Celebrity Moms and Daughters

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Even famous mothers and famous daughters struggle with the same relationship issues we do.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis GH CoMovie actress and featured guest star on TV’s #1 Drama NCIS, Jamie Lee Curtis is on the cover of Good Housekeeping Magazine‘s October 2012 issue.

A highlight from her interview includes her answer to the question about whether there’s anything at which she’s ever failed:  “… I feel like a failure as a mother a lot, because despite my best efforts, I have replicated parts of how I was parented [that I didn’t want to]. Even though I vowed not to and felt like I was doing it so differently, in many ways I repeated some of the same problems.”


Below is an excerpt from an article Jamie Lee Curtis wrote for More Magazine.  In it she talks candidly about her mother, who passed away 5 years ago, and their relationship.  Her mother was Oscar-nominated film actress, Janet Leigh (of “Psycho” and “Bye, Bye, Birdie” fame). Her father was legendary movie star, Tony Curtis. Her famous parents were the Brad and Angelina of their day until they divorced when Jamie Lee was small.  Read an excerpt below:

Jamie Lee Curtis:  Memories of Mother
By Jamie Lee Curtis, More Magazine

…The life we had with Bob (Janet Leigh’s 4th husband to whom she was married for 40 years and helped raise her daughters) was as near to normal as you could find in Los Angeles. At our simple, ranch-style home—actually a remodeled pool house in Benedict Canyon, where Bob had lived as a bachelor, complete with dirt road and a donkey in the stable—we had bigcontinue reading

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Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall
'My Mother Was Nuts':  Penny Marshall Looks Back Today Books From her star-making turn in the classic TV sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" to her phenomenal career as a film director and producer, Penny Marshall has had a remarkable life. In "My Mother Was Nuts," Marshall talks about where she caread more

Alice Walker

Alice Walker
The complicated relationship between Alice Walker and her daughter, Rebecca: How My Mother's Fanatical Views Tore Us Apart By Rebecca Walker, Daily Mail Online She's revered as a trail-blazing feminist and, author, Alice Walker touched the lives of a generation of women.  A champion of womeread more

Carrie Fisher Interview

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Carrie Fisher talks about her mother, Debbie Reynolds, on The Bonnie Hunt Show. Woman's Day Top 10 TV Moms of All Time Everybody Loves Raymond - Debra Barone The Brady Bunch - Carol Brady The Cosby Show - Clair Huxtable The Jetsons - Jane Jetson The Wonder Years - Norma Arnolread more

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore
First Look: Why Drew Barrymore Didn't Invite Her Mother to Her Wedding In 2012, Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman were married in their backyard, surrounded by family and friends. One family member not in attendance, however, was Drew's mother, Jaid. Watch as Drew explains her decision not to inviread more

Melissa Gilbert Prairie Life

Melissa Gilbert Prairie Life
Melissa Gilbert’s Complicated ‘Prairie’ Life The actress opens about her difficult childhood, addictions and more. TODAY Actress Melissa Gilbert of “Little House on the Prairie” was America’s sweetheart and many presumed she enjoyed a blessed childhood. But in reality, the talented star’s home read more

More Celebrity Moms and Daughters

More Celebrity Moms and Daughters
Leeza Gibbon's tells her story of depression while caring for her mother with dementia. Watch video interview and read excerpt from her book, Take Your Oxygen First. Jennifer Aniston Speaks Out About Her Mom Jennifer Aniston - Did You Know? Jennifer Joanna Aniston was born Februread more

Patti Davis

Patti Davis
Patti Davis and Nancy Reagan Click here to watch video Interview with Patti Davis about her mother, Nancy Reagan, and Patti's new book, The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us (CBS Sunday Morning) Buy book Did You Know? Patti Davis was born Patricia Ann Reagan on October 21, 1952read more