Miss Piggy began life in the mid-1970s as a minor character in The Muppet Show, the TV series created by Jim Henson. She went on to become one of the show's central characters. In The Muppet Movie in 1979, she met Kermit the Frog, the love of her life. She has guest-starred on Dolly Parton's variety show, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and sung with Olly Murs on The X Factor. She is featured in The Muppets by Tommy Hilfiger, a collection of children's clothing launched in partnership with Disney.
When were you happiest?
Whenever I am with Kermie.
What is your greatest fear?
That I will forget to thank someone when I win an Academy Award.
What is your earliest memory?
Performing at Master Wong's Charm School & Karate Dojo.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Besides moiself, Oprah – she has her own network.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Humility. Sometimes I'm just too self-effacing.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your most treasured possession?
What would your super power be?
The power to make frogs marry.
What makes you unhappy?
Not having that super power.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Moi. Or Meryl Streep, if I was busy starring in the story of her life.
What is your most unappealing habit?
I take a lot of time to get ready. I don't mind, but others seem to get really ticked off, especially on movie sets.
What is your favourite smell?
What is your favourite word?"Moi!"
What is the worst thing anyone's said to you?
"We're all out of desserts."
Cat or dog?
Dog. My adorable Foo-Foo is a constant companion.
Is it better to give or to receive?
From personal experience, moi has learned that it is better to receive. But, for the sake of appearances, I'd have to say it's better to give.
What do you owe your parents?
The bus fare. If it wasn't for them, I might still be living on a farm.
To whom would you most like to say sorry and why?
My fans. That I can't meet each and every one of you and let you have your picture taken with me for a small fee.
What does love feel like?
Exactly like lust, but with a lot more dinners and jewellery.
Have you ever said 'I love you' and not meant it?
I'm a diva. Of course I have!
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
"Moi", "Vous", "Kissy-kissy" and "Hiii-yaaa!" In that order.
What is the worst job you've done?
Besides having to answer this endless series of questions? I guess it was when I was starting out and had to do that unfortunate series of bacon ads.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
To Paris in the 1920s, so Picasso could paint my picture, Hemingway could write about me and I could give fashion tips to Gertrude Stein.
What is the closest you've come to death?
I once paid retail for a dress. Horrible experience. It will never happen again.