Michelle Pfeiffer's Big Secret


Michelle Pfeiffer’s Big Secret

Michelle opens up to us about the lifestyle choice she’ll never give up, and her secret for staying young.


Urbanette: You’ve mentioned that you were once part of a cult that practiced breatharianism. Is going vegan giving you flashbacks of that kind of lifestyle?

Michelle: It dawned on me that I was a member of a cult while I was researching for a role that I played years back. I was young and new in Hollywood and was involved with this couple that claimed to be physical trainers. They put me on a diet that nobody could adhere to. They were very controlling. I wasn’t living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there so it was financially very draining. They believe that people in their highest state were breatharian. They believed that we don’t need food and water to nourish us, only the sun.

Urbanette: It’s great that you got out of it.

Michelle: My first husband, Peter Horton, helped me overcome it.

Michelle Pfeiffer’s Big Secret

Michelle credits her vegan lifestyle for keeping her looking young

Urbanette: Everyone is applauding you for aging gracefully and you’re one of the few female actresses who haven’t gotten plastic surgery. What is your stand on this?

Michelle: Sometimes I think about it, sometimes I don’t. It really depends on how well I’m lit. It depends on my makeup and all kinds of things.

Urbanette: So you are considering it? What are your thoughts on it?

Michelle: I’m not saying that I won’t have plastic surgery at some point. I think that it’s harder and harder the older you get to say never. Especially being in the public eye. It doesn’t really matter, I think that if people actually want to do something here or there, who cares? If it makes them feel a little bit better about themselves… What I object to is too much. And really bad plastic surgery. When I think it becomes a distraction and when people don’t look like themselves anymore. As long as it doesn’t overtake them.

Urbanette: What is your advice for people who are considering going vegan?

Michelle: I would say, do what I did. I just told myself one day that I’m going to do it and I’m going to give myself eight weeks. And that I’m not going to commit on this for a lifetime because it’s psychologically huge for people to wrap their minds around it. And I’m just going to see how I feel, I’m going to test my blood again and see if there’s anything. Giving it that long you sort of get over the fact of feeling how big and difficult it is at the beginning. And if you really give yourself long enough to start feeling differently and sort of see the benefits then it will be great.


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A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 106 Comments

  1. Ashley Moore

    Loved reading your article today. She’s so beautiful, honest and true. ❤❤❤

  2. A very good read! It is inspiring to read an exceptional actress reveal “natural” beauty secrets especially in this day and age where even very young girls would like to undergo plastic surgery because of what is seen and heard from well-known personalities.

    Thanks for publishing this interview! You always have encouraging articles for your readers!

  3. OMG! She’s so beautiful! In the future, I want to be like her… Be look up to and be known as someone who maintained beauty without the need to undergo plastic surgery!

    • Francis Woods

      I know right!!! Of course, we can be like her!!! To be honest, I find some actors/actress funny because they obviously have undergone bad plastic surgery! Very obvious and just won’t fit them! LOL

  4. Gabby Williams

    Great article, Urbanette! I’m aging gracefully 🙂 I used to tell myself that age is just a number. Well, I still do but I make sure that as number(s) continuously add to my age, I maintain a healthy living.

    Like Michelle, I’m not a big fan of plastic surgery. I have this belief that if you want to be beautiful and fit, you’ve got to achieve and work for it, and not just depend on easy ways.

  5. Yeah, it’s really alarming and disheartening that younger generations are getting cancer 🙁

    After reading this interview, I felt more contented that I went vegan! I guess despite the positive effects I feel (like eliminating that bloated feeling) I still need more motivation to keep me going with my vegan diet…

  6. Wonderful interview! Michelle has proven that if you want something, you have to work hard and persevere. I’m glad that plastic surgery is not really an option to her. I also applaud her because she’s vegan!

  7. Melissa Smith

    Yeah, she’s an exceptional actress! I learned something new today — “breatharianism.” One of the fad diets…

  8. Very nice interview! Thanks for revealing natural beauty secrets! It feels motivating that an influential person like her is not really into artificial methods of retaining beauty — plastic surgery.

  9. Indeed she’s aging gracefully. I agree with her, there’s nothing wrong with plastic surgery but there is “bad plastic surgery” that destroys.

    And yeah, being vegan eliminates toxins leaving skin healthy and glowing 😉

  10. Courtney Watson

    She is very beautiful! And still very influential! Reading this interview made me more proud I became vegan 🙂 I know I’m on the right track!

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