Melanie supported John Kerry in the 2004 US presidential election.
In 2002, Melanie appeared in print ads for Gap clothing stores.
In 1993, Melanie won the Worst Actress Award at the Razzies for her work in the 1992 films Shining Through and A Stranger Among Us.
In 2003, Melanie was nominated for a AFI Award at the Australian Film Institute in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in the 2003 film The Night We Called It a Day.
In 1989, Melanie was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards, USA in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in the 1988 film Working Girl.
In 1994, Melanie was nominated for a Razzie Award at the Razzie Awards in the category of Worst Actress
for her work in the 1993 film Born Yesterday.
In 2000, Melanie won the Taormina Arte Award at the Taormina International Film Festival.
Melanie stands at 5' 9¼" or 1.76 m.
Melanie is a co-founder of an Internet company called OneWorldLive.com which is an online community where all kinds of quick information is available--on health and fitness, beauty transformations, and e-commerce.
Melanie earned two million dollars for starring in Milk Money and one million dollars for appearing in The Bonfire of the Vanities.
Melanie was mauled by a lion during the filming of Roar in 1981.
Melanie's parents divorced when she was just four years old. She moved to California where she was raised by her mother.
Melanie received the lifetime achievement award at Cannes in 2001.
Melanie has been involved with the SABERA Foundation, a charity organization which aims to aid the street children of Calcutta. Fellow actress Penélope Cruz introduced her to the cause.
She played Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago.
She auditioned for the title role in Carrie. Unfortunately, she missed out on the part, and it went to Sissy Spacek.
She was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car leaving a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard. She claims to still feel pain from the accident.
In Crazy in Alabama, a movie directed by her husband, Antonio Banderas, two of her real-life daughters played her on-screen daughters.
She claims that it was love at first sight when she first laid eyes on Antonio Banderas. They met on the set of Two Much in 1995.
She turned down roles in As Good As It Gets and The Sheltering Sky because of two separate pregnancies.
She was first asked to play Lily in The Grifters, but she turned it down. The role then went to Anjelica Huston.
She married Don Johnson when she was only fourteen years old. He was eight years older than her.
She was considered for Sharon Stone's role in Basic Instinct.
According to Melanie, her best movies are Night Moves, Something Wild, Working Girl and Nobody's Fool.
She is half Swedish and half English.
She was asked to play Thelma in the movie Thelma & Louise.
She and her daughter, Dakota Johnson, have both been crowned "Miss Golden Globe", and they are the only mother-daughter team to both be crowned with this title.
In 1984, Melanie was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie Body Double.
Melanie: I don't drink. I don't take pills. Nothing. And it's fantastic. It's like getting out of prison.
Melanie: I would just like to be able to give to people through acting. If I can entertain people by being somebody else and allow somebody to feel something, then that makes me feel good.
Melanie: I don't walk around with fear. I walk around with strength. I believe in cause and effect.
Melanie: To break boundaries interests me. With all the knowledge that is available now in the world, it should be accessible to everyone. You can get so much information on the Internet now, and yet there are so many places in the world where people just don't have the education.
Melanie: I'm more relaxed about life now that I'm older. I like it, despite the wrinkles. It's what I feel inside that's precious.
Melanie: If they could cut off my head and put it onto another body that was, like, 20 years old, I would do that.
Melanie: Being with Antonio has been the best part of my whole life. My life has been beautiful since I met him. So why do people want to say horrible things about our relationship?
Melanie: People are not used to seeing an older woman on screen, unless she's playing a character role. Why can't they make a movie about a woman who's forty-five who's falling in love or getting divorced? Why does the leading role always have to be a woman who's twenty-three or twenty-eight?
Melanie: I don't think I'm beautiful. When I look in the mirror, I just see me - and, I'm pretty used to me.
Melanie: There's a bit of a stripper in every woman.
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