Gary Boyd, Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Oscar-nominated actress, 54, has kept a relatively low profile since her heyday of the 1980s and ’90s, but she has had two sizable roles this summer playing colorful moms in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and in the drama People Like Us. (She herself is a mother of two.) The hits keep on coming, too (pun intended): Pfeiffer stars in the Mob comedy Malavita next year, teamed with Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones.
Contributing: Joanna Hlavacek, Brian Truitt