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:
25 Drowning Mona Mar 3, 2000 Mona Dearly 6.8
36 Parental Guidance Dec 25, 2012 Diane Decker / Diane Decker 5.1
30 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Jul 30, 2010 Kitty Galore 4.9
27 The Women Sep 12, 2008 Leah Miller 4.8
34 Isn't She Great Jan 28, 2000 Jacqueline Susann 4.7