Melanie Griffith Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th September 2015

Quote: "I'd go absolutely everywhere with them. It was the only way that I could be with them. And since they were divorced I would spend two weeks with one and two weeks with the other, traveling with a tutor... I hated school. I traveled so much in my early years that I didn't understand the process. I felt suffocated - not like I was some grandiose artist, I just felt like an alien." Actress Dakota Johnson admits her chaotic youth travelling with parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson while they worked on location turned her off schooling.

9th June 2015

Fact: Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith reunited over the weekend (06-07Jun15) to celebrate their daughter Stella's high school graduation. The Working Girl star shared snaps of the milestone on her account, including the proud parents with the graduate, along with the caption, "Mama, Stella and Papi. Our angel is amazing. Beginning the next chapter of her life! Freedom!!" Griffith filed to end her 18-year marriage to Banderas last June (14).

18th February 2015

Quote: "I talked about maybe having a flower shop at some point." Actress Dakota Johnson was keen to become a florist before following in her family's footsteps to embark on a career in the movie industry. Her parents are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, while her maternal grandmother is Tippi Hedren.

3rd December 2014

Quote: "I will not be seeing it because my daughter doesn't want me to, and I don't think it would be appropriate." Melanie Griffith won't be checking out her daughter, Dakota Johnson, in the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

2nd September 2013

Tweet: "I lost the role in 50 Shades of Grey so you won't be hearing from me for awhile". Girls creator and star Lena Dunham jokes about missing out on the female lead in the upcoming film adaptation of author E.L. James' erotic bestseller to Melanie Griffith's daughter, Dakota Johnson. The casting news was announced on Monday (02Sep13).

18th August 2013

Fact: Melanie Griffith brought an odd date to the premiere of her new movie Dark Tourist last week (ends16Aug13) - her ex-husband Steven Bauer. According to, the Scarface star and his former wife haven't appeared on a red carpet together since 1985.

16th August 2013

Quote: "Eva Longoria, my friend, called me and said, 'Hey babe... I was gonna have a party for the President... but I can't because there's not three accesses to my home, so we have to do it at yours, Ok?' We had a week and a half and they sent three secret service guys, who were with me for that week and a half and they were wonderful." Actress Melanie Griffith on the presidential fundraiser she hosted at her Hollywood home.

21st February 2013

Fact: Hollywood couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have expanded their family by adopting two abandoned puppies from an animal rescue center. The pair took in the German shepherd/Labrador mixes from the Ace of Hearts shelter in Los Angeles.

3rd October 2012

Fact: Tuesday evening (02Oct12) was a big night for three generations of actress Melanie Griffith's family - the Working Girl star and her mother Tippi Hedren teamed up for an episode of comedy Raising Hope, while the following show, Ben & Kate, starred Dakota Johnson, Griffith's daughter with ex-husband Don Johnson.

1st August 2012

Fact: Melanie Griffith and her actress mum Tippi Hedren will play mother and daughter on the small screen in TV comedy Raising Hope.

31st July 2012

Fact: Melanie Griffith is in talks to join the cast of U.S. TV comedy Raising Hope. The Working Girl star is slated to play Shannon Woodward's mum in the upcoming season of the show, according to

2nd July 2012

Fact: Actress Melanie Griffith has signed on to play Scott Caan's mother in new play No Way Around but Through. Caan also wrote the play, which begins this week (beg02Jul12) at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California.

12th February 2012

Tweet: "I think about Demi all the time. Please send her love and kindness! She is an amazing goddess. Send positive thoughts." Melanie Griffith sends her best wishes to Demi Moore following her recent hospitalisation for exhaustion.

21st May 2010

Quote: "(We've had) 14 years together... We got written bets in newspaper that we were not gonna last more than six months; I should have taken those bets, I'd have made some money there." Antonio Banderas on his 14-year marriage to actress Melanie Griffith.

13th May 2010

Quote: "The secret is to believe. To believe that it's going to get stronger. Patience is not a bad thing, it's a very underrated virtue, but it holds big virtues." Antonio Banderas reveals the secret to his 14-year marriage to actress Melanie Griffith.

24th April 2010

Quote: "I could live in Los Angeles. That could be OK, I suppose. But every time I'm in L.A. I think, 'What am I doing here?" Melanie Griffith's acting legend mother Tippi Hedren prefers a quiet life in the desert community of Acton, California - where she founded wildlife habitat, the Shambala Preserve.

3rd September 2009

Quote: "She's doing fantastic and very little of what is being published is true." Antonio Banderas urges fans not to believe what is being printed about the state of his marriage as his wife Melanie Griffith undergoes counselling at a rehab clinic in Utah.

29th January 2009

Fact: Star Wars alumni Carrie Fisher and Ewan McGregor teamed up on Monday night (26Jan09) to host a pre-Oscar party at the actress' Los Angeles area home for Sean Penn's hit film MILK. Guests included Mick Jagger, Helen Hunt and Melanie Griffith, and, from the cast, Penn, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna and Emile Hirsch.

27th January 2009

Fact: American actor Dylan McDermott has fallen victim to the global economic downturn - he's been forced to slash the price tag of his Brentwood, Los Angeles mansion from $11 million (£7.85million) to just under $9 million (£6.4million). The property was previously home to Hollywood couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, who bought the house from Michelle Pfeiffer in 1997.

25th January 2007

Fact: Melanie Griffith is in therapy after smashing her knee and breaking her leg in a skiing accident at the beginning of the year (07).

5th May 2006

Quote: "I don't want to end up looking like Melanie Griffith or Farrah Fawcett." British actress Joan Collins on why she'll never cosmetically enhance her look.

27th November 2005

Quote: <p>"My sister is the only red-headed, female sushi chef in the whole world." Melanie Griffith is very proud of the culinary skills, and hair colour, of her sibling. </p>

17th November 2005

Fact: <p>Melanie Griffith's daughter DAKOTA is to follow her mother's example after being named next year's (06) Miss Golden Globe. The WORKING GIRL star landed the coveted usherette role at the awards show in 1975. </p>

20th October 2005

Quote: <p>"He still makes me wake up with a smile every morning - and I'm talking about a really big smile." Melanie Griffith admits husband ANTONIO BANDERAS still knows how to please her in the bedroom. </p>

28th August 2005

Quote: <p>"I don't eat... I eat M+Ms - that's it. And coffee." Sexy Melanie Griffith on how she stays slim. </p>

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