American movie star Melanie Griffith became famous for playing the lead role in the film "Business Woman" and even won the Golden Globe Award. A year ago, the actress celebrated her 60th birthday.
The beautiful actress was born in the summer of 1957 in the capital of the United States. The parents were an advertising agency employee Peter Griffith, as well as an actress with an interesting name Tippy Hedren. The couple lived together for about four years, but could not endure each other and filed for divorce. After which each of them created his own family. Tippy decided to marry the then-famous producer Noel Marshall, and then went to California with her beloved daughter. And Peter did not leave his hometown at all, having met a new love.
It is believed that Melanie Griffith is of mixed origin, her ancestors were not only from England, but also from Norway and Sweden. Since the parents were considered creative personalities, the girl, as if copying their behavior, began to act in films early. At a young age, she graduated from courses for actors, then was educated at the Adler school.
The very first films in which Melanie played were: "Hutch", "Harrad's Experiment" and "Smile". She also took part in a large number of psychological thrillers. She was considered a stunningly talented actress in the horror genre, but later she succeeded in comedic roles.
After some time, her mother and stepfather took a real lion to the house so that Melanie starred in a scary thriller about animals and humans, called "Roar." The king of beasts became a member of their family. But the experiment was not entirely successful. The lion wounded Melanie when she once again wanted to play with him, although she was trained.
In 1982, the girl had a serious accident, she not only suffered, but was also placed in a rehabilitation center. The fact is that drugs were found in her blood. The actress was treated for several years. During this time, his career began to decline.
Coming out of rehabilitation, the young actress continued to act in films. Her favorite and most successful role was in the film "Business Girl". The following actors took part in this work: Alec Baldwin, as well as Harrison Ford and even Sigourney Weaver. Melanie, already a mature woman, loved to act surrounded by beautiful actors. Over time, her activity on the set diminished, the only exceptions are the roles in the films "The Conspiracy", as well as "Pocket Money". Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks, Kim Cattrall and even Saul Rubinek have become her regular partners in The Bonfire of Vanities.
For the first time she decided to get married in 1975, Don Johnson became her husband. But Melanie literally repeated the fate of her parents, having lived with him for only four years. Stephen Bauer became the second husband. He was an American actor, and a native of Cuba. From him she gave birth to a son. Later she again filed for divorce.
But the love of his life turned out to be Antonio Banderas. He came from Spain to star in the movie "Two is too much." She was older, but the marriage was strong and lasting. They were even considered the exemplary couple in all of Hollywood. Together they were 18 years old, which is a lot for the United States. The reason for the separation was Antonio's betrayal. But many still doubt that he fell in love with another woman.