Risking more tabloid exposure while still married, Costner spent some time wooing Michelle Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer is famous for ‘Scarface’, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, and ‘Batman Returns’, and many more. Incidentally, Bridgett Rooney also played the feline ‘Batman’ character.
Whether or not Costner has a weakness for women who portray Cat Woman is hard to say, but he did want to play Michelle Pfieffer’s love interest in the Italian love story ‘Taming Ben Taylor’. Unfortunately for him, the film never made it out of production. Still, tabloid headlines were shooting off sparks with the prospect.
The Writing Was on the Wall
Just before the divorce announcement, Costner revealed what was coming. During an interview with the 'Daily News', he confided: "The temptations are pretty strong—and there’s a hungry world out there waiting for you to fall. So you can’t even dabble without paying a huge price. I try to conduct my life with a certain amount of dignity and discretion—but marriage is a hard, hard gig".
Marriage is hard work, no doubt, but dealing with the fallout from “dabbling” in extra-marital affairs can be even more trying. Some people say he was known to be a man who instinctively came on to any woman he felt attracted to. By his own admission, “The package isn’t important,” he confided to People magazine in 1989, "I have a real appreciation for women.”
More Than One Affair
Once free from his 16-year marriage and living as a bachelor, Costner had some oats to sow, one might say. But prior to the divorce, he sowed a few oats as well. In an unconfirmed report, Costner is said to have been involved in an extra-marital affair with Halle Berry in 1989, during the darker days of his marriage to Cindy Silva. Halle Berry was just establishing herself as an actress when the steamy affair was said to have taken place.
They began dating around the time Halle starred in 12 episodes of 'Living Dolls'. Costner, for his part, was in the middle of 'Field of Dreams' and enjoying the shower of fame 'Dances With Wolves' brought him. Both actors have never mentioned the time they spent together, but they are still friends. The two have often been spotted hanging out together.
The Fling with Bobbie Jean Brown
Bobbie Jean Brown’s claim to fame, besides dating Tommy Lee, was starring in a music video. The beauty pageant winner struts her stuff on Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” video, a popular 80s hair metal melody that climaxes with her being sprayed by a firehose.
After Tommy Lee broke up with her to marry Pamela Anderson, Bobbie Jean tumbled through a spate of dates that she details in her salacious tell-all memoir, 'Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip'. One of those rocker boys who got hot for her, as you probably expect by now, is Kevin Costner. At his palatial abode, she accidentally derailed a romantic moment by setting fire to his bedroom. Literally.
'Mighty Aphrodite' Lures Costner into an Affair
Woody Allen’s 1995 'Mighty Aphrodite' romantic comedy caught Costner’s attention. Namely, Mira Sorvino’s award-winning portrayal of a carefree prostitute called Linda Ash drew him in. Seemingly able to detect an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet, Costner courted Sorvino on her rise to fame.
She was filming the movie at the time with just a few other titles under her belt. The affair lit up with sparks in 1993, a year before Costner’s divorce went through. Did it make the tabloid headlines? You bet! The tabloids, for their part, began using radar detection for Costner’s latest love interests by the 1990s.