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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Patti Davis

Patti Davis
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Award for a Truly Awful Mother!

Award for a Truly Awful Mother!
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Bethenny Frankel

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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields
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Jodie Foster

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Penny Marshall

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Alice Walker

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