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:
61 Get Bruce Sep 17, 1999 Herself 8.0
83 20 Feet from Stardom Jun 14, 2013 Herself 7.4
82 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Jan 31, 1986 Barbara Whiteman 7.3
65 Gay Sex in the 70s Nov 4, 2005 Herself 6.5