about it and get the help they needed,’ she said.

“And she was also incredibly involved in politics. And she lobbied for the Equal Rights Amendment to be ratified. She set up a command center at the White House,” she said.

Clinic:

Clinic: “Of course, we all know the Betty Ford Clinic, and she was one of the founders.” And we know that because she was so open and honest about her alcohol and drug abuse. And because she was so transparent about it, it was just – she talked about so many topics that were really taboo at the time,’ she said.

Command Center: “And she was also incredibly involved in politics.  And she lobbied for the Equal Rights Amendment to be ratified.  She set up a command center at the White House,” she said.

Command Center: “And she was also incredibly involved in politics. And she lobbied for the Equal Rights Amendment to be ratified. She set up a command center at the White House,” she said.

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