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Happy birthday Melanie Griffith: see her star sign and read your horoscope

09 AUGUST 2014

Happy birthday Melanie Griffith! As the Golden Globe winner turns 57, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Melanie and you...

There are some very good people in your world. There are also some crazy characters. Well, I say 'also', but perhaps I shouldn't, for that might imply a distinction between two types. Can't good people also be a little crazy? Of course! And vice versa. In fact, the people we really need to be wary of are the ones who act as if they have everything under control, all the time. There is not just method in a friend or companion's madness now, there is a special kind of magic in it too. Find a way to appreciate that.

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Born in New York City on 9 August, 1957, the child of The Birds actress Tippi Hedren, Melanie was exposed to the pressures of celebrity life right from the very beginning. And over the years that followed, the starlet's journey would see her survive a lion mauling, a car accident, and a battle with alcoholism.

Indeed, her success is presumably all the sweeter for the incredible challenges she has managed to overcome. When asked about her courage in facing such difficult times, she responds with characteristic modesty: "Courageous? Isn't life tough for everybody?" she asks rhetorically. But Melanie is not just anybody.

Despite being born into a wealthy family, her life has been tougher than most. She was only five years old when her actor father Peter Griffith left the family, and her own troubled romantic relationships have become something of a media obsession.

She was just 14 when she met 22-year-old actor Don Johnson on the set of The Harrad Experiment, but the two moved in together almost immediately and three years later were wed. The marriage didn't last long, but their relationship would become an enduring saga, itself fit for the big screen.

An outstanding performance in Working Girl earned her a Golden Globe for best actress as well as an Oscar nomination. And while the years that followed brought mixed fortunes professionally, she later met a man who would change her life forever.

Mel first set eyes on Antonio Banderas on the set of Two Much in 1996. The pair fell deeply in love and later that year were married. Stella, their daughter, was born just a few months afterwards. Her relationship with the hunky Spaniard seemed to mark a turnaround in her professional life, too, as performances in films like Lolita and Celebrity brought renewed respect from the critics.

The couple recently filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage

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