Ten Famous Mothers and Their Daughters
This is what I think; if a daughter is born to a famous mother, it cannot be an easy job for her to keep up to speed with her primarily because a lot of comparisons come in and that causes frustration. The only thing a mother would want for her daughter is health and happiness. This particular list talks about top ten famous mothers and their daughters and the interesting bit is that their daughters were every bit as awesome as their mothers. Following is a quote from Laura Ramirez:
“The love between a mother and her daughter is special. A mother takes her daughter under her wing and teaches her how to be a woman. In order to do this, you have to ask yourself what it means to be a woman of today. How do you balance care for others with your own quest for meaning and joy in life and how do you pass on these lessons to your daughter?”
10. SOPHIA PETRILLO
‘She’s family, if you can’t count on family, who the hell can you count on’? – Sphia Petrillo. Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur played the characters of Sophia Petrillo and Dorothy Zbornak in the famous sitcom by the name of ‘The Golden Girls’. It was aired between 1985 and 1992. Both of them share a beautiful relations of admiration and love. I know the characters are fictional, but if you have seen the show I am sure you will understand why they made it to this particular list.
9. EMPRESS MARIA THERESA
‘No one understands my ills… who does not know the heart of a mother’ – Marie Antoinette (the daughter of Maria Theresa). Both, the mother and daughter, made quite a mark on Europe and its history. Maria was a devoted mother of 16. Maria Theresa was the only female to ever rule in the Habsburg Monarchy. Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France and therefore there was a lot of distance between them but the kept correspondence. They both loved each other and exchanged letter and it is noted that Marie teared up at every single one of the letters from her mother.
8. MARGARET ‘MARMEE’ MARCH
‘What do girls do who haven’t any mothers to help them through their troubles’? – Louisa May Alcott. Do you remember the tale of the March girls in the book ‘Little Women’? Well, not many books can capture the relationship between a mother and her daughter and all the dynamics in between just as well as that book. It is an interesting read so if you ever have the time do give it a read. On an interesting side note, the book is the same that Rachel convinces Joey to read in F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
7. JANET LEIGH
“My mother was the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. There are moments when I remember her beauty, unadorned, unposed, not in some artificial place like a set or a photo call but rather captured outdoors in nature, where she took my breath away. When those moments surface, I miss her the most.” – Jamie Lee Curtis (daughter of Janet Leigh). You must remember the shower scene played by Leigh in the movie Psycho. Eighteen years after that movie was released, Jamie Lee Curtis appeared in ‘Halloween’ and that movie changed the horror scene once again.
6. MARIE CURIE
‘that one must do some work seriously and must be independent and not merely amuse oneself in life 0- this our mother has told us always, but never that science was the only career worth following’ – Irene Joliot-Curie. This particular family has the most Nobel laureates in the world. Both, the mother and the daughter, have qualified and stand unique in the aspect. Marie Curie’s research on radioactivity led her to be the first woman to be awarded with the Nobel award.
5. LAURA INGALLS WILDER
‘Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open’ – Rose Wilder Lane (daughter of Laura). Laura is the author of the Little House series and apparently she would not have been able to author that series without the support of her daughter. The Wilder family used to own a farm and that’s what sustained them. Rose began her career in writing in the year 1915 with the San Francisco Bulletin. You should be able to find clips on YouTube of the series; believe me, it is good.
4. JUDY GARLAND
‘Be the first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else’. Liza Minnelli is the daughter of Judy Garland and both of these women achieved legendary status when it came to entertainment. Judy was a cinema icon in America and talent is timeless. Liza Minnelli was nothing short of her mother and she started her career at the age of three. Both, the mother and the daughter, were critically acclaimed and both won Tony and Grammy awards. Liza Minnelli also won an Emmy and she is only the seventh to have had that honor. Talk about success.
3. ST. ANNE
After nine months, Anna gave birth and she said to the midwife, “What is it?” The midwife said, “A girl.” Anna said, “My soul exalts this day.” And she put her baby to bed. – The Infancy Gospel of James and Thomas 5:5-8. There are not many mothers as famous as Mary (The mother of Jesus) but I am sure that you will agree with me when I say that it was because of her upbringing that turned her the way she turned out to be. Anne gave birth to Mary miraculously. Anne was really old when Mary came along and since that time, Mary was loved beyond anything in the world by her mother.
2. MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT
‘Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.’ She was the author of ‘A Vindication of the rights of Woman’. Her daughter quickly followed suit authored ‘Frankenstein’. If you consider the history of women and the literature, these two women were of great importance. Wollstonecraft died after the birth of her daughter. Her name was Mary Shelly. She married Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1816 and that by the way is the same year as she came up with the idea of her book ‘Frankenstein’. She was buried with her mother upon her request.
1. ANNE BOLEYN
Queen Elizabeth said to the ambassador of the Duke of Wurtemberg that ‘I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.’ The reason they made it to the top of this list is because they had an impact on the course of history. Anne’s marriage altered the religious line of an entire nation and it established an all new era in the world history. She was famous for her intelligence. The King started to pursue Anne Boleyn in the year 1526. She gave birth to the Queen Elizabeth I and she would rule for 44 years. She was a leader and a powerful ruler and just as her mother she was intelligent.