Proud to Be Seen with Mom
Everyone has a mother, and these famous people have posed proudly in public with theirs. Take a look!
Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron smooches her mother, Gerda Theron, on September 29, 2005.
Actress Halle Berry and her mother, Judith Ann Hawkins, at the Ebony pre-Oscar celebration on February 22, 2007.
In a timeline feature, People magazine says of Berry and her sister, Heidi: “Growing up biracial — their father is black, their mother white — the girls encounter racism and are called names. All the while, Berry relies on her mother for strength. “She never wanted me to focus on my physical self… My mom always said, ‘Beauty is what you do.'”
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Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank with her mother Judy Swank, on January 8, 2007. Hilary Swank was getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Actress Carey Mulligan and her mother, Nano, at the 67th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California on 17 January 2010.
Carey Mulligan was nominated that year for her role in the film An Education. Her mother, fittingly, is a college professor in the UK.
Famous flyer Charles Lindbergh (in fedora) with his mother, Evangeline, leaving the Washington Club in Washington, DC. President Calvin Coolidge is in the top hat and his wife, Grace, is in back.
The date was June 12, 1927, and Charles Lindbergh had just become the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Evangeline Lindbergh was a high school teacher. The Coolidges were temporarily living in the Washington Club while repairs were made to the White House.(Image from the National Photo Company collection at the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-111700)
Actress Zooey Deschanel and her mother Mary Jo Deschanel arrive at the LA premiere of the film Surf’s Up in 2007.
Mary Jo Deschanel is also an actress; you may remember her playing Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut John Glenn, in The Right Stuff. It’s a movie family: Mary Jo’s husband, Caleb Deschanel, is a veteran cinematographer, and Zooey’s sister Emily is also an actress.
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Christina Aguilera (center) with mother Shelly Kearns and half-brother Mickey Kearns in 2010. Aguilera was receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Singer Justin Bieber goofs around with his mother, Pattie Lynn Mallette, and a waxwork version of himself at Madame Tussauds in London on March 15, 2011.
Singer Justin Bieber strikes a more formal pose with his mother, Pattie Lynn Mallette, at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London on March 15, 2011. The real Justin Bieber is on the left.
Pattie Mallette was divorced from Justin Bieber’s father, Jeremy Bieber, when Justin was a tot. Mallette was born in 1976 in Ontario, Canada.
Director Lee Daniels and his mother, Clara Daniels, at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Lee Daniels was in Cannes for the premiere of his movie Precious.
According to Gale’s Contemporary Black Biography, “In 1972, when [Lee] Daniels was in junior high school, his father was shot and killed in the line of duty. This left Clara Daniels to raise five school-age children on her own. The image of a tough female survivor made a lasting impression on Daniels and eventually on his film career.”
Gossip Girl acrtress Blake Lively and her mother, Elaine Lively, arrive at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on 20 September 2009.
Actor George Clooney stands on a red carpet between his mother, Nina Warren Clooney (right) and his then-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, on November 30, 2009. The occasion: the Los Angeles premiere of his film Up In the Air.
Actor Ryan Gosling and his mother, Donna Gosling, at the 36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011.
The occasion was the premiere of the movie Ides of March, so maybe Ryan Gosling got to introduce his mom to George Clooney.
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President Jimmy Carter greets his mother, widely known as Miss Lillian, on 20 February 1979 at the commencement ceremonies for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Photo courtesy of the National Archives. (NLC-WHSP-C-09499-25)
Jackass star Bam Margera and his mother, April Margera. Las Vegas, Nevada – 01 October 2011.
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Jackass star Bam Margera with his mother April and his father, Phil Margera. Las Vegas, Nevada, 01 October 2011.
Leonardo DiCaprio stands with his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken-DiCaprio (great dress!), on February 2, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The occasion was the Cinema for Peace gala at the Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt during the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.
Celine Dion (back left) with her mother, Therese Dion, during a pedicab tour of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany in 2008.
First Lady Michelle Obama (second from left) with her family and her mother, Marian Robinson (far left), as they push the button to light the National Christmas Tree during a ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. on December 9, 2010. Marian Robinson lives in the White House with the family.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
This was about 16 years after Janet Leigh starred in Psycho, and two years before Jamie Lee Curtis made her debut in Halloween. Jamie’s father (and Janet’s ex-husband) was the actor Tony Curtis.
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Janet Leigh (left) with Jamie Lee Curtis on September 3, 1998. Jamie Lee Curtis was being given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Actor Andy Garcia and his mother, Amelie Menendez Garcia, in 2005. The occasion was a
reception before the screening of Andy Garcia’s film Modigliani at the Miami International Film Festival.
Amelie and her husband were Cubans who brought Andy and their family to Miami in 1961.
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Rapper Ne-Yo poses with his mother, Loraine Smith (left), and his sister, Nikki Smith, on October 17, 2009. The occasion: Ne-Yo’s 30th birthday party, held at Cipriani in New York City.
Actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia of Star Wars fame) and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, at a 75th birthday party for Elizabeth Taylor at The Ritz Carlton in Las Vegas on 27 February 2007.
Reynolds was letting bygones be bygones: Fisher’s father, Eddie Fisher, divorced Reynolds in 1959 to marry Liz Taylor.
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The elder Freddie Prinze was the star of the 1970s TV series Chico and the Man. He shot himself in 1977, when he was only 22 years old, in what was first ruled a suicide but (in a later civil suit) ruled an accidental shooting.
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Actor Matthew McConaughey and his mother, Kay McConaughey, share a laugh on the red carpet at a screening of his film The Lincoln Lawyer. The place: ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California. The date: March 10, 2011.
Kay McConaughey is a retired kindergarten teacher. The official site of her book, I Amaze Myself, describes her this way: “Originally from a small steel town outside of Trenton, New Jersey, Kay was an English major at the University of Kentucky until she won a beauty contest that gave her the opportunity to move to New York City to expand her modeling career.”
TV personality Maria Shriver (left) with her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the National Governor’s Conference in 2007. Eunice Shriver was the sister of President John F. Kennedy; she died in 2009.
Sen. Ted Kennedy and his mother, Rose Kennedy, in the 1970s.
Rose was born in 1890; “Teddy,” the youngest of her nine children, was born in 1932. Rose Kennedy died in 1995, and Ted remained a senator until his own death in 2009.
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Actress Natasha Richardson and her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, pose together before the
Roundabout Theatre Company’s concert gala of “A Little Night Music” in New York City on January 12, 2009.
Sadly, Richardson died two months later after a freak accident on a ski slope in Canada. She was only 45.
Famous flier Amelia Earhart (right) and her mother, also named Amelia Earhart, appear together in Boston in July 1928.
300,000 people turned out that day to cheer the younger Earhart and two other pilots who had made a non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
(Image from the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.)
Soul singer Chaka Khan (left) with her mother, Sandra Coleman, at her ceremony honoring Chaka Khan with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2011.
Chaka Khan is one of five children; her mother has also served as her business manager.
Comedian Russell Brand wins a laugh from his mother, Barbara Elizabeth Brand, before the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 27, 2011.
The Telegraph reported in 2007 that Russell Brand was born “in Thurrock, Essex, in 1975, the son of Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer from Barking, and his wife, Barbara Elizabeth Nichols. They were married six years before at Havering Parish Church, when Barbara still worked as a secretary.”
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