Saturday, 20 June 2009

Runs in the family...

Today, as I was going about my usual procrastination of homework routine I stumbled across a neat little slide show put together by on stylish mother/daughter pairs. Needless to say, I was inspired! As I began my research I decided to broaden my criteria, and, rather than confine it to style, simply compile a list of the most fascinating, compelling and, of course, beautiful mother/daughter pairs throughout Hollywood history. Here are my favourites, in no particular order...

Priscilla Presley and daughter Lisa Marie Presley (with father Elvis)
Actress -- Musician

Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale (aunt and first cousin to Jackie O)
Amateur musician -- Socialite

Jayne Mansfield and daughter Mariska Hargitay
Both actresses
One of the most fascinating pairs, in my opinion. How would being the daughter of such a notorious sex symbol have affected Mariska's life, I wonder?

Madonna and daughter Lourdes Ciccone
Musician -- Teenager

Judy Garland and daughter Liza Minelli
Both actress/singers
Although Minnelli and her mother shared a warm personal relationship, during the London Palladium performances, Garland recognized Minnelli's talent and felt a sense of competition. Minnelli recalled a time where she was singing on stage: "I was onstage with my mother, but suddenly, she wasn't Mama ... she was Judy Garland." Garland attempted suicide on a number of occasions, and died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 47, leaving children Liza Minelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft.
Though this is common in Hollywood (and life, in general) I still see this as one of the saddest stories...

Jane Birkin and daughters Charlotte Gainsbourg (with father Serge) and Lou Doillon (Birkin's daughter with director Jacques Doillon)
Actress/Singer -- Actress/Singer -- Actress/Model
Oh I just adore this happy little family...

Isabella Rossellini and daughter Elettra Rossellini Weidemann
Actress/model -- Model
I only really started to appreciate Isabella Rossellini's appeal after I saw David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet', and now I find her endlessly fascinating...

Goldie Hawn and daughter Kate Hudson
Both actresses
Everybody loves these two bubbly blondes...

I wonder who these lists will comprise 10 years from now? Angelina and Shiloh, perhaps? Katie and Suri, for sure. Or maybe Jessica with her Honor-Marie, or even Nicole with her Sunday? I guess only time will tell...



[photos courtesy,,,,, 1 and 2 and]


Anonymous said...

I have noticed that Mariska has built his career seems to me with a desire to escape the stereotype of his mother, the sexy blonde and dumb, which in fact was totally wrong: it had 173, QI.Entretanto, it is clear the enormous physical similarity between the two, and I forgive the fans of Jayne, but Mariska is naturally beautiful, especially on facial beauty. Mariska assumed his morenice and despite having a beautiful body does not like to expor.A Mariska of life is also strongly marked by its social work as to Jayne in his brief stay here was highlighted by its undeniable and his sexy-apeel vocation to marriage and motherhood: the 33 years she had 5 filhos.São two admirable and beautiful women, each in their own style.

Islandia Lane said...

aww - what a great list put together and I loved reading your input about each pair!

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