Bette Midler

Biography: Hawaiian-born Bette Midler remains one of the most revered multi-talented performers in entertainment. The actress, comedian, and singer, who has had international record hits and has achieved box office successes with 1979's The Rose (as a drug-addicted, Janis Joplin-esque rock star), the drama, Beaches (1988), and in 1991, as a 1940s singer/actress in For the Boys, made a name for herself electrifying the towel-clad gay clientele of the Continental Baths with Barry Manilow backing her on piano. Bette constructed the larger-than-life persona of The Divine Miss M (also the title of her 1972 debut album for Atlantic Records) and built her career on outrageousness, yet the bawdy, red-haired performer with the wide, toothsome smile also balanced the camp by interspersing a few tears for the human spirit amidst the sequins and fringes.

Bette Midler's Scores

Average career score: 50
Highest Metascore: 83 20 Feet from Stardom
Lowest Metascore: 25 Drowning Mona
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
56 Then She Found Me Apr 25, 2008 Bernice Graves 4.8
42 The Stepford Wives Jun 11, 2004 Bobbie Markowitz 3.5
48 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Jun 7, 2002 Executive Producer 5.4
59 Fantasia 2000 Jan 1, 2000 Herself - Hostess (Segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102") 7.3
58 The First Wives Club Sep 20, 1996 Brenda Cushman 6.8