Michelle Pfeiffer struggled to find herself sexy till age 31

Washington: Michelle Pfeiffer has revealed that she didn’t see herself as a “sexual person” until she did the movie ‘The Fabulous Baker Boys’ at the age of 31. The 53-year-old admitted that it was only after she portrayed “sexually appealing” Susie Diamond in the film that she decided to stop looking like a “bag lady”.

“I struggled with my own image as a sexual person. That ended with a film, ‘The Fabulous Baker Boys’ in 1989, by which time I was 31,” a website has quoted her as saying in an interview with a leading daily.

“Even two years before that, I would not have been able to play the part of the sexually appealing Susie Diamond. She was dynamic and unapologetic and I was able to put on those clothes and play the part. I think, because of the way I looked, I had stayed away from buying anything sexy or overtly sexual. It was a turning point for me, because I could understand why men would find her sexy. I wish I’d been more like her. Before that, I would walk around looking like a bag lady!” she added.

The ‘Dark Shadows’ star explained becoming a mother to daughter Claudia Rose, 18, and son John Henry, 17, was the biggest “turning point” of her life because it has been the most rewarding thing she has ever done.

“The biggest turning point in my life was becoming a mother. If you had told me when I was 18 that I could survive on three hours’ sleep a night, I’d have never believed it. You just cope,” she said.