Here Are Eight Of Bette Midler’s Best Film Parts Ever!
Throughout her more than 50 years in showbiz, actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, and film producer Bette Midler has starred in lots of unforgettable roles both on the stage and screen. So, to celebrate the actress recently ringing in her 73rd birthday, we’re taking a look back at eight of her best film parts ever from
In what is perhaps Bette’s most beloved screen role ever, the actress portrays a New York actress and singer named C.C. Bloom who reflects on her long friendship with heiress and lawyer Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) after tragedy strikes.
The Rose (1979)
In The Rose, Bette portrays Mary Rose Foster (known as “The Rose”), a famous 1960s rock singer who struggles to deal with the constant pressure of her career and her demanding manager. Bette received her first Oscar nomination for this role.
The First Wives Club (1996)
In First Wives Club, Bette stars alongside Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn as three divorced friends who seek revenge on their ex-husbands who left them for younger women.
For the Boys (1991)
For the Boys tells the story of retired singer Dixie Leonard (Bette’s character) and her relationship with her longtime showbiz partner Eddie Sparks (played by James Caan). Bette was nominated for her second Oscar for this movie!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hocus Pocus has become a cult Halloween classic thanks to Bette’s portrayal of Winifred Sanderson, a witch who comes back to life with her sisters (played by Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) and tries to become immortal by triumphing over a group of kids hoping to stop them.
Ruthless People (1986)
In this film, Bette and Danny DeVito play a couple who kidnap the wife of their ex-boss in order to get revenge and extort money from him.
Big Business (1988)
Big Business stars Bette and Lily Tomlin and the two actresses each portray an identical set of twins mismatched at birth. Hilarity, obviously, ensues!
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
This comedy is about a dysfunctional wealthy couple who save the life of a suicidal homeless man. Bette stars alongside Nick Nolte and Richard Dreyfuss in the movie!