Miss Piggy was born Piggy Lee (birth date unknown). From humble beginnings, she first broke into showbiz when she won the Miss Bogen County Beauty Contest. Her father died in a tractor accident when she was young, and her mother wasn’t very nice to her. She left home as a teenager after graduating charm school and worked in a department store selling gloves. She was forced to pose for some ads including a bacon product. She had to enter beauty pageants to survive in the world.
The first known appearance of Piggy was on the ABC television special Herb Alpert And The TJB (1974). Piggy’s voice was noticeably more demure and soft, singing with Herb, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love. She appeared briefly in the 1975 pilot special The Muppet Show: Sex And Violence, in a sketch called Return To Beneath The Planet Of The Pigs. She was uncredited in that show.
In 1976, Piggy started out in the chorus of The Muppet Show. Thanks to her charisma and a correspondence course in karate, Piggy found the spotlight and soon became the lead chanteuse and femme fatale on the show. Quickly, her career expanded to include television specials, home videos, records and books. Her “how to” volume of advice on absolutely everything, Miss Piggy’s Guide To Life, became a national bestseller in 1981, and her fabulous face has been featured on the cover of countless magazines.
She is a first-rate dramatic actor and a great singer, but she has other talents, besides karate. In an episode of The Muppet Show with Kaye Ballard, it was shown that Piggy can play a several musical instruments including the trumpet and kazoo. In The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Piggy proved she has the ability to model, tap dance, swim, drive a truck, and ride a motorcycle.
Although, she has appeared in nine films, Piggy has been ignored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I cry: Porcine Discrimination!
Piggy is currently in some litigation against White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for trademark infringement.