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Melanie Griffith

Melanie Richards Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. She is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the 1988 film Working Girl. She is the daughter of actress Tippi Hedren, and the wife of actor Antonio Banderas. Griffith was born in New York City to actress Tippi Hedren and producer, former actor, and advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, after which her father married model/actress Nanita Greene and had two more children: actress Tracy Griffith and set designer Clay A. Griffith. Her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall, and Griffith grew up with three stepbrothers. During her childhood and adolescent years, she divided her time between living in New York with her father and in Antelope Valley, California, where her mother formed the animal preserve Shambala. She also skipped a grade and graduated from Hollywood Professional School when she was 16 years old. Griffith began work at just nine months old in a commercial and made her film debut as an extra in Smith! (1969). Her first credited roles were in Smile, The Drowning Pool, and Night Moves (all 1975), in which she

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Melanie Griffith -- Antonio Banderas' Armpits Smell Like ...

Melanie Griffith:
Antonio Banderas' Armpits Smell Like ...

Antonio Banderas smells good "ALL THE TIME" ... so says his wife Melanie Griffith, who claims she's PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for his scent. The couple was leaving Madeo in Beverly Hills after the… READ MORE >

Melanie Griffith: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Melanie Griffith
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Melanie Griffith proves blondes really do have more, er, fun.Here's the 30-year-old celebuspawn back in 1987 (left) -- and 25 years later, the 54-year-old at an event in Hollywood this week… READ MORE >

- 1017 days ago
Mess With Aniston, Get Locked Up For Centuries

Mess With Aniston,
Get Locked Up For Centuries

The woman who ran a posh Beverly Hills salon and allegedly bilked Jennifer Aniston and other celebs out of money is now facing 501 years behind bars.As TMZ first reported, Maria Gabriella Perez is… READ MORE >

- 1457 days ago
Aniston, Cher -- Alleged Victims in Credit Card Scheme

Aniston, Cher
Alleged Victims In Credit Card Scheme

TMZ has learned ... the U.S. Secret Service just closed in on a woman accused of operating a serious credit card scheme ... and many of the alleged victims are major Hollywood mega-stars.… READ MORE >

- 1524 days ago
Saddam Hussein Has Arrived to The Oscars ...

Saddam Hussein
Has Arrived To The Oscars ...

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- 1688 days ago
Melanie Griffith: Bruise was from Cancer Surgery

Melanie Griffith:
Bruise was from Cancer Surgery

There's a scary explanation for the bruise that appeared this week under Melanie Griffith's right eye -- the actress claims it was the result of a surgical procedure to remove early stages of skin… READ MORE >

- 1768 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- The Mysterious Black Eye

Melanie Griffith
The Mysterious Black Eye

It's not a make-up smudge -- Melanie Griffith told photogs the mysterious dark spot seen on the right side of her face this weekend was indeed a black eye. Griffith was first spotted with the… READ MORE >

- 1772 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- Rehab Does a Body Good

Melanie Griffith
Rehab Does a Body Good

Mrs. Antonio Banderas has busted out of rehab -- and reemerged yesterday lookin' for some pricey eats at Mr. Chow.The 51-year-old actress, who has battled drug problems in the past, checked into… READ MORE >

- 1812 days ago
Agyness Deyn Was in 'Working Girl'?

Agyness Deyn
Was in 'Working Girl'?

Here's British supermodel Agyness Deyn (birth name Laura Hollins) at an event in London Wednesday night (left) -- and Melanie Griffith as ambitious secretary Tess McGill in the 1988 film "Working… READ MORE >

- 1964 days ago
Manny from 'Scarface': 'Memba Him?!

Manny from 'Scarface'
'Memba Him?!

Steven Bauer is best known for being Melanie Griffith's ex-husband and playing Al Pacino's best friend Manny Ribera in the 1983 film "Scarface." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

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