Born Dec.1, 1945 in Hawaii she had become one of the best comic actresses of the last 30 years. She started her career as a singer and she still continues her very successful career on stage.
Her voice brought her a wide recognition as well as the Emmy awards for the songs “Wind beneath my wings” and “The Rose”. Her movie career was mostly geared to comic roles, like the one in “Ruthless People”. In this hilarious flick she plays a role of a rich wife, whose husband decides it’s time to say Good-bye to old Barbara in order to inherit her money and lead an enjoyable life with his mistress. But just as he wants to poison her, she gets kidnapped by a mysterious couple, effectively saving the husband the trouble of killing her. Too bad the couple turned out to be a rather soft-hearted pair of amateurs and instead of following through with their threats theyâ€™ve joined forces with the wife to punish the husband. One of the best roles of Bette Midler – ever! It is hilarious to see her shaping up in captivity and cooking up a trap for her husband together with the young couple wronged by him.